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domenica 18 novembre 2007

love is the song we sing

finalmente, da qualche giorno questo oggetto di culto dall'aura nera e psychedelica si aggira per casa: san francisco nuggets



The only thing that doesn't come with this unprecedented, multi-artist 4 CD boxed set crownicling the San Francisco sound of the 1960s is the flowers for your hair! Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the psychedelic, free-spirited Summer Of Love - that began just after the historic Monterey Pop Festival in June '67 - LOVE IS THE SONG WE SING: SAN FRANCISCO NUGGETS 1965 - 1970 weighs in at 77 tracks totaling over 4-_ hours of music.

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The city, and the Bay Area overall, were exploding with spectacular talent, including pre-eminent icons the Grateful Dead, Santana and the Jefferson Airplane as well as countless other acts that brought San Francisco's expansive sonic vibe to national, and ultimately worldwide, prominence. And, just as aspiring hippies and youthful seekers of summer lovin' flocked westward to savor the Golden State's golden age, musical talent from across the country descended on the City by the Bay including Texan Janis Joplin and Chicagoan Steve Miller. They all added to the amazing stash of sounds that remains a cornerstone of contemporary music, and they're all featured here, superstars and lesser known talents alike.

ovviamente un capolavoro di ricerca e completezza, da leggere e ascoltare con goduria infinita.
con una sezione foto paura e delirio da leccarsi i baffi.

The set's four discs explore this musical phenomenon from diverse vantage points for a kaleidoscopic sonic tapestry that is both vintage and timeless.



Disc 1, “Seismic Rumbles,” maps the divergent fault lines separating the tradition pop flavors of the early 1960s from San Francisco's emerging bands that were inspired by the more complex rock and roll of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Highlights include “Can't Come Down” from Dead precursors The Warlocks, the demo for Quicksilver Messenger Service's “Who Do You Love,” the earliest incarnation of the Airplane on “It's No Secret,” “I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag” from Country Joe & The Fish and “Mr. Jones (A Ballad Of A Thin Man)” from a prehistoric Grass Roots ensemble.

jefferson airplane


Disc 2, “Suburbia,” takes a trip to the nearby burgs of Berkeley, Sausalito, Sacramento, and San Jose to explore the garage, folk-rock, and musically-hybrid psychotic reactions to San Francisco's psychedelic stew. Stand-out tracks include Teddy & His Patches “Suzy Creamcheese,” The Chocolate Watchband's “No Way Out,” and Frumious Bandersnatch's “Hearts To Cry.”


count five

Disc 3, “Summer Of Love,” celebrates the myriad riches of that era-defining season, featuring classics from iconic artists including Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit,” Santana's “Soul Sacrifice,” the Dead's “The Golden Road,” and Grace Slick and The Great! Society's “Somebody To Love.” Plus Moby Grape's “Omaha,” Blue Cheer's “Summertime Blues,” Sly & The Family Stone's “Underdog,” The Charlatans' “Alabama Bound” and the Steve Miller Band's “Roll With It.”


moby grape

Disc 4, “The Man Can't Bust Our Music,” charts the visionary artistry and mind-blowing evolution of the maturing San Francisco sound - an epic musical wellspring that changed the course of rock and roll and gave birth to freeform FM radio. Stand-out tracks, among the greatest in 20th century rock, include Santana's “Evil Ways,” Janis' “Mercedes Benz,” “White Bird” from It's A Beautiful Day and the Dead's “Dark Star.”


janis joplin and her car

la rilegatura, le foto, le immagini di repertorio, le note e le testimonianze rendono questo librone/cofanetto, un'opera al sicuro da squallide operazioni di downloading

The 4-disc compilation, produced by rock historian Alec Palao, comes in the form of a deluxe hardbound book with 120 pages of sumptuous, rarely seen photos, plus track notes by Palao and essays by Ben Fong- Torres, a writer and editor at Rolling Stone Magazine during its earliest days (and many years after), and music journalist Gene Sculatti, all three with deep roots in the S.F. Bay area.

9 commenti:

Hank ha detto...

Mi hai guastato la sorpresa, ma capisco l'urgenza di scriverne. Grazie, bellissimo regalo di Natale!

mr.crown ha detto...

sì, urgenza è il termine più adatto

mr.crown ha detto...

nota a margine:
quando i count five hanno scritto psychotic reaction avevano 18 anni.

Morphine ha detto...

Eh, mi ricordo benissimo, ero il loro pusher

Fabio ha detto...

Sparse in giro le tracce del box si hanno gia' un po' tutte, pero' averle riunite tutte insieme e' una bella tentazione, grazie per la segnalazione.

mr.crown ha detto...

devo ancora studiarlo bene, ma direi che molte versioni sono differenti da quelle comunemente conosciute.

Anonimo ha detto...

Janis Joplins car wasn't a Mercedes moron it was a damn Porsche

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