Aa.Vv.

Love Is The Song We Sing

2007 (Rhino) | psichedelia

Imperdibile (tasche permettendo!) per tutti, i neofiti e gli appassionati di lunga data, questo cofanetto di 4 cd uscito alla fine del 2007 per l'americana Rhino.
Che l'apice del fenomeno hippie/psichedelico sia stato raggiunto a Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, nel 1967 non è un mistero per nessuno. Protagonisti principali: Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & Holding Company, Moby Grape, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, Beau Brummels, Country Joe & Fish. Ma questo cofanetto/libro, prodotto da Alec Palao, uno dei massimi esperti in materia, forte di un inserto di 120 pagine, con saggi dello stesso Palao, di Ben Fong-Torres e Gene Sculatti, foto stupende delle band contemplate, riproduzioni di pubblicazioni cartacee specializzate-flyer di quei 5 anni favolosi, e analisi approndite di ogni brano e ogni artista, esaurisce il periodo storico e musicale sino in fondo, dividendo l'argomento in 4 cd di diverse tipologie estetico-cronologiche: "Seismic Rumbles", "Suburbia", "Summer Of Love" e "The Man Can't Bust Our Music".

Ecco allora, accanto alle band suddette, una incredibile sequela di brani/gruppi meno o per nulla noti, come Mystery Trend, Mourning Reign, The Sons of Champlin, Otherside, Immediate Family, Harbinger Complex, We Five, Syndicate of sound etc. Uno scrigno pieno di gemme sconosciute. Se riuscite a farlo vostro e a studiarvelo pian piano, non avrete bisogno di niente altro sulla San Francisco di quella rivoluzionaria seconda metà anni 60.

(26/03/2008)

  • Tracklist

Disc 1: "Seismic Rumbles"

1. Dino Valenti - "Let's Get Together"
2. Country Joe & The Fish - "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die" (EP Version)
3. We Five - "You Were On My Mind"
4. The Charlatans - "Number One"
5. The Warlocks - "Can't Come Down"
6. The Beau Brummels - "Don't Talk To Strangers"
7. The Vejtables - "Anything"
8. Jefferson Airplane - "It's No Secret"
9. The Mystery Trend - "Johnny Was A Good Boy"
10. The Great! Society - "Free Advice"
11. The Grass Roots - "Mr Jones (A Ballad Of A Thin Man)"
12. Blackburn & Snow - "Stranger In A Strange Land"
13. Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Who Do You Love" (Demo Version)
14. The Mojo Men - "She's My Baby"
15. The Wildflower - "Coffee Cup"
16. The Family Tree - "Live Your Own Life"
17. The Sons Of Champlin - "Fat City"
18. The Frantics - "Human Monkey"
19. The Tikis - "Bye Bye Bye" (Warner Bros. Single Version)
20. Country Joe & The Fish - "Section 43"
21. The Sopwith "Camel" - "Hello Hello"

 

Disc 2: "Suburbia"

1. Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"
2. The Front Line - "Got Love"
3. The Mourning Reign - "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
4. The Oxford Circle - "Foolish Woman"
5. The Stained Glass - "My Buddy Sin"
6. The Otherside - "Streetcar"
7. Teddy & His Patches - "Suzy Creamcheese"
8. The Immediate Family - "Rubiyat"
9. Syndicate Of Sound - "Rumors"
10. The Harbinger Complex - "Sometimes I Wonder"
11. The New Breed - "Want Ad Reader"
12. The Generation - "I'm A Good Woman"
13. The Chocolate Watchband - "No Way Out"
14. Butch Engle & The Styx - "Hey I'm Lost"
15. People - "I Love You"
16. Public Nuisance - "America"
17. Country Weather - "Fly To New York"
18. The Savage Resurrection - "Thing In 'E'"
19. Frumious Bandersnatch - "Hearts To Cry"

 

Disc 3: "Summer Of Love"

1. The Charlatans - "Alabama Bound"
2. The Mystery Trend - "Carl Street"
3. The Great! Society - "Somebody To Love" (LP Version)
4. Country Joe & The Fish - "Superbird"
5. The Beau Brummels - "Two Days 'Til Tomorrow"
6. Moby Grape - "Omaha"
7. The Serpent Power - "Up & Down"
8. Grateful Dead - "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)"
9. Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Codine"
10. Big Brother & The Holding Company - "Down On Me" (Live)
11. Salvation - "Think Twice"
12. Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"
13. Steve Miller Band - "Roll With It"
14. Notes From The Underground - "Why Did You Put Me On"
15. Sly & The Family Stone - "Underdog"
16. Blue Cheer - "Summertime Blues"
17. The Ace Of Cups - "Glue"
18. Santana - "Soul Sacrifice"
19. The Loading Zone - "The Bells"

 

Disc 4: "The Man Can't Bust Our Music"

1. Santana - "Evil Ways"
2. Fifty Foot Hose - "Red The Sign Post"
3. Kak - "Lemonaide Kid"
4. The Sons Of Champlin - "1982-A"
5. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away"
6. Mad River - "Amphetamine Gazelle"
7. The Steve Miller Band - "Quicksilver Girl"
8. Mother Earth - "Revolution"
9. Moby Grape - "Murder In My Heart For The Judge"
10. Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Light Your Windows"
11. Flamin' Groovies - "I'm Drowning"
12. Seatrain - "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Lady"
13. It's A Beautiful Day - "White Bird"
14. Grateful Dead - "Dark Star" (Single Version)
15. Blue Cheer - "Fool" (Single Version)
16. Jefferson Airplane - "Mexico"
17. Janis Joplin - "Mercedes Benz"
18. The Youngbloods - "Get Together"

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