Noise-freaks ACTION BEAT serve up another helping of inspired rock improv madness. LP-only release pressed on 180-gram clear vinyl with download. Edition of 475 copies.
With the release of their 1970 debut, Affinity broke the British jazz-rock mold by combining the hauntingly powerful vocals of Linda Hoyle (lauded as the British Grace Slick) and the Hammond wizardry of Lynton Naiff (in the style of Brian Auger), with convincing elements of psych and blues. Featuring 8 rare bonus tracks from the period!
Hailing from Florida, After All was formed by well-experienced musicians with an R&B, jazz and blues background who hooked up with poetry writer Linda Hargrove to record an ambitious album influenced by acid-rock and psychedelic, early progressive sounds. Originally released in 1969 on the Athena label, the album is now considered an obscure classic. Top level psych/prog dominated by Hammond organ / guitar plus explosive drumming. Heres a welcome new reissue in original artwork plus remastered sound, insert with liner notes, and 180gr vinyl
When the band Agitation Free came together in 1967 as a result of the merging of two Berlin rock groups, one of the most interesting groups in a dawning independent German music scene was created. With their improvisations between rock, jazz and new music, Agitation Free - soon relegated to the not so flattering category of "Krautrock" - made musical forays into areas that few of their fellow German musicians had ever penetrated. At a time when most in Germany were still orienting themselves as closely as possible to Anglo-American musical formats, Agitation Free found a completely new and very original form of musica... + INFO
Originally released in 1975 on the Birds Nest label, the sole album by boogie stompers AGNES STRANGE is an obscure hard rock gem that needed to be rediscovered. Formed in Southampton, UK in the mid 70's by Alan Green (bass), Dave Rodwell (drums), and John Westwood (guitar, vocals), AGNES STRANGE failed to reach any glory or fame, but their legacy made of heavy rock riffings, raw leads and tough attitude, with a spacey "Hawkwind-esque" touch here and there, helped them reach cult status amongst 70's rock fanatics. Limited to 500 copies on 180 gram LP.