9.30 Fly formed in Cheltenham, UK, in 1971 with Michael Wainwright *vocals(, Barbara Wainwright *vocals, piano(, Lyn Oakey *guitar(, Gary Charman *bass( and Mike Clark *Drums(. They soon gathered local popularity, even opening for The Velvet Underground at Malver Winter Gardens in 1972. That same year they released their eponymous LP on Ember, offering in it a fantastic selection of original tunes in the finest UK prog rock style, mixing in some folkie melodies and keeping a psychedelic air all through the grooves.Their original Ember LP has since become a rare collectors- piece that gets now it-s first legit vinyl re... + INFO
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.
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.