sábado, 6 de diciembre de 2014

Día del Refresco

Otra receta del  Dr. Bell-Otus, de un curioso personaje en esos años tan especiales de la psicodelia

4 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

hola, a ver si me podeis solucionar una duda.
hay un LP ge graham bond,
Bond in America (1971).
es éste un disco en directo?
y...alguien tiene idea de como conseguirlo, porque parece casi maldito. No se vé por ningún sitio en la red.
mil gracias.

katetoscopio dijo...

buenas xavi

según esta página

es un disco en directo.

Pero según esta otra

parece que no

En discogs, de los que me fío bastante aunque también meten la pata como hacemos todo el mundo, lo ponen como recopilatorio, y si ves la portada trasera, parece como parte de una colección (hay tb de Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker, Paul Mauriat...) y lo único mosqueante es que parece que pone "this tracks have NOT been previously released", aunque en ningún sitio pone que sean en directo. Todas las canciones están en sus dos primeros discos en solitario:

Love Is The Law +
Moving Towards The Light +
Our Love Will Come Shining Through
I Couldn't Stand It Anymore +
Sun Dance
Crossroads Time +
Bad News Blues
Strange Times, Sad Times +
The Naz
The World Will Soon Be Free


Water, Water
Oh Shining One +
Pictures In The Fire
Baroque +
Sisters And Brothers
Stiffnecked Chicken +
Freaky Beak +
Walk Onto Me +
Magic Mojo
Brothers And Sisters

Espero haberte aclarado algo (en descarga no lo he encontrado, aunque se puede "preparar", haciendo trampas, hasta en flac, ya que esos dos discos sí los tengo.

Saludos y pásate por aquí cuando quieras y puedas, que siempre es agradable comentar y ver que la gente pasa por el blog

adamus67 dijo...

Graham Bond (1937-1974) He was well-known in the British rhythm & blues scene of the sixties. He was also an innovator, introducing the Hammond-organ and the Mellotron in blues music, as well as introducing elements of jazz and free form music. At first he was a member of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated and later on he formed his own band: the Graham Bond Organisation. This band featured, amongst others, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Dick Heckstall-Smith. They recorded a couple of blues albums and were very active in the live circuit. In 1966 the band started to fall apart. Since Bond was addicted to drugs, he took heroin and cocaine. This, combined with a failed marriage, made him unstable; Ginger Baker was backing him up as the group leader. However, Baker and Bruce left the band to form together with Eric Clapton Cream.

In 1968, Bond meets a lover of black magic Diane Stewart, who will be in 1970, his second wife. Also met members of the Dutch group The Fool, who won a record deal with Mercury and recording sessions went to the US, taking Graham, his wife and daughter, Erica. During his stay in the United States, Graham recorded with The Fool, recorded a solo for Pulsar label, and recorded for other artists. Solo recordings were quickly released in the US in the form of two albums Love Is The Law (1968) and Mighty Grahame Bond (1969). The album Love Is The Law has been recorded in the composition of the Graham Bond (keyboards, bass, sax), Diane Stewart (vocals), Hal Blaine (drums), Dave Sheehan (drums,. Perk.). The album Mighty Grahame Bond Bond marriage helped Harvey Mandel (guitar), Max Bennett (bass), Harvey Brooks (keyboards), Eddie Hoh (drums). In these recordings have helped him as drummer Hal Blaine. Lyrics longer reflect the strong influence of black magic and books of Aleister Crowley. Both albums were not successful. Cooperations with other mainly sessions with Hendrix in New York, and after the expiration of the visa and the trip to Los Angeles, Screaming sessions with Joe Hawkins (album What That Is), the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. In 1969 he was invited to design Ginger Baker - Air Force.

In 1971 he joined Jack Bruce's new band, but he was fired after three months. Then he teamed up with former Cream-lyricist Pete Brown to form Bond & Brown. They recorded one album before Bond's drug problems brought the band to a premature end. His erratic behaviour caused by his drug abuse, even led him to stay in prison. At the end of 1972 broke up his marriage with Stewart. After the breakup,decided to pay for, ex wife a real blow: it turned out that he regularly he slept with her thirteen years daughter Erika. The scandal broke. Bond did not care anything. Heroin darkness relieving any problems.

Year 1973 has passed mainly grywaniu in the clubs and the fight against drug addiction. At the beginning of 1974 Bond came in quite unusual circumstances into custody. He had no money, he was on hunger, despair tore plot marijuana dealer and started to run. Pursued by the dealer and his companions on the profession, in desperation, came to the police station and gave himself arrested for drug possession. He went to prison and then to a psychiatric hospital. He came out in April 1974. Forcibly weaned from heroin and other drugs, plunged into depression. Bond telephoned to record company 'Charisma', suggesting that it will replace Patrick Moraz in group Refugee.... whose was acquired by group Yes, but was ridiculed. After leaving his residence in the north. London with a friend named John Hunt. May 8, 1974 at London's, meet his death on Finsbury Park Station in North London, Graham Bond threw himself under metro train.(according to witnesses). He was 36 years.

"It was not a literal death a suicide. For him to accept death meant so much, what to say, how are you? Or have drink a beer fifteenth''

adamus67 dijo...

'Mighty Grahame Bond' Grahame Bond's second album for the Pulsar label was a continuation of the style he had laid down on his album Love Is The Law, released the previous year. However, for this release Bond drafted in Drachen Theaker (ex Crazy World Of Arthur Brown) on drums and Frank Mayes on saxophone. As the previous album had not sold well Pulsar were somewhat parsimonious with the recording budget allowing only 12 to 15 hours for the whole album to be recorded. In order to meet this ridiculous requirement, additional musicians in the form of guitarist Harvey Mandel, bassist Harvey Brooks and drummer Eddie Hoh were drafted in to contribute. Given such timelines it is amazing that the album is as coherent as it is, the band playing very well together, particularly on tracks such as Baroque, a killer instrumental that shows off both Bond's Hammond playing and Mandel's guitar work. Of course, there is still a smattering of blues-based number, the key exponent of which is the lengthy (with respect to the other tracks on the album) instrumental Sisters And Brothers. What the guitar and bass add to the songs, the drums detract, being rather less inventive than those played by Hal Blaine on Love Is The Law and rather poorly recorded, a casualty of the haste in which the album was recorded. Magic Mojo is the other prominently blues number and has a rather standard 12-bar blues pattern rescued only by Mandel's performance.

Opening number, Water Water which mixes Atlantean myth with Biblical floods, is a fine beginning showcasing Bond's prowess on the Hammond blended with a good chorus. Oh Shining One is almost a gospel number with prominent sax but a rather obvious lyric. In contrast, Pictures In The Fire has classical undertones and a much better song, showcasing the originality that Bond could conjure up at his most inventive. However, Stiffnecked Chicken is rather drab and perfunctory, the chicken noises and daft narrative and mundane lyrics overpowering the musicians that do their best to drag something out of the piece. Freaky Beak is better, 'Beak' being the name Bond gave to music company executives. Mandel gets to shine on this song where his sharp playing interacts purposively with Bond's Hammond. A pseudo orchestra introduces Walk Onto Me which has a resemblance to Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale in its structuring and layering. The more sedate tempo is a nice change as is the bass ostensively supplying the melody. Final track, Sisters And Brothers takes up were Brothers And Sisters left off and is a convincing reappraisal of the earlier number. Mayes' sax is to the fore on this one but Mandel still slices in a solo to lift the track above many of the others.

Both his albums 'Love Is The Law' and 'Mighty Grahame Bond' weren't successful at their release. They were only released in the USA where Bond wasn't well-known. Some tracks were released in his home country on a compilation album Bond In America. After his death these albums became highly prized. They're Bond's most honourable legacy. At the time his musicianship wasn't too much affected by his drug abuse, and he took full advantage of the musical liberty of the late sixties. His music is dominated by the Hammond-organ, through which Bond exposed his tortured soul. He has a good and weathered voice which perfectly fits the music. Both albums have been remastered from the original tapes as well, covers are copies of the original artwork I find these albums for enjoyable because the music is genuine.