Review by apps79 Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. Released finally in on RCA Label,''Continuum'' blends classical guitars with a baroque feeling and an improvisational jazzy mood. Side A consists of four tracks,all written by Schwarz,which are actually interpretations of works by Bach and Handel. While the tracks are structurally ok,the middle-parts of them contain improvisational flutes,harmonica soloing and some bluesy guitars also to support the delicate classical guitars and the deep double bass.
The result is definitely way too experimental and different from anything I've heard by bands of the same period. Stepping to side B we find a 20 min. Entitled ''Legend of Childe Harold'',this suite is split in five parts and it is mainly based on classical strings,guitars and wind instruments.
For fans of dark instrumental music,this will be a very good listening. For the mass of progressive rock fans,this won't add anything charming in your collection. If the first side is somewhat conventional and presents jazz, blues and folk workouts from Bach pieces and as said above is rather excellent, but stays partly conventional, the second side is much more adventurous and the group enters the atonal and dissonant realms, using scales and an advanced use string quintet that are rather unfamiliar to the mainstream crowds.
The side-long suite Legend Of Childe Harold written by Richard Hartley where the voyage of Childe Harold and its tribulations and misadventures are described musically. Ranging from a pedestrian blues with jazzy solos ala early-Tull Release to the almost medieval and dissonant intro Revelate to the almost-dronal semi-medieval and semi- contemporary Judgment Approach, with the finale's frankly dissonant intro, this suite was quite an achievement for the year of recording.
I wouldn't be surprised if Art Zoyd and Univers Zero heard this album's finale. Clearly this album is the resultant of hundreds of influences, but it is safe to bet many progressive musicians also heard and inspired themselves from this album.
This album is much more than a curiosity, it is a must hear for classical-loving progheads. The feature title track was at the time of the album's release one of the longest single tracks to appear on one side of an LP but by no means the longest , running to some 26 minutes. The band was the brain-child of Yoel Schwarcz. Despite the fact that they only ever made two albums, he is the only person to be a band member for both although the others who played on the first album appear as guests here.
Side one consists of three tracks, all developed through live performances before being committed to vinyl. The band add a jazz dimension to the Elizabethan flavoured "pavan", with the organ work of Rice being particularly dominant.
This pleasantly relaxing piece was later revived by Steve Howe on his "Steve Howe album". The final track on side one is "Overdraft", the only band composition on the album. This piece is the most jazz based of the four tracks, and also the weakest.
As mentioned previously, the inordinately long title track occupies side two. Composed by Patric Standford specifically for the band, the sleeve described the track as "a ritualistic invocation". Various guest musicians contribute to the suite, notably the Olympus Strings cello section. The highlight though is the wonderful flute of Yoel Schwarcz. About midway through the track, he picks out a baroque melody with sparse accompaniment. This theme is used as the basis for a developing improvisation with ever increasing backing driving the flute to a frantic crescendo, before the main theme restores order.
During my student years of the mid 70's, this track, and indeed the album was a regular feature of my turntable. September 24, - am September 25, - am.
September 23, - pm September 24, - am. September 22, - pm September 23, - am. Tommy DeVito of the Four Seasons dies at September 22, - am September 22, - pm. September 22, - am September 22, - am. Area15 Raiders party thunders with ambient drums. September 21, - pm September 22, - am. Terry Bradshaw an unlikely Las Vegas Raiders fan. In a last-ditch attempt to salvage something from the long and fruitless night at his apartment, the bleary-eyed Bruce pulled out his double bass again and played a riff.
At that point, Brown looked out the window and saw the sun was about to rise: "It's getting near dawn", he said to himself. Brown put the words on paper then thought some more: "When lights close their tired eyes".
The album was originally slated for release in the summer of , but the record label opted to scrap the planned cover and repackage it with a new psychedelic cover, designed by artist Martin Sharp , and the resulting changes delayed its release for several months. Although the album is considered one of Cream's finest efforts, it has never been well represented in the band's live sets.
The concerts were a great success and proved very influential on both the band itself and the flourishing hippie scene surrounding them.
Upon discovering a growing listening audience, the band began to stretch out on stage, incorporating more time in their repertoire, some songs reaching jams of twenty minutes.
Long, drawn-out jams in numbers like "Spoonful", "N. In came the band's third release, Wheels of Fire , which topped the American charts. The album was recorded in a spate of short sessions in from July to June The Wheels of Fire studio recordings showcased the band moving away from the blues and more towards a semi- progressive rock style highlighted by odd time signatures and various orchestral instruments.
Another song, "Politician", was written by the band while waiting to perform live at the BBC. Clapton's second solo from "Crossroads" has made it to the top 20 in multiple "greatest guitar solo" lists. After the completion of Wheels of Fire in mid, the band members had grown tired of their exhausting touring schedule and increasingly loud jamming, and wanted to go their separate ways.
Baker stated in a interview with Music Mart magazine, "It just got to the point where Eric said to me: 'I've had enough of this', and I said so have I. I couldn't stand it. The last year with Cream was just agony. It damaged my hearing permanently, and today I've still got a hearing problem because of the sheer volume throughout the last year of Cream.
But it didn't start off like that. In , it was great. It was really a wonderful experience musically, and it just went into the realms of stupidity. Clapton had also become interested in the music of Bob Dylan 's former backing group, now known as the Band , and their debut album, Music from Big Pink ,  which proved to be a welcome breath of fresh air to Clapton in comparison to the psychedelia and volume that had defined Cream.
At the beginning of the band's farewell tour on 4 October , in Oakland, California, nearly the entire set consisted of songs from Wheels of Fire : "White Room", "Politician", "Crossroads", "Spoonful", and "Deserted Cities of the Heart", with "Passing the Time" taking the place of "Toad" for a drum solo. From its creation, Cream was faced with some fundamental problems that would later lead to its dissolution in November The antagonism between Bruce and Baker created tensions in the band.
Clapton also felt that the members of the band did not listen to each other enough. Equipment during these years had also improved; new Marshall amplifier stacks produced more power, and Jack Bruce pushed the volume levels higher, creating tension for Baker, who would have trouble competing with roaring stacks. Clapton spoke of a concert during which he stopped playing and neither Baker nor Bruce noticed.
Cream decided that they would break up in May during a tour of the US. Cream were eventually persuaded to do one final album, appropriately titled Goodbye. The album was recorded in late and released in early , after the band had broken up. Cream's farewell tour consisted of 22 shows at 19 venues in the US from 4 October to 4 November , and two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 and 26 November Both shows were sold out and attracted more attention than any other Cream concert, but their performance was regarded by many as below standard.
Baker himself said of the concerts: "It wasn't a good gig Cream was better than that We knew it was all over. We knew we were just finishing it off, getting it over with. Blind Faith , a band that included both Clapton and Baker, was formed after the demise of Cream, following an attempt by Clapton to recruit Steve Winwood into Cream in the hope that he would help act as a buffer between Bruce and Baker.
All three members continued to explore new musical ideas and partnerships, play concerts and record music for over four decades after ending Cream.
In , Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and re-formed to perform at the induction ceremony. Bruce and Baker said in later interviews that they were, indeed, interested in touring as Cream.
If only he had been more like Jack White, and less like Buckethead, who's released different albums — a rate of production Segall won't ever match, but he's not too far off. Which begs the question: How much more of Ty Segall can we have without running out of patience? Then again, he's always one album away from being on the cover of Rolling Stone.
They were that scene's most popular all-girl band — a silly term to use in , but even if Mika Miko never gave a fuck, it mattered then, and it laid the groundwork for L. The Growlers Via Costa Mesa, and down into the belly of Echo Park, The Growlers are the party band that grew into a traveling circus of psychedelia that influenced Burger and Lolipop Records and even spawned their own festival, Beach Goth.
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He's the trashy Hollywood version of Frank Zappa, or Captain Beefheart, a master shit-starter who's collaborated with or produced some of L. Haim They graduated from playing the Smell in , when Moses Campbell opened for them, to opening for Taylor Swift and becoming the biggest band L.
They once struggled to score a residency at the Echo, but now Haim probably will outlast every other band on this list. They followed that up by nurturing a DIY culture that bred CalArts kids into touring rock bands, show bookers, visual artists and label heads.
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