Not to be fooled by this cover. Spanish lineage brings us this unexpectedly funky LP. A later release from the band, worth a check. The groups 3rd album, released in 1974, is a mix of Latin Rock, Funk and Soul.
Known in other countries as it's translation, Release Barrabas or Hi-Jack, Miguel A. Lopez Parras' cover artwork creatively reflects the album's title, as the band seems to be imprisoned in the wild looking man's head, literally.
British Progressive Rock Band, Judas Jump released their first album Scorch in 1970 before disbanding one year later. Blending keyboard and drums with mellotron, woodwind and brass makes for a unique sound. Random dollar grabs....Chops. maybe catch a Langsto track off this one. Hmmm.
The Cover 's Art Direction, Concept & Design was created by Steven Thomas and was his interpretation of the title Scorch. Photography by Richard Lurie.
Rare come ups. This beauty was found in the thrift store just waiting to be bought. Some classic samples on this one right here. Flutist/ Saxophonist Joe Thomas' 1977 Feelin's From WIthin is full of funk, jazz and soul arrangements.
A glass head feels a bit haunting but also vulnerable perhaps used to show how ones thoughts or emotions would be on full display. You can see right thru... to the feelin's from within. ;-)
Tasty kraut rock. Gimme more please. Transport and open your ears wide to Swiss band, Brainticket's 1st Album, Cottonwoodhill. A trippy sonic scene.
The album was banned in several countries, and came with a warning "After Listening to this Record, your friends may not know you anymore." / " Only listen to this once a day, your brain may be destroyed!" The face in Elso Schiavo's cover art is an acid trip of colors, combined with it's expression creates both haunting and beautiful imagery. Indeed one of the most fitting record covers of the bunch.
Well this Psychedelic Rock LP here is a personal favorite. Strangely addictive Soul covers by the almost vampire-ish Arthur Brown in tight spandex, cape catching wind and shit. Pass that.
Brown had a reputation for not only having a powerful voice, which impressively spanned 4 octaves, but also for his bizarre costumes and outlandish performances. Often seen wearing a burning helmet, he was a true artist and free spirit, but his antics were sometimes too wild and even got him kicked off a Jimmy Hendrix tour.
Showing perhaps his stage face adorned in colorful makeup on the front of the album sleeve, designed by David King and photographed by David Montgomery, and his "regular" face showing an intense expression... you get to see the dual sides of Arthur Brown. What sides those are exactly, can only be determined by listening to his music and roaming footage of his balls to the wall performances. To get a glimpse into the incredible Art side of Arthur Brown...check his page...here.