Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Maxx -200 Years


 
Maxx -200 Years/Castles –Signal AR 1043 (1969 US)

200 Years is a Heavy Michigan fuzz fest in its original incarnation on Signal prior to being licensed to Mainstream albeit only in promo form. This trio comprised of Dennis Pinkston on guitar, Hank Markeson (bass) and Joey Pannesidi on drums didn’t manage to release anything else at the time. The thick layer of fuzz guitar, reminding me of Golden Sun, is exemplary while the performance itself could have gone on for longer than it’s short playing time. The B side is more like a Love Da Capo outtake, extended soft psych with jazzy beats and intricate changes.

Hear a full version of 200 Years



Hear a full version of Castles

14 comments:

roofuzz said...

Hi and thanks for this Maxx post,

I use Firefox I can't download the songs from DivShare, I get an error message...do you know why? Do I need a DivShare account?

Alex

Robin Wills said...

Divshare seem to be down again. Their site says maintenance, but if like last time it could be for over a week. And I pay for their service!

Doctor Gaz said...

yoiks! I found a DivShare that is working;
http://viejopickup.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/voces-amigas-amanece-1970.html
maybe your files have evaporated once again...

Robin Wills said...

weird...still nothing working for my files

Doctor Gaz said...

any customer care emanating from the Divs Robin?

Robin Wills said...

Just a note on their FB page. New files now connect to players. It remains to be seen if they will be able to recover the old sound files

Doctor Gaz said...

sounds like you had another great trip to Holland, great people over there. Once you've had time to enjoy your haul would you consider reintroducing the Maxx tracks to DivShare?

Robin Wills said...

Hi yes, a great trip to Utrecht again. I will go back and re-upload the 2015 files over the next couple of weeks

Anonymous said...

Please, every time I stumble on to this review it gets on my nerves. Proper credit where credit is due. It's only fair. All of these gentlemen were / are fine musicians but they didn't play on this record.
The lineup was:
Ron Artis on guitar
Tom Le Blanc on bass & vocals
Steve Paige keys & guitar
Phil Nobach drums ( MAY have been Joey at that point can't remember )
It was recorded at Artie Fields Studio in Detroit.

I would really appreciate the correction, and yes I was there.

Doctor Gaz said...

hi Robin, I'll try and be more (ahem) conversational than the last contributor. Seeing
as these songs were originally intended for March 10 and we have not heard them yet I hope I'm not out of order to ask if they will be posted again?

Robin Wills said...

Yeah, sorry about this Divshare debacle. I will try and find time over the next few weeks to go back to the beginning of the Year and replace the sound clips for these. However now I am kneww deep in making 100 sound clips for a monster ebay listing which should be hitting you on the 30th of August. It takes bloody ages!

NikeSBeezyz said...

Hey Robin, came across this post searching up the Maxx with my friend Lloyd, aka Dennis' son. I was wondering if there's any way you could send me these mp3s? Would be really cool to have these songs playing when Dennis comes home from work one day. Please contact me at itsgart@gmail.com

Doctor Gaz said...

hi Robin,most of us are familiar with the A side of this 45 by now but wondered if you would consider posting the B side on your YT channel?

Robin Wills said...

Hi Perhaps one day...next time I dig it up I will give it a spin...then see if it's worth doing