Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kanaan -Leave It

Kanaan –Leave It/Something Inside –Kana RFM 408 (1969 US)

Texas 1969, and Kanaan deliver a short but not so sweet heavy gem. The track starts very promisingly with great throaty vocals and killer guitar over a tight earthy backing…however any semblance of a song structure is lost within the first minute as the song disintegrates into a Frank Marino-like plaything where  the guitarist’s pedals and a misplaced belief of his virtuosity are given full reign. The song does re-assemble itself for the end, but it is a shame that the tight gritty thudding didn’t extent to a second verse earlier on. The B side is an atrocious piano-led pro AOR dirge

Hear a full version of Leave It

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Allentown Record Fair 2016 –Saturday

Today, after 3 days of visiting rooms, corridor deals and a visit to Double –Decker records, was the first day of the fair proper.

The doors opened at 7:30am, and an intake of new dealers and records provided a breath of fresh air

I picked up some cool Garage/Psych singles today and over the last couple of days including Crystal Chandlier’s Suicidal Flowers , Pembrook Ltd,  Johnny Thompson Quintet, Loyal Opposition, Twentieth Century Zoo (Didn’t know there was another single on Caz) and the demented fury of Electric Company single, which I only discovered last night.

Double –Decker Records had The Wowii and Larry Lazar single, which were nice surprises. Double-Decker is a great shop, full of good stuff very competitively priced. Other stuff included some cheap Paul Revere and The Raiders US pic sleeves, so I will now attempt to get the full run.

Perhaps the most interesting discovery was The Dizzy Farm single –Vodka Collins/Chattanooga Blues on HMR. A perfect  1969 -1971 greased  buckskin belter of the highest order. More soon on that one

Now, the piece de resistance and a single I thought I had lost out on, as my roommate snatched it before me, however as all good things come to he who waits,  so I am now the happiest of campers. The Astaroth single is simply immense.Thanks Erik…

Tomorrow (Sunday), is the second day of the fair, where LPs are allowed to make an appearance.