DEAR FRIENDS, AFTER RECEIVING FIVE NOTIFICATIONS FROM DMCA, I HAVE DECIDED TO CLOSE MY BLOGS, SO ALL THIS SHARING-LINK ACTIVITY IS FINISHED. YOU CAN READ THE COMPLETE TEXT I POSTED ON MY PILOT BLOG - - > HERE
FOR THE MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO KEEP ASKING FOR RECORDS: I'M SORRY, I CAN'T FULFIL THEIR REQUESTS, IT ALL CAME TO A POINT THAT'S 'S TOO DANGEROUS FOR ME. I HAD TO REMOVE THE 97% OF THE ALBUMS I HAD POSTED ON THE SERVERS. The few exceptions are: the bootlegs and the few studio albums authorized directly by the copyright owners.
FOR ALL THE OTHERS, Cyrus (who wants to buy some of my vynil records), Maxoom, Caroalt, Jiro, Trolley Dolly, Phil (who wants my copies of the COB albums), Marnie (who wants my copy of the original "Ptooff"), XJ64, Antiamnbient, Arman, Nicolas, Rick, etc etc , please WRITE ME AGAIN WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, AND I WILL ANSWER YOU, OKAY?
LAST: I RE-UPPED THE FOREST'S LIVE ALBUM FOR THREE PEOPLE WHO ASKED FOR IT, SO IF ANYONE'S INTERESTED, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.
There are no more LINKS AND REQUESTS available here
WHAT IS "PUSSYNBOOTLEGS" FOR...? - - - A CAT IN MOONSHINE BUSINESS? - - - WELL, I LOVE BOOTS, AND FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS - - - I LOVE FABLES WITH PUSS-IN-BOOTS! - - - I LOVE CATS WITH LEGS INSIDE BIG BOOTS - - - AND I LOVE BOOTLEGS TOO ...... and the show goes on! :-)
No pretention of completeness in mind, this blog sees the light with the idea of filling a good number of gaps here and there where I notice that certain music that I particularly like is missing in other blogs. Therefore I will abstain from posting albums that are present elsewhere, except only the cases where I am reported of dirty record scans, incomplete reissues, remixed versions, etc. Other exceptions are cases in which I can offer higher bitrate scans, or also when posting a title is necessary for the completeness of a thread or a discography.
I received an "interesting" email yesterday from a visitor, I publish it here, with my answer included
waw! tons of great or hard-to-find records on your blogs but no link, useless "her-bloggy-majesty"-blah-blah and your name (again) written of almost every artwork!
Sorry but what's the point of all this if it's not your self-promotion? Let the music live, please!
come on, don't tell me that you didn't bother to read the long and detailed statements that I wrote about the reasons why I HAD to stop the activitiy of my blogs.... Are you too lazy or in bad faith? How comes that from last NOVEMBER, you are the first and only one lamenting the way you do?? How comes that the other people READ, and you don't? Anyway, ok, here's my answer:
How right you are in criticising the fact of the missing links...!! Yes, sure, what is music for if you don't let it live, if you don't spread it around? This was the spark that prodded me to open my blogs, in October 2009. What else? But if you still can view my blogs today, it's only because I decided to stop the activity for good before someone else had done it on me: I would have lost all the pages, in that case.
Anyway, till here you are right in what you write. Now let's pass to the other things:
Publicity of myself?!?!?!
No, impossible, and the demostrations are listed here below:
1) I never gained a coin by sending links to the whole world.
2) The only ones who gained something were those people who avoided to buy certain albums ;-)
3) I declined EVERY offer to make money by keeping my blogs alive (and if you are a blogger, you know it very well, now and then people write you offering to add publicity on your pages)
4) I don't need to promote myself in any whatsoever other way, because apart from these blogs, I am not a "public" personality or a public musician who NEEDS promotion for other tasks of herself - do you understand now?
What you call blablah usually is a block of informations and personal opinions regarding what I feel about certain music, or certain albums, etc etc - all stuff that in a musical blog are normally and NATURALLY accepted, when not exptressedly REQUESTED. And comments of others are of course welcome, and your comment is one of them. If you go out looking in other blogs, from the Baroque music to the Hip Hop ones, comments and indications [which you so tenderly call Blahblah] are an everyday consuetude. Nothing more and nothing less. You can bet that if I had not received those notifications from the DMCA, I would be still now happily and quietly sending files to the whole world, still today people keep asking me for those links, but the danger is too big, as I already have extensively explained in other parts of this blog [and others of mine as well].
As to the pictures, I was originally thinking to delete them all, but then later I thought to leave them here because at least people can have news about albums to look for, and having a foto of the cover helps of course, especially in those many many cases that an album has been printed with different artworks [Ptooff, Circle 'round the sun, The power of the true love knot, The silent corner & the empty stage, Back Door 1st, Two quid deal, Time & a word, The barleycorn, Hello hello, the Butcher, etc etc ]. But after sometime, after seeing that A GOOD NUMBER of my photos were used by other websites without asking me and without quoting me as the original uploader, well, I decided to apply a watermark on almost all of them. Clear now? [this too was largely explained, how come you didn't read it?]
How did you say, "Blog Majesty"?... *smile* well, here you are probably right, you must not forget that a woman can't be easily get separated from her mirror :-)) Some time ago (and I published this!) another furious visitor called me "Cuntess Vagina" :-)) well, it wasn't bad, modestly ;)
Nevertheless, these are MY own blogs, and obviously I am the one who decides to write what I want, not what YOU want me to write. Don't forget that NOBODY asks you to visit my blog, Mr. Anonymous.
Anyway, fundamentally, I appreciate your moderate tone in the way you write me because I think that it's what I'm deserving, nevertheless, if you wanna lose 3 minn of your precious time, give a look to this page:
... just scroll down a bit please, look for the post of 17th November, and READ before writing, and UNDERSTAND the concrete reasons why SO MANY GREAT BLOGS WERE SHUT DOWN (the most recent: Standing at the crossroads, a GREAT blog!), and UNDERSTAND why me and so many more great blogs are still in danger, will ALWAYS be in danger: because there are forces who regulate the "world order" who have ALL the interests to keep culture suffocated, to keep ART suffocated, to keep CREATIVITY suffocated, to keep (in one word) the HUMANISM suffocated.
The men in black really exist, they always did, since thousands of years. It's not just a film!
And one last thing: remember that the main feature of these people's policy is to MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT THE FAULT OF ALL THIS BELONGS TO ME. And today, effectively, if you have decided to write the comment that you wrote, well, this means that you have complied with THEIR game, not me! This means that in this moment those "world-order-people" FEAST that there are comment-writers like YOU, because this means that their bad publicity and obscurantism, HAVE FUNCTIONED!!! This means that you are the instrument that they need. They USE you and they ABUSE of you. Do you understand this? Anyway, my friend, you're always welcome to write again, no problems. And b4 closing, one (probable) good new: since some time I am thinking and making plans for a possible collaboration with the fabulous website of Leonard "Red Telephone", and maybe (I repeat: maybe) some or all of my albums might be re-published there, so that all the world can get them without problems anymore. Anyway, for the moment, I'm still very very cautious.
A genial composer, and a real innovator, not only for those who love experimentalism. Back in the 1950's, he even built himself a number of new instruments. Unlike what happens too often by too many other contemporary composers, here you still find music, not just a magmatic discharge of catch-as-catch-can noises and silence.
The bonus album and the 8 page book show and explain the genesis and the importance of each single instrument, with extended musical example for each of them. Really fantastic. After Professor Partch's teachings, in the 50's, Bobby Brown did something similar, in a shorter scale, some years later.
There are two extremely interesting and beautiful films, which unfortunately I can't upload here: one in B/W and one in colours, where HP and other musicians perform these musics and talk about this kind of experimentalism. Very much recommended!
I close the activity of my blog Pussynbootlegs with - exactly! - a bootleg, but an authorized one, coz I got it directly from the band.
This trio led by pianist Tom Cawley evokes splendid atmospheres and casts openings to new perspectives, never omitting to keep now and then an eye on the past. Personally I love those passages with nervous riffs repeated in parallel octaves, but also those many lyrical moments worthy of so many memories of long time spent with Bill Evans on my turntable... Really a lovely concert, recorded live through a Zoom portable recorder, with a cristalline sonor rendering, a concert that I'm proud to guest on my blog, thanks to the band and to Tom Cawley specifically, hoping to receive more of these... bootlegs :-)
Hello! Could you tell me please what are these songs (artist and song name) which are in the Medley series, File Factory upload section? All the songs are really really good and I would be very happy to know what songs these are :) I'm from Estonia and I love your blog! My e-mail is.... [xxxx], so maybe you could send me the names of these Medley songs :)
************************* A message by Groet: me too, and wat is the name of that song in that file factory ting ? tnx - groet
Dear visitors who asked me for titles of the songs in the sequence:
I published an exstensive entry about all the songs that you can hear on my blog when you click on my opening page.
"All the music is improvised" ... splendid incipit for us free lovers ;)
more recommendable albums by KT:
"Dedicated to you, but you weren't listening" Vertigo, 1971
About 20 years ago there used to exist a bootleg of this album, VERY WELL done, I must say, but one thing is mercilessly determining, if you want to detect whether you hold the original or a fake: look at the vinyl, the serial numbers are originally machine-typed, not hand-written, and the two dis-levels of the label, around the rims and around the center (see foto below), the only places on a vinyl record that bootleggers are not able to imitate. This is valid also for hundreds of other bootlegs: check the labels, and you will discover the truth.
CENTIPEDE - Septober energy (RCA Neon, 2 LP, 1972)
Everybody knows (by just seeing fotos, usually) the original front cover, just a writing on a white ground, but this is the second UK edition, much rarer than the first, oddly enough ;-)
For long time this remained the only existing bootleg of Gentle Giant. The first further bootlegs will appear not earlier than in the Compact Disc era, I never ever saw any other Gentle Giant bootleg on vinyl. This LP was already enough famous at the time, till the point that the band itself decided to adopt the title for the official double live "Playing the fool" (omitting the final E) that saw the light 2 years later. This bootleg, despite what stays written on the sleeve, 1 - is not live 2 - wasn't recorded during any "American tour". ********************** List: 1. Proclamation - 2. Funny ways - 3. Experience - 4. So sincere - 5. The advent of Panurge - 6. Mr. Class & Quality - 7. The power & the glory. ***************************** All the tracks were recorded in studio, but they're all alternate versions of the originals. So many of these re-constructed and variated versions served as a framework for the forthcoming concerts, because here we have the same arrangements in the way we hear them on the live albums. Shame for "Mr. Class and Quality" which is suddenly interrupted: it's quite rare to find this song around on bootlegs, the band stopped playing this track live, at least from 1973 on. I don't know if this bootleg was ever reissued on CD, anyway, as it usually happens by me, this is the vinyl rip - no surprise. At the end of the album there is "The power and the glory", the original studio track that didn't appear on the same-titled LP, but on single. I didn't take it away, so the bootleg is complete, for purists... :-)
I am so sorry to be here writing this, but it's a period which I can rarely be online, I have a huge heap of requests for albums, they are too many and I can't keep it up with them... Those of you who don't run a blog don't know it, but sometimes it takes me an hour time to evade 4 or 5 emails, to answer exstensively, to find links, copy and paste, etc. What is sad is that 70% of these leechers, after purring and licking for album links, which they know perfectly that they can't find them anywhere else [*see note], they never come alive anymore to say even a simple 'thankyou'... So, now I received a new chance to make some work for the coming two months, and this means that I won't be able to be often online, therefore I will need to leave these blogs of mine (this current, Countess Vanessa, Folkoteque, Diary and the others) switched on the "standby" position.... However, I must write something for a bunch of you, to "SCOLD" you! And precisely: I can't understand why some people ask for certain albums without sending me their own email addresses, and eventually they don't go to read the answers I post SPECIFICALLY for them. Some examples: the Wayfarers album, the Mélusine's 4th, the Hamish Imlach, the Captain Beefeheart bootleg, etc etc.... Therefore, to all these kinda renegades, I say: "consider yourselves spanked" and learn how to behave with a Lady :-)) OK OK, jokes apart, please forgive me for letting you alone for some time, I need a pause but I'll come back now and then to see what happens in the mailbox :-)
* NOTE: the only exception is Alex Campbell's "In Copenhagen": I did the scan of the album, and another blog (cover pictures excluded) has directly downloaded and published this file of mine, without asking me nor mentioning me as the original maker and uploader.
Say Welcome to KIKI, my new girlfriend-in-waiting and a new aficionada member of my blogs!
About the "Welcome medley" song:
I got some requests from visitors who ask for the title of the opening song that is actual these days:
Hello! I'm french, and I went to your blog looking for 70s music. I listened to the song x - LDF player Medley filefactory, I found this piece of progressive rock super giant and I would like to know who is who plays this title. Thank you! - Francis. ----------------------------------------------------------------
Hello dear Francis! Yes, is a great track and also a great album, the first by "Locanda Delle Fate", an Italian band; the LP is named "Forse le lucciole non si amano più" (Polydor 1977). The track is the one opening the album, "A volte un istante di quiete". The band did a big promotional tour in Italy at the time, and from those tapes a posthumous LP wsas published, "Live" (Mellow, 1993), but the group disbanded in 1978. Many years later, in 1996 the band reformed and published a second LP, "Homo homini lupus" (BTF, 1999), very different from the marvellous first work. These are the only albums I have of them, I don't think they did a fourth record. If you search a bit around through the blogs, you're going to find some link for direct download without problems!
It's the first time I post an album of power rock, I do it because this is the Canadian edition, with a mixage that differs from the previous UK one (on EMI /Liberty). Since the time I first heard this version, I stopped listeining to my UK copy, this is the one I definitely prefer! At the time that this LP was released, the band had already lost his axemen Mick Moody (ex Tramline, 2 LPs on Island) and Mel Galley, and was right about to engage guitar hero John Sykes (ex Tygers of Pan Tang and Thin Lizzy), so the band re-recorded some guitar parts and overdubbed them on the ones already existing, the result of which was that practically three guitarists took part to this explosive album. On the UK sleeve also Colin Hodgkinson (ex Back Door) is named, but on this edition the only bass player results to be Neil Murray. In a few cases the songs have also different structure, for example "Hungry for love". So, the whole operation can look a little bizarre, but the presence of Sykes and the new equalization (more energy to the high and middle frequences) give a general rendition that - in my opinion - overwhelms the previous mixage. And besides, I always had a crush on Coverdsale's voice... The songs are the same, but in different order, and here they really work fantastic: "Gambler" never sounded to me as a good beginning for an album. The UK version was also used for all the worldwide editions, the only exception was Canada. I'm not sure whether this version was also used for the USA release, but I remember some interviews of those years where Coverdale himself calls this the "Canada edition".
1 slide it in 2 slow'n'easy 3 love ain't no stranger 4 all or nothing 5 gambler 6 guilty for love 7 hungry for love 8 gimme more time 9 spit it out 10 standing in the shadow
A very good pop group from Holland at their second utterance, in my opinion much better than the first. Here, thankgod, all those honeydripping bombastic orchestral arrangements are abandoned, curtsey to the unknown "central scrutinizer" who had to take this extremely drastic decision! The album includes the hit that gave them 5 minutes of popularity, "Far too late", still today a lovely song to listen, reminds me somehow of the Hollies, a band I always loved. As I said in the Mouth and Macneal post ( == >> see), this band comes out (1972, first LP) in a period of post-beat while whole world was still hoping for a return of the Beatles (as often announced, especially around 73 and 74), or at least for someone new who'd filled the gap which the Fab 4 had mercilessly left. As for Mouth & Macneal, they come from Holland and the year is 1973. I listed this album on this blog, because it's definitely out of discussion to post it on a folk-related blog! ;-)
The blue-jeansed album by a pop group from Holland, in the period of the early 70's' post-beat, prototypes of Abba and environmental epigones while the whole world was still hoping for a return of the Beatles (as often announced, especially around 73 and 74), or at least for someone new who'd filled the gap the Fab 4 had mercilessly left. Check also the post of Greenfield and Cook, a pop group from Holland as well, same year.
as promised after posting Elton Dean's first LP (see link)
A very experimental album, I always loved work like this, where a musician expresses geniality and openness of visuality (see people like Ron Geesin, Robert Wyatt, etc). Might be disappointing for all those who believe to find some softmachine-sound and/or compositions. There's a CD reissue of this "1984" album, and it adds a track named "Miniluv reprise", which is actually a different version of "Miniluv" appearing on the LP "Hopper Tunity Box" (originally on Compendium, 1977). The title 'reprise' fits better because it has definitely nothing to do with the first track appearing on the CBS LP. By the way, "Hopper Tunity Box" is also an album I recommend, you can find it in some other blog around.
This album comes after a request, I couldn't believe that it doesn't exist on any other blog, it's not one of those 60's-70's rarities after all. This is a gorgeous work, although - technically speaking - the band has the usual problems with the drummer, who doesn't lack fantasy and spirit of invention, but unfortunately remains often backwards with the tempo. For those who want evidence, check especially the first two tracks on the album "Blaise and Benjamin", of 1998. Also the guitarist is not very gifted in solos, his fingers often stumble, tangling himself up with plectrum and strings. However, despite a number of citations - mainly of Genesis - here you find extremely creative compositions, large spectrum of arrangements, a perfect LP for Progressive lovers!
The first album by keyboard/synth wizard Roger Powell, precious sideman of Todd Rundgren in the Utopia band.
the tracks are:
1. Ictus: The Primordial Pulse 2. Lumia: Dance of the Nebulae 3. Fourneau Cosmique: The Alchemical Furnace of Cleopatra 4. Hermetic Enigma: The Fixed Volatile (The Answer Is But Another Riddle) 5. Queene Enfineska: Serenity of the Lion in Summer 6. Tensegrity: A Dymaxion Triptych
I've been 6 or 7 times in Japan and I once saw on TV an extremely powerful rock trio, filmed alive in concert, three young girls as angry as tigers, with very good mastery of the instruments, especially the drummer. I right away searched for their CDs on sale at the time and I found this. I have few infos about this all-girl group, but more of them will come.
Not progressive at all, actually for post-punk-rock lovers, but a hard2find item, so enjoy :-)
"Unpleasant" is a great item!
Remember the Hill
Just Try It
An album with some live recordings, many unissued songs which never saw the light on any officially published album. Fresh sound of those glorious years, although the sound quality is not always first class. The CD includes also a few demo version of songs recorded in 1969 and appeared later in 1971, in their definitive forms on "St. Radigunds", the first masterpiece of this incredible group.
This group, which was so ahead of its times in the early 70's, hasn't yet stopped amazing people, and unfortunately still today results somehow "cryptic" to a large slice of music aficionados... Incomprehension seems to be the destiny of a genius... And Martin Cockerham proved to be of them.
The cover of Spirogyra's marvellous live album, recorded 1974