giovedì 31 luglio 2014

Lucifer - Lucifer (Akarma Digipack) 1970

Biography : This very rare album was the work of a Rochester, New York band. The LP sleeve notes declare that their music is "hard rock in the style of Grand Funk Railroad and Uriah Heep". Overall the album is nowhere near that heaviness - there's a notable lack of thunderous riffing or screaming solos. Heep influences are more obvious in the soaring Byron-esque vocals on the dramatic ballads but an underlying soulful vibe and keyboard dominance puts them in the class of those NYC and Long Island Italian-American bands influenced by Vanilla Fudge or the Young Rascals, rather than the proto heavy-metal set. On their lighter side, they deliver a fine flowing rendition of the Youngbloods' version of Dino Valente's hippie anthem (Let's) Get Together. The original is supposedly very rare and has been hyped by specialist dealers with asking prices reaching a dizzyingly silly level - one copy seen going for $900 in 2001 - surely guaranteed to disappoint. So, if this sounds like your bag and you're not stupidly rich, pick up the reissue.

Tracklist:
01.Sixteen 3:33
02.Different Face 2:41
03.Where Do We Go From Here 4:11
04.Get Together 4:21
05.My Baby 3:10
06.You Better Find Someone To Love 3:05
07.I'm Gonna Make It 3:00
08.If This World Were Mine 3:13
09.Dreaming Isn't Good For You 5:02
10.Crabby Day 3:41
11.Don't Tell Me How To Love 2:14

Lucifer:
Joe Mattioli - Vocals
Vicent "Butch" Biocca - Bass
Joe Gallo - Piano
Joe Bertola - Drums
Pete Skelton - Guitar

2 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

flac cue log scans

adamus67 ha detto...

"This underground rock group from Rochester,New York , cut this sole album of Grand Funk Railroad-inspired, style Uriah Heep hard rock in 1970."

Rochester, NY, heavy rock quintet Lucifer was formed in 1969 by vocalist Joe Mattioli, guitarist Pete Skelton, and pianist Joe Gallo, who previously teamed in Infirmary; former Poor Heart bassist Butch Biocca and drummer Joe Bertola rounded out the lineup, which according to legend also may have briefly included future Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, who never recorded with the group. Originally released in 1970 on the tiny label Gallo Records original only pressing of 100 copies,making it a sought after collector's piece, the record sold poorly and the group dissolved soon after, although subsequent interest from collectors drove copies of the original LP to stratospheric prices prior to its 2001 CD reissue (Akarma)

Lucifer's self-titled LP,this very rare album was with schizoid tendencies to dark seedy hard rock with fuzz/organ moves & soulful vocals & deep lounge moods,heavy rock pounder with vocal harmonies. Sometimes compared to Grand Funk Railroad but actually more of a typical Eastcoast post-Fudge outing, pounding late-60’s rawk with killer vocal harmonies and a psych edge that are sometime reminiscent of Vanilla Fudge,and Iron Butterfly storming album with strong guitar work, and tight vocal harmonies. At times the pace is more laid back such as during the excellent version of "Get Together". Overall high quality late '60's rock with a psych edge and all the right guitar moves! The original LP is supposedly very rare and has been hyped by specialist dealers with asking prices reaching a dizzyingly silly level - So, if this sounds like your bag and you're not stupidly rich, pick up the reissue. Check this LP out, it's a devilishly good 'vinyl platter' for $900 to $1500!

Avvertenza

Il contenuto di questo blog è in qualche modo già presente sul web ma è comunque frutto di un accurata ricerca e cultura musicale. Un particolare ringraziamento va agli Uploader originali. Vi ricordo che i Cd vanno acquistati regolarmente.
Buon ascolto!
Ogni commento o ringraziamento è bene accetto,aiuta e stimola il Blogger a continuare il lavoro con passione.

Welcome to the Electric Music for a Mind and Body

Welcome to the Electric Music for a Mind and Body