martedì 13 gennaio 2015

Bangor Flying Circus - Bangor Flying Circus (One Way Records) 1969 (repost on request)

Biography : Bangor Flying Circus was a progressive rock trio from Chicago, USA, formed in mid-1967 and breaking up in 1969. It is notable for being formed by members of the Shadows of Knight and H.P. Lovecraft and for being a predecessor band to Madura. Bangor Flying Circus consisted of David "Hawk" Wolinski (bass, keyboards, vocals), Alan DeCarlo (guitar, vocals), and Tom Schiffour (drums), who was replaced in late 1968 by former H.P. Lovecraft member Michael Tegza (drums, percussion). Wolinski and Schiffour had previously been in the Shadows of Knight. They put out one self-titled album in 1969, which peaked at No. 190 on The Billboard 200. After they broke up, Wolinski and DeCarlo formed Madura, while Tegza participated in two reconfigurations of Lovecraft, a successor band to H.P. Lovecraft.

01.Violent Men 6:08
02.Come On People 4:11
03.Ode To Sadness 6:07
04.Concerto Four Clouds 5:26
05.A Change In Our Lives 4:16
06.Someday I'll Find 5:15
07.Mama Don't You Know 3:20
08.In the Woods 4:20
09.Norwegian Wood 6:08

Bangor Flying Circus:
David Wolinski - keyboards, vocals, bass, percussion
Alan Decarlo - guitar, vocals, percussion
Michael Tegza - drums, percussion

6 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

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adamus67 ha detto...

Signed by Dunhill, the trio's self-titled 1969, debut teamed them with producer George Badonsky. Musically "Bangor Flying Circus" wasn't anything spectacular. On the positive side, DeCarlo and Wolinski were both decent, if anonymous singers; the trio's performances never less than professional. Unfortunately, with Wolinski writing the majority of material (De Carlo credited with one song), selections such as 'Violent Man', 'A Change In Our Lives' and their gawdawful elevator music instrumental cover of The Beatles' 'Norwegian Wood' reflected a surprisingly pedestrian AOR feel.

Occasional jazzy touches on tracks like 'In the Woods' and the skat segments in 'Ode To Sadness' and 'Someday I'll Find' didn't help much either. In spite of those shortcomings, well constructed heavy-psych album from a Chicago trio, with meaty guitar riffs and full organ sounds. This kind of music was done to death in the early 70s, but "Bangor Flying Circus" was made in 1969 and it's still fresh and innovative.

The extended use of organ does not make this proto-prog, which continually gets off to an active jazz-rock (especially noticeable on the last track). Interestingly, the bassist, and is responsible for the keyboard at the same time, with these tools, "led by the show." Above all, they are wonderful melodic, but fully disclosed during improvisations. It's a very well balanced album.

Marco,good job!:)

Silvio ha detto...

hello, where is the link to d/l ?

Solidboy ha detto...

Silvio : the Link is in the name of the artist under the tracklist.

367 ha detto...

Link does NOT working ...

Chiquilicuatre y Zappa ha detto...

please re up, incredible drums in album, great clasic, many thanks for your blog and many thanks for coments adamus67

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