terça-feira, maio 06, 2008

The Vagrants / The Great Lost Album (1965 - 1968)

A primeira banda de Leslie West do Moutain , que sabe-se lá porque acabou , dá pra ver por esses sons que era uma banda de peso como o nosso querido guitarrista .

Most famous for featuring Leslie West on guitar in his pre-Mountain days, the Vagrants were extremely popular in their home base of Long Island, NY in the mid-'60s, and recorded some decent singles without approaching a national breakout. Like fellow New Yorkers the Rascals, the Vagrants prominently featured a Hammond organ, and often played soul-influenced rock. The Vagrants were far more guitar-based than the Rascals, however, as well as projecting a more garagey, less mature outlook; their later material lands somewhere between the Rascals and Vanilla Fudge.
One of the few rock bands signed to the folkie Vanguard label, the Vagrants cut some fair singles between 1965 and 1968 that suffered from a lack of identity: a Zombie-ish number here, a punk stomper there, a soul-rock thing here. "I Can't Make a Friend," which shows up on some garage compilations, is the most well-known of their initial efforts, but the group took their closest swipe at stardom after Felix Pappalardi helped them sign to Atco. A rock version of Otis Redding's "Respect" (which surfaced on the Nuggets compilation) was a hit in some Eastern regions, but couldn't compete with Aretha Franklin's rendition, also released in 1967. After a couple of other singles on Atco, the group broke up in late 1968, when West formed Mountain (which also included Pappalardi). Much of the Vagrants' material was reissued in the mid-'90s.

01 - Respect (1967)
02 - I can't make a friend (1967)
03 - Beside the sea (1967)
04 - I don't need your loving (1967)
05 - Young blues (1966)
06 - And when it's over (1967)
07 - A sunny summer rain (1967)
08 - The final hour (1966)
09 - My babe (1966)
10 - I love you, i love you (1967)
11 - Oh those eyes (1965)
12 - You're too young (1965)
13 - Your hasty heart (1966)
14 - Satisfaction (1968)

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2 comentários:

micksguitar disse...

fantastic lp.with the great leslie west.thank you.

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