Monday, June 30, 2008

Eroc Discography

Eroc (Joachim Heinz Ehrig) started his solo career in 1975 while he was currently the drummer of Grobschnitt. His self titled album can be considered as a cross between Grobschnitt’s typical symphonic amazing music and electronic/ synthscapes dominated by numerous original sound manipulations. Despite that he was originally recognised as a drummer, here Eroc is the man behind the machines,controlling solid essays in synth experimentations and electronic collages. His first album is an absolute must have in Kraut- electronic genre, very abstract, emotional and a mix of different moods. His following album Zwei continues to process by a combination between rock and electronic but focused on short, efficient sketches.

Humour and derision are clearly exposed in the lyrics and recitations.
Zwei is a reminiscence of Grobschnitt’s theatrical universe with lot of gags, but the atmosphere is much more introspective, sometimes delivering deliciously melancholic melodies. After this two first very recommended efforts, Eroc pursues his solo career notably providing a kind of reunion, family album Eroc 3 with others Grobschnitt members.

In parallel he also started a professional career as music producer, recently published albums of Jane, Grobschnitt among others.
1975 Eroc - Eroc
1976 Eroc - Zwei
1979 Eroc - Eroc 3
1982 Eroc - Eroc 4
1987 Eroc - Changing Skies
1997 Eroc & Hans Reichel - The Return Of Onkel Boskopp
1998 Eroc - Eroc's Wolkenreisen

Monday, June 23, 2008

Linda Ronstadt - Silk Purse

Silk Purse is Linda Ronstadt's second solo album, released in March 1970. It was recorded at Woodland Recording Studios in Nashville. The album featured songs in a heavier, more traditional country setting than Ronstadt's previous album or her work with the Stone Poneys. Linda were backed up by the pioneering band Swampwater featuring Gib Guilbeau (vocals & fiddle), John Beland (vocals, guitars, dobro), Thad Maxwell(bass), Eric White (bass) and Stan Pratt (drums). Gib & John later played also in the Flying Burrito Brothers and scored 9 hits for Curb in the 80’s. The cover shows Linda with Paul McCartney in front.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Byrds - Fifth Dimension(Remaster)

In July 1966, the album Fifth Dimension appeared. Except for Gene Clark's swan song, "Eight Miles High," on which all five original Byrds appeared, the album featured the second incarnation of the band, McGuinn, Crosby, Hillman and Clarke. The album was a deliberate departure from the sound and substance of the first two LPs. No Dylan or Seeger songs were in evidence, though four of the songs had roots in folk music. McGuinn and Crosby each began to come into their own as songwriters with this album, and collaborated well together on several numbers.
This is the rematered 1996 CD with 6 bonus tracks.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Ex-Eagle Randy Meisner, hit writer Billy Swan ('I Can Help') and Charlie Rich,Jr son of the silver fox. A underrated trio with the bare minimum of additional musicians namely Vern Monnett(steel, guitar), John Molo & Mitchell Delevie(drums), David Morgan(piano, organ). Randy ever was my favourite eagle so nice bass playing and vocals can be assumed. Charlie Rich,Jr wrote 6 songs, co-wrote 2 with Billy Swan and sang lead vocals on many of the tracks, too. This unassuming but stunning trio are in the same league as Rice/Hillman/Pederson or Poco and many other true greats of country based rock.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eloy - Childhood Memories EP

Hi guys, I'm back again.
The first I'll post is the nice 1997 EP from Krautrockers Eloy.