Friday, January 30, 2009
Funky Friday - Freak Out
This post is dedicated to the memory of John Martyn - RIP JM
Hairy-headed, heavy-loaded, underground funk is the mood of today's FF,three walloping slabs of post-psych-freak-rock, where you can almost waft away the patchouli and incense, smell the embers slow-burning the rug, and watch the Robert Crumb or Che poster a'peeling from the smoke stained walls.
I know nothing about Colosseum apart from...
Sometimes they are classified as Jazz Rock
At other times they are classified as Art Rock
Fatboy Slim sampled The Kettle for something or other
Colosseum - The Kettle
Manfred Mann Chapter Three
Yes that Manfred Mann, but sounding eerily like a proto Charlatans
Manfred Mann - One Way Glass
And Aphrodite's Child featuring the monumental man-mass and heavyweight of light enterainment Demis Roussos and Prog-God Vangelis hammering the Hammond
Aphrodite's Child - Magic Mirror
If you're in the mood for more fuggy-fruggery then check out Andy Votel's Vertigo Mixed.A comp of head spinning mixing and artful editing, swirling with rocking oddities and obscurities, so good, I've never quite got to the end - it's like a guitar version of Too Many DJs
Or, why not lend an ear to Marco Pirroni's hand picked Glam Prog favourite, and a tune that inspired his signature guitar twang - it's right here...
And finally something for your third eye.. 'Tonite Let's All Make Love In London'