Friday, March 14, 2008

Sugarloaf – Sugarloaf (1970)

Αυτή η 5μελής μπάντα προερχόταν από το Silver Creek του Colorado, έβγαλε 4 δίσκους μέχρι το 1975 με πρώτο αυτόν. Έψαξα αυτό το γκρουπ όταν πληροφορήθηκα πως ο Bob Yeazel Sugarloaf (μετά από αυτόν το δίσκο) έπαιζε στους αξεπέραστους West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band για τους οποίους βέβαια στο μέλλον θα αναρτηθούν τα πάντα.

Ψυχεδελικά στοιχεία μαζί με jazz (π.χ. στο πολύ καλό που θεωρώ πως είναι το κορυφαίο του δίσκου Things Gonna Change Some), μία αρκετά progressive εκτέλεση του The Train Kept a Rollin', αλλά και μία blues προσέγγιση στο Gold and the Blues, συνθέτουν γενικά ένα ενδιαφέρον άλμπουμ που βγήκε τότε στην Liberty (LST-7640).

Sugarloaf was a Denver , Colorado based rock & roll band in the 1970s featuring Jerry Corbetta.The band was originally known as Chocolate Hair. They changed their name to Sugarloaf, named after a mountain range in Colorado, when they received their first recording contract.The 1975 album Don't Call Us, We'll Call You was a re-release of their 1973 album I Got A Song, with one of the tracks on the earlier album replaced by the title track of the later album, which had become a hit single.

They are best known for two songs, both of which hit the top 10 charts in the United States: "Green-Eyed Lady" in 1970, and "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" in 1975. Other songs which charted on the Billboard Magazine top 100 singles charts were "Mother Nature's Wine" (1971), "Tongue in Cheek" (1971), and "Stars In Our Eyes" (1976).

Jerry Corbetta - keyboards/vocals
Bob Webber - guitar/vocals
Bob Raymond - bass
Bob MacVittie - drums

Side A
1. Green-Eyed Lady 6:50
2. The Train Kept-a-Rollin' (Stroll On) 2:25
3. Medley: Bach Doors Man / Chest Fever 9:06

Side B
1. West of Tomorrow 5:28
2. Gold and the Blues 7:21
3. Things Gonna Change Some 6:41

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