Monday, November 17, 2008

Mint Tattoo - Mint Tattoo (1969)

Μέλη των Blue Cheer σε ένα hard rock δίσκο με αρκετή απόχρωση από blues. Για την ανατύπωση ευθύνεται η AKARMA.
Και τώρα ώρα για το μπαράκι. Το λινκ με το αρχείο θα ανέβει άμα γυρίσω από το μπαρ καθώς το sharebbe δεν τέλειωσε ακόμα.

RALPH BURNS KELLOGG bs, keyb'ds, vcls, perc A
BRUCE STEPHENS gtr, vcls, kazoo A
GREGG THOMAS drms, perc A

1(A) MINT TATTOO (Dot DLP 25918) 1969

1 Talking About You/Mark Of The Beast (Dot 17242) 1969

The album was produced by James William Guercio and recorded at A&R Studios, New York. The two 45 cuts are taken from the album, which I've never rated highly. It's a blues - influenced offering with occasionally good guitar work but it rarely ascends above mediocrity. During 1969 Kellogg and Stephens departed for Blue Cheer and Gregg Thomas later played with The Fabulous Rhinestones.
The Mint Tattoo was born as an offshoot of the legendary 60's proto punk acid band Blue Cheer. Bruce Stevens and Ralph (Burns) Kellogg had played together in Blue Cheer on the band's self titled album in 1968, but after that one album, Stevens left the band to pursue other interests. Kellogg stayed on with Blue Cheer until the demise of the band in 1971, but during his tenure with Blue Cheer he reunited with Stevens along with drummer Gregg Thomas to form the band Mint Tattoo. Produced by James William Guercio (Chicago) and engineered by Phil Ramone in New York, the Mint Tattoo is a mixture of blues styled original songs, a cover of classic a blues numbers and some rather uninspired, typical for the era hard rock tunes. Not an overly exciting album, compared to the early Blue Cheer material, but none the less a period piece and better than most material that was being released in the early 70's.
(All Music Guide)


1. Vampire Symphony: Sister Fleu (First Movement)
2. Vampire Symphony: Leper's Epitaph (Second Movement)
3. Vampire Symphony: Policeman's Ball (Third Movement)
4. Vampire Symphony: Littal Lieu Lieu's Revenge (Fourth Movement) (Adventures In The Clubhouse Part II)
5. Faces Of Roses
6. I'm Talking About You
Bonus Track
7. Wrong Way Girl

8. Scorpio Woman
9. Mark Of The Beast
10. Moanin'
11. With Love
12. I Hear The Spirits


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Ronaldo said...

thank you to link..the mint tattoo is great pschy hard blues.... BEATYFULL.

last lagart said...

this a nice acid record of two ex blue cheer members.. saludos desde argentina!!

Jean said...

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