Έχω πολύ καιρό να δω τα δύο πρώτα άλμπουμ των Xit, οπότε είπα να τα ανεβάσω να υπάρχουν στο νετ φρέσκα. Το 3ο το έχει ανεβάσει νομίζω ο φίλος d.j. fanis οπότε μπορείτε να το βρείτε στο blog του.
TOM BEE drms A B C
R.C. GARIS Jr. ld gtr, vcls, keyb'ds A B
LEE HERRERA drms, vcls, perc A B C
A. MICHAEL MARTIN vcls A
MAC SUAZO bs A B C
TYRONE KING B
JOMAC SUAZO C
OBIE SULLIVAN C
1(B) PLIGHT OF THE RED MAN (Rare Earth R 536 L) 1972
2(C) SILENT WARRIOR (Rare Earth R 545 L) 1973
3(A) ENTRANCE (THE SOUND OF EARLY XIT) (Canyon C 7114) 1974
4(-) RELOCATION (Canyon C 721) 1978
NB: Later albums exist on Canyon, including a live album recorded in Switzerland!
1 Nihaa Shil Hozho (I Am Happy About You)/End (Rare Earth 5044) 1972
2 Reservation Of Education/Color Nature Gone (Rare Earth 5055) 1973
3 I Need Your Love (Give It To Me)/? (Motown 1304F) 1974
NB: (1) Some promo copies with PS, listing debut album title as Flight Of The Red Man. (2) also released in France with a PS. (4) as X-IT.
This New Mexico band's original line-up were Sioux Indians and had evolved out of Lincoln St. Exit. Indeed the original line-up was the same as Lincoln St. Exit. The early albums expounded the cause of the American Indian, and promo copies of the band's first 45 explained the bands name as meaning the "Crossing of Indian Tribes". Of most interest to readers will be Entrance which compiles material from the band's early days. This includes Sunday Dream, a superb slice of psychedelia, which they had originally recorded as Lincoln St. Exit; Forever Or Not At All, some haunting psychedelia; Orange Benevolence, a haunting acid ballad and several examples of L.A.-style sunshine pop a la Orange Colored Sky (Half A Man, Open Doorway, and She's Upon Her Way). This album certainly is recommended.
Their 1974 45, I Need Your Love (Give It To Me), was arranged written and produced by Tom Bee. Far from typical Motown fare, this is pop rock with piano and slide guitar.
Tom Bee had also played in Fe Fi Four Plus Two, and may also be the same guy who produced The Hooterville Trolley / Magic Sand, and Trademarks.
2. At Peace
3. I Was Raised
4. Nihaa Shil Hozho :: I Am Happy About You
5. Coming Of The Whiteman,
6. War Cry