Friday, June 01, 2007

VARIOUS ARTISTS - SUCKING THE 70s (2002)

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Normally, this is something I would automatically assume was owned by nearly all of the G.O.M.E. faithful. I've found, though, that most people don't even know this series exists. I'm assuming at least a few of you will be happy to find this here, even if it's a larger download than usual (which is the sole purpose for Big Jack using Sendspace, as opposed to MF). Again, I'm delighted with the hits, downloads, and activity in the comments sections, so this is another debt of thanks to all of you.

That said, here's Small Stone's first installment of Sucking the 70s, a double-disc tribute to the golden age of rock radio, with covers performed by...well...pretty much everyone that belongs here at G.O.M.E.! As with all compilations, there are highs and lows, and the highs are pretty much exactly what you'd expect them to be. There are pleasant surprises, though. You don't need me to tell you that CLUTCH, FIVE HORSE JOHNSON, DIXIE WITCH, FIREBALL MINISTRY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PUNY HUMAN, SUPLECS and THE MEN OF PORN kick fuckin' ass. You might need a gentle nudge in the direction of HALFWAY TO GONE and the ancient RAGING SLAB, though, and those bands turn in what I think are the two best covers on the whole project. It's all good. The playlist itself would be the best radio show in town, even the original tunes. The format here makes it that much cooler. Plus, this compilation features Scott Reeder's first solo recording...and it's a cover of SUGARLOAF's "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You". How fuckin' cool is that?

DISC ONE

1. Five Horse Johnson - Never in My Life [Mountain]
2. Throttlerod - Black Betty [Ram Jam]
3. Dixie Witch - On the Hunt [Lynyrd Skynyrd]
4. Clutch - Cross Eyed Mary [Jethro Tull]
5. The Glass Pack - TV Eye [The Stooges]
6. The Last Vegas - Free for All [Ted Nugent]
7. Halfway to Gone - Can't You See [The Marshall Tucker Band]
8. Suplecs - Working Man [Rush]
9. Puny Human - Travelin' Band [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
10. Raging Slab - We're an American Band [Grand Funk Railroad]
11. Los Natas - Brainstorm [Hawkwind]
12. The Heads - For Madmen Only [May Blitz]
13. Lamont - Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings [ZZ Top]
14. Backdraft - Child of Babylon [Whitesnake]
15. Black Nasa - I Don't Have to Hide [Backman-Turner Overdrive]
16. Warped - Dog Eat Dog [AC/DC]
17. Hangnail - Bron-Yr-Stomp [Led Zeppelin]

DISC TWO

1. Roadsaw - Vehicle [The Ides of March]
2. Novadriver - 20th Century Boy [T. Rex]
3. Alabama Thunderpussy - Hymn 43 [Jethro Tull]
4. Disengage - Communication Breakdown [Led Zeppelin]
5. Porn (The Men Of) - Out on the Weekend [Neil Young]
6. Milligram - Rumblin' Man [Cactus]
7. Tummler - Workin' for MCA [Lynyrd Skynyrd]
8. Fireball Ministry - Doctor Doctor [UFO]
9. Spirit Caravan - Wicked World [Black Sabbath]
10. Lowrider - Freelance Fiend [Leaf Hound]
11. The Mushroom River Band - Walk Away [Joe Walsh]
12. Broadsword - Woman Tamer [Sir Lord Baltimore]
13. Doubleneck - Don't Blow Your Mind [Alice Cooper]
14. Lord Sterling - Black to Comm [MC5]
15. The Brought Low - Till the Next Goodbye [Rolling Stones]
16. Scott Reeder - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You [Sugarloaf]
17. Tectonic Break - How Can You Win [Parish Hall]
18. Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned - The Pusher [Steppenwolf]

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3 comments:

Gav said...

Thanks for uploading this, much appriciated

Rinjo Njori said...

This is probably the most solid thing Smallstone has put out. 35+ tracks of some dead on 70's covers. i don't love all of them, but love more than I hate.

jrbaylor said...

great post man thanx