30 oct. 2009

SUN DRAGON - feat. Ritchie Blackmore,Ian Paice & Jon Lord

01 Green Tambourine (2:25) (Leka ,Pinz)
02 So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (2:01) (Hillman, McGuinn)
03 Seventeen (2:43)
04 Peacock Dress (2:19)
05 Five White Horses (2:30)
06 Far Away Mountain (2:53)
07 Blueberry Blue (2:22) (Leka ,Pinz)
08 Love Minus Zero (3:19) (Dylan)
09 I Need All The Friends I Can Get (2:26)
10 Windy (2:10) (Friedman)
11 Empty Highway (2:39)
12 Look At The Sun (2:56)

Members: Rob Freeman, Ian McLintock
Sun Dragon was a group associated with producer Derek Lawrence, and their studio sides included accompaniment by Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice, in the time after the latter three had given up on Roundabout

Rob Freeman (guitar and vocals)and Ian McLintock (bass and vocals)never quite achieved rock stardom, but it wasn't for a lack of talent or effort, and their career together unwittingly serves as a superb example of the shifting tides of the British rock scene in the 1960s and early '70s.
Freeman and McLintock first worked together in the Others, an R&B combo from Southwest London whose lone single, a cover of Bo Diddley's "Oh Yeah," was a well crafted rave-up in the manner of the Rolling Stones and the Pretty Things.
, along with an unreleased follow-up, but by 1966 the Others had split and Freeman and McLintock had formed a new band, the more pop-oriented Sands. There was more than a bit of nascent psychedelia in Sands' music, especially their cover of the Bee Gees' "Mrs. Gillespie's Refrigerator" and "Listen to the Sky," an original that ends in a bizarre noise coda that quotes Holst's he Planets! After one single Sands fell apart, despite management by Brian Epstein, but Freeman and McLintock soldiered on with a new project, Sun Dragon, which scored an almost-hit with their cover of the Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine" in 1968 (with typical luck, their label's pressing plant went on strike as the single was starting to gain radio play, prematurely ending its run on the charts). Sun Dragon's music was more polished and calculatingly commercial than their earlier efforts, with polished production and a strong emphasis on covers, but the group's first and only album

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DJ Useo dijo...

I liked reading your post,so I went & checked it out.Very good for '68.



5D74-HGYT6-XX dijo...

five white horses, gran canción. raro que no tuviera más exito

Mas Deep Purple ,Family & Relatives

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