Chico Magnetic Band (1971)

Chico Magnetic Band - Chico Magnetic Band CD. Reissue of rare as hell 1973 French psychedelic heavy rock album that rides a strong Hendrix acid trip. This is a great album loaded with violent ripping fuzz lashes

1. Explosion
2. Pop Pull Hair
3. Lot of Things
4. We All Come and Go
5. To Where I Belong
6. My Sorrow
7. Cross Town Traffic
8. Pop Orbite
9. Girl of Ocean*
10. Phantasm*
11. Pop Or Not*
12. Inverse*




Robert (Bob) Lorne Hunter (October 13, 1941–May 2, 2005) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. A member of the Don't Make a Wave Committee in 1969 with Dorothy and Irving Stowe, Marie and Jim Bohlen, and Ben and Dorothy Metcalfe. He was a co-founder of Greenpeace in 1972 with Patrick Moore, Ben Metcalfe, Jim Bohlen, Irving Stowe and several other members. Hunter, the first President of Greenpeace, was a long-time campaigner for environmental causes.

Grace Potter the Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere (2007)

Okay...this one is for the lady readers of MUD. Grace has an amazing vintage 70's style voice. Great accessible songs. Nice guitar work. Prime keys. End of the summer riffage as we head into the harvest season. Pour a glass of wine with good company on the shores somewhere... soak it in. They have a new drop coming in the fall of 2009.
File under John Hiatt, Bob Segar, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow - wino


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is a Vermont-based band that has recently gained national attention with its newest album,This Is Somewhere. The band blends funky blues, soul and rock from the sixties and early seventies.

The lead vocalist is 26-year-old Grace Potter who attended St. Lawrence University for two years before heading off into the world of music. She plays the Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer Electric Piano, and electric and acoustic guitars. Also in the band are Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar/harmonica), and Matthew Burr (drums). Bryan Dondero played bass (electric and upright) and mandolin with the group until his departure in early 2009.

The band has independently recorded and released two albums, Original Soul (2004) and Nothing but the Water (2005). Marketing efforts include word-of-mouth, online promotion and marketing through indie911.com. The band signed a deal with Hollywood Records in December 2005 and re-released Nothing but the Water on May 23, 2006.[4]

In 2005, the band was nominated for two categories at the Boston Music Awards; Best Local Female Artist and Best New Local Act. It also performed at the awards ceremony.[citation needed]

In 2006, the band won the Jammy for Best New Groove and was nominated for two more Boston Music Awards: Album Of The Year (major) for the re-release of Nothing But The Water, and Female Vocalist Of The Year (for front woman Grace Potter).

The band released its third album, This Is Somewhere, on August 7, 2007 on Hollywood Records and toured that fall supporting Gov't Mule for its October and November North American tour

1. "Ah Mary" - 4:36
2. "Stop the Bus" - 3:52
3. "Apologies" - 5:12
4. "Ain't No Time" - 3:27
5. "Mr. Columbus" - 3:41
6. "You May See Me" - 4:27
7. "Lose Some Time" - 5:22
8. "Mastermind" - 3:58
9. "Here's to the Meantime" - 3:59
10. "Falling or Flying" - 4:57
11. "Big White Gate" - 4:56


WEIRD OWL - ever the silver cord be loosed (2009)

WEIRD OWL manages the neat trick of sounding retro and modern at the same time on Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed. Though wallowing firmly in the mire of 60s psychedelia, dark mystic division, the Brooklyn quintet creates its own shuffling swamp thing out of the magick muck. The band’s midtempo pace and guitar-centric attack recall prime CRAZY HORSE, its dark aura the haunted atmospheres of groups like BLACK WIDOW, its lyrics the mushroom intellectual whimsy of any number of well-meaning late 60s acid philosophers. It’s like an angry LOVE translating the ALEISTER CROWLEY oeuvre into music with NEIL YOUNG on guitar. As such, songs like “Tobin’s Spirit Guide” and “Do What the Owl Wilt” won’t slap you across the face to get attention – they’d rather slither at a measured pace until your brain cells make room.
The album is definitely a grower – the rush won’t hit you immediately, but once it does, you’ll wonder where it’s been when you needed it.

01. Mind Mountain
02. Skeletelepathic
03. 13 Arrows 13 Stars
04. Tobin's Spirit Guide
05. Do What Th' Owl Wilt
06. Phases Of The Moon
07. In The Secrecy Of Oceans
08. Flying Low Through The Air After Thunder




The Black Crowes - Before the First

Before the Frost... features eleven new and previously unreleased Black Crowes songs .
According to the band’s press release, the recording process for this album was unique in that the songs were “performed and recorded in front of an intimate audience of the band’s fans, making them a part of the Black Crowes musical history.



Robert Plant - The Principle of Moments (1983)

Here's a few recording I revisted while on the shores of the great lakes. Fire pits under the s stars. I forgot how good these sound for early 1980's. When your ears are tired and torn from too much FUZZ guitar - just play these. Here's a tip guys, the ladies like them too.

Released July 11, 1983
Recorded Rockfield Studios
Monmouth, Wales

The Principle of Moments is the second solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. It was Plant's second top 10 album in the United States and United Kingdom. It also gave him his first solo Top 40 hit with "Big Log". The most popular track on album-oriented rock radio in the US was "Other Arms", which reached number one on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. Genesis drummer Phil Collins played drums for six of the album's eight songs (as he did on Pictures at Eleven). On the other two tracks former Jethro Tull drummer Barriemore Barlow performed.

Like Plant's first solo album, Pictures at Eleven, the songs departed from the hard rock of Led Zeppelin. Following the strength of these albums, Plant launched a successful tour in 1983. Phil Collins was the drummer for Plant's band on this tour. Collins was content to perform in the background, despite his own enormous success as a solo artist at the time.

Side one

1. "Other Arms" (Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt) – 4:20
2. "In the Mood" (Plant, Blunt, Paul Martinez) – 5:19
3. "Messin' with the Mekon" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) – 4:40
4. "Wreckless Love" (Plant, Blunt) – 5:18

Side two

1. "Thru' with the Two Step" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) – 5:33
2. "Horizontal Departure" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Jezz Woodroffe) – 4:19
3. "Stranger Here... Than Over There" (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Woodroffe)
4. "Big Log" (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) – 5:03


* Robert Plant - vocals
* Robbie Blunt - guitars
* Paul Martinez - bass
* Jezz Woodroffe - keyboards
* Phil Collins - drums on 1-3, 5-6, 8 + all the bonus tracks on the 2007


Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven (1982)

Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
Released June 28, 1982
Recorded Rockfield Studios
Monmouth, Wales

Pictures at Eleven is the debut solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. Genesis drummer Phil Collins played drums for six of the album's eight songs. Ex-Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell handled drums on "Slow Dancer" and "Like I've Never Been Gone".

Pictures at Eleven is the only one of Plant's solo albums to appear on Led Zeppelin's record label Swan Song. It was overseen by Led Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant and was a vehicle for the band to promote its own products as well as sign artists who found it difficult to win contracts with other major labels. The decision to launch the label came after Led Zeppelin's five year contract with Atlantic Records expired at the end of 1973. Atlantic Records ultimately distributed the label's product.

By the time of Plant's next release, 1983's The Principle of Moments, Swan Song had ceased to function and Plant had started his own label titled Es Paranza, which would also be distributed by Atlantic Records.

Side one

1. "Burning Down One Side" – 3:55
2. "Moonlight in Samosa" – 3:58
3. "Pledge Pin" – 4:01
4. "Slow Dancer" – 7:43

Side two

1. "Worse Than Detroit" – 5:55
2. "Fat Lip" – 5:05
3. "Like I've Never Been Gone" – 5:56
4. "Mystery Title" – 5:16


* Robert Plant - vocals
* Robbie Blunt - guitars
* Jezz Woodroffe - keyboards & synthesizers
* Phil Collins - drums on 1-3, 5-6, 8, 9 & 10
* Cozy Powell - drums on 4 & 7
* Paul Martinez - bass
* Raphael Ravenscroft - saxophone on 3



We're back from a summer break! I herd lots of great music and will be posting shorly but man.... The north country is alive and well. The summer was full of flora, fauna, music and green living.

A new found purpose in my life is to change my greedy consumer ways. Stop spending on stupid little things and be more aware of what's going on around me. Sustainable living. A lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources. We're rapidly approaching 7 billion on this planet. If 1/4 of us changed a few things in our lives we can make a huge impact. The key I think is, take action and connect with others doing the same thing NOW!!!....

Here's a few I do.

1. Buy organic and locally grown food. Or better yet, grow your own.

Supermarkets leave the impression that every fruit and vegetable should be available year-round. However, in order to accommodate this demand, they stock produce that has been shipped cross-country if not from other continents. Buying locally saves shipping energy and preserves both flavor and nutrients. http://100milediet.org/

2. Take Action

Make change as a Cyber activist: sign petitions, stay informed, put pressure on government and more. Stay informed and volunteer

3. Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

Since plastic grocery bags can't be recycled, take them back to the store and use them to bag your new groceries. Use rechargeable batteries to reduce hazardous waste from dead batteries. Reduce your waste. Bring your own coffee cup or water bottle to work to avoid buying Styrofoam or paper cups and throwing them away every day. Also, bring your lunch in a reusable container rather than a disposable paper bag. Lastly, make sure your company has an easy-to-use recycling program and that everyone is educated on how it works.

4. Drive Intelligently

Combine errands. Carpool. Take public transit or walk/bike. I once took the train northbound, when I actually could have drove my van. It was cheaper, a cool ride and let me catch up on some reading too.

There are plenty of other things we all can do...but the most important
Is: take action now.

Lifestyle choices and decisions. We loose everything or we have everything to gain. It's your choice.


More music to come soon!