Tuesday, November 18, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Velvet underground Scepter Studios April 1966

1966 US THE ULTRA RARE NORMAN DOLPH'S VELVET UNDERGROUND SCEPTER STUDIO SESSION APRIL 25 1966 ACETATE NOW AGAIN ON EBAY FOR $ 80,000!!!


The rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recordings captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on The Velvet underground & Nico available now!
Norman Dolph's original acetate recording of the Scepter Studios material contains several recordings that would make it onto the final album, though many are different mixes of those recordings and three are different takes entirely. The acetate was cut on April 25, 1966, shortly after the recording sessions.
It would resurface decades later when it was bought by a collector of Montreal, Canada in 2002 at a flea market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City for a few coins. It was then sold on E-Bay from that collector for over $25k.
LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ACTUAL ACETATE HERE:


EXCUSE ANY SKIPS,BUMPS,OR HISH BUT IT'S THE REAL THING PLAYING!!!
 


Although ten songs were recorded during the Scepter sessions, only nine appear on the acetate cut. Dolph recalls "There She Goes Again" being the missing song (and, indeed, the version of "There She Goes Again" that appears on the final LP is attributed to the Scepter Studios session).
This recording represents the first studio session of The Velvet Underground at Scepter Studios in New York City during April 1966, these tracks represent the original versions of such legendary songs as Heroin, Venus In Furs and Waiting For The Man, before they were re-recorded at TTG Studios in Los Angeles and remixed for release on Verve in 1967 as The Velvet Underground And Nico.
Features:
• Scepter Studios Sessions - Alternate versions/mixes
Selections:
Side A:
1. European Son (Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker)
2. The Black Angel's Death Song (Lou Reed, John Cale)
3. All Tomorrow's Parties (Lou Reed)
4. I'll Be Your Mirror (Lou Reed)
Side B:
1. Heroin (Lou Reed)
2. Femme Fatale (Lou Reed)
3. Venus in Furs (Lou Reed)
4. I'm Waiting For the Man (Lou Reed)
5. Run Run Run (Lou Reed)


Monday, November 17, 2014

X-MAS WITH G.O.D. RECORDS

G.O.D. Records x-mas comp, our company's first sampler, a double cd, with music from all over the world.
130 mins trip!!!

DOMESTIC SHIPPING CHARGES INCLUDED 
E.U. SHIPPING CHARGES UNCLUDED
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES INCLUDED

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - 1972 GREECE KOSTAS TOURNAS-APERANTA CHORAFIA

1972 GREECE KOSTAS TOURNAS-APERANTA CHORAFIA (ENDLESS FIELDS)
ROCK PROG OPERA,CONCEPT ALBUM WITH THE GROUP RUTH AND THE NATIONAL GREEK OPERA.
LABEL: POLYDOR CAT. NO.:20421027
LISTEN FULL LP HERE:
After the split of "Poll", Kostas Tournas went on to record a great progressive-psychedelic concept solo album. A major progressive folk-rock opus with no distinction into separate tracks; it's a autobiographic concept album. Tournas wrote and arranged it for a large orchestra -something unbelievable, speaking for Greece, back in the early 70's- and a rock group (RUTH). He provided the vocals and the guitars by himself.

















Wednesday, October 29, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Music Emporium 1969

1969 USA MUSIC EMPORIUM-S/T PSYCHEDELIC ULTRA RARE DELIGHT!!
LABEL:SENTINEL CAT.NO.:PC 69001
LISTEN FULL LP WITH BONUS TRACKS HERE:
Very rare lp recorded in the begining as a demo,but Sentinel decided to go along and issue it in 200 copies,most of whom got lost and a 45 in promo and plain edition to forwarn the market,but nothing came up and the lp got lost in obscurity.So originals,if found,change hands at $4.500 nowadays!!!
The band didn't like the issue and thought they ought to re-master the songs but Sentinel felt it was fine,sth i agree with.

Initially called The CAGE, this trippy West Coast psych band from the 60's were quite sophisticated for their time. They started off in 1968 when keyboardist Bill Cosby joined forces with guitarist Dave Padwin and two female musicians, namely bassist Carolyn Lee and drummer Dora Wahl. All four were either classically trained or seasoned club veterans, Cosby himself being a UCLA music major. Evolving smack in the middle of the flower power era, they played their blistering rockers and wispy melodies quite convincingly, borrowing from jazz, classical music, avant-garde and rock. On the psychedelic side, they were definitely more song oriented than, say, early PINK FLOYD; although they did pour a mean dose of organ on their self-titled LP, released in 1969. Unfortunately, a year later Cosby got drafted and the band broke up.

Their album is a fascinating testimony of a different time and place. Highly organ dominated, it has just about everything one would expect from a late 60's album: driving rhythms, heavy guitar riffs, trippy Farfisa organ and cool, groovy male/female vocals by Cosby and especially Lee who delivers her druggy, cosmic lyrics with style. Their solos are concise and they know how to lock into a groove without jamming aimlessly, as did so many bands of that era.

Music Emporium
*Bill "Casey" Cosby - Vocals, Keyboards
*Dave Padwin - Guitar
*Carolyn Lee - Bass, Background Vocals
*Dora Wahl - Drums
1. Nam Myo Renge Kyo
2. Velvet Sunsets
3. Prelude
4. Catatonic Variations
5. Times Like This
6. Gentle Thursday
7. Winds Have Changed
8. Cage 17:18
9. Sun Never Shines
10. Day Of Wrath
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - The Fugs First Album 1965

1965 USA THE VILLAGE FUGS-"SING BALLADS OF CONTEMPORARY PROTEST,POINT OF VIEWS.AND GENERAL DISSATISFACTION"
~A ZANNY HIPPIE GARAGE PSYCH FOLK EXPERIMENTAL GEM~
LABEL: BROADSIDE RECORDS CAT.NO.:BR 304 MONO
LISTEN FULL ORIGINAL LP HERE:

The Fugs First Album is the 1965 debut album by The Fugs, described in their AllMusic profile as "arguably the first underground rock group of all time" In 1965, the album charted #142 on Billboard's "Top Pop Albums" chart. The album was originally released in 1965 as The Village Fugs Sing Ballads of Contemporary Protest, Point of Views, and General Dissatisfaction on Folkways Records before the band signed up with ESP-Disk, who released the album under its own label with a new name in 1966.The album was re-released in 1993 on CD.
 



History
When poet and publisher Ed Sanders established a bookstore next to the apartment of beat poet and publisher Tuli Kupferberg in 1963, the two decided to form a band, The Fugs, writing 50-60 songs between them prior to asking Ken Weaver to join.[5] The trio invited Steve Weber and Peter Stampfel of the band Holy Modal Rounders to perform with them at the 1963 grand opening of Sanders' bookstore. Sanders describes the event as heavily attended, with William S. Burroughs, George Plimpton and James Michener among the luminaries in attendance. Harry Everett Smith, producer of the famous Anthology of American Folk Music, persuaded Folkways Records to issue the Fugs' first album. Following recording sessions between November and February 1963-4, the album The Village Fugs—Ballads and Songs of Contemporary Protest, Points of View and General Dissatisfaction was released (Broadside BR 304; also listed with a related Folkways serial number, FW 05304, though it is unclear whether this is a separate pressing/edition). Following a nationwide tour, The Fugs signed a contract with ESP-Disk, who re-released the album in 1966 (ESP-1018), in both mono and stereo, with some changed edits and one substituted take (see below).
A large number of additional performances were captured in the sessions for this album. El Jardín De Las Delicias Psicodelicaseven of them first appeared on a 1967 ESP album entitled "Virgin Fugs" (ESP-1038), and an additional 7 performances (five led by the Holy Modal Rounders) first appeared on the mid-1970s compilation "Fugs 4, Rounders Score" (ESP-2018) The Fugs claim that both of these albums were unauthorized bootlegs. Three additional performances and some studio chatter appear on the Fugs' 4-CD box set "Don't Stop! Don't Stop!"
The currently available CD contains the later ESP stereo version of the album. It also includes, among its 11 bonus tracks, 6 outtakes from the sessions, including 5 from the above two ESP bootlegs. The other 11 tracks, the alternate performance of "Swineburne Stomp" from the Broadside album, and the other Broadside edit variations, remain unreleased in the CD era.
The recent Fugs box set "Don't Stop! Don't Stop!" contains an additional three performances from these recording sessions.
Variations
The original (mono) Broadside release contains different edits of some of the songs from the now standard stereo ESP release.
The first three songs have longer introductions (usually a few seconds or bars of music).
"Supergirl," while the same basic performance, has the line "Fuck like an angel" changed to "mmmm" like an angel." (Both versions render the last line as "shake like an mmmm in an mmmm").
"Swinburne Stomp" is an entirely different performance, introduced with Sanders' line "In the key of metaphysical distress."
"My Baby Done Left Me" edits out the final, very loud "shit", crudely replacing it with yodeling and a fade over a prior chorus. It does, however, leave in the earlier line "I'd give up heifer fucking."
The performance of "Boobs a Lot" starts later in the song, on the line "Down in the locker room."
The sound quality of the first session material is extremely muffled.
At least one pressing on the ESP label includes these same takes and edits. It is unclear when the substitutions were made.
ESP releases included at least three cover variations: a blue tinted cover, a black and white cover with advertisements on the back, and a later psychedelic painting of a wizard.
Track listing
"Slum Goddess" (Ken Weaver) – 1:58
"Ah, Sunflower, Weary of Time" (William Blake, Ed Sanders) – 2:15
"Supergirl" (Tuli Kupferberg) – 2:18
"Swinburne Stomp" (Sanders, A.C. Swinburne) – 2:50
"I Couldn't Get High" (Weaver) – 2:06
"How Sweet I Roamed" (Blake, Sanders) – 2:11
"Carpe Diem" (Kupferberg) – 5:07
"My Baby Done Left Me" (Sanders) – 2:18
"Boobs a Lot" (Steve Weber) – 2:12
"Nothing" (Kupferberg) – 4:18