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Sunday March 8th, 2015 with Dāv Fot
Third Ear Band!

Starting out in 'Post-British-Blues-Boom-white-soul/funk', thru reg'lar ol' hard rock, into Some jazz (well, a track from local Arkestra-philes' Rake-Star's new album 'Some Ra' - I had intended to pay more, but the Third Ear Band feature ballooned out-of-control... more jazz next week, promise!) and finishing up with a big (and I mean BIG) feature on the Third Ear Band's band of eastern-inspired improv/raga-folk/psychedelia! Yow!
I love combining genre-names. How's 'Post-British-blues-Boom-white-soul/funk' fit Brian Auger? A good place to start, anyway.
Don't Look Away
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Live Oblivion
God Make Me Funky
Headhunters - Survival of the Fittest
Your City is Falling
If - 2
Moving toward the harder-rocking stuff with a detour thru Q-prog and then into some early-70's rawk, making for an all-vintage-Canadian set!
La Machine Infernale
Ville Emard Blues Band - S/T Canadian
Harmonium - Cinq Saisons Canadian
A New Day Has Arisen
Jackal - S/T Canadian
April Mountain
Christmas - Heritage Canadian
Now into some of the harder stuff, starting with what I consider one of the best Hard-rock LPs ever perpetrated - a supergroup if ever there was one: Armageddon, with ex-Yardbirds/Rennaissance/Steamhammer/Captain Beyond/Johnny Winter. Who knows what they would've done if Keith Relf hadn't passed away!
Basking in the White Light of the Midnight Sun
Armageddon - S/T
Dancing Madly Backwards
Captain Beyond - S/T
Black Sabbath - S/T
Look a Py-Py
Invaders - Spacing Out
Rake-Star - Some Ra Canadian New
Now onto the Feature of the evening, a look at the works of British experimental folk-raga-psych band, the Third Ear Band. Their first album, Alchemy, was released in 1969, (featuring John Peel playing jaw harp on one track), followed by self-titled LP (aka Elements) in 1970. They recorded two soundtracks, the first in 1970 for an animated film by Herbert Fuchs of Abelard and Heloise (which first saw release in 1997) and then in 1971 for Roman Polanski's film of Macbeth. After various later incarnations and albums they finally disbanded in 1993 owing to leader and percussionist Glen Sweeney's ongoing health problems. A recording made in 1972 was released in 2004 called 'The Magus', perhaps the most accessible LP in their discography.
Ghetto Raga
Third Ear Band - Alchemy - 1969
Part 1
Third Ear Band - Abelard and Heloise - 1970
Third Ear Band - Third Ear Band (Elements) - 1970
Inverness- Macbeth's Return-The Preparation-Fanfare-Duncan's Arrival
Third Ear Band - Music from Macbeth - 1972
The Magus
Third Ear Band - The Magus - 1972
More Mosaic
Third Ear Band - Live Ghosts - 1988
Midnight on Mars
Third Ear Band - Magic Music - 1990
Midnight Drums
Third Ear Band - Brain Waves - 1993
Behind The Pyramids
Third Ear Band - Songs From The Hydrogen Jukebox - 1998
Interactive CKCU
e.V., Queen of Doom
Rock on! \w/

12:00 AM, March 9th, 2015
e.V., Queen of Doom
:-( I missed the harmonium? Damn!

12:01 AM, March 9th, 2015
Dave Faught (host)
Hi e.V QoD! I am 'growing into' Harmonium as I get older. That Cinq Saisons LP is stunning!

12:14 AM, March 9th, 2015
Professor Mike
I have Harmonium on original vinyl, first 3 albums.

12:29 AM, March 9th, 2015
e.V., Queen of Doom
It certainly is! 'Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison' has got to be one of the best albums of all time. It still sounds amazing! Did you know Serge Fiori has a new album out that's up for a couple of Junos? :-)

6:32 AM, March 9th, 2015
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