31 de marzo de 2010

THE NOVA LOCAL - Nova 1 (USA-1967) @320

Americanos.Muy buen disco,,Mezcla de West Coast,toques blues y exquisitas voces.

This band were students at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Their album, which was recorded in New York in December 1966, is definitely worth investigating and is a minor collectable. Its very Anglophile sound garnered it a U.K. release, although the band had split by April 1967.

Bassist Jim Opton told U-Spaces:- "We were a band that was making a pretty good living playing fraternity parties around the campus, and a few cellar clubs in Chapel Hill. My fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, was sponsoring a charity concert for our scholarship fund, and we decided to go for broke that year and book a big name. We contacted William Morris Agency in New York, and booked Chad and Jeremy. We needed an opening act, so I booked my own band... got us real cheap. The deal was that Rob Heller, who was with the Morris Agency would come and hear us play. He signed us immedately after the concert. A week later he hooked us up with Elliot Mazer, who became our producer. Elliot also worked as a song peddler for E.B. Marks Music, who published the music. We got a recording contract with Decca, I don't know how, but Rob put that deal together with Elliot, and the next thing I know, we are in the studio with all kinds of famous people that had us in awe for the first 35 seconds or so. I do know that somebody thought we were kind of special, because the studio was absolutely closed to visitors while we were there, and we were not allowed to take home raw tape to play for anyone. We did a lot of things that were pretty advanced for our time. Listen carefully to Morning Dew for example. The strange vocal effects were done by feeding the vocals through a Leslie Tone Cabinet from a Hammond B3. Also, the bass lead is the first bass feedback lead I think I can remember in a rock song. I blew up the amp doing it!! Cost me $750 (a LOT of money I didn't have in 1966)!! But, it was a hell of a lick. The album was essentially recorded by five of us: Randy, Bill, Joe, Cam and me. Phil had departed for law school. I believe he is alive and well, and practicing law in Charlotte, N.C."

"Actually, there is one little piece or two of rock and roll history that goes with that album. It was the first ever recorded using the very new, and relatively unknown, Dolby NR System. It took up a good size room at the time. The engineer for the album, Fred Catero, was also the engineer for Simon and Garfunkel."

Joe Mendyk had earlier played in Tri-Power, The Better Days and The Warlocks (with an excellent 45 on Decca). The 'A' side of their first 45, excellent harmony pop-punk, can be heard on Echoes In Time, Vol. 2 (LP) and Echoes In Time Vol's 1 & 2 (CD), the flip is on the album. Forgotten Man, also from the album, has resurfaced on Baubles - Down To Middle Earth (LP).

Ripeado de vinilo por GALACTICGARDEN.

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8 comentarios:

Circinus dijo...

A beautiful record!!! Thankx for posting.

Woody dijo...

Buen disco que la primera conclusión que saco es que se hace muy corto. Hay que volver a escucharlo de nuevo!!! Muchas gracias!!!


Pep Sonic dijo...

Tengo el cd que sacó Radioactive y no me pierdo un ripeo del original por nada del mundo. Un disco recomendable. Gracias por el rip del vinilo Galactic.

josue dijo...

De nuevo aquí compañeros, después de unas cortas vacaciones. No sabría decir por qué pero nunca me había tomado un tiempo para escuchar este disco, lo había tenido en mis manos algunas veces y siempre lo había deshechado. Qué equivocado estaba, hoy he tomado ese tiempo y debo decir que ha valido y mucho la pena. Muy buen disco sin llegar a ser un disco 10 pero sí un disco que en su día debí haber comprado. Hasta pronto y un saludo Galacticgarden.

Anónimo dijo...

muchas gracias !!!

pimpon dijo...

Mi primera impresión al escucharlos fue gratificante.
La segunda vez que los escuché los califiqué como un gran grupo, y la tercera vez me dije me los llevo a casa.
Me encantan la variedad y originalidad de los temas del disco. Esos cambios de ritmo son maarvillosos.
Una vez más gracias Galactigarden.

Anónimo dijo...

Muy buen disco de pop psycho USA sin complicaciones, lo compre hace unos 15 años y no me he cansado de oirlo.
Cada vez es mas raro un original por lo que se agardece un ripeo de la ediccion original

[erick] dijo...

Que voces más bonitas, discazo.