Mar 29, 2012

RhoDeo 1213 Goldy Rhox 65

Hello, today the 65th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. Todays artist in the blacklight was shaded before at Goldy Rhox 34, a brilliant self taught guitarist and like so many he had his insecurities and depressions to contend with. Then there was the music industry that screwed him during his life, and later shamelessly proceeded to make tens of millions from his legacy. Gosh that sounds familiar somehow.

Shortly before he died he had stated to a friend. 'I'm having a real bad time with my managers and lawyers' he said. 'They're killing me; everything is wired against me and it's getting so bad I can't eat or sleep...'" No wonder then the self-taught guitarist was terribly unhappy, extremely depressed. September 18, 1970 he was found dead in controversial circumstances

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Todays mystery album has been cited as one of the greatest debut albums of the rock era, it was released in the UK in May 1967 without the three singles, as was the custom in the UK at that time. Although word of the artist phenomenon spread to the US, he was not seen in America (and no records were released) until the summer of 1967, when, at Paul McCartney's insistence, the band appeared at the Monterey Pop Festival, held in Monterey California on June 18, 1967. The performance, which the artist climaxed by burning his guitar, was filmed by D.A. Pennebaker for the documentary Monterey Pop It was only after this show-stealing performance that his American and Canadian label, Reprise Records, prepared the album for release, but with some significant changes.

The cover and the art on the album changed. The UK cover, which featured a picture of the band on a black background, was abandoned, and a more psychedelic design was devised by photographer designer Karl Ferris (whose group portraits appeared on all three of the band's US album covers). Secondly, and more crucially, 3 tracks were all removed in order to make way for the three UK hit singles, with the running order being shuffled in the process. The album was an instant success and was a best-selling album in the United States 4x platinum in 1968, and critics subsequently regarded it as one of the best rock albums of all time. In 2003, the US version of the album was ranked #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, NME ranked it #29 in its list.

Goldy Rhox 65 (flac 248mb)

Goldy Rhox 65 ( ogg 96mb)

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