Sep 26, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Goldy Rhox 127

Hello, today the 127th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  In the darklight is a UK band who were, from the outset, a prototype of the 'rock supergroup' with the members coming from The Nice , King Crimson and Atomic Rooster. They found success in the 1970s and have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith(keyboards), Greg (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.

Their sound is dominated by the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer of the flamboyant Keith. The band's compositions are heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and – at least in their early years – hard rock. Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the sub-genre of symphonic rock. The spilt up in 1979 In 1991, they reformed and issued a 1992 comeback album, Black Moon, on JVC. Their 1992–93 world tours were successful, physical problems blocked too much touring and by 1998 it was all over. Until 0n 25 July 2010, they played a one-off 40th anniversary concert, headlining the High Voltage Festival event in Victoria Park, London. The entire concert was later released as the double-CD live album High Voltage.

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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.

Today's mystery album is the fourth studio album by today's band, released in 19 Nov 1973. That year the band had garnered enough recognition to form their own record label, Manticore Records, and purchased an abandoned cinema as their own rehearsal hall. In late 1973, today's mystery album, with sleeve designed by H. R. Giger, became the band's best-known studio album. The lyrics were co-written by Peter Sinfield, whom Greg Lake had collaborated with in King Crimson. It was their most ambitious album to date, with one of the tracks, "Karn Evil 9", sprawling over both sides of the album. It also contained a cover of Alberto Ginastera's Toccata, the first musical recording to employ synthesised percussion, in the form of an acoustic drum kit fitted with pick-ups that triggered electronic sounds, which were combined with the kit's acoustic sounds. Ginastera's publishers' initial response was that Ginastera did not allow adaptations of his work, and they weren't going to grant the publishing rights. Emerson flew to Geneva to discuss his arrangement with Ginastera himself. Once Ginastera heard it, he personally arranged for clearance. The subsequent world tours were documented with a massive three-LP live recording, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends.

The album cover features distinctive Giger monochromatic biomechanical artwork, integrating an industrial mechanism with a human skull and the band's logo (also created by Giger). The lower part of the skull's face is covered by a circular "screen", which shows the mouth and lower face in its flesh-covered state. In the original LP release, the front cover was split in half down the center, except for the circular screen section (which was attached to the right half). Opening the halves revealed a painting of the complete face: a human female (modeled after Giger's then-partner Li Tobler, with "alien" hair and multiple scars, including the infinity symbol and a scar from a frontal lobotomy. The two images of the woman are very similar, but the outer image (in the circle) contains what appears to be the top of a phallus below her chin. The original acrylic-on-paper paintings were lost (or stolen) after a Giger exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague, which ended 31 August 2005. Giger's logo, became a standard for the band and has been used extensively since. Giger states in his book that the band never paid the bill for his artwork for this album. How shameless... Here the remastered version of the album from 2008, the bonus disc contains different recordings and mixes of the album's tracks, as well as two bonus tracks.

Goldy Rhox 127   (flac 289mb)

Goldy Rhox 127 Bonus   (flac 429mb)

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Goldy Rhox 127 (ogg 117mb)

Goldy Rhox 127 Bonus   (ogg 173mb)

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Goldy Rhox 13 re-rip (ogg 114mb)

Goldy Rhox 106   (flac 261mb)

Goldy Rhox 106  (ogg 113mb)

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