Oct 10, 2013

RhoDeo 1340 Goldy Rhox 129

Hello, today the 129th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock, in the darklight a UK band, are an English rock band formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967, initially playing experimental blues rock, they later incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz, hard rock and art rock into their music.

After some internal shifts when Anderson and Cornick met guitarist/singer Mick Abrahams (b. Apr. 7, 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England) and drummer Clive Bunker (b. Dec. 12, 1946), the band coalesced.  They began playing two shows a week, trying out different names, including Navy Blue and Bag of Blues. One of the names that they used, borrowed from an 18th-century farmer/inventor, proved popular and memorable, and stuck. Early on, they had to face a problem of image and configuration, however. In the late spring of 1968, managers Terry Ellis and Chris Wright (who later founded Chrysalis Records) first broached the idea that Anderson give up playing the flute, and to allow Mick Abrahams to take center stage. However, Anderson's antics on-stage, jumping around in a ragged overcoat and standing on one leg while playing the flute, and his use of folk sources as well as blues and jazz, gave the band the potential to grab a bigger audience and some much-needed press attention.

During a career that has spanned more than forty years, the band have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

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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 is the fifth album by today's band, released 10th of March 1972. The album includes only one song, the title track, which spans the entire album. It was deliberately crafted in the style of a concept album (and as a "bombastic" and "over the top" parody. The original packaging, designed like a newspaper, claims the album to be a musical adaptation of an epic poem by a (fictional) 8-year-old boy, though the lyrics were actually written by the band's frontman, Ian Anderson.

The epic album is notable for its many musical themes, time signature changes and tempo shifts — all of which were features of the progressive rock scene, which was emerging at the time. In addition, the instrumentation includes harpsichord, xylophone, timpani, violin, lute, trumpet, saxophone, and a string section—all uncommon in blues-based rock. (The idiom "album title" is an expression signifying someone who is "stupid" or "slow to learn or understand". Beginning in March 1972, the band performed most of the album (excluding some of the edits on side 2) on tour for nearly a year. The performances grew in length to about 90 minutes, as the original piece was expanded with additional instrumental interludes and the instrumentals "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Bouree". At the conclusion of what was side one of the LP, a 5-minute "news and weather" comedy routine was inserted, giving the band (and audience) a break from the non-stop music.

The original LP cover was designed as a spoof of a 12-by-16-inch (305 by 406 mm) multiple-paged small-town English newspaper, entitled The St. Cleve Chronicle and Linwell Advertiser, with articles, competitions, adverts, etc., lampooning the parochial and amateurish local journalism that still exists in many places today, as well as certain classical album covers. On 3 April 2012, Ian Anderson released a long-delayed sequel,  focusing on the character of Gerald Bostock.

Goldy Rhox 129   (flac 234mb)

Goldy Rhox 129   (ogg 101mb)

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previously , all re-upped
Goldy Rhox 15   (flac 235mb)

Goldy Rhox 15    (ogg 110mb)

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