Jan 16, 2014

RhoDeo 1402 Goldy Rhox 143

Hello, today the 143rd post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock in the darklight an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971. They released five studio albums and seventeen singles, six of which made the top ten, and sold close to 40 million records worldwide. The group comprised John Phillips (1935–2001), Canadian Denny Doherty (1940–2007), Cass Elliot (1941–1974), and Michelle Phillips née Gilliam (b. 1944). Their sound was based on four-voice two-part vocal harmonies arranged by songwriter and leader, John Phillips, an innovator who adapted folk to the new "beat" style of the early sixties.

By the end of 1968 it appeared that the band was no more. Its chart performance had become increasingly erratic, with three of its last four singles failing on both sides of the Atlantic. As John Phillips recalled, "Times had changed. The Beatles showed the way. Music itself was heading toward a technological and compositional complexity that would leave many of us behind. It was tough to keep up. The group "made it official" at the beginning of 1969: "Dunhill released us from our contracts and we were history, though we still owed the label another album. It warned that each member of the group would be sued for $250,000 if they did not deliver . Thus the last album of new material, People Like Us, was released in November 1971.

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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 was released march 1966 it's the debut album by today's artists. The quartet's debut album, became its only number-one on the Billboard 200. The third and final single from the album, "Monday, Monday", was released in March 1966. It became the band's only number-one hit in the US, reached number three in the UK, and was the first number-one on Spain's new Los 40 Principales. "Monday, Monday" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1967. It was also nominated for Best Performance by a Vocal Group, Best Contemporary Song, and Record of the Year. In 2003, today's mystery album was ranked #127 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Today's mystery album is one of the first to have several different covers. The first cover featured the group in a bathroom sitting in a bathtub with a toilet in the corner. The album with this cover was pulled from stores after the toilet was declared indecent. The remaining covers featuring the toilet have since become collector's items. A second album cover was then released with a scroll over the toilet listing the presence of "California Dreamin'" on the album. Two more songs were later added to the scroll/box over the toilet. Still later, a Gold Record Award blurb was added (in black) to the left of the group. Finally, a later album cover was released with a closely cropped shot of the band surrounded by a black border that removed any hint that the picture was taken in a bathroom. Whatever, it remains a completely  banal cover.

Goldy Rhox 143   (flac 196mb)

Goldy Rhox 143   (ogg 82mb)

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concorde said...


Rho said...

Hello Concorde I can only assume you mistake me for somebody else as I haven't gone anywhere else, at least on this level of existence. I did stop smoking last week.

Best Wishes, Rho