mardi 21 décembre 2010

Hard Horse - Let It Ride / Hang Old Freddy (1972)

Here's your Christmas present folks ! 
Just a warning: this DOPE is very, very addictive !

I first have to say that the band is British but this single was released on many labels, especially on Splendid (from La-Chaux-de-Fonds). It features Paul Thomas (vocals) who played in the band Peppermint Circus (from Coventry, UK). Producers are Ben Findon and Peter Shelley.

Swiss release on Splendid label

The song was originally released in 1971, on "D'Art" label. Other copies were made on different labels, probably for all DJs of the world... Let's say it, between all different covers, the swiss one looks definitely the best ! It shows how the song "Let It Ride" literally kicks ass !  You have now access to the definitive raw psych nugget which will keep playing in your mind for many days. Merry Christmas and "Let It Ride" !

First UK release on D'Art label

French release on Vogue label

German release on United Artists label

Pink Elephant label

lundi 20 décembre 2010

Bruno Spoerri - Rollin' (Überreicht Durch Die Generaldirektion SBB) (1973)

Another one-sided promo single from the magician Bruno Spoerri ! The single is in fact an advertisement for the Swiss Federal Railways (in german SBB = Schweizerische Bundesbahnen). 

Imagine a high pitched melody lead by a deep funky bass mixed with train sounds and announcements... Delirious stuff but precursory for 1973 !

Rarity Indication

Rather common



Very rare

Almost impossible to find !

Holy Grail !!!