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    I know about Rare Earth stuff....and Power of Zeus, even though I'll probably never own it...and Crystal Mansion and Poor Boys and Howl The Good and Stoney & Meatloaf... Any others worth checking out?
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    Check Brass Monkey out if you can.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [b
      Quote[/b] (buddah @ June 05 2004,18:30)]Check Brass Monkey out if you can.
      Is that a group or song?
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      • #4
        Have you got the rare earth record on verve?

        Is this a 'name some good funky rock' question?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 05 2004,18:56)]Have you got the rare earth record on verve?

          Is this a &#39;name some good funky rock&#39; question?
          The group Rare Earth put something out on Verve??

          No, I seem to have accumulated a few LPs on the Rare Earth label lately, and they&#39;ve all had stuff on them I&#39;ve liked. I just wondered whether the label was as consistent as my purchases have suggested. I know they put out stuff like Pretty Things in the US, but I still don&#39;t know much about other groups (other than ones mentioned on inner sleeves of ones I own already).
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          • #6
            despite the brassss, i&#39;m feelin&#39; &#39;faith&#39; (under either moniker)
            kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ June 05 2004,18:39)]
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (buddah @ June 05 2004,18:30)]Check Brass Monkey out if you can.
              Is that a group or song?
              The group is Brass Monkey and i think the album does not have a title, although in the cover - that features (you guessed it - a brass monkey) the song list is featured and &quot;Sweet Water&quot; is highlited in a different colour. The album is from 1971.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ June 05 2004,19:12)]
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 05 2004,18:56)]Have you got the rare earth record on verve?

                Is this a &#39;name some good funky rock&#39; question?
                The group Rare Earth put something out on Verve??

                No, I seem to have accumulated a few LPs on the Rare Earth label lately, and they&#39;ve all had stuff on them I&#39;ve liked. I just wondered whether the label was as consistent as my purchases have suggested. I know they put out stuff like Pretty Things in the US, but I still don&#39;t know much about other groups (other than ones mentioned on inner sleeves of ones I own already).
                Yup. The rare Earth album on Verve is Dreams and Answers produced, arranged and conducted by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey&#33;

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                • #9
                  No date on my Verve rare Earth album but i&#39;m guessing 68. Pretty psiched out, even including some readings of Edgar Allan Poe stuff...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (buddah @ June 05 2004,19:22)]
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ June 05 2004,19:12)]
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 05 2004,18:56)]Have you got the rare earth record on verve?

                    Is this a &#39;name some good funky rock&#39; question?
                    The group Rare Earth put something out on Verve??

                    No, I seem to have accumulated a few LPs on the Rare Earth label lately, and they&#39;ve all had stuff on them I&#39;ve liked. I just wondered whether the label was as consistent as my purchases have suggested. I know they put out stuff like Pretty Things in the US, but I still don&#39;t know much about other groups (other than ones mentioned on inner sleeves of ones I own already).
                    Yup. The rare Earth album on Verve is Dreams and Answers produced, arranged and conducted by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey&#33;
                    That&#39;s a worrying production combination, if you ask me. They&#39;re wildly inconstent, with a lot of naff disco stuff under their belt. What&#39;s it like?

                    Thanks for the info on Brass Monkey.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ June 05 2004,19:25)]
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (buddah @ June 05 2004,19:22)]
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ June 05 2004,19:12)]
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 05 2004,18:56)]Have you got the rare earth record on verve?

                      Is this a &#39;name some good funky rock&#39; question?
                      The group Rare Earth put something out on Verve??

                      No, I seem to have accumulated a few LPs on the Rare Earth label lately, and they&#39;ve all had stuff on them I&#39;ve liked. I just wondered whether the label was as consistent as my purchases have suggested. I know they put out stuff like Pretty Things in the US, but I still don&#39;t know much about other groups (other than ones mentioned on inner sleeves of ones I own already).
                      Yup. The rare Earth album on Verve is Dreams and Answers produced, arranged and conducted by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey&#33;
                      That&#39;s a worrying production combination, if you ask me. They&#39;re wildly inconstent, with a lot of naff disco stuff under their belt. What&#39;s it like?

                      Thanks for the info on Brass Monkey.
                      Drums upfront, covers of soul songs (Stop/Where Did Our Heart Go, Get Ready, Searchin&#39, brassy at spots, intros featuring moog, really good scratch guitar moments. I really rate this album... no signs of naff disco, although a couple of numbers feature strings.

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                      • #12
                        The Rare Earth record on verve did come out in 1968,
                        Rustix are a pretty groovy rock band there come on people (which is a good listen all the way through, my personal faves are the title track and &#39;hey mose&#39 LP on rare earth is produced by R Dean Taylor who also plays piano and the band recorded on Cadet before that.
                        Also worth checking out are the sunday funnies whose LP with &#39;walk down the path of freedom&#39; and &#39;crack in a bell&#39;
                        Check http://www.bsnpubs.com/rareearth.html for much more details.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (BONBON @ June 05 2004,20:29)]The Rare Earth record on verve did come out in 1968,
                          Rustix are a pretty groovy rock band there come on people (which is a good listen all the way through, my personal faves are the title track and &#39;hey mose&#39 LP on rare earth is produced by R Dean Taylor who also plays piano and the band recorded on Cadet before that.
                          Also worth checking out are the sunday funnies whose LP with &#39;walk down the path of freedom&#39; and &#39;crack in a bell&#39;
                          Check http://www.bsnpubs.com/rareearth.html for much more details.
                          I have a phd in motown and thats the undisputed truth....
                          Yeah... i also have that sunday funnies record. Cartoons on the cover right? I was forgetting about that one...

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                          • #14
                            I love Rare Earth - the band and the label.

                            Impact of Brass - Down at the Brass Works is a good one - soul covers in a funky rock style with the occasional Sitar. The second Sunday Funnies LP - Benediction I think - has a couple of good &#39;uns too. Also the Sounds Nice LP came out on Rare Earth too and is usually much easier to get and cheaper than the Parlophone copy.
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                            • #15
                              The Rare Earth album on Verve is their debut, before Motown picked em up. Excellent cover of &#39;6345789&#39; on there.

                              Concur on the Rustix as well. Probably the most whacked out cover of &#39;Hard to handle&#39; you&#39;re ever likely to hear. I charted this a while back, and the lead vocalist emailed me giving me props for keeping his music alive. Nice.

                              Matrix is worthy of picking up, but only for cheap - it&#39;s a one tracker, really. The God Squad is an interesting pick. A cover version of Wade in the Water, which is quite cool, as well as an OK version of Superstar. Features the lead guitarist and percussionist from Sod.

                              One I&#39;ve kept under my hat for a while, mainly because it never seems to turn up (possibly a low quantity pressed) is the self titled album by Denis Stoner. Very folky, and a great version of &#39;Southern Man&#39;.

                              And of course, Toe Fat. Certainly their first self titled album is well worth the get.

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