Tuesday, September 04, 2007

by Manila #8

Manila said...
Hi Lizardson,
Please don't post these if you think they are 'off topic.' I offer them only because I have a certain attachment to this blog, and because my 'Nice Enough To Eat' and 'You Can All Join In' posts (plus hermanthegerman's fabulous 'Bumpers') seemed to elicit a collective sigh of nostalgia from many of your visitors...and I suspect these albums will have the same effect. The fact is, thousands of us (in the UK at least) bought them in search of Argent or Johnny Winter, only to discover new wonders like Roy Harper, Trees, Laura Nyro or Tom Rush.

Whether you post them or not, I promise I'll get back to some nice singer/songwriter/folk stuff with my next offering!

CBS/Columbia samplers:

'Fill Your Head With Rock' (CBS UK 1970)





















Download Part.1
Download Part.2


'The Rock Machine Turns You On' (CBS UK 1968)


















Download

No need to hesitate, your choice is always FANTASTIC.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An awesome album these samplers were a godsend to such as myself.
At the time I was an apprentice in the steel industry and my wage was only 3pounds 2\6 per week so couldn't aford many albums These let me hear artists I would never have discovered otherwise.

05 September, 2007 04:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to remember another rock machine album
Rock Machine I love You

05 September, 2007 04:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for these samplers, They take me back to a time that I only just remember!

05 September, 2007 08:08  
Blogger Private Beach said...

I used to own both these albums, as well as the Island ones posted earlier - it's good to be reminded of them.

And thanks Lizardson for a great blog - there's a lot of good stuff here that I remember, and some so obscure that I missed it at the time (and I like a lot of obscure stuff).

05 September, 2007 11:58  
Anonymous Manila said...

There was indeed another album called 'Rock Machine - I Love You', but I never owned it and I don't remember it being quite so polpular. On the other hand, if anyone has it I'd love to hear it!

05 September, 2007 22:24  
Anonymous Manila said...

Incidentally, I intended posting the final Island sampler 'El Pea' but I notice it's missing the Jimmy Cliff track 'Can't stop worrying...'

Would people still like to have it?
Let me know, guys.

05 September, 2007 22:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As with the Island samplers, it's just brilliant to hear these again after so any years... The Rock Machine was the first (if I recall) and it opened so many doors of my perception.
Many thanks Manila for these, and many thanks Lizardson for such a cool blog.

06 September, 2007 06:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYHWR is the album in the '70s that first introduced me amongst others to the likes of The Flock and Black Widow. Unfortunately, during one of my moves I lost the album - so many thanks for bringing back such great memories.

I also used to own another sampler album that had a version of the song "I'm a Man" that I absolutely loved, but for the life of me cannot remember the title of the album. Anyone recall what the album might be? The album came out around the same time as the FYHWR sampler.

06 September, 2007 07:17  
Anonymous Karel said...

These are great compilatons!

Thanks a lot!!

07 September, 2007 00:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great albums, great site - thanks for the memories. Should still have these at my parents place. Regret that I have no room here for all my old LPs and 45s :'(

07 September, 2007 00:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mucho thanks for some great memories and times when wages were small these sampler albums were a godsend and opened our ears to so many different artists. great blog and choice of music "long may you run"

07 September, 2007 05:27  
Anonymous Steve said...

Echo all the comments, being one who found Tim Rose and Roy Harper. I also remember Mike Raven's Blues Sampler from about the same time, where I found Mable Hillery's acapella, "Its So Hard To Be A Nigger", which Mike described, talking on the record, something like "It takes you back to the days of the field songs". She was a USAn black blues/folk artist and her album was marvellous.

10 September, 2007 15:45  
Anonymous Prowler said...

Hard to add to the above but these brought me back to the "old" days.
I had all the samplers poated so far but last them along the way and its great to hear them again.
Many many thanks to all concerned.

I'm still missing "Rockbuster" with Arnold Swarzenegger ?? on the front but live in hope.

Thanks again.

11 September, 2007 11:20  
Blogger karo said...

INCREDIBLE - presenting these samplers from times when money was short to buy many LPs and from these samplers I´ve learnt from artists which I had never met otherwise..... thousand thanks!!!

greetings from Quito, Ec: karo

PS: has anybody out there an idea where to find samplers like "That´s Underground", "British Pop Revolution", or even "Blues News".... oh man.....

29 November, 2007 08:10  
Anonymous lesthehawk said...

Hi all. I echo prowler's comment - there must be a decent copy of Rockbuster somewhere - it was one of my favourites! I also recollect Age of Atlantic as a killer and a more obscure one called Handle with care (one of the tracks being the original of the 'It ain't easy' song subsequently taken up by David Bowie). There were also a couple of Polydor ones I remember little about except they were good and each had a Taste track. There was also another apparently obscure (no-one remembers it but me) Harvest one - I distinctly remember 2 of the tracks were After the day by Barclay James Harvest and Shoot her if she runs by Climax Blues Band. Thinking about it, most of my record collection at that time was samplers as that was all this then 13-14 year old could afford - unfortunately all ended up traded or 'lost' at parties!
lesthehawk

13 August, 2008 01:19  
Anonymous lesthehawk said...

further to my last 'comment', the 'Harvest one' was called 'The Harvest Bag', and 'It ain't eaasy' by Ron Davies wasn't on 'Handle with care' it was on another sampler called 'Heads In' - if I'm not careful this is going to become an obsessive compulsive disorder ;-) but if anyone has these gems (or Rockbuster) I'm not the only one who'll be grateful. Happy hunting!
lesthehawk

14 August, 2008 08:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockbuster http://www.sendspace.com/file/lbktwr

22 December, 2008 23:43  

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