Iron Claw – Dismorphophobia

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Iron Claw – Dismorphophobia

Scottish Heavy Underground Rock 1970-73

Underground heavy rock from the Scottish band iron claw recorded in the early 70s but not released until now. Hard ‘n heavy with some great guitar work as well as the odd harmonica lick. Similar in places to Black Sabbath, The Dark and Budgie.

Tracklist:
1. Claustrophobia 5:05
2. Let It Grow 2:43
3. Gonna Be Free 3:37
4. Lightning 3:35
5. Pavement Artist 5:16
6. Loving You 2:34
7. All I Really Need 3:13
8. Take Me Back 5:07
9. Knock ‘Em Dead 2:52
10. Winter 6:00
11. Strait-Jacket 4:52
12. Rock Band Blues 4:08
13. Real Mean Rocker 3:17
14. Spider’s Web 3:12

Iron Claw – Dismorphophobia

Abstract Truth – Silver Trees (1970)

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Abstract Truth – Silver Trees (1970)

Excellent early ’70s melodic wistful freak rock blends with laid back, almost trance-like sounds featuring assorted instruments like flutes, harpsichord, electric guitars, saxophone, keyboards, percussion etc. A refreshing approach with psychedelic touches. Silver Trees was South African band Abstract Truth’s second LP. It is much stronger than their debut, Totum, released earlier the same year (1970). Totum consisted of cover songs approached in the psychedelic folk vein; Silver Trees features solely original compositions and rocks out a lot more.

Tracklist:

1. Pollution
2. All The Same
3. Original Man
4. Silver Trees
5. In A Space
6. Moving Away
7. Two
8. Blue Wednesday Speaks
9. It’s Alright With Me

Abstract Truth – Silver Trees (1970)

Moonstone – Moonstone (1973)

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Moonstone – Moonstone (1973)

This band was from Alaska, and recorded this on a Canadian label back in 1973. The songs really are exquisite, with excellent acoustic guitar, good electric guitar leads in places, piano, percussion, some flute, and very nice male/female vocal harmonies. Privately released on the obscure Kotai label (KOT3003), the album features predominantly female vocals and crystal clear male-female harmony singing. Imagine the meeting of U.S. West Coast acoustic songwriting and esoteric U.K. folk from the early 70s. This is it! Intimate, compelling…magical! Musical accompaniment minimum. Only acoustic guitar features throughout, with piano and flute occasionally. There’s the hint of a gentle electric guitar in there too, but its those intricate, ethereal vocal harmonies that draw the listener. Those who enjoy late night/early morning listening, Linda Perhacs, CSNY, Trader Horne, and 70s folk music in general.

Tracklist:

1. Focus
2. In Case
3. Top Heavy
4. Finas Birthday Song
5. Cointreau
6. Relative Hoak
7. Black Blind Light
8. David (Blue)
9. Murk
10. Said Gently
11. Hope You Come See

Moonstone – Moonstone (1973)