Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1960s (Tracks) Little Free Rock – “Castles In The Sky”

Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1960s (Tracks)

Little Free Rock (Preston, Lancashire, U.K.) Power Trio

“Castles In The Sky” (written by Newboid, Illingworth)  A4 track included on the album “Little Free Rock” 

Released on Transatlantic Records (TRA 208) in November 1969.  Recorded by Mike Bobak in the Morgan Studios in Willesden, London.

Line-up/Credits :

Coordinator [Production Co-ordinator] – John Whitehead

Design [Album Design], Photography By – Peter Smith

Drums, Timpani, Gong – Paul Varley

Engineer – Mike Bobak

Producer – Eddie Sandham

Vocals, Bass, Glockenspiel – Frank Newbold

Vocals, Guitar – Peter Illingworth

Track Listing :
01. Roman Summer Night (2:50)
02. Lost Lonely (4:22)
03. Blud (3:55)
04. Castles in the Sky (3:56)
05. Dream (3:50)
06. Tingle (4:02)
07. Evil Woman (2:47)
08. Age of Chivalry (4:28)
09. Making Time (10:28)

Total Time: 40:32

 

Little Free Rock was an English late 1960s psychedelic hard rock trio from Preston in Lancashire, England.

It featured Peter Illingworth (lead guitar and vocals) (born 21 July 1943, Inglewhite Road, Longridge, Lancashire) (formerly with David John and the Mood who recorded with Joe Meek), Paul Varley (drums) (later with Arrows) and Frank Newbold (bass and vocals). They began performing covers of The Who, The Creation (“Makin’ Time” appeared on their album) and Tomorrow, but were soon doing mainly their own compositions.

The band performed regularly at the Roundhouse Sunday Night Implosion events and had numerous residencies at the Marquee Club. As well as performing all over Belgium, continental trips included the Star-Club in Hamburg, the Essen Jazz and Blues Festival, and festivals in Frankfurt, San Tropez and Santa Margarita de la Costa in Italy.

They changed their name from Purple Haze to avoid confusion with the Jimi Hendrix single.

Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) joined the band for a short period, but the recordings were never released.

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Album cover photo (front)

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Little Free Rock – “Castles In The Sky” Video file link on YouTube

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Little Free Rock Band’s Page on Discogs

Little Free Rock Band’s Page on Spotify

Little Free Rock Bands’ Interview on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine Blog

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Full Album Download Link on Rockasteria Blog

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Full Album Download Link on Back In Purple 70 Blog

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Remastered Edition on Cherry Red Records

Little Free Rock – “Little Free Rock” Review of album on Louder Than War Page

Little Free Rock Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

Little Free Rock Band’s Page on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1960s Gun – ” The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee”

Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1960s

Gun (London, U.K.)

” The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee” (written by  Adrian Curtis) A2 track included on the album “Gun”

Released on CBS Records ( 63552) in 1968

Line-up/Credits :Adrian Curtis-Gurvitz – Guitar, Vocals
Paul Curtis-Gurvitz – Bass
Louis Farrell – Drums

Lyrics :

Flower, flower… There was a little bee, who wanted to be free, But he was very sad, because he had to die. The story goes as said, once a bee has stung he’s dead. But there’s one thing bees all want, was to die in a flower bed. Flower, flower… There was a little boy, the bee come down to sting. He caught him in a jar, the bee known what this would mean. The boy was going home, to put an end to him. He wanted his revenge, for stinging him. On his journey home, he trips upon a stone. The jar fell to the ground, the glass laid all around. The bee was free to fly, to the place where he would die. But suddenly fell down dead, upon a flower bed. Flower, flower…

Gun – “Gun” Album cover photo (front)

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Gun – “The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee” Video file link on YouTube

Gun – “Gun” Full album Video file link on YouTube

Gun Band’s Page file link on Discogs

Gun Full album Download file link on Rockasteria blog

Gun Full album Download file link on Back In Purple blog