Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” (1970)

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Video on YouTube

External Links

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Audio file link on Last Fm

Focus – “Focus (Instrumental)” Audio file link on Deezer

Focus – “In and Out of Focus” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Focus – “In and Out of Focus” Full Album Audio file link on Spotify


Band : Focus (formed in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands in 1969)

Track : “Focus (Instrumental)” (opening track, written by Thijs van Leer)

Album : the track is included on the band’s debut album titled “Focus Plays Focus” (It was renamed “In and Out of Focus” for the international re-release of the album from 1971 onwards which included their debut single “House of the King”).

Label : Imperial (5C O54-24192)

Date/Year of Release : September 1970 (recorded in January 1970, at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, London)

Category/Music Genre : Instrumental Music, Symphonic Progressive Rock


Focus

Thijs van Leer – vocals, flute, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, mellotron, harpsichord, vibraphone

Jan Akkerman – guitars, acoustic guitars

Martin Dresden – bass guitar, trumpet, vocals

Hans Cleuver – drums, bongos, vocals

Production

Hubert Terheggen – production

Jerry Boys – engineering

Heavy Rock/Heavy Psychedelic/Space/Stoner Rock Netherlands 2010s (Tracks) Sungrazer – “Sea”

Psychedelic/Space/Stoner Rock Netherlands 2010s (Tracks)

Sungrazer (Limburg, Maastricht, Netherlands)

“Sea” (written by Sungrazer) A3 track included on the album “Mirador” 

Released on Elekrohasch Schallplatten ( EH 150) on 8th July 2011

Lyrics :

Givin ‘room, hard to blame
It isn’t all what they say
Do I know, water grows
Is it all gonna blow?
And I drown it, once again
Riding the way along the sea
Telling me: “oh, why don’t we leave”
Follow the crowd, follow the heat
Watchin ‘the strip hittin’ down below
Flowin ‘around nowhere to go
You wanna know how to leave
Waving the haze on your own
Could you be tomorrow
Paint the nighttime red
Like the sea
Colour my horizon
Be my Daily Bread
Like the sea

Line-up :

Rutger Smeets / guitar, voices
Hans Mulders / drums
Sander Haagmans / bass, voices

SUNGRAZER were formed as a Dutch heavy / psychedelic / stoner rock trio by Rutger SMEETS (guitar, voices), Hans MULDERS (drums), and Sander HAAGMANS (bass, voices) in early 2009. Gaining wide musical view by lots of gigs with other experienced stoner rock artists like ROTOR or COLOUR HAZE, or appearing on stage of Roadburn Festival, Stoned From The Underground Festival and so on, they made a formal contract with Elektrohasch Records and released their eponymous debut album in the following year. In July 2011 they released their second album “Mirador” via Elektrohasch Records.

In 2010 Sungrazer played many gigs, like Pinkpop and the Dutch TV show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. They signed with Elektrohasch Records in May and their first album was pressed on CD and LP. They also signed with international booking agency Sound Of Liberation, which resulted in many great gigs through Europe.

In 2011 they toured through Europe for 18 days with Colour Haze and Rotor. They also played with bands like Fu Manchu, Karma To Burn and Goatsnake. And they got to play on the Roadburn Festival, Stoned From The Underground and at Duna Jam.

On July 8 2011 they released their second album called Mirador. In April 2012, Sungrazer played DesertFest London at the Camden Underworld. They released a split album with The Machine in February 2013 on Elektrohasch. Sungrazer disbanded in June 2013.[1] Only days before their gig at Duna Jam and a 2 month before their last confirmed gig at the Lake on Fire Festival.

Rutger Smeets started the band Cigale, later Hans Mulders also joined that band. Rutger died in 2015. Sander Haagmans plays in his own band, called The Whims Of The Great Magnet.

Sungrazer – “Mirador” Album cover photo (front)

SUNGRAZER MIRADOR 1

Sungrazer 

SUNGRAZER 1

Sungrazer – “Sea” Video file link on YouTube

Sungrazer – “Mirador” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Sungrazer Band’s Page on Facebook

Sungrazer Band’s Page on Discogs

Sungrazer – “Mirador Album Review on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine Blog

Sungrazer Band’s Page on Progarchives

Sungrazer RIP Rutger Smeets Article on Obelisk

Sungrazer Band’s Interview on The Heavy Chronicles

Sungrazer Band’s Page/Discography on Elekrohasch Records

Sungrazer Band’s Page/Download Links on Archive Org

Sungrazer Audio/Download file link on Bandcamp

 

 

 

 

Hard Rock/Heavy Progressive Rock Holland 1970s (Tracks) Cargo – “Sail Inside”

Hard Rock/Heavy Progressive Rock Holland 1970s (Tracks)

Cargo (Amsterdam, Holland)

“Sail Inside” (written by Cargo) A1 track included on the album “Cargo” 

Released on Harvest Records (5C 052-24582) in 1972

Line-up/Credits :

Willem De Vries – Vocals, Bass
Jan De Hont – Guitar
Ad De Hont – Guitar
Dennis Whitebread – Drums
Hessel De Vries – Vocals, Electric Piano
Jerry Gobel – Drums
Ador Otting – Hammond Organ
Frans Smith – Drums
Snuffel – Drums

Cargo – “Cargo” Album cover photo (front)

CARGO CARGO 1

Cargo – “Sail Inside” Video file link on YouTube

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

Cargo – “Cargo” Full Album Download file link on Muro Do Classic Rock Blog

Cargo Band’s Interview on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine Page