Hard Rock, Heavy Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Germany 1970s (Tracks) McOil – “Sailing Around”

McOil – “Sailing Around” Track’s Video on YouTube

Category/Music Genres :

Hard Rock, Heavy Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Germany 1970s (Tracks)

Band :

McOil (Ochsenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

German hard-edged rock band from Ochsenhausen (formed in 1976), with a typically German sound, akin to Jane, Harlis, Eloy, etc.
Taken from the book “The Crack In The Cosmic Egg”, Steven Freeman, Alan Freeman, ISBN: 0-95295-06-0-X, Leicester 1997.

Members :

Norbert Kuhpfahl (bass), Karl Wild (guitar, vocals), Andy Tischmann (drums, percussion), Doris Tischmann (keyboards, vocals), Walter Utz (keyboards, vocals), Rudolph Scheich (drums, percussion), Dieter Eisenmann (guitar)

Track :

“Sailing Around” (written by Walter Ulz) B2 track included on the album “All Our Hopes”

Album :

“All Our Hopes” released as a private press release (0010 sk) in 1979. Reissued by Garden Of Delight Records (CD 004) in 2000

Recorded at EGE-Sound-Studio in August/September 1979
Mixed in October  1979

McOil – “All Our Hopes” Full Album Video on YouTube

Line-up/Credits :

Bass – Norbert Kuhpfahl

Drums – Andy Tischmann

Guitar, Backing Vocals – Karl Wild

Keyboards, Vocals – Walter Utz

Producer, Mixed By – Dieter Ege

Track-list :

01. Be Careful – 4:11
02. All Our Hopes – 9:26
03. This Time Should Never End – 8:09
04. Mask Of Life – 4:58
05. Sailing Around – 5:56
06. Once In The Summernight – 3:58
07. What’s This Live – 5:56

Bonus:

08. A Better Day – 4:15

Information related to the album/band/track :

“Garden Of Delights”

Prime time for progressive rock had already passed by when in 1979 McOil released their album ‘All our hopes’ in an edition of 1000 copies the style of which must be classified as a heavier type of progressive rock. As well as the bonus track taken from the band’s one and only single the original master tapes could be used for mastering the CD as they were in perfect condition due to excellent storage in the Ege sound studio. Almost unknown until now are early recordings of ‘Be careful’ and ‘Sailing around’ from the compilation ‘Rocksession ’79’ (AVC K 793203ST, February 1979), at that time with female vocals.

Walter Utz (key, voc), Norbert Kupfahl (b), Karl Wild (g, voc), Andy Tischmann (dr)

The Garden of Delights label recovers and restores half-forgotten recordings from the field of progressive rock music in all its different shades, ranging from psychedelic to fusion to blues-rock, provided that there are progressive elements in it. In its original sense, progressive means that these recordings were ahead of their time and did not go with the tide. This almost unavoidably meant that only a small circle of people knew about them. Most of them were released in the seventies in very small editions, on LP’s which can hardly be afforded any more today. These lost collectors’ items are now being made available on CD on Garden of Delights. Besides the costly remastering, special importance has been attached to making lavish, thick CD booklets providing everything worth knowing about the artists (as well as many rare photos), all of which come from the German-speaking countries.

“Cosmic Minds At Play”

“The group merged symphonic rock and hard rock into a style comparable to Jane and the polished “Sky” rock. Mc Oil were the quartet of Wlter Utz (keyboards, vocals), Norbert Kuhpfahl (bass), Karl Wild (guitar, background vocals), and Andy Tischmann (drums).In 1978 they released their single “Mask Of Lif” coupled with “A Better Day” (AVC Production). The following album “All Our Hopes” was recorded at the Ege Sound Studio from August to September 1979 and originally released in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.

Photos related to the album/track :

McOil – “All Our Hopes” Album photo (A’ Side)

McOil – “All Our Hopes” Album cover photo (front)

McOil – “All Our Hopes” Album cover photo (back)

McOil – “All Our Hopes” C.D. cover photo (front)

McOil – “All Our Hopes” C.D. cover photo (back)

McOil – “All Our Hopes” C.D. photo 

Photos related to the band :

Links related to the album/track :

McOil – “Sailing Around” Track’s Video link on “YouTube

McOil – “All Our Hopes” Full Album Download Link on “Krautrock Maniac” Blog

Links related to the band :

McOil Band’s Page on “Discogs”

McOil Band’s Page on “Rate Your Music”

 

 

Canterbury Scene, Folk, Progressive, Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks) Time Wasters – “Seventh Wave”

Time Wasters – “Seventh Wave” Video on YouTube

Category/Music  Genres :

Canterbury Scene/Folk/Progressive/Psychedelic Rock U.K. 1970s (Tracks) 

 Band :

Time Wasters (Ingestre, Staffordshire, U.K.)

 Time Wasters Band’s Photo

Members :
Phil Jones (alto saxophone), Fred Skidmore (drums, electric piano), Dave Beale (vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar), Pete Ralley (bass guitar), Pauline Taylor (vocals, percussion), Ken Barnsley (double bass), Chris Burton (flute), Tim Pye (vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar), Greg Holt (vocals, drums, congas, synthesizer), Chris Stevens (vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica)

Related Artists :

Alvin Stardust 

Track :

“Seventh Wave” (written by Time Wasters) B5 track included on the album “Time Wasters” (instrumental)

Album :

“TIme Wasters” released on Personal Records (STICKY 1) in 1978, recorded at Ingester Hall.

Private press. Limited to 200 copies.

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album cover photo (front)

THE TIME WASTERS BAND 2 (2)

Line-up/Credits :

Alto Saxophone – Phil Jones (36)

Backing Vocals, Drums, Congas, Synthesizer – Greg Holt

Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Dave Beale

Backing Vocals, Percussion – Pauline Taylor

Bass Guitar – Pete Ralley

Double Bass – Ken Barnsley

Drums, Electric Piano – Fred Skimore

Flute – Chris Burton

Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar – Tim Pye

Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica – Chris Stevens (15)

TIME WASTERS LINE UP

Track-List :

01.Smile 3:46
02.Won’t Find Another 3:43
03.Maybe Next Time 3:17
04.Won’t Get To Heaven 2:48
05.Ballons 2:04
06.The Same Again 3:27
07.Not Fit For Your Love 2:59
08.The Cost You Have Paid 3:57
09.Keep Me Hanging On 2:32
10.Last Words 3:55
11.Seventh Wave 2:59
12.Change My Mind 2:02

THE TIME WASTERS TRACK LIST 1 (2)

Information about the album/band/track :

“Golden Pavilion Records”

Canterbury style UK fragile folk with psych leanings. UK album recorded by a group of students at the Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre. The name of the band was actually a joke based on newspaper advertisements for musicians to join bands, which would sometimes end with “No time wasters”! So Greg Holt, the band’s founder, called them “Time Wasters Only” and the generic name for any of the musicians in the group became “Time Wasters”. Musically ranging from fragile and melodic folk with Bluesy moments and even soul-jazz vibes, encompased in a psych-folk-rock with Canterbury signature. A lost album in the brink of a new era, echoing sounds of British progressive and psych-folk. Fully licensed reissue limited to 500 copies only.

“Popsike”

An Acid-Folk-Psych-Prog lost masterpiece by the obscure TIME WASTERS.

Reecorded some 40 years ago, truely stunning UK private press by 6 long haired students at the Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre. Canterbury style UK fragile folk with prog/psych leanings and some great late 60s Pink Floyd-ish electric guitar leads. Great vox and some enchanted wind playing, encompassed in a psych-folk-rock signature. 12 blistering original tracks, recorded at Ingester Hall, originally released in 1978 on the Sticky label, only 200 copies max pressed !

Comes in fully laminated sleeve with lyric insert, blue label.

Photos about the album/band/track :

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album cover photo (front)

THE TIME WASTERS BAND 2 (2)

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album cover photo (back)

Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Photo

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Photo

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Artwork

(Reissue Edition, Golden Pavilion Records, GP1013LP, 2011)

 Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Artwork

(Reissue Edition, Golden Pavilion Records, GP1013LP, 2011)

THE TIME WASTERS BAND 3 (2)

Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Artwork

(Reissue Edition, Golden Pavilion Records, GP1013LP, 2011)

THE TIME WASTERS BAND 4 (2)

Time Wasters – “Time Wasters” Album Photo

(Reissue Edition, Golden Pavilion Records, GP1013LP, 2011)

Time Wasters Band’s Photo

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 Time Wasters Band’s Photo

TIME WASTERS BAND 1

 

 Time Wasters Band’s Photo

Time Wasters Band’s Photo

Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

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Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

Greg Holt Artist’s Photo

Photo of Ingestre Hall

(The Time Wasters’ self-titled album was recorded at Ingestre Hall.

Ingestre Hall is a Grade II 17th-century Jacobean mansion situated at Ingestre, near Stafford, Staffordshire, England. Formerly the seat of the Earls Talbot and then the Earls of Shrewsbury, the hall is now owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and is in use as a Residential Arts and Conference Centre). 

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Links about the album/band/track :

Time Wasters – “Seventh Wave” Video file link on YouTube

Time Wasters Band’s Page on Discogs

Time Wasters Band’s Interview on Somewhere There Is Music Website

Time Wasters Band’s Page on Golden Pavilion Records

Greg Holt (Time Wasters) Artist’s Interview on It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine Blog

Time Wasters Bands’ Page on Rate Your Music

Time Wasters -“Time Wasters” on Popsike