Does anyone have a rip they could upload or a link for an exisitng download of the first and self-titled LP by US / Swedish band 'King George Discovery' from 1968? Not the unissued 1969 acetate album 'Peace of Mind' that Shaddocks have just issued (I have that and it's great!) but their only 'real' album at the time which I think was issued in Germany at least. As far as I know it has not been reissued, but please say if anyone knows different. Thanks very much.
Not grabbed it yet, though that's the reminder I needed! There's a couple of cuts on youtube. One is a very nice pop-sike sounding number not sung by George, the other is more soulful but light sounding which is sung by George. The 'Peace of Mind' set on Shaddocks are out takes apparently from that first album session though they are somewhat more Hendrix-like in style.
'Peace of Mind' is the title of the Shaddocks CD and it's not bad, nice guitar but it drifts because it's just ideas being jammed etc rather than an intentional album. The 14+ minute 'It Ain't Me (in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix)' is pretty good though it meanders into 'hang your head low Tom Dooley' which is rather odd! It also has some extraneous endings that precede the beginnings of each track, or at least that's what it sounds like.
The first album is just called 'King George Discovery' (1969) I think, 'Harlem' is a track from it. It was reissued on CD in 2004 by World Psychdelics in South Korea.
Hi Paul and Greg,i have the World Psychedelia cd,its a pretty good album with a bit o soul in the mix but i've not played it in a while,i really need to give it another blast from the speakers,from memory it was pretty funky psych with lashings of guitar.And yes Harlem is indeed on it,Paul thanks for the heads up on Curtis Knight cd from boot label Aorora,i love it,some smashing funky psych grooves with ladels of guitar.Good one!!
Glad you enjoyed Curtis Knight Stuart, it is indeed a groove! The King George Discovery 'Peace of Mind' on Shaddocks (Cd / LP) is very good as well, I just replayed it, great storming version of 'Stone Free' and a wierd quiet version of 'Light My Fire' with ghostly guitar effects in the background! I will now buy the CD reisue of thir fist (only actual) album.