пятница, 5 сентября 2014 г.

Mushroom - Freedom You're A Woman (1978)

Artist: Mushroom
Album: Freedom You're A Woman
Label: Vulcan Records
Catalog#: V-911
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Rock, Hard Boogie
Duration: 00:35:53

Based in Brooklyn, Mushroom featured the talents of singer/guitarists Frank Annunziata and Mike Falcone, bassist Michael Calaci, and drummer Joe Tomek. The band apparently managed to attract a local audience playing throughout the New York City club circuit and in 1978 they released a self-financed album. Co-produced by the band and Nick Schiralli (who co-wrote most of the material), "Freedom You're a Woman" was an odd offering. Largely penned by producer Schrialli and Annunziata, the collection actually sounded like it was recorded by two different bands. At one end of the spectrum, tracks like the lead off 'Rock n' Roll Man', 'Comin' for You', and the Falcone-penned 'Gulf of Mexico' offered up gritty bar band rockers (the latter with some nice Allman Brothers-styled twin lead guitar). Competent, though nothing you hadn't heard before - they probably sounded a whole lot better after a couple of beers. At the other end of the spectrum, 'Lose Control', the ballad 'Sometimes' , and 'We Were Lovers' offered up radio-ready AOR numbers that would have sounded right at home along with the likes of Southern California acts like Jay Ferguson, Journey, or Pablo Cruise. Better than most small label projects, but most folks can probably live without it ...
The group's career seems to have come to an end in one of the odder stories I've come across. The group was running a sound check for an evening performance at the Mercer Arts Center located in Broadway Central Hotel when they were told to stop since the resulting vibrations were generating massive cracks throughout the structure. The band evacuated the building, only to see it collapse, killing several people and destroying all of their equipment and their panel truck. - BadCat.

 • Side One:
A1. Rock N' Roll Man - 5:16
A2. Lose Control - 3:17
A3. Gulf Of Mexico - 6:45
A4. Comin' For You - 3:00
 • Side Two:
B1. Juicy Mama - 3:47
B2. Sometimes - 3:52
B3. We Were Lovers - 5:46
B4. Freedom You're A Woman - 3:55
   Bonus Track:
- Cosmic Dance (single) - 4:56

      Published By – Amanita Muscaria
      Phonographic Copyright (p) – Vulcan Records
      Producer – Mushroom, Nick Schiralli 

Guitar, Vocals – Frank Annunziata, Mike Falcone
Bass – Adam Calaci
Drums, Percussion – Joe Tomek

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5 комментариев:

  1. Thank You so much I'll only seen and heard about this LP, never got s chsnce to listen to it.Heard it was real good

    1. I also learned about this group recently. Listened earlier eponymous album with the group in 1972. And the fact that there is this group is not known.

    You have been very kind

  3. Never heard about this before.Not a bad album.Thank you...