Tuesday, April 24, 2007

AYERS ROCK - Big Red Rock + Beyond


Inspired by TRAFFIC, SANTANA and WEATHER REPORT, AYERS ROCK were a leading Australian jazz-rock band back in the 70's. The 5-piece set built their reputation on solid musicianship and complex arrangements and were the first Aussies to play to massive crowds on the US touring circuit, predating The LITTLE RIVER BAND, AC/DC, AIR SUPPLY, MEN AT WORK and INXS. They made two albums before splitting up in 1976, then the band's two vocalists and guitar players reformed again in the early 80's, with the help of new musicians, to record a third album.

Taped live in Melbourne over two nights in September 1974, their first album, "Big Red Rock", is made up of rather bluesy, rock-based songs with sax and flute that give it a slight jazzy feel.

Their second album, "Beyond" (1976), however, is a different kind of beast. Here, the band goes for a much more fusion feel, with great drumming and strong vocals.


Tracks

Big Red Rock
1. Lady Montego
2. Talkin` `bout You
3. Goin` Home
4. Crazy Boys
5. Nostalgic Blues
6. Big Red Rock
7. Boogie Woogie Waltz
8. Get Out To The Country


Beyond
1. Moondah (Beyond)
2. A Place To Go
3. Catchanemu
4. Song For Darwin
5. Angel In Disguise
6. Little Kings


LINKS:

Big Red Rock
h!!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=REI4M272

Beyond
h!!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=M53O711J


Please leave a comment

15 comments:

stg said...

Thanks!

Matty said...

Great site Blues Creation is some wild stuff!!! Keep up the good work. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Bok! Hvala za svu tu divnu mjuzu. Napisao si da ćeš pustiti još od Keef Hartley Banda pa me zanima koje albume pošto prva 4 LP imam ali ostale ne mogu naći. Ja san ti se već javljao (mislio sam da ti je naslovnica slikana na Twin Horn Bikers Days). Bok

. said...

Ovo imam od Hartleya - mislim da je to sve što je napravio u KHB i Dog Soldier.
HALFBREED
OVERDOG
SEVENTY SECOND BRAVE
LITTLE BIG BAND
THE BATTLE OF NW6
LANCASHIRE HUSTLER
THE TIME IS NEAR
NOT FOOLISH NOT WISE
DOG SOLDIER

Odaberi ali moci cu tek za koji tjedan.
rockanthology

Anonymous said...

I'm gonnna try Ayers Rock. It's completely unknown to me.
Thanx!

YUTOPIA said...

Imao bih jedno pitanje : Zasto je koliko ja bar vidim nemoguce nac nista od Beatlesa ili od Stonesa ( studijski albumi ) - na ovim music blogovima !?? Ti si jedini stavio ovaj bijeli album , moze li se sta ocekivat u buducnosti ?
Trabao bi staviti ovaj Neo earth da se vidi odakle raja se kopcha .
Inace koliko ja pratim - ovaj tvoj prostor je za mene medju prvih 5 definitivno, imam 40 godina i gomilu ove muzike nisam nikad cuo iako sam citao o njoj , ne preferiram sve al dobar dio svakako da , by the way fin pogled na ( sa ) plaze .
be good !!!!

skylark said...

Thanks for the Ayers Rock. I'm from Melbourne and loved this band. I've got Big Red Rock on vinyl but it's much the worse for wear so this is very welcome.

tucker said...

*Many* thanks for AYERS ROCK "Beyond" - I've long enjoyed "Big Red Rock" and am really looking forward to hearing another LP from this excellent group!

. said...

For Yutopia: Bit ce i toga ali se racuna da to vec svi imaju. Od nedjelje na redu je 20 albuma ex yu scene iz 70setih.
rockantologija

bruis said...

Another thanks from Australia for Ayers Rock. Great great stuff.

. said...

Greatings to Ausie friends!!!
rockanthology

Anonymous said...

Not one but BOTH Ayers Rock albums?? You are too kind. Thanks a million.

Cheers,
Cpt. Beyond

gordon said...

I had never heard of these guys but they are great. Really professional sounding recording aswell, its obvious these guys could play.
Thanks,
Gordon

socrates_ said...

These Japanese group is fantastic. Very good guitar and amazing vocals. Thanks again!!

. said...

I agree but your comment is for the post below, isn`t it?
RA