Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spooky Tooth - 4 albums (@flac)


Crucial to their sound was their instrumentation; they were one of the few acts within the rock forum of the time to adopt the twin keyboard approach (both an organ and a piano player) alongside The Band (whose "The Weight" was recorded by Spooky Tooth as a single in 1968) and Procol Harum.

They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.'s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April — October 1967).

The line-up changed several times, but typically was:
Mike Harrison (born Michael Harrison, 3 September 1942, Carlisle, Cumbria) (keyboards/vocals)
Greg Ridley (born Alfred Gregory Ridley, 23 October 1942, Aspatria, Cumbria — died 19 November 2003, in Java, Spain) (bass guitar/vocals)
Luther (Luke) Grosvenor (born Luther James Grosvenor, 23 December 1946, Evesham, Worcestershire) (guitar/vocals)
Mike Kellie, (born Michael Kellie, 24 March 1945, Birmingham, Warwickshire) (drums)
Gary Wright, (born 26 April 1943, Cresskill, New Jersey, U.S.) (organ/vocals)

1969's Spooky Two LP is generally considered to be the best effort by the group and was the last album release by the original lineup. It included the song "Better By You, Better Than Me", which was covered by Judas Priest on their 1978 release Stained Class. The track later gained some attention in the media as subject of a court trial in 1990. It was claimed that the subliminal messages in the song's recording by Judas Priest caused two youngsters to commit mutual suicide. The court finally judged in favor of the accused.

Ridley joined Humble Pie in 1969 and was replaced by Andy Leigh (in time for 1970's album Ceremony) who went on to Matthews Southern Comfort with ex-Fairport Convention vocalist Ian Matthews. The experimental nature of Ceremony received mixed reviews and following its release Wright also bowed out. The core of Harrison, Grosvenor and Kellie struggled on for one more album, aptly titled The Last Puff, completed with friends from Joe Cocker's Grease Band.

They broke up in the autumn of 1970, however after solo efforts Harrison and Wright reformed Spooky Tooth in September 1972 with a different (and frequently changing) line-up. The best known member of these line-ups (from March 1973 to September 1974) was Mick Jones (guitar / vocals), later in Foreigner and, from February — May 1974, Mike Patto (vocals) replaced Harrison for the 1974 release The Mirror. The group then split again in September 1974.

Spooky Tooth
discography
1968 - It's All About
1969 - Spooky Two
1970 - Ceremony (with Pierre Henry)
1970 - The Last Puff
1971 - Tobacco Road (=It's All About)
1973 - You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw
1973 - Witness
1974 - The Mirror
1999 - Cross Purpose
1999 - The Best of Spooky Tooth: That Was Only Yesterday
2000 - Comic Violence
2001 - BBC Sessions
2007 - Nomad Poets (DVD)



Spooky Tooth - It's All About (remastered & expanded)
LINK: h!!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=19D9QUPJ
373MB
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Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two
LINK: h!!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=8PTYMOKN
214MB
FLAC (separate) - SCANS

Spooky Tooth - The Last Puff [expanded & remastered]
LINK: h!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=RNQA1VWX
304MB
FLAC (separate) - SCANS

Spooky Tooth - You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw [remasiered & expanded]
LINK: h!!p://www.megaupload.com/?d=KYV94UAC
273MB
FLAC (separate) - SCANS

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog.

Also just grabbed the Spooky Tooth albums. lol

Thanks for the lossless copy!

Bo

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Thanks for Atlantis.

Carlos Albuquerque.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Great blog thanks very much for sharing.
The links aren't valid anymore for Spooky @ megaupload :(