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1/4/2012

Fraction - Moon Blood (1971)

Los Doors y Black Sabbath nunca combinaron tan chingonamente...

Este disco hoy es considerado (y muy dignamente) un santo grial del heavy psych gringo, gracias a su gran calidad musical que lo ha convertido un disco de culto.

El debut y único disco de esta banda del movimiento "Jesus Rock" (simon, eran cristianos) titulado "Moon Blood" salido en 1971, nos muestra un obscuro, potente y pesado heavy psych influenciado por los Doors y por los ingleses Black Sabbath, con guitarras y bajos fuzz, ritmos obscuros y psicodélicos y una voz morrisoniana, aunque de un tono distinto, sabe emular a Morrison de una manera impresionante, es como el vocalista/guitarrista de Thunder and Roses, teniendo un sonido diferente de voz al de Hendrix, cantaba idéntico, pero Jim Beach es el mejor wannabe de Morrison que he escuchado.

Mis favoritas del disco son la épica "Eye of the Hurricane" que muestran claramente el sonido de los Doors con reminiscencias sabbathianas, la completamente doorsiana "Come out of Her" y la blusera "This Bird (Sky High)" con la modalidad más blusera de cantar del Morrison, las otras canciones igualmente son magníficas.

En pocas palabras, UN DISCO DE CULTO, un santo grial de ese sonido que tanto nos gusta a muchos, el rock ácido de los Doors con el Stoner/Heavy Psych de Black Sabbath nunca combinaron tan cabronamente. Un disco intenso, dramático, crudo, sensual, obscuro, psicodélico y pesado, recomendado a los fans de los Doors, Black Sabbath, Jerusalem etc.

6 comentarios:

Remy dijo...

Thank-you, much appreciated!

DanP dijo...

hey, it's good to see a new post here. Best wishes!

adamus67 dijo...

Fabulous album - one of the most expensive and most sought after American vinyl (2500 dollars).
When Moon Blood was originally released in 1971 only 200 copies were pressed so originals are worth a small fortune.
Heavy Psych mega monster of the best quality imaginable. This is a 2000/2500$, mega rarity. It's been said to be the album The Doors had wished they had recorded, and we who know the story behind the band say this is the most unlikely christian band ever (Yes you read correctly they were a christian band). If you take The Doors and a way wasted beyond belief Jim Morrisson sounding vocalist and some heavy duty amplification and a dark eerie vibe of say Iron Butterfly or Black Sabbaths debut you will be close to what this monster is all about. This album, has some good guitar and Jim Beach's vocals are reminiscent of Doors, although he was singing on Sunset Strip long before Jim Morrison took to the stage. Sanc-Divided, which was also included on the album, can be heard on the Valley Of The Son Of The Gathering Of The Tribe compilation.
Jim Beach had earlier sang for Fever Tree, although he did not record with the band and Fraction also recorded two further albums, which remain unreleased.
Underpinned by guitarist Don Swanson’s superb Ritchie Blackmore-style guitar work, this is an album full of beautiful psychedelia, acid and hard rock, at once emblematic of the era but not dated by its association. The five original compositions are consistently of the highest quality and the contribution of Beach’s Morrison-esque vocals places a stamp of originality on the recording that endures from beginning to end. A truly excellent album
At last an official CD issue, of this KILLER early '70s US Acid Rock monster. Jim Morrison like vocals and searing acid guitar make this a classic of the era that has long been sought after by collectors.

At last an official CD issue, of this KILLER early '70s US Acid Rock monster. Jim Morrison like vocals and searing acid guitar make this a classic of the era that has long been sought after by collectors.

Recorded at Whitney Recording Studio. Originally released in 1971 on the Angelus label.

*Jim Beach: Lead Vocals
* Don Swanson: Lead Guitar
* Curt Swanson: Percusion
* Victor Hemme: Bass Guitar
* Robert Meinel: Rhythm Guitar

Yours,
Adam

kobilica dijo...

Many thanks for this mega monster album...

pimpon dijo...

MUchas gracias. Un disco que lo he escuchado una y otra vez, es impresionante. Desde la primera nota hasta la última.
El listón está alto, muy alto, discos de una enorme calidad.
CHAPEAU!!!! amigo.

Leonardo Arellano-Méndez dijo...

Ojala puedas volver a subirlo, por favor¡¡¡¡¡