"From opening track “Do It Now,” it is plain as day that Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
is a band stuck in a bygone era. Like many other retro-minded rawk
groups, ample attention has been taken to make this album sound like
it’s from the early 1970s. And for the most part, this is pulled off
pretty successfully — all the instruments sound vintage-y and the
production feels like a successful ode to yesteryear."
Awesome debut studio disc by this excellent guitar rock power trio from Italy featuring 10 tracks of way-kool, dynamic, blues-based, retro-70s, heavy guitar rock mojo that lands down solid at the Southern Rock Jam Band crossroads.
Nandha Blues features Max Arrigo on guitar & lead vocals, a legit, authentic "old-school" guitar slinger who plays a classic mix of killer six string slide & lead mojo that rocks the blues with truth & passion. Brother Arrigo digs deep on the guitar and jams out on this killer set of vintage, bluesy guitar rock excellence. The Nandha Blues band also features Paolo Barbero on bass & backing vox and Giuliano Danieli on drums who are both first rate players that nail down& complete the Nandha Blues groove-induced rock n' roll for your soul theory.
The Nandha Blues: "Black Strawberry Mama" disc is an intoxicating three piece "vintage" guitar rockin' musical brew that is Highly recommended to fans of Warren Haynes & Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks Band and the Allman Brothers.
Originating from Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya, East Java, AKA is an acronym of Apotik Kali Asin. Starting off their careers as an infamous local band with notorious crowd pleasing antics, AKA regularly went through repertoires of Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Three Dog Night before finding a significant audience outside their home city. It was soon after that the band signed with a Jakarta based label, Indra Records that they started producing a steady release of albums, including 11 studio lp’s and a couple of compilations. The lead singer Ucok Harahap -who famously idolizes James Brown- is perhaps the most notorious rock performer in Indonesia’s pop history, infamous for brandishing (amongst others) coffins, whips and stripping naked on stage during performances. Sadly due to recording English based, heavy- psychedelic/progressive funk, AKA’s music failed to gain popularity at the time of it’s release. Today, AKA is recognized as one of Indonesia’s top rock bands of all time, and for good reason. With this release, we are proud to offer an Anthology encompassing AKA’s heaviest & funkiest moments. Licensed with the help of Benny Soebardja and AKA drummer Syech Abidin, this is a limited edition, one time pressing housed in an old-style paste on gatefold sleeve. Double vinyl LP with band photo’s & liner notes, CD housed in old-style gatefold sleeve with insert. Close to 70 minutes of incredible music without any weak moments.