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Reviews of releases for 1973

Ruphus - New Born Day & Ranshart

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Karisma Records has begun a reissue campaign for the catalog of Norway’s Ruphus, a band formed in 1970 that went through a lot of changes and gained some notoriety in Europe, though they...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-07-23)

Haruomi Hosono - Light in the Attic Reissues

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When Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first album came out in 1978, listeners around the world were treated (many for the first time) to creative music from Japan, something that wasn’t just...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-06)

Cuasares - Afro-Progresivo

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Like a comet streaking through the heavens, the vintage sounds of Cuasares (the enigmatic studio project by pianist / arranger / visionary Waldo Belloso) splashes a wild esoteric mixture of...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-23)

Cosmic Circus Music - Wiesbaden 1973

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An interesting release to say the least, Cosmic Circus Music was the trio of guitarist Bernd Diesner, drummer / synthesist Ulrich Maßhöfer, and bassist Karl-Heinz Keffer. They existed as...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-06-01)

Tetragon - Agape

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Keyboradist Hendrik Schaper and bassist Rolf Rettberg had been playing together since 1967 in a trio called Trikolon from Osnabrück in lower Saxony. Early in the spring of 1971, the third...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-05-25)

Sunbirds - Zagara

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Sunbirds was a short-lived (relatively speaking) jazz-rock outfit from Munich led by drummer Klaus Weiss and featuring a cast of great jazz musicians from many different countries. They left only...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-04-27)

Metaphysical Animation - Metaphysical Animation

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The search for rare 70s era progressive gems is still afoot, but unsurprisingly the number of true top tier items becomes rarer and rarer. This Floridian band's only album was dug up as a test...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-03-08)

Henry Cow - Legend

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This is one of the early albums on the Virgin label that made Richard Branson famous, in fact on the original LP there's an address to write in to as if it's a small little independent...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-23)

Eddie Henderson - Realization & Inside Out

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On paper, Herbie Hancock went from Sextant to Head Hunters, and that was a massive stylistic change from the avant garde to instrumental funk / pop. The lineup also changed...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-09)

Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume Nineteen: Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, 10/19/73

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This was a very early show for me, right after I started getting into the Dead and started diving into the Dick's Picks series. Back then the count wasn't yet very high for official...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-12)
 

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