We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Tuesday, April 29, 2008



At a time when rock was evolving further and further away from the forces that had made the music possible in the first place, Creedence Clearwater Revival brought things back to their roots with their concise synthesis of rockabilly, swamp pop, R&B, and country. Though CCR was very much a group in their tight, punchy arrangements, their vision was very much singer, songwriter, guitarist, and leader John Fogerty's. Fogerty's classic compositions for Creedence both evoked enduring images of Americana and reflected burning social issues of the day. The band's genius was their ability to accomplish this with the economic, primal power of a classic rockabilly ensemble. (Source = AMG)

1. Suzy Q
2. Gloomy
3. Commotion
4. Green River
5. Down On The Corner
6. Fortunate Son
7. Born On The Bayou
8. Effigy
9. Proud Mary
10. Keep On Chooglin'
11. Ramble Tamble

12. I Heard It Through The Greapevine
13. Up Around The Bend
14. Pagan Baby
15. Someday Never Comes
16. Sweet Hitch-Hiker

CCR Top7 :
1. Cosmo's Factory (1970)
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
3. Willy And The Poor Boys (1969)
4. Bayou Country (1969)
5. Green River (1969)
6. Mardi-Gras (1972)
7. Pendulum (1970)

Friday, April 25, 2008



HAWKWIND's history has been marked by a series of confusing line-ups through 40 or so personnel changes. Their sound has continued to metamorphose and evolve: an almost jazz feel ("Hawkwind"), the "experimental" & acoustic sounds of early releases ("In Search of Space"), changing to the metal sound of their days (mid 70's), and a modern electronic feel on the latest ("Electric Teepee"). Yes, one can detect definite evolutions. With the primary use of the synthesizer, heavy and delay with the touch of techno, HAWKWIND practically created a genre of music that be called: psychedelic space-rock. Their creativity seems to be in the use of the synths to add to the intense moods of their songs. They were the master of the acid-space rock genre.
There are at least 100 total albums that are either compilations, EP's, bootlegs of live performances, etc. Be careful before buying live records : so many are multi-edited...
(source : progarchives)

CD1 :

1. Hurry On Sundown
2. Cymbaline (Pink Floyd cover)
3. Master Of The Universe
4. Silver Machine
5. Born To Go
6. Brainstorm
7. Space Is Deep
8. Orgone Accumulator
9. 7 By 7

10. Web Weavers
11. Assault & Battery, part 1
12. Magnu
13. Spiral Galaxy 28948

1. The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon
2. Spirit Of The Age
3. PXR5
4. Motorway City

5. World Of Tiers
6. Space Chase
7. Esperiment With Destiny
8. Shade Gate
9. Zarozinia
10. Dragons And Fables
11. Assassins Of Allah
12. Let Barking Dogs Lie
13. Sputnik Stan
14. Death Trap
15. Alchemy
16. Prairie
17. Luxotica
18. Greenback Massacre

My Hawkwind TOP3 :
1. In Search Of Space (1971)
2. Levitation (1979)
3. Warriors On The Edge Of Time (1975)

My Hawkwind BOTTOM3 :
1. Sonic Attack (1981)
2. The Xenon Codex (1988)
3. Space Bandits (1990)

Special Hawkwind Live recommended :
1. Space Ritual (1973)
2. Yule Ritual (2003)
3. Canterbury Fayre (2001)

Thursday, April 24, 2008


THE BEST OF 1983-1987

How anachronic was a band such as Marillion when they released their debut album in 1983! Progressive Rock was, then, at best, outdated, at worst, dead. The British punk wave had done its work and, except for a few big names that changed their sound to a more 80's one, nobody, it seems, wanted anything to do with a new Progressive Rock band. Marillion's tour de force was to establish themselves as a genuine talent in a time and age that rejected those of their kind. From 1982 (their debut EP) to 1987, Marillion's fame grew exponentially as the band managed to give their music the 80's touch it needed to be accepted without ever compromising. It came as a shock when lead singer/lyricist Derek William Dick (a.k.a. Fish) decided to leave the band due to managerial and artistic differences with the other band members. Neither Marillion nor Fish as a solo artist ever regained the success they once had after that event. Four terrific and referential albums remain proving that Marillion was much more than just a 70's revival act. Those 12 songs all come from that era and are here for you to notice what a great band the five from Aylesbury were.

1. Script For A Jester's Tear
2. Forgotten Sons
3. Assassing
4. Incubus
5. Fugazi
6. Cinderella Search

7. Kayleigh
8. Lavender
9. Bitter Suite
10. That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
11. White Russian

12. Sugar Mice

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

RUSH (ABO #052)


Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario; presently comprised of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their definitive form when Neil Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first U.S. tour.
Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for the instrumental skills of its members, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and libertarian philosophy, as well as addressing humanitarian, social, emotional, and environmental concerns.
Musically, Rush's style has evolved over the years, beginning in the vein of blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, a period dominated by synthesizers and, more recently, modern rock.
Rush has won a number of Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Over the course of their careers, the individual members of Rush have been acknowledged as being some of the most proficient players on their respective instruments, with each band member winning several awards in magazine readers' polls. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. These statistics place Rush fifth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kiss and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold and platinum albums by a rock band. Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales according to the RIAA with sales of 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units.
(source: Wikipedia)
All that says how hard it was for me to select the 45 songs of this anthology. I've deliberately chosen to focus on Rush studio works. All the songs come from remastered editions of the original cd's at 320 kbps. Enjoy!

1. Find My Way 5:07
2. In The Mood 3:37
3. Anthem 4:16
4. By-Tor & The Snow Dog 8:40
5. Bastille Day 4:40

6. 2112 (extract) 6:54
7. A Passage To Bangkok 3:35
8. Something For Nothing 3:58
9. Closer To The Heart 2:55

10. Cinderella Man 4:22
11. Cygnus X-1 10:22
12. Circumstances 3:45
13. The Trees 4:22
14. La Villa Strangiato 9:35

1.The Spirit Of Radio 4:59
2. Freewill 5:24
3. Jacob's Ladder 7:29
4. Tom Sawyer 4:34

5. YYZ 4:26
6. Limelight 4:20
7. Subdivisions 5:35
8. The Analog Kid 4:48
9. Distant Early Warning 4:57
10. Red Sector A 5:12
11. Manhattan Project 5:08

12. Marathon 6:10
13. Mystic Rhythms 5:54
14. Time Stands Still 5:09
15. Open Secrets 5:38

1. Lock And Key 5:10
2. Turn The Page 4:55
3. Show Don't Tell 5:01
4. The Pass 4:51
5. Dreamline 4:37

6. Roll The Bones 5:30
7. Animate 6:06
8. Everyday Glory 5:11
9. Half The World 3:43
10. Time And Motion 5:01
11. Secret Touch 6:35
12. Out Of The Cradle 5:03
13. Heart Full Of Soul 2:53
14. Workin' Them Angels 4:47

15. Good News First 4:52
16. Hope 2:02

1 - Moving Pictures (1981)
2 - Permanent Waves (1980)
3 - Hold Your Fire (1987)

1 - Test For Echo (1996)
2 - Vapor Trails (2002)
3 - Signals (1982)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008



Jethro Tull was founded in 1968. In the beginning, Tulls music was purely blues-oriented, sounding like the first Fleetwood Mac albums. This blues had that particularity to feature Ian Anderson's flute which rapidly brang a folk/celtic color on their second LP Stand Up. Their popularity exploded while the Aqualung album issued in 1971. Labelled as a folky Led Zeppelin IV, this wasn't very surprising because the two bands were very friends and the two albums were made exactly at the same time in the same studio. Jethro Tull is stamped "Hard Rock" even if it's much more a progressive folk band. Most of their LPs are very Folk oriented (War Child, Songs From The Wood) or Medievalish Hard Rock (Minstrel In The Gallery). But their masterpiece is Thick As A Brick and later the arguably A Passion Play. By the end of the 70s and John Glacock's death (1979/11/17) the Tull fell down into mediocrity until they found their new signature, a kind of Dire Straits - style that bring them a 1987 reward for their album Crest Of A Knave in the Metal category (!) just stealing the reward to Metallica (!!). This is a premiere on Baistophe, this is the very first (not the last I guess) 3CD set we suggest you, Jethro Tull's music and talent being so expanded...

1. A Song For Jeffrey
2. A New Day Yesterday
3. Fat Man
4. Reasons For Waiting
5. With You There To Help Me
6. To Cry You A Song
7. Love Story
8. Aqualung

9. Cross-Eyed Mary
10. My God
11. Locomotive Breath
12. Wind Up (Quad. Version)
13. Wond'ring Again
14. Life Is A Long Song
15. Thick As A Brick (extract)
16. Critique Oblique
1. Magus Perdè
2. War Child
3. Back-Door Angel
4. Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of A New Day
5. The Third Hoorah
6. Minstrel In The Gallery

7. One White Duck / 0^10 = Nothing At All
8. Quizz Kid
9. Salamander
10. The Chequered Flag
11. Songs From THe Woods
12. The Whistler
13. One Brown Mouse
14. Heavy Horses
15. Conundrum
16. Quatrain

1. Dark Ages
2. Dun Ringhill
3. Fylingdale FLyer
4. The Pine Martin's Jig
5. Broadsword
6. Cheerio
7. Jump Start
8. Part Of The Machine
9. A Christmas Song
10. Another Christmas Song
11. Still Loving You Tonight
12. Like A Tall Thin Girl
13. Valley
14. Wounded Old And Treacherous
15. Hot Mango Flush
16. El Niño

17. A Winter Snowscape

My Jethro Tull TOP3 :
1. Thick As A Brick (1972)
2. Aqualung (1971)
3. Songs From The Wood (1977)

My Jethro Tull BOTTOM3 :
1. Underwraps (1984)
2. Broadsword And The Beast (1982)*
3. A Passion Play (1973)

* : I know so many love that album but, I'm sorry, I really can't stand this one.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

MC5 (ABO#050)


I agree with you : what's the point making a MC5 Baistophe ? Their short carreer (only 3 albums, officially) couldn't let us spend some time gathering their best tracks. But if I told you that, while making this compilation, what I estimated to be their unmissable tracks filled exactly one CD, you'd understand the object of this compilation. In another hand, This would have been a big blasphemy in that blog not to take care at MC5's case. This american band is simply essential in rock history. That's why, with only 3 albums, they remain in the World rememberings. People who really know me know that I'm really not found of punk music, and if you learned that MC5 is, at the same point as The Stooges, the essential starting point in Punk history, you'd understand that this band is simply huge as is their music.
Note : Sorry for some tracks' sound quality which are not top.

1. I Can Only Give You Everything
2. Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa
3. Ramblin' Rose
4. Kick Out The Jams
5. Borderline
6. I Want You Right Now

7. Teenage Lust
8. Let Me Try
9. Looking At You
10. High School
11. The Human Being Lawnmower
12. The Pledge Song
13. Sister Anne
14. Baby Won't Ya
15. Future / Now
16. Poison
17. Over And Over
18. Skunk (Sonicly Speaking)



Nazareth is a second plan band discovered by Deep Purple's bass player Roger Glover. This scottish band has this singularity to make no-dark Hard Rock. I explain. If their music is not even happy, it has the power to bring us to serenity. The simple drum playing and the melodies can stick them into the pop culture, but don't mistake about it, it's real Hard Rock, with real good guitar playing and rageous voice. Don't even try to find any light lyrics in any of their songs. Just push play and rise the volume up to 20 ! You'll find here the very best work of this great background band, including some tracks of the very last album The Newz ! Enjoy !

CD1 :

1. Empty Arms, Empty Hearts
2. Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson cover)
3. Called Her Name
4. Goin' Down (Don Nix cover)
5. Vigilante Man
6. Night Woman
7. Not Faking It
8. This Flight Tonight
9. Silver Dollar Forger
10. Jet Lag
11. Shapes Of Things (incl. Space Safari) (Yardbirds cover)
12. Changin' Times
13. Somebody To Roll
14. Telegram

15. Loretta
16. Expect No Mercy

CD2 :

1. Whiskey Drinking Woman / Hair Of The Dog
2. Road Ladies
3. May The Sunshine
4. Simple Solution
5. Claim To Fame
6. Hearts Grown Cold
7. Talking Bout Love
8. Pop The Silo
9. Cocaine (JJ Cale cover)
10. Gatecrash
11. Back To The Trenches
12. Take The Rap
13. Last Exit Brooklin
14. Hit The Fan
15. Do You Wanna Play House
16. Goin' Loco

17. The Gathering

My Nazareth Top3 :
1. Rampant (1974)
2. Loud'n'Proud (1974)
3. The Newz (2008)

My Nazareth Bottom3 :
1. Snakes'n'Ladders (1990)
2. Sound Elixir (1983)
3. Cinema (1986)

Friday, April 11, 2008



Solar-powered space pop combo Grandaddy was formed in Modesto, CA, in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch; although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, with the 1995 additions of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden the group's sound expanded exponentially over the course of subsequent efforts including the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess by This One Band. Originally issued on indie label Will Records, 1997's acclaimed full-length Under the Western Freeway proved Grandaddy's creative breakthrough, and the following year the album was reissued on major-label V2, with "Summer Here Kids" earning Single of the Week honors in the pages of the NME. The Broken Down Comforter Collection, a compilation of singles tracks, preceded the 1999 Signal to Snow Ratio EP, which heralded a movement toward the vintage electronic textures further in evidence on 2000's superb Sophtware Slump. In 2002, the group released another odds-n-sods collection, Concrete Dunes, which paved the way for a busy 2003: that spring, Grandaddy released the Floating Debris EP and their fourth full-length, Sumday, and spent the rest of the year touring, making appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury. In 2005, they resurfaced with the Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla EP and a full-length album (Just Like the Fambly Cat) followed in 2006. (all music guide)

1. Taster
2. Gentle Spike Resort
3. A.M. 180
4. Collective Dreamwish Of Upper Elegance
5. Summer Here Kids

6. Under The Western Freeway
7. He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot
8. Hewlett's Daughter
9. The Crystal Lake

10. Underneath The Weeping Willow
11. Miner At Dial-A-View
12. Now It's On
13. El caminos In The West
14. Saddest Vacant Lot In All The World

15. Pull The Curtains
16. At My Post
17. Elevate Myself
18. Summer... It's Gone
19. Shangri-La (outro)

Thursday, April 10, 2008



Thin Lizzy, Thin "fucking" Lizzy!!! Probably the greatest band to have come out of Ireland (don't even start me on how overrated a band U2 is). Phil Lynott, the soul and brains of the band, was not only a golden-voiced leader, he was also a fascinating character, a self-destructive one too as his sad death shows. Born of an Irish mother and a brasilian father, this big brown guy had everything to become a rock star: charisma, talent and skills... Luck wasn't on Thin Lizzy's side though and, if the band is now recognized as one of the great hard rock bands of the 70's, their success never was as big as they deserved... Together with talented guitarists and a faithful drummer, he completed a nearly perfect but way too short career... Here are 35 songs to prove my point! Enjoy THINest (pronounced TIN not FIN) LIZZY!

1. The Rise & Dear Demise of the Funky Nomadic Tribes
2. Call the Police
3. Mama Nature Said
4. The Rocker
5. Whiskey in a Jar
6. Randolph's Tango
7. Night Life

8. Still in Love With You
9. Philomena
10. Rosalie
11. Suicide
12. Jailbreak
13. The Boys Are Back in Town
14. Cowboy Song
15. Emerald
16. Don't Believe a Word
17. Massacre
18. Sitamoia

1. Bad Reputation
2. Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)
3. That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart
4. Do Anything You Want To
5. Waiting for an Alibi
6. Sarah
7. Got to Give It Up

8. Roisin Dubh (Black Rose)- A Rock Legend
9. Chinatown
10. Killer on the Loose
11. Angel of Death
12. Renegade
13. The Pressure Will Blow
14. Fats
15. Mexican Blood

16. The Sun Goes Down
17. Holy War

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



I don't like cold music, I'm not very found of pop music, I hardly like female singers. But Kate Bush, who makes cold-pop, is one (if not "the") of my favourite female singers... What else ?
Kate emerged in the late 70s where music had already become a buisness. But even if she chose to remain in the pop-music style, she managed to bring it into a clever war by nice melodies, voices and arrangements... Finally, Bush's songs where much more than pop. Although she took a bit different way, she was settled in here epoque for good, even managing to chart the UK and US billboard ! For that reason, Kate Bush must be featured in our Baistophe collection. That's now done with this 46th issue !

CD1 :

1. Moving
2. Kite
3. The Man With The Child In His Eyes
4. Wuthering Heights
5. Oh To Be In Love
6. Them Heavy People
7. In Search Of Peter Pan
8. Don't Push Your Foot To The Heartbrake

9. Oh England My Lionheart
10. Just Another Day (w/ Peter Gabriel)
11. Babooshka
12. All We Ever Look For
13. Egypt
14. Violin
15. Army Dreamers
16. Breathing
17. The Empty Bullring
18. December Will Be Magic Again
19. There Goes A Tenner
20. Houdini

CD2 :

1. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
2. Cloudbusting
3. And Dream Of Sheep
4. Jig Of Life
5. Burning Bridge
6. The Handsome Cabin Boy

7. The Sensual World
8. The Fog
9. Rocket's Tail
10. Moments Of Pleasure
11. The Red Shoes
12. You're The One
13. π
14. Sunset
15. Aerial

My Kate Bush TOP3 :
1. Babooshka (1980)
2. The Kick Inside (1978)
3. Hounds Of Love (1985)

My Kate Bush BOTTOM3 :
1. The Dreaming (1982)
2. The Red Shoes (1993)
3. The Sensual World (1989)

Monday, April 7, 2008



Here's a best of, or rather a compilation as many quality songs are left aside, of this North American band influenced by Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or early Metallica.
It would be pity to miss this great underrated band which has been able to demonstrate both compositional skills and melodic treasures from his very first album (the self titled 1991 release). Jon Schaffer, guitaris/composer/sole remaining founding member possesses his own sound which makes easy to recognize Iced Earth among his peers proof, it needed be, of the great value of this powerful and melodic heavy thrash formation, one that shoudn't be missed... Enjoy those nearly 80 minutes of pure metallic talent!

1. Iced Earth
2. Written On The Walls
3. Stormrider
4. Burnt Offerings
5. The Dark Saga
6. Violate

7. 1776 (instrumental)
8. Ghost Of Freedom
9. Declaration Day

10. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)
11. The Devil To Pay
12. Something Wicked Part 1
13. Setian Massacre
14. A Charge To Keep
15. Ten Thousand Strong

Sunday, April 6, 2008



Known for his eccentric nature, French pop songwriter Michel Polnareff created a buzz for himself in the early to mid-'60s when his debut single, "La Poupée Qui Fait Non," rocketed to the top of the French charts, but it was his early-'70s release, Polnareff's, that cemented him a place as a legend in French pop.
For more than 40 years, this "lone beatle of French pop" crafted music unlike any other. The 43 songs contained in this compilation span his entire with all the hits and a few more goodies for your listening pleasure!

1. Le clochard des jumbos
2. Elle rit
3. Ame câline
4. Y'a qu'un ch'veu
5. La mouche

6. L'amour avec toi
7. Jour après jour
8. A minuit, à midi
9. Dans la rue
10. Kama-sutra
11. Il est gros
12. Une femme
13. Holding On To Smoke
14. Une histoire lamentable
15. Lettre à France

16. Né dans un Ice-Cream
17. Holidays
18. Ca n'arrive qu'aux autres
19. Nos mots d'amour
20. Je suis un homme
21. L'homme qui pleurait des larmes de verre
22. Tous les bateaux, tous les oiseaux
23. Ta-ta-ta-ta

24. Sous quelle étoile suis-je né ?
25. Le prince en otage
26. Hey You Woman

27. J'ai tellement de choses à dire
28. Radio
29. Goodbye Marylou
30. Qui a tué Grand' Maman ?
31.Tam-tam (l'homme préhisto)
32. Love me, please love me
33. Le roi des fourmis
34. Since I Saw You
35. Tout tout pour ma chérie
36. Une simple mélodie
37. Je t'aime
38. Viens te faire chahuter
39. Le bal des Laze

40. La vie m'a quitté
41. La poupée qui fait non
42. Histoire de coeur
43. On ira tous au paradis

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

FISH (ABO #043)


Derek William Dick, better known as Fish (born 25 April 1958, in Dalkeith, Midlothian), is a Scottish progressive rock singer, lyric writer and occasional actor.
Most of you might know him as former frontman for the British progressive rock act Marillion. He left the band, at the peak of its fame - one he and his ex-bandmates will later fail to recover, in 1988 due to musical and managerial disagreements. A year later, he released his debut solo single, "State of Mind", shortly followed by a first album, "Vigil In A Wildeness Of Mirrors".
7 albums followed this exquisite debut with mixed commercial successes but a pretty consistent artistic quality. This compilation is designed to sum up the big guy's solo career up to his latest, 13th Star (2007), one of his very best.
I hope you'll enjoy the subtle mix of theatrical progressive rock, celtic folk, glorious ballads and classic rock Fish has displayed over the years. In my humble opinion, he is one of the most underrated lyricist and melodist ever.

My FISH Top 3
3 - 13TH STAR (2007)

My FISH Bottom 3
2 - FIELD OF CROWS (2003)
3 - FELLINI DAYS (2001)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008



Brought to you by our special collaborator, Acco, here's the volume two of our Happiness Series. While the first one was mostly dedicated to pop oriented music, this one goes in many various directions creating kind of the perfect rollercoaster uplifting compilation. You'll find tango, folk, instrumental metal, progressive music... and more! Astonishingly, it works and flows perfectly. So thanks to Acco and enjoy this 79 minutes and 59 seconds compilation!

1. Area - Luglio, Agosto, Settembre (Nero)
2. Danny Elfman - Oogie Boogie's Song
3. The Bad Plus - Physical Cities
4. A.C.T - Wake up (Attic)
5. Astor Piazzolla - Milonga Loca
6. Mr. Bungle - Sweet Charity
7. Nosfell - Mindala Jinka
8. Mattias IA Eklundh - Print This

9. Alamaailman Vasarat - Kyyhylly

10. The Mars Volta - L'Via L'Viaquez
11. Farmers Market - Tails of the Unexpected
12. Isildurs Bane - The Flight Onward
13. Secret Chiefs 3 - Combat for the Angel
14. Frank Zappa - Stairway to Heaven