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 !

Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Known as the only white band signed on legendary Motown Records label, Rare Earth remains the band with the one hit single. And what a hit! Get Ready! The band however recorded a non-negligible number of albums that are far from a crapy collection of forgettable songs. Almost until the end of their first "life", Rare Earth brought some (hard-)rock in their funky soul (or some soul in their rock). As an evidence, the 80s weren't in a funky-soul mood at all and the band broke up after nothing less than 12 studio albums. After that, some reunions were programmed here and there, like the widely forgettable live album "Made In Switzerland" and two much appreciated studio albums : Different World (1993) and Brave New World (2008). But the heart of Rare Earth live in the 70s, that's for sure.

note : some songs are nothing but vinyl rip. If you have any better versions, feel free to send us and we'll update the link

wait if it's temporary unavailable


Duncanmusic said...

They may be 'known' as the only white band signed to the Motown subsidiary RARE EARTH, but the CERTAINLY were NOT!

The Rustix (from my home town of Rochester, NY) did two LPs on Rare Earth,

Love Sculpture (featuring future Roots Rocker/Pop icon Dave Edmunds) were an English blues-rock outfit whose first LP was released here on Rare Earth.

The Pretty Things, an English Rock Band (whose roster included Dick Taylor, early Rolling Stones member) signed to Rare Earth after releases on Fontana in the US, release 'S.F Sorrow" and 'Parachutes'.

R.Dean Taylor, a Motown staff writer released several LPs on Rare Earth and had one big hit with 'Indiana Wants Me'.

He is NOT alone among the many white artists (add Bobby Darin and Neil Young's early outfit, The Mynah Birds which also included Rick James) who had releases on Rare Earth, Motown and other subsidiaries of Motown. They're just NOT as well known.
I hate to chastise, but a little more research could have saved you the embarrassment.

[GEMY] said...

You must be right. I'm not a Rare Earth expert and not much a Motown one. Because my time is fullfilled with only gathering my favourite songs and great pictures for the artwork, I didn't verify this.

Embarrassed, maybe. But the essential is that Rare Earth is a great band and they have deserved being Baistophed.

Duncanmusic said...

No big deal. BTW, the compilation is GREAT and I DO love your artwork. Outstanding! Just wanted to correct the assumption. I hope there's no hard feelings.

[GEMY] said...

Absolutely none.


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