Here's a list of what I consider the greatest albums still not on CD.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ungava - s/t. 1977 36 Records.
On the surface it would appear Ungava would be yet another power trio, given their guitar-bass-drums lineup. But the 2 guest musicians, one on keys and the other on sax/flute appear to have far more than cameo appearances as seemingly they are part of the band, perhaps leaving just prior to release and being relegated to "guest". This is one of Quebec's finest, recalling Opus 5 or Maneige in places, but with the added strong guitar work. Maybe not Frank Marino or Walter Rossi strong, but still some high quality six stringing going on amongst the complex progressive rock compositions. Excellent album. Bootlegs exist.
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THIS IS NOT A DOWNLOAD SITE! I'm going to nip that in the bud straight away. That's not what this is about, and there are no hidden links. Also, please do not ask me to rip these albums. I just simply do not have the time. I apologize in advance. This is strictly an informational blog.
Comments on any of the albums presented are indeed welcome!
Key to the Priority codes:
Priority 1: Amongst the greatest albums ever made. Almost criminal that it is not available on CD. (Gnosis 12-15; RYM 4.5 - 5.0)
Priority 2: A classic. One of the greatest albums still not on CD (Gnosis 11; RYM 4.0)
Priority 3: An excellent album. (Gnosis 10; RYM 3.5)
No Priority: The rest, which range from very good to poor and everything in between (Gnosis 9 and below; RYM 3.0 and below). Many of these albums are borderline Priority 3, and should not be presumed to be poor efforts. I had to draw the line somewhere.