Friday, August 29, 2008
My sites on OCC's server might be removed to save room, so I shall move them to GeoCities since I have a Yahoo! account. However, I will delete internal mp3s so I don't have to pay extra for more server space. The Ph.D. site was transferred first because it's the most popular, having received the most response. The other two will follow.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A decade ago, I made a fan page about a moribund mystery label called Power Sound 2001 (you must have a high-speed connection to see this link). It was made on the cheap, obsolete and now-defunct Express Page. This arose because I went to what is now fye and saw early Black Sabbath albums on this cheap label alongside those on their official label in the US and Canada, Warner Bros. The legality was in question. I was told it was arranged by Tony Iommi and former manager Patrick Meehan, but I hardly found it credible. A few people gave feedback. The Osbournes' success brought a few people over to my amateurish-looking site. After that, mp3 piracy grew and made the label a moot point. fye eventually stopped stocking new copies, especially since Rhino reissued the Ozzy Osbourne era officially in a boxed set. I have Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid, and Master of Reality on this label because they're imported from Israel and Canada (2) respectively, and I love imports, having over 300 of them at home!
Fellow metal trailblazers Deep Purple, The Moody Blues original lineup, and even Pink Floyd among others have been found on the label. Usually, the packaging leaves little to the imagination and is minimalist to say the least, yet some collectors will still buy them (some examples can be found on Google and eBay).
I don't have time and energy to make a whole new site for it, and I can't update the old one, so I just decided to do a post here instead. Some of you may find this if looking up the label. I sure hope you did, so please leave me feedback.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
As close to Roger Dean as I'll ever get!
There is speculation that history will repeat itself again as to whether or not Jon Anderson will still be in Yes (long-time fans know the story). Rumours are spreading that this time, he will be replaced by someone from a tribute band à la Ripper Owens. This is because of Anderson's debilitating respitory condition making him unable to tour and record (see earlier post). I was compelled to write this after receiving some solo albums in the post from his native area. I haven't been listening to the Yes family much lately as other things have come up. I'm hoping he'll get better and he'll stay in Yes as long as he can (he's not young anymore, so we have to be realistic).
At least I'll have the show at the state fair to remember.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Since their two wea (Atlantic in the US) albums will be reissued by Voiceprint in the forseeable future (and I helped!), you ought to buy those versions along with the new album coming in February. You can buy the CDs directly from the new label, Virgin, zavvi, or amazon. Legal downloads will be on iTunes, emusic, Rhapsody, and 7digital. There will also be changes on the Ph.D. site, as to reissue info and possibly servers.
Ph.D. (1981) will be reissued 3 November, three - - released in February, and Is It Safe? (pictured) sometime later that year.
More information as I get it.