Hard Rock

VA - I'm A Freak Baby 3: A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1973 (2021)

VA - I'm A Freak Baby 3: A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1973 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 576 MB
3:58:26 | Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Cherry Red

• Following the success of the first two volumes of the series I’m A Freak Baby, Grapefruit returns with a third instalment of pioneering hard rock sounds from the nascent British underground.
• As with its predecessors, I’m A Freak Baby 3 includes many of the acts who were synonymous with the stoner, free festival element of the English counterculture, with key tracks from such seminal underground stalwarts as Mick Farren and The Deviants, Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies and Hawkwind.
• We also include musicians and bands who were honing their sound before finding huge success: the embryonic Deep Purple, the teenage Free, first album Thin Lizzy, Lemmy (fronting Sam Gopal) and a pre-fame Mott The Hoople are joined by old-stagers The Yardbirds, represented by an incendiary 1968 live version of “Dazed And Confused”, a song that Jimmy Page would take with him to his next band.
VA - I'm A Freak 2 Baby A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene: 1968-73 (2019)

VA - I'm A Freak 2 Baby A Further Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene: 1968-73 (2019)
Flac (tracks, .cue, log) / Mp3 320 kbps | 03:53:15 | 1,4 Gb / 530 Mb
Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock / Label: Grapefruit Records

UK three CD set. Released in 2016, I'm A Freak Baby - Grapefruit's overview of the UK's late Sixties/early Seventies nascent hard rock/proto-metal scene - received rapturous acclaim from pundits and punters alike. And, like all good follow-ups, I'm A Freak 2 Baby expands upon the original while simultaneously tightening the stylistic mesh. In addition to further selections from some of the subterranean stars of the first volume, we feature many of the genre's pioneers, with key tracks from The Jeff Beck Group, Edgar Broughton Band, Atomic Rooster and High Tide. Our scope ranges from Top Five hit singles (Love Sculpture's manic, heavily influential 'Sabre Dance' and the original brass-free demo version of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown's gothic masterpiece 'Fire') to a clutch of bands (Thor, Tonge, Tarsus and several others) that were active during our timeframe but didn't get beyond locally-recorded demos.
Blue Öyster Cult - Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (2020) [Blu-ray 1080i + DVD]

Blue Öyster Cult - Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (2020)
Blu-ray: MPEG-2 23392 kbps, 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9
Dolby Digital 5.1, 48 kHz, 448 kbps / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 24-bit
DVD-9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 6 ch / LPCM, 2 ch
Hard Rock | 01:57:45 | ~ 23.12 or 7.66 Gb

Recorded at the Hard Rock Casino in Northfield, Ohio, ‘Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014’ offers a comprehensive and exciting look at the Blue Öyster Cult repertoire. Containing almost two hours of music, the band is on fire, performing some of the finest and most beloved songs from their extensive catalogue, while not forgetting some deeper cuts that will make long term fans of the band very happy…

VA - Hard Rock Essentials: The 80's (1994) {Rebound/PolyGram}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 1, 2018
VA - Hard Rock Essentials: The 80's (1994) {Rebound/PolyGram}

VA - Hard Rock Essentials: The 80's (1994) {Rebound/PolyGram}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 475 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 241 mb
Genre: hard rock, Southern rock, classic rock

Hard Rock Essentials: The 80's is a 1994 compilation of some of the best hard rock songs of the 1980's but are they limited to just songs released by the PolyGram family? No but most of it is PolyGram/Universal oriented. This was released by the PolyGram budget compilation subsidiary, Rebound.

VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 7, 2018
VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)

VA - The Hard Rock Collection (2CD) (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 841 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 294 mb
Genre: hard rock, heavy metal

The Hard Rock Collection is a 2CD compilation of hard rock and heavy metal music. No label listed and I do not believe it is actually affiliated with the Hard Rock Cafe, despite the logo on the front and some of the artists chosen for this. This was originally released with a completely different cover by the Pulse label in the UK and possibly due to how cheesy the cover was, they decided to do a second cover with a slight mock up of the Hard Rock Cafe logo. Nonetheless, original songs by the original artists.
Earthen Vessel - Hard Rock / Everlasting Life (1971) [Reissue 1999] (Re-up)

Earthen Vessel - Hard Rock / Everlasting Life (1971) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 179 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gear Fab Records (GF-127)

Forgotten, obscure, but most amazing and unusual act from the 70s - the band was formed in 1970 in Lansing, Michigan, by former gospel tenor Leon Morton and his gospel-mate Walter Ballard. Within it's short (18 months or so) career the band successfully tried to become the loudest and the hardest acid rock band - but without acid. Today they would've been called Christian rock. Back then, it was an act of short-lived Jesus Rock Movement - the musicians tried to preach ("Let Jesus bring you back", "Life everlasting"…) through acid-rock sound. Even the name of the band had Biblical reference. However, fronted by vocalists Sharon Keel and Ken Fitch, and supported by drummer Eddie Johnson (with Juliard background) the group achieved impressive results. In 1971 Monument Studios in Nashville (not the best place to play acid-rock) recorder this classic album.

Graham Bonnet - Voice Of Hard Rock (2008) {Universal Music Japan}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 15, 2018
Graham Bonnet - Voice Of Hard Rock (2008) {Universal Music Japan}

Graham Bonnet - Voice Of Hard Rock (2008) {Universal Music Japan}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: hard rock, classic rock

Voice Of Hard Rock is a 2008 compilation by British singer Graham Bonnet. This was released in Japan by Universal Music.

V.A. - Hard Rock Cafe: Party Rock (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 25, 2020
V.A. - Hard Rock Cafe: Party Rock (1998)

V.A. - Hard Rock Cafe: Party Rock (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 430 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers - 265 MB
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hard Rock Records/Rhino (R2 75544)

Rhino chips away at more rock nostalgia of the surface variety. This time out, both the '70s and '80 are pilfered for chart-toppers by Foreigner, Foghat, the Romantics, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Knack. Thankfully, despite the agitprop cover art, one is spared any overriding theme here, save for a virtual romp through an '80s mods (read: new wavers) and rockers party. And there's even a bit of hip-hop by Tone-Loc, and some proto-lounge swing from Buster Poindexter to bolster the mix. But, the bulk here will be best enjoyed by muscle-car driving heshers who don't mind hearing their favorite Frampton or Joe Walsh cut yet one more time.
VA - Im A Freak, Baby: The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)

VA - Im A Freak, Baby: The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:53:25 | 531 Mb
Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock / Label: Grapefruit Records

Travel British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock underground: 1968-72 only, this anthology introduces students to important and too often lose sight of the transitional period of English rock. Songs and artists presented here, is a bridge between the British folk revival and the psychedelic scene with the transition in the first wave of British heavy metal, along with the progressive movement.
VA - I'm a Freak, Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)

VA - I'm a Freak, Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,33 Gb | Digital booklet - 159 Mb | 03:53:21
Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Grapefruit Records, Cherry Red Records

Although vintage British psychedelia is viewed by many these days as an Alice In Wonderland-style enchanted garden full of beatific flower children innocently gathering flowers or chasing butterflies, there was always a more visceral element to the scene. Pointedly free of such fripperies as scarlet tunic-wearing gnomes, phenomenal cats and talismanic bicycles, the power trio format that was popularised by the likes of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience spawned a host of imitators. As the Sixties drew to a close and pop evolved slowly but inexorably into rock, psychedelia gave way to a sound that was harder, leaner, heavier, louder.