Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gabriel Bondage - Angel Dust (us 1975)


Gabriel Bondage - Angel Dust (us 1975, Prog Rock Folksy)

Formed:  Chicago, IL, United States
Members:
* Rex Bundy (Guild f412 Guitar, Lead Vocals,Gong, Drums, Piano, Effects),
* Tony Antinarelli (Drums),
* Bill Wisimiewski (Lead & Backing vocals, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet),
* Lacrence "Larry" J. Biernacki - (Acoustic and Electic Guitars,Mandolin,Vocals),
* Tony Stram (Fender Stereo Bass, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming)
* Conrad Green (Moog,Mellotron,Electic Guitar),
* Ken Sajdak (Acoustic and Electic Piano,Harpscord,Hammond Organ),
* Ron Schwartz (Piano, Synthesizer, Hammond Organ, Programming),
* Zaido Cruz (Background Vocals).

Genres: Progressive Rock

Tracks:
01. Babylon 6:07
02. First Stone In A Pyramid 2:26
03. You And The Wind 3:51
04. Take My Eyes 3:12
05. Ladies And Gentlemen 4:24
06. Bondage 8:17
07. Island 4:04
08. Sing Me A Song 3:28

This is Dharma Records D-804. Gabriel Bondage formed in 1973 is a Chicago area band, comes out of Morton Grove Illinois. They are considered progressive rock but real hard to put a sound to their music. They sometimes have a sort of heavy metal sound,then a folk rock sound, flutes, acoustic guitar, they have a spacey organ and keyboard mix vocals echoing. It is a very interesting album and does leave you wanting to hear more. I am pretty sure the band only put out two albums this one called Angel Dust in 1975 and one after this.
 ~ by MENEGON, Luiz Carlos.
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I've known about this band and album since I snagged a copy of this in a collector's bin about 20 years ago. I also had their blue vinyl second LP "Another Trip To Earth" at one time but I can't recall what that one sounded like. I'm really surprised that this album isn't better known; there is a dearth of information about this album and group on the net (aside from a decent review of both albums at planetmellotron.com). Pretty good laid back symphonic prog. Can be very spacey at times, especially the opening track "Babylon". Nice flute, horn, piano, acoustic guitars, soft harmonized choral vocals. "Ladies and Gentlemen" is a great laid back acoustic guitar track with nice vocal washes. The 8 minute "Bondage" has some Canterbury moments bordering on RIO, but that's not the main sense of the album. Overall, this is a really GREAT slice of sadly overlooked mid 70's US prog.
 ~ by tallen14218 (RYM).
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