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ALRUNE ROD - Alrune Rock, Denmark 1972/74 (SHADOKS 187)
(3rd album by Alrune Rod as rare English and Danish version)
LP 600 numbered / heavy gatefold sleeve / 2 x 180 gram pressing / printed innersleeves / poster / 2 page insert with liner notes / many unseen photos
"Alrune Rod" is the Danish name for the mythical mandrake root and was the name for one of the most popular hippie bands from Denmark. They shared the stage with Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin among many other famous bands. This 3rd album came in in 2 different version, in 1972 with Danish vocals and for Export, in 1974, the very rare English vocals version with slightly different mixes too. For the English version the band has used the cover image of the first album from 1969 but with heavy color changes and a sticker on the front, so many people - even in Denmark - got confused about 2 very different albums with nearly the same artwork. Our release is using the outside of the English version and each printed inner sleeve with the correct English/Danish cover.
Their name was inspired by the Danish author Albert Dam’s book “Syv Fortællinger” (“Seven Stories”) from 1962 where a Robin Hood-like character is sentenced to hanging. While hanging at the end of the rope with his trousers open, he ejaculates, and a mandrake root grows up from where his sperm hits the ground. Just like in sagas where it is the blood from hanged men that nourish the mandrake root on gallows hills. The root, which always has a human-like form, is collected in this novel by a virgin who cares for it and in turn the root makes good things happen.
During March and April 1972 Alrune Rod went with record producer Freddy Hansson to Rosenberg studios in Copenhagen. By then they were reduced to a trio with Leif, Ole and Karsten. This was the first studio recording for Ole, whereas Karsten had played on the previous “Hej Du” album (which will be also released by Shadoks Music) and Leif had appeared on all of the Alrune Rod albums.

This 3rd album (Alrune Rock) shows the group moving away from the violent and emotional drama as the main expression and now seek strength through a technically more competent music. This album reached number 3 on the “Top 10” charts of the Danish radio. Years later Leif Roden reported more than 10,000 sold copies of “Alrune Rock”. A Danish hippie blockbuster (the Danish version only).
The English version of “Alrune Rock” was ready for the stores in in March 1974. The music is so exciting and varied that it must belong among Danish rock classics... It is at once both melodic and full of improvisations, whether it be in English or Danish.” This album belongs to the top of the Danish underground scene among Young Flowers, Culpeper's Orchard, Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Pan, Hurdy Gurdy, The Old Man & The Sea, just to name a few. Their musical style is often described as a hybrid between THE GRATEFUL DEAD and early PINK FLOYD.
"Alrune Rock" includes a very rare poster, new liner notes and many unseen pictures from the period 1972/74.



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RÄVJUNK - Uppsala Stadshotell Brinner Igen., Sweden 1976 (SHADOKS 188)
(FOX-PISS - Uppsala city hotel is burning again)
LP 500 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram "transparent yellow" pressing / 2 page insert
Scandinavia's best Punk-Psych band from Uppsala, Sweden.
This second album by Rävjunk includes tracks from rare singles and EP's as well as completely unknown tracks picked by Peter Ericson (drums). We where working on this album for weeks and just before the album was done, Peter sadly left this world. This album is in memory of Peter Ericson, the great Swedish drummer and singer from Rävjunk!

A great selection of songs from the early pre-Punk period ala Stooges / MC5 as well as long jamming guitar tracks influenced by German Kraut & space rock bands. The bands style was quite unique, as they were heavily influenced by the German Krautrock bands, but also saw the heavy psych movement as a bright star. Several influences are evident, but it’s all blended into something unique as each member brought their own intriguing ingredients into the music. Guitarist Christer was a Hendrix freak and singer Sören was deeply involved in the new punk rock movement. Bassist Lars-Eric was very much into Jack Bruce and Cream, while Peter the drummer was an avid fan of German bands such as CAN and Guru Guru.
The first album was titled in Swedish "Uppsala City Hotel Is Burning", this new album is titeld "Uppsala City Hotel Is Burning Again.
A great album from beginning to end, as good as the first album for sure.

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MOONLIGHT - The Edge, Finland 1978 (SHADOKS 189)
LP 400 numbered / heavy sleeve / 180 gram pressing / 2 page insert
All the members of "Moonlight" came from the same town named Turku, located in the south west of Finland. They've met each other at school in the mid 70's. Their ambition was more to focus on making their own music and sing in English which was not the common in Finland at the time. Kim and Andy were the actual composers and Bob made the lyrics. Paul helped out with both from time to time. Their musical influences where Steely Dan, Procol Harum, Santana, Pink Floyd etc. but also Ian Dury and Blondie. They had a large scale of music they liked and listen to and played music by Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin before they have started with own compositions. Their own music was as a result of a large scale of interest maybe some kind of mixture of psychedelic/progressive rock and melodic softer music. Moonlight was active between mid 70's and 1979. They have got a record deal in Finland with “Top Hits“ and released their album in 1978. If you like prog albums from Finnish bands such as Hamlet, Wigwam, Nimbus and Session, you will love this album by Moonlight for sure. Originals are very rare and for most Finnish collectors still unknown.

Moonlight was: Kim Trapp - keyboards (Hammond, Leslie, Korg minimoog) / Björn (Bob) Wasenius - drums (Olympic, Pearl), vocals
/ Paul Kanerva - bass (Ibanez, Rickenbacker) / Anders (Andy) Winter - guitar (Gibson SG), vocals


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FUSION FARM - Rush Job, UK 1969 (SHADOKS 186)
CD: in jewelbox
We have heard about Fusion Farm for the first time from a well-known French collector who sent us the music. It took many years to locate the band and by coincidence the daughter of one of the band members found us via social media. So we could set up a deal. The album was originally released very limited on the S.R.T label (Grannie) with a hand-sprayed cover (very much like the original Tony Caro & John). Originals are very very rare and fetching high prices on the collectors market. This reissue also includes the tracks from the rare single "FAT JUDY/GYPSY MOUNTAIN WOMAN".
They got radio plays and played a lot of shows in London and the surrounding cities before heading off to Europe and gigging constantly - Germany became a second home, in particular Frankfurt and Munich and they found favor playing at many US Army air bases. They also played the 15000 capacity FRANKFURT FESTHALLE supporting Bad Company and Black Oak Arkansas, who never showed up and a riot ensued and the venue was trashed! The band changed personnel several times but the core of the band and song writing team of Bob Bett and Normal Ley remained constant. The band split in 1979 to pursue other projects.
Great Psych tracks with snotty "Stooges" like songs, great guitars, drums, cool vocals and bass, some tracks are dreamy and some are very powerful British Underground tunes.