Byg: Rock Generation series
I recently completed the Byg Records “Rock Generation series!
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 01 BYG FR
529 701 8 TRKS Animals (Live,
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 02 BYG FR
529 702 9 TRKS Animals / Yardbirds (as Vol. 1)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 03 BYG FR
529 703 8 TRKS Graham Bond Organization (Live, Klook’s Kleek, 10/64)/ Sonny Boy Williamson (w/ The Animals) (Live,
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 04 BYG FR
529 704 8 TRKS Graham Bond Organization / Sonny Boy Williamson (as Vol. 3)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 05 BYG FR
529 705 8 TRKS Spencer
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 06 BYG FR
529 706 9 TRKS Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger etc. (Live as “Steampacket”, 12/65)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 07 BYG FR
529 707 10 TRKS Soft Machine (4/67) / Gary Farr & The T-Bones (Live. 9/64 – 3/65)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 08 BYG FR
529 708 8 TRKS Soft Machine (4/67) / Mark Leeman 5 (Live, 5/65) & Davy Graham (Live, 12/67)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 09 BYG FR
529 709 8 TRKS Brian Auger (rec. between ’64 & ’67) / Sonny Boy Williamson & Jimmy Page (4/65)
LP BYG: ROCK GENERATION Vol. 10 BYG FR
529 710 10 TRKS Julie Driscoll, Jimmy Page etc. (as Vol. 9)
For years, all I had were the 2 volumes that featured the Soft Machine – until the CD age, it was the only way you could get to hear the original demos of the original Soft Machine. What all the tracks in this series have in common were that most were recorded and / or produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, a man closely associated with the Yardbirds, in the 1960’s.
I think this series was released in
I hasten to add that some of these recordings are live and not exactly what one would call ‘top drawer’. I am relatively certain that the Soft Machine tracks are ‘demos’. And the Graham Bond Organization, the Animals and the Yardbirds are somewhat crude live recordings (lots of over-loading, some distortion etc.)
This is the 2nd set of stuff I have completed this year, the other being the Track Record UK “Backtrack” series, another early 70’s various artists LP set.
P.S. I recently discovered that this series was available on CD since 1997! I just found Vol. 1 in San Francisco last weekend!