Sunday, April 19, 2015

Buffalo - Dead Forever (1972) (CD, Lossless)

Year: 1972 (CD 2006)
Label: Aztec Music (Australia)
Style: Hard Rock
Country: Australia
Time: 65:09
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1
Size: 447 Mb

In May 1972 they issued their debut single, "Suzie Sunshine", which was written by Baxter and Peter Brett. It was followed in the next month by their debut album, Dead Forever..., which was produced by Spencer Lee. Both the single and album sold well with the album sales reaching 25,000. This was despite commercial radio virtually blacklisting the band – they received little airplay prior to the emergence of public radio stations (such as Triple J and 3RRR) in the mid-1970s. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described the album's cover as "controversial" in that it depicted "a mournful, blood-soaked face peering through the eye socket of a skull" while buyers were advised to "Play this album LOUD". After Dead Forever... appeared, Milano left, and Jimmy Economou replaced Balbi on drums. In mid-January 1973 Buffalo supported Black Sabbath at two Sydney shows on the Australian leg of the United Kingdom heavy rockers' Volume IV Tour. According to Australian rock music journalist, Ed Nimmervoll, "The seeds for Australian heavy rock can be traced back to two important sources, Billy Thorpe's Seventies Aztecs and Sydney band Buffalo, who came from the Black Sabbath/Uriah Heep school, and were signed to the same label as those groups (Vertigo) in Australia".
Dead Forever... is the debut album for Australian proto-Heavy Metal band Buffalo, recorded and originally released in 1972. Considered by some to be the first Australian heavy metal album, Dead Forever... also strongly displayed the band's progressive rock and psychedelic influences. Significantly, it was the first release by a non-British and non-European artist on the legendary Vertigo label. The album was remastered and reissued in March 2006 by Australian record label Aztec Music on CD with additional tracks, including an A-side and B-side released by the pre-Buffalo outfit Head.
Wikipedia

01. Leader (06:03)
02. Suzie Sunshine (02:53)
03. Pay My Dues (05:34)
04. I'm a Mover (10:46)
05. Ballad of Irving Fink (04:30)
06. Bean Stew (07:05)
07. Forest Rain (06:30)
08. Dead Forever (05:39)
09. Hobo (A-side) (02:46)
10. Sad Song, Then (B-side) (02:37)
11. No Particular Place to Go (B-side) (04:53)
12. Just a Little Rock And Roll (A-side) (02:24)
13. Barbershop Rock (B-side) (03:24)

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