quinta-feira, 29 de junho de 2017

The BellRays - Discografia básica

Banda: The BellRays
Gênero: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Soul


Disco: Let It Blast
Ano: 1999
Faixas:
1. Future Now (Vennum) 0:08
2. Changing Colors (Vennum) 2:30
3. Cold Man Night (Fate) 2:34
4. Today Was (Fate) 1:40
5. Kill The Messenger (Fate) 3:03
6. Blue Cirque (Fate) 3:44
7. Good Behavior (Porterfield) 2:36
8. Testify (Vennum) 4:10
9. Dark Horse Pigeon (Fate) 2:29
10. Hole In The World (Vennum) 1:48
11. Dead (Porterfield) 2:52
12. Killer Man (Fate) 1:57
13. Fuzzhead (Fate) 2:06
14. King Of The World (Fate) 1:55
15. Black Honey (Fate) 2:46
16. Blues For Godzilla (Fate) 3:47
17. Get On Thru (Fate) 0:54
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Voice
Bob Vennum: Bass
Ray Chin: Drums
Tony Fate: Guitar

Disco: Grand Fury
Ano: 2000
Faixas:
1. Noise Fragment (0:09)
2. Too Many Houses In Here (3:55)
3. Fire On The Moon (2:19)
4. Snake City (3:16)
5. Ska Driver (0:18)
6. Screwdriver (2:31)
7. Heat Cage (2:02)
8. Evil Morning (5:15)
9. Zero P.M. (3:36)
10. Do You Speak English? (1:03)
11. Stupid Fuckin' People (2:46)
12. Have A Little Faith In Me (2:31)
13. Monkey House (3:50)
14. Little Funky Jam (0:08)
15. Warhead (2:41)
16. Under The Mountain (2:35)
17. They Glued Your Head On Upside Down (1:51)
18. Hello Hello (0:11)
Músicas de autoria de Tony Fate, salvo "Snake City", composta por Bob Vennum.
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals
Bob Vennum: Bass
Ray Chin: Drums
Tony Fate: Guitar

Disco: In The Light Of The Sun
Ano: 2002
Faixas:
1. Crazy Water (Vennum) 4:00
2. Wandering Spirits (Phillips) 3:33
3. Footprints On Water (Bramel) 4:21
4. Same Ground (Vennum) 2:32
5. Can I Make You Want Me? (Vennum) 3:45
6. Tell Me What The Sun Said (Vennum) 3:22
7. He's Gone Wrong (Vennum) 3:12
8. Blue, Blue, Blue (Kerwin) 2:29
9. You'd Better Find A Way (Vennum) 3:36
10. In The Light Of The Sun (Vennum) 3:34
11. The Ghost I'm After (Bramel) 4:01
12. Tell Me What You've Been Working On (Vennum, Bramel) 3:46
Créditos:
Lisa Leilani Kekaula: Vocals
Tony Bramel: Bass
Ray Chin: Drums, Vocals
Robert Vennum: Guitar, Vocals
Jim Kerwin: Keyboards
John Wollman: Tenor Saxophone
Luis Moran: Trumpet
Mary Sue Turley, Phil Phillips & Randy Sublett: Additional Vocals
(*) Lançado originalmente em cassete, no ano de 1993.

Disco: The Red, White & Black
Ano: 2003
Faixas:
1. Remember (Fate) 3:36
2. Street Corner (Fate) 3:14
3. Fanfare (BellRays) 0:38
4. Sister Disaster (Vennum) 2:05
5. You're Sorry Now (Vennum) 2:26
6. Revolution Get Down (Fate) 2:42
7. Mele Ipu Ekahi (BellRays) 0:13
8. Used To Be (Fate) 3:11
9. Find Someone To Believe In (Vennum) 1:30
10. You're Sorry Now (Slight Return) (Vennum) 0:23
11. Some Confusion City (Fate) 2:59
12. Making Up For Lost Time (Fate) 2:57
13. Poison Arrow (Fate) 3:45
14. Black Is The Color (Fate) 1:40
15. D-Am (BellRays) 1:21
16. Stone Rain (Fate) 2:36
17. Noise Epic (BellRays) 0:26
18. Rude Awakening (Fate) 1:16
19. Voodoo Train (Fate) 3:48
20. Startime (BellRays) 1:08
21. Mele Ipu Elua (BellRays) 1:28
Créditos:
Bob Vennum: Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Eric Allgood: Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals, Percussion, Tambourine, Ipu
Tony Fate: Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Disco: Raw Collection
Ano: 2003
Faixas:
1. You're Sorry Now [From 7" "Wall Of Soul", 1995] (Vennum) 2:36
2. Nights In Venice [From split 7" "Adam West/The BellRays", 1996] (Kuepper, Bailey) 5:18
3. Half A Mind [From 7" "Good Thing/Half A Mind", 1999] (Fate) 2:53
4. Mind's Eye [From 8" "Smash The Hits!", 2000] (Fate) 3:03
5. Swastika [From 8" "Smash The Hits!", 2000] (Fate) 1:24
6. Gather Darkness [Recorded Live On KXLU] [From 8" "Smash The Hits!", 2000] (Fate) 3:50
7. Pinball City [From CD "Hot Pinball Rock Vol. 1", 1998] (Vennum, Kekaula) 2:36
8. Mother Pinball [From CD "Hot Pinball Rock Vol. 1", 1998] (Fate) 2:16
9. Suicide Baby [From 7" "Suicide Baby/Chemical", 1998] (Fate) 2:11
10. Chemical [From 7" "Suicide Baby/Chemical", 1998] (Fate) 3:42
11. Tie Me Down [From The Bellrays/The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs split CD "Punk, Rock & Soul", 1998] (Vennum) 1:46
12. Say What You Mean [From The Bellrays/The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs split CD "Punk, Rock & Soul", 1998] (Fate) 3:38
13. Rude Awakening [From 7" "L.A. Kings Of Rock", 2000] (Fate) 1:16
14. I Lost The Feeling [From EP "Fire On The Moon", 2002] (Fate) 1:29
15. The Same Way [From 7" "They Glued Your Head On Upside Down", 2002] (Vennum) 3:36
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Lead Vocal
Bob Vennum: Bass, Backing Vocals
Tony Fate: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ray Chin: Drums, Backing Vocals
Todd Westover: Drums ("Rude Awakening")

Disco: Merry Christmas From The BellRays
Ano: 2005
Faixas:
1. All I Wanna Do Is Shag For Christmas (2:38)
2. Santa's Got A Big Old Bag (4:32)
3. Mary Christmas (3:16)
4. Rocket Ship Santa (1:59)
5. Christmas Train (2:21)
Não se conseguiu descobrir a autoria das músicas.
Créditos (prováveis):
Bob Vennum: Bass, Vocals
Eric Allgood: Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals
Tony Fate: Guitar, Vocals, Piano

Disco: Have A Little Faith
Ano: 2006
Faixas:
1. Tell The Lie (Fate) 2:46
2. Time Is Gone (Fate) 3:18
3. Chainsong/I've Been Searchin' (Fate) 2:08
4. Pay The Cobra (Fate) 2:07
5. Snotgun (Fate) 1:58
6. Have A Little Faith In Me (Fate) 2:35
7. Change The World (Vennum) 2:51
8. Detroit Breakdown/Horn Interlude (Vennum) 3:55
9. Lost Disciples (Fate) 2:45
10. Everyday I Think Of You (Fate) 2:55
11. Maniac Blues (Vennum) 2:23
12. Third Time's The Charm (Fate) 3:21
13. Beginning From The End/Dark Horse Pigeon (Fate) 5:20
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Robert Vennun: Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Tony Fate: Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals
Craig Waters: Drums
Músicos adicionais:
Vula Malinga: Backing Vocals
Vince Meghrouni: Saxophones
Dan Clucas: Trumpet
Frank Fernandez: Keyboards

Disco: Hard Sweet And Sticky
Ano: 2008
Faixas:
1. The Same Way (Vennum) 3:44
2. One Big Party (Vennum) 2:56
3. Infection (Vennum, Kekaula) 3:50
4. Coming Down (Vennum, Kekaula) 3:01
5. Footprints On Water (Bramel, Kekaula) 4:43
6. Blue Against The Sky (Vennum, Kekaula) 3:49
7. Psychotic Hate Man (Vennum) 2:01
8. The Fire Next Time (Leroy) 3:36
9. That's Not The Way It Should Be (Vennum) 3:08
10. Wedding Bells (Vennum, Kekaula) 6:21
11. Pinball City (Vennum, Kekaula) 2:19
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals
Robert Vennun: Guitar
Billy Mohler: Bass
Craig Waters: Drums

Disco: Black Lightning
Ano: 2011
Faixas:
1. Black Lightning (2:46)
2. Hell On Earth (1:42)
3. Sun Comes Down (4:06)
4. On Top (2:53)
5. Anymore (4:02)
6. Power To Burn (2:28)
7. Living A Lie (2:13)
8. Everybody Get Up (3:48)
9. Close Your Eyes (3:48)
10. The Way (2:51)
Músicas de autoria de Robert Vennum e Lisa Kekaula, salvo "Close Your Eyes", composta por Todd Westover.
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals, Percussion
Bob Vennum: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Justin Andres: Bass, Vocals
Stefan Litrownik: Drums
Músicos adicionais:
Pussydelic (Jennifer "Jenn" Lagarde, Nathalie "Natty" Naigre, Marie "Maya" Mourier, Myriam "Mimi" M'Benea): Additional Backing Vocals
Ian Kennedy: Strings
Chris LeRoy: Piano, Organ

Disco: Covers
Ano: 2016
Faixas:
1. Dream Police (Nielsen) 3:51
2. Highway To Hell (A. Young, M. Young, Scott) 3:17
3. Whole Lotta Love (Bonham, Jones, Plant, Dixon, Page) 4:42
4. You Took Me By Surprise (Saxon) 2:44
5. Never Say Die (Butler, Iommi, Osbourne, Ward) 3:40
6. Living For The City [Featuring The Bellrays Vs Dallas Frasca] (Wonder) 4:21
Créditos:
Lisa Kekaula: Vocals & Tambourine (faixas 1-5)
Bob Vennum: Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals (faixas 1-5)
Ray Chin: Drums (faixa 1)
Craig Waters: Drums (faixa 5)
Maxi Resni: Drums (faixas 2, 3)
Stef Litrownik: Drums & Backing Vocals (faixa 4)
Justin Andres: Bass & Backing Vocals (faixa 4)
Pablo Rodas: Bass (faixas 2, 3)
Wayne Kramer: Guitar (faixa 4)
Mike Geoghegan, Kelly McGuire: Backing Vocals (faixa 2)
Dallas Frasca: Bass (faixa 6)
Jeff Curran: Guitar (faixa 6)
Josh Eales: Backing Vocals & Tambourine (faixa 6)
Craig Harnath: Additional Instruments (faixa 6)


Biografia:
A biografia da banda, que segue, em tradução livre do inglês, foi extraída do site Oldies, que, por sua vez, cita, como fonte primária do texto, a Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, de Colin Larkin (sob licença da editora Muze).
A BellRays mescla cativantes vocais femininos com o vibrante rock garagem praticado em Detroit, Michigan, EUA, no final dos anos 60, soando parecido, às vezes, com a Blue Cheer, por incrível que possa parecer. Formada originalmente no começo dos anos 90, em Riverside, Califórnia, EUA, a BellRays iniciou como uma correta banda de blues e R&B, com Lisa Kekaula nos vocais. Na época, o guitarrista Bob Vennun passou a tocar baixo e novos membros juntaram-se à banda: o guitarrista Tony Fate e o baterista "Hot Rod" Todd Westover. E o som guinou para o hard rock. A banda rapidamente chamou a atenção no circuito das casas noturnas de Los Angeles, Califórnia, mediante acaloradas apresentações, dividindo o palco com grupos de estilos semelhantes: Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Hellbenders e B-Movie Rats.
O lineup primitivo da banda tinha Kekaula e Vennum, acompanhados por Tony Bramel (bass) e Ray Chin (bateria). O quarteto criou sua própria gravadora, Vital Gesture Records, e lançou seus dois primeiros discos apenas em fitas cassetes (o segundo surgiu em CD nove anos depois). "The Light Of The Sun" contou com o tecladista Jim Kerwin. O single "Wall Of Soul" surgiu em 1995, e, no ano subsequente, Fate juntou-se ao grupo. Ao término dos anos 90, a banda começou a divulgar sua mistura soul-rock-gospel fora da Califórnia, participando do SXSW Festival de 1999 e abrindo para os artistas Nashville Pussy, Wayne Kramer e Rocket From The Crypt, além de excursionar pela Inglaterra, em 2002, destacando-se em alguns shows com a Hives. Àquela altura, Westover substituíra Chin na bateria. Em 2001, Kekaula foi cofundadora da banda paralela Now Time Delegation, editando, no mesmo ano, o seu debute, "Watch For Today".

10 comentários:

Rockandre disse...

Thank you very much, Indignaldo! Very enjoyable post!

Indignaldo Silva disse...

You're welcome, Rockandre.

Mark Breitinger disse...

Thank you so much -- what an amazing band! Never would have heard of them without you!

I am having trouble with the "Raw Collection" link, however... anyone else?

Indignaldo Silva disse...

Thanks for comment, Mark. New link in Raw Collection.

Marcos Fernandes disse...

Sensacional blog, ja cheguei adorando o acervo, muito obrigado.

Indignaldo Silva disse...

Obrigado pelo comentário, Marcos.

Unknown disse...

Obrigado

Indignaldo Silva disse...

You're welcome.

Αλέκος disse...

Thank you very much!

Indignaldo Silva disse...

You're welcome, Αλέκος.

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