Δευτέρα, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Ill WIND \ FLASHES + bonus tracks 1968.
Ill Wind was officially launched on summer 1966 , with a lineup of Judy Bradbury (vocal), Ken Frankel (guitar, banjo, vocal), Richard Griggs (guitar, vocal), Carey Mann (bass, vocal), and Dave Kinsman (drums, vocal).
This configuration began working regularly in September and lasted until the end of the year, when Judy left for a teaching job in Hawaii and was replaced by Conny Devanney. The new lineup performed througout New England and in New York, recorded several demos during 1967, toured California in the summer of 1967, and recorded the album "Flashes" in winter of 1968.
Ill Wind was probably the second psychedelic band in New England (after the Lost) and was certainly one of the first to perform a large proportion of their own original material. The band was popular on the college and resort circuits and were regulars at the Boston Tea Party and at the outdoor concerts at the Cambridge Common.
Their repuation lives on, though. Flashes has been reissued at lest four times (never legitimately) and cuts from it have appeared on at least four compilations. Original copies of the LP sell at eBay auction for as much as $175.00 and the record was listed as one of the "greatest albums of all time" in 2003 edition of the Mojo Collection.