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The Lords - Shakin All Over II (1966)

The Lords - Shakin All Over II (1966)



Группа The Lords была сформирована в 1965 году пятью немецкими музыкантами, успевшими к этому времени поиграть в других немецких группах. Вообще же, корни группы уходят в 1959 год, когда кто-то из этой пятерки основал в Берлине скиффл-коллектив (к сожалению, его название мне не известно). В первой половине шестидесятых группа промышляла концертными выступлениями, в том числе на сцене знаменитого гамбургского Star Club, где и была в сентябре 1964 года признана лучшей немецкой бит-группой. The Lords, которую не замечали совершенно в англоязычных странах, была бешено популярна у себя на родине. Только спустя двадцать лет, когда у слушателей вновь появился интерес к музыке шестидесятых, о The Lords заговорили не только в Германии.В 1965 году группа сменила свое название и отправилась в турне по Германии вместе с гостями из Англии - группами The Kinks и The Who. Материал, который исполняли The Lords, на две трети состоял из кавер-версий песен английских и американских коллективов, но им придавалось более жесткое звучание и более быстрый темп. Среди кавер-версий, игравшихся группой, можно было услышать: Shakin' All Over, Que Sera, Poison Ivy, Tobacco Road и многие другие. Еще одну треть песен составляли песни собственного сочинения. Однако к концу шестидесятых ситуация в корне поменялась - The Lords стали записывать свой собственный материал (так, например, альбом 1969 года полностью состоит из материала, написанного гитаристами группы Литцем и Петри).

Дебютный альбом группы увидел свет в 1965 году; следующий - в 1966. The Lords становились все популярнее и популярнее в Германии. Уместным будет сказать, что 11 песен группы в период с 1965 по 1969 заняли первое место в национальном хит-параде (сингл Poorboy был просто безумно популярен). Невзирая на все эти успехи, в 1971 году группа объявила о своем распаде. В 1999 году в Потсдаме трагически погиб вокалист группы Улли Гюнтер.

В настоящее время группа возрождена и выступает с концертами в Германии.

Альбомы LP) The Lords:
1965 In Black and White - In Beat and Sweet
1966 The Lords II - Shakin’ All Over
1967 Some Folks by the Lords
1968 Good side of June
1969 Ulleogamaxbe
1970 Shakin’ all over ‘70
1971 Inside out
1988 The Lords ‘88
1989 Stormy
1999 Live 1999
2002 Spitfire Lace
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Consisting entirely of covers, this is their most rock-oriented album, the German hit cover of "Shakin' All Over" leading the way. No great points for originality here, but this offers good evidence of the group's skills in bending a fairly wide variety of rock and R&B standards to their own means. "Shot of Rhythm & Blues, " "Doctor Feelgood, " "I Can Tell, " and "I'm a Hog for You Baby" are some of the tunes churned through their inimitable double-time Mersey bastardizations.

The Lords - Shakin All Over II (1966)


01 - Shakin' All Over
02 - Que Sera
03 - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
04 - Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
05 - I'm A Hog For Your Baby
06 - Boom Boom
07 - Poor Boy
08 - Dr. Feelgood
09 - Everybody Loves A Lover
10 - I'm Going Home
11 - I Can tell
12 - Betty Betty Betty


45'

The Lords - Shakin All Over II (1966)


13 - Poison Ivy
14 - Poor Boy - live

The Lords - Shakin All Over 70


The Lords -  Shakin All Over 70


01 - Shakin All Over 70'
02 - Blue Horizon
03 - Lilacs In My Hair
04 - People World
05 - Manchester England
06 - The World Is Falling Down
07 - Fire
08 - Three-Five-Zero-Zero
09 - Mad Mad World
10 - Perkinson's Ride
11 - And At Night
12 - Tomorrow
13 - Feeling Chicago
14 - When I Was Young

45'
15 - Four O'Clock In New York
16 - Talk About Love

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)



The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)

Although Germany had its place in rock & roll's evolution in the 1960s, it was primarily as an incubator for British bands playing grueling stints in Hamburg, not for homegrown talent. The Lords were about the best of a weak scene, populated by bands that could never seem to shake themselves free of stodgy Central European oom-pah folk traditions. Quite popular in their own country, the Lords made no impression in the English-speaking world until a couple of decades later, when reappreciation of '60s beat and garage music became so intense that collectors began to investigate the strange and wonderful world of Continental '60s rock. 

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)


The Lords are one of those groups that have to be heard to be believed. Although they had the requisite moptop haircuts, their repertoire was surprisingly anachronistic at times, drawing heavily from not only German drinking songs, but American folk tunes, Lonnie Donegan's skiffle, and the pre-Beatle British rock of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. Whatever they covered -- "Greensleeves," "Shakin' All Over," "Poison Ivy," "Tobacco Road," "Que Sera," "Sing Hallelujah" -- they made their own with frantically fast tempos, heavily accented Teutonic vocals (virtually all of their material was in English), and heavy overuse of tremelo guitar lines with mucho reverb, whammy bar, and Lesley organ-like effects. They also wrote some interesting material of their own that drew from the more contemporary influences of Merseybeat and English mod pop. The Lords were not brilliant musicians or composers, but they were fun, and they had the hearts of true rockers, although some modern listeners will find their approach too hammy and sloppy. 

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)


Between 1964 and 1968, the Lords were very prolific, issuing five albums and over a dozen singles. Unfortunately, there has yet to be a Lords compilation that truly focuses upon their best material, although a couple of their later albums have been reissued in Germany. As the group was pretty erratic (nobody wants to hear their singalong drinking tunes these days), a well-chosen anthology is necessary to appreciate their virtues; the North American listeners lucky enough to hear the group's best stuff have usually done so via tapes made by other collectors.

The Lords - The Original Singles Collection (The A & B-Sides)


The Lords - In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet (1965)

The Lords  - In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet (1965)


In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet

The Lords  - In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet (1965)


The Lords' first album laid out the essentials of both what made them one of Germany's most distinctive '60s bands, and what made them seem antiquated in some respects. Unlike almost any other group from around the Western world, much of their repertoire was devoted to folk songs that had been popularized by Lonnie Donegan, with some rock & roll oldies covers thrown in. That's what you get almost without exception on this debut LP, though these covers are so eccentric, done as they are with heavy German accents and a hepped-up Merseybeat-like rhythm, that it's a lot better and more interesting than most such cover-dominated albums of the time. Straying a little more afield, they also throw in a cover of Bacharach/David's "Wishin' and Hopin'," as well as a pretty good early British Invasion-styled original, "Hey Baby, Lass Den Andern," which had been their first single in 1964 (and is the only track sung in their native German).

The Lords  - In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet (1965)



01 - Shakin' All Over
02 - Ain't She Sweet
03 - Midnight Special - great song - great guitar works
04 - Seven Daffodils
05 - Lost John
06 - Tobacco Road
07 - Lonesome Traveller
08 - Kevin Berry
09 - Memphis Tennessee
10 - Wedding Bells
11 - Wishin' And Hopin'
12 - Hey baby Lass den andern

Live Beat-Club

The Lords  - In Black And White - In Beat And Sweet (1965)


13 - I'm A Hog For Your Baby
14 - Greensleeves
15 - Que Sera
16 - Poor Boy
17 - Boom Boom

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The Lords - Some Folks By The Lords (1966)

The Lords - Some Folks By The Lords (1966)


Some Folks By The Lords

The Lords - Some Folks By The Lords (1966)


  1  -  Greensleeves
  2  -  My Laggan Love
  3  -  Miss Otis Regrets
  4  -  Where Could I Go
  5  -  The Ballad Of The Condamned Man
  6  -  The Valley Of The Moon
  7  -  I´ll Go Grazy
  8  -  Over The Rainbow
  9  -  East Virginia
10  -  Sing Hallelujah
11  -  Noboys Child
12  -  San Miguel

The Lords - Some Folks By The Lords (1966)

The Lords - Good Side Of June (1967)


The Lords -  Good Side Of June (1967)


In 1964 their bassist Knud Kuntze ("Lord Knud") (*18 March 1944) had to leave the band due to an accident. He then started a career as a prominent German radio DJ. In 1965, the classic line-up of The Lords consisted of Ulli Günther (vocals), Bernd Zamulo (bass), Leo Lietz (guitar), Rainer Petry (guitar) and Max Donath (drums). This classic line-up existed until 1971, which marks the end of the classic and most successful period of the band.... MORE..

Discography (albums)
1965 In Black and White - In Beat and Sweet
1966 The Lords II - Shakin' All Over
1967 Some Folks by the Lords
1968 Good side of June
1969 Ulleogamaxbe
1970 Shakin' all over '70
1971 Inside out
1972 The LORDS 1964-1971
1979 Birthday Album - 15 years
1984 20 Jahre Lords
1988 The LORDS ‘88
1989 Stormy
1992 The Lords - The Very Best
1999 The Original Singles-Collection/The A & B-Sides
1999 LIVE 1999
2002 Spitfire Lace
2009 LORDS 50
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The Lords -  Good Side Of June (1967)

01 - Good Side Of June
02 - Stand By Me
03 - What They Gonna Do ?
04 - Raindreams
05 - Late Last Sunday Evening
06 - Gloryland
07 - Foolish Gamble
08 - Rockin´ Pneumonia
09 - Papa Gene
10 - Please Don´t Bring Me Down
11 - Don´t Mince Matter
12 - Have A Drink On Me

45' in italiano



The Lords -  Good Side Of June (1967)


13 - Gloryland
14 - Greensleeves


The Lords - Ulleogamaxbe (1968)

The Lords - Ulleogamaxbe (1968)


Pepsi Cola commercials
01 - Five Or Six
The Lords - Ulleogamaxbe (1968)

The Lords - Ulleogamaxbe (1968)


45'
02 - No One knows
03 - Gipsy Boy
04 - Coca-Cat-Love
05 - John Browns Body
06 - Something Else



Ulleogamaxbe

The Lords - Ulleogamaxbe (1968)


07 - And At Night
08 - Perkinson's Ride
09 - Feeling Chicago
10 - Thank You
11 - Tomorrow
12 - The World Is Falling Down
13 - Fire
14 - Philadelphia
15 - Poor Chin-Lee
16 - Good Time Music
17 - Lilacs In May
18 - Cut My Hair

The Lords (Shakin All Over) Single (GER) (1965)

The Lords (Shakin All Over) Single (GER) (1965)



The Lords (Shakin All Over) Single (GER) (1965)

Continuing The International Singles Collection Are......

The Lords

Recorded Dec 1964, Evangelisches Gemeindehaus, Teltower Damm, Berlin-Zehlendorf, produced by Heinz Gietz & Wolfgang Hirschmann
peaked at #11 (6 weeks)

Snap,Crackle and Pops Included.

Enjoy.



The Lords - Some Folks By

The Lords - Some Folks By

The Lords - Some Folks By



  1  -  Greensleeves
  2  -  My Laggan Love
  3  -  Miss Otis Regrets
  4  -  Where Could I Go
  5  -  The Ballad Of The Condamned Man
  6  -  The Valley Of The Moon
  7  -  I´ll Go Grazy
  8  -  Over The Rainbow
  9  -  East Virginia
10  -  Sing Hallelujah
11  -  Noboys Child
12  -  San Miguel



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