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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kim Fowley - Animal God of the Streets (Re-Up)

The story of Kim Fowley, the original eccentric svengali figure, reads like a history of rock’n’roll music for the past 40 years. In the 60’s he first came to prominence instigating novelty pop chart-toppers such as ‘Alley Oop’, The Murmaids ‘Popsicles And Icicles’ and B. Bumble & The Stingers’ ‘Nutrocker’. Then he diversified and became a poet, actor, and dancer.

In 1966 as the hippie movement started, he organised a series of ‘love- ins’ in San Francisco which earned him notoriety as a weird creature of excess. His first album was ‘Love Is Alive And Well’ in 1967, then two on Capitol, and this fourth album on Skydog. He became involved with Blue Oyster Cult, famously master-minded The Runaways, co-produced (with John Cale) The Modern Lovers, produced the first Soft Machine single, wrote film scripts, recorded with BMX Bandits…

Over the years, other artists he’s been a song-writer or producer for include: Alice Cooper, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Cat Stevens, the ‘Ciao Manhattan’ movie, Family, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Gene Vincent, Helen Reddy, Hollywood Stars, Kiss, Leo Kottke, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Seeds, Skip Battin, Slade, Them, Traffic, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, etc, etc… so if you’re a long-standing music fan you’re likely to have something of Fowley’s in your collection.

Kim Fowley did all the vocals and played all the instruments on the songs on Animal God Of The Streets, as well as the recording, engineering, and production. They were recorded in New Zealand between 1969-1971, yet not released until 1974.
(Year of Release: 1974)

Track List:
1. Night Of The Hunter
2. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
3. Were Wolf Dynamite
4. Is America Dead?
5. Rumble
6. California Swamp Dance
7. Hobo Wine
8. Dangerous Vision
9. Ain't Got No Transportation

Download: Kim Fowley - Animal God of the Streets (47MB)


jeff said...

thanks fer the zip!. had "animal man" and that was about all. can't wait to give 'er a listen.

Anonymous said...

I remember Kim from the days when he hung out at the Troubadour and at record company parties in LA - probably around 1969-71. He was always insanely manic, almost dancing in front of your eyes. He was a character - there was no way you'd suspect him of being sane - Bob Chorush

Anonymous said...

Fowley is great!
Snke Document Masquerade & Sunset Boulevard are my favourites.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the trippy Fowley stuff! Looking forward to the Lyte Psych comp as well that you've been talking about. Big Cheers to Digital Meltd0wn and time spent!

Psyche Zenobia said...

Here, I reupped this for you. A friend said he tried to get it but it was gone.


Anonymous said...

thanks friend

Zer0_II said...

Thanks for re-upping this Brian. I'm pretty sure I know who the asshole is who was responsible for deleting all of the files that I had hosted on massmirror.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Fowley played all the instruments? Grain of salt time.