Sunday, April 20, 2008

TOTO BLANKE-SPIDER'S DANCE, LP, 1975, GERMANY



Hard burning jazz rock splendor from one of Germany's masters of the game (and a relatively unheralded one at that), many of who's other titles, both solo and or as part of Association/
Association P.C. and Electric Circus I've posted elsewhere on MS. In my recent post of Joachim Kuhn's Cinemascope LP, I'd failed to recall that the line-up of on that stellar album was almost exactly the same as the one here, the only difference being that legendary jazz rock all-star saxophonist Charlie Mariano (Embryo, Supersister...endless others) takes the guest seat here in place of Zbigniew Siefert and this is absent the orchestral shadings lent by Kuhn's brother Rolf and the orchestra he conducted. Instead, the focus of Spider's Dance is the taut chemistry between Blanke, Joachim Kuhn's dense, coloristic key clusters and vamps and the ferocious boil of American expats John Lee and Jerry Brown on bass and drums respectively. An integral piece of the Krautrock canon and one of Toto's finest hours. Not to be missed!


***************NEW LINK POSTED SEPTEMBER 2012***************

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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was trying to remember the name of the guy from association pc who also had some solo albums, one was something about a spider or something. but i couldn't remember his name. i guess my mind drew a TOTO BLANKE. THANX BRO

Anonymous said...

Very nice to see new posts just 5-7 days later - reminds me of the old days of this blog. As an original visitor to the blog, it admittedly sometimes gets depressing to see a list of five contributors to the blog, but then many times 7-14 days passes with no new posts. Thanks for your excellent and hard work. It is so much appreciated!

Marky said...

Great posts, man... thanx, do you know The Sleepers? the compilation on Tim Kerr Records its OOP...

Anonymous said...

Almost all your rapidshare links from Massmirror do not work. Massmirror is completely UNusable. Can you switch to another similar site?

Thanks for all the shares BTW...

Gianni said...

thanks!

mezon said...

Excellent Toto album!, appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Spider's dance, have wanted to hear this for years.
By the way, I'll admit massmirror sometimes is problematic, but it's definitely not "completely unusable". Even if the rapidshare links thru massmirror don't work for a file, there's still a bunch of other filehosters to choose from.
cheers,
Chris

Capa Nostra said...

Great Post!!..Thanks for this.

I recently post antoher F:A.R. album, if you're interested.

Greetings from Chile.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks so much for your great posts. However, as noted earlier, the massmirror links are not working for me. Rapidshare and others say "Already Uploading!" so no link is available. Where there is a link it either says "expired," the numeric code is not accepted or (for badongo) the page is unavailable. In any event, I have tried to download this and the Kennedy for 2 days with no luck.

Santiago Julio said...

First, THANKS for all the music you give us. Second, is totally imposible to me download this record from the 4 server in mass mirror. Please, can you upload the album on rapidshare or Zshare ????.
THANKS FOR ALL, DEAR MUTANTS FRIENDS¡¡¡¡

fuzztunnel said...

Killer jazz-rock. And anyone else hear "Prelude" as totally sounding like a slowed-down homage to Mahav. Orch's "Celestial Terrestrial Commuters"...?

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. The massmirror links DO NOT WORK. For either this or Kennedy. Here's what I get: the only mirrors with links are bandongo, picshome, 4filehosting and fastuploading. The others say "Already Uploading!." The badongo link doesn't work at all--website can't be accessed. For the others, I always get "captcha number error or expired," even when correctly entering the number. So...these look great but I'm giving up trying to get them. This has never happened before. You have a great blog and your posts are the best but...

vdoandsound said...

santiago julio and both anonymouses-I just tested all this out and managed to download both the Blanke and the Kennedy on both a mac and a pc via the badongo link. If this had been some weird mac versus pc issue, I'd have happily re-upped these, but I had zilch in the way of problems on either a mac or a pc with badongo. Methinks those with issues just need to try using a different browser than the one you're currently using...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I agree with vdoandsound, there is nothing wrong with the download and all their various mirrored links. The problem definitely lies with the users browser/setup/firewall/popup etc...I use explorer 7 with Bitdefender and have no issues, if that helps?, best of luck sorting it!

Roger Mexico said...

I had all the same issues that everybody above did, but I did manage to download via 4filehosting - after trying everybody else first. If you're getting captcha number problems it's more likely your filewall settings need altering. Apart from these I've never had any problems with massmirror before. I'm using firefox - don't know if that makes any difference.

fuzztunnel said...

...not to mention that so many folks have already d/l'd this file that you should now easily be able to find this rip on slsk, something I've done with past posts that for whatever reason I've not been able to access.

Anonymous said...

I cannot access badongo at all, not even by typing in the url in the address bar. I tried 2 different computers. All other links result in a captcha number error. Could someone who has managed to d/l this and the Kennedy upload to Rapidshare or Xirror? I'm not about to mess with my popup/firewall settings, since I've lost 2 previous comps to virus issues.

Anonymous said...

I also can't access badongo. My ISP (Comcast) informed me that they have a firewall that blocks access to this site. !!!!

Anonymous said...

This is nice!

Addendum:

Could you perhaps re-post Bucchi's Sunflower? The link is dead.

Thanks for the hard work!

lee said...

i apologize for not commenting more than i do. you guys are the absolute best. a shining beacon[s] you all are . great album! i never have a massmirror problem on my crappy pc, by the way.
thanks so very much for everything!
i must recommend Isophonic Boogie Woogie by Roland Young. it is AEC / AACM style jazz and phenomenal! i cant remember what blogspot i got it from, but shld be easy to find.
thanks again! all the best to you!

lee said...

oh, i use firefox too. never a problem.

Anonymous said...

Where was it that I saw an old Kan Kan album posted? I have been wanting to hear it, but can't seem to remember where it was.

TymexPyres

Bimble said...

Very nice!

I have posted the Fates "Furia" LP (Una Baines' band) on my blog if anyone is interested.

I would like to request the "Indiscreet Music: Dubious Collaberations" LP on the Object Music label. It seems you were going to post that at one time and never did?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey man, great blog. When you say you're looking for The Fates LP, do you mean the actual vinyl, or are you happy with a copy of it? I've got a copy on CD-R here that I could send your way if you're interested.

Email sounds AT tedium dot cjb dot net if you're interested. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I dig assocation p.c. but this solo album I really did not get into. A bit too typical of what jazz guys were doing at that time. Thanks for posting it anyway. It was on my wishlist and now I'm glad that I did not waste like $45 for it in some dusty LP shop owned by some greedy LP-dinosaur collectors.

rock on.
otto

Anonymous said...

Have you ever posted the amazing "Blue Light" LP by Socratis Papachatzis (late 80's)? Let me know to check it out. Thanx a lot!

Calisan said...

Hii mutant:
Here again, cover front-back Mini LP size of this GREAT Toto Blanke's LP

Do you have Rolf Kuhn's masterwork Devil in Paradise?

Thanks for your work
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Can't download this, is this link still working? :(

vdoandsound said...

anonymous-just tested it and it worked fine for me...

hulaboy said...

Thanks for this - I never would have heard it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

NO MORE BADONGO, please!!!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this album before. I'm an Association PC fan so I'm giving it a try. Thanks for all your work.

B-side said...

Hi there.

Thanks so posting so much music associated with Association P.C. ;). I'd love to here this Toto Blanke's solo album but unfortunately the link is dead.

Would you upload it one more time to RS or Badongo?

Peace, BS

btw - Check out also my blog - there are some jazzrock gems too.

circusmoo said...

heh,

i remember seing mr. stips fairly up close as what i thought was a hired musician rather than band member.

not that it mattered during their 35-40 minutes of moontan rock. but why was the leader of that weird prog band playing keys in such a peripheral role?

it was the "radar love" tour and golden earring were opening up for king crimson who were supposed to be on their farewell tour.

another mystery to wrap my 14 year old brain around was why king crimson were breaking up when they never sounded so good. ("larks tongue in aspic pt 2" was a new song on that tour.)

a squirt of lemon:

the badongo link has been deactivated because it has not been used for 30 days.

i don't think i've ever used the badongo link successfully.

thank you for the other supersister related sounds.

Anonymous said...

I picked this up from your site a couple of years ago and had a craving to listen to it tonight but it has somehow disappeared from my files. Great to find it again, and the same place I first came across it! Many thanks.

-Brian

Anonymous said...

Hi is it possible to re-post a link plz. Regards Nick