Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Volcanic Rock, Only Want You for Your Body, Average Rock n Roller, Mothers Choice, Dead Forever..., Skirt Lifters: Highlights & Oversights 1972-1976, Rock Legends: Buffalo. Source:MoreCommentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Volcanic Rock, Only Want You for Your Body, Average Rock n Roller, Mothers Choice, Dead Forever..., Skirt Lifters: Highlights & Oversights 1972-1976, Rock Legends: Buffalo.
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Volcanic Rock is the second album for Australian proto-heavy metal band Buffalo, recorded and originally released in 1973 on the Vertigo label.
The album was stylistically a much harder, heavier and rawer release than its predecessor (Dead Forever...) marking a move away from the bands previous progressive rock influences, although retaining a psych element to their sound. Volcanic Rock had been recorded effectively as a live-in-the-studio effort, with only vocal and additional guitar overdubs added later during the recording sessions.
The album courted controversy with its cover artwork upon its release. Illustrated by J. Phillip Thomas, the artwork was designed as a vertically-opening gatefold cover, with the top half of the cover (i.e. the front cover) depicting an androgynous human standing atop a volcanic mountain holding up a phallus-shaped rock, whilst the lower half of the cover (i.e.
rear cover) depicted the base of the mountain as the lower half of a female torso (viewed from the rear), menstruating molten lava. Inevitably, it led to accusations of misogyny towards the band and many record stores either refusing to stock or display the album on the shelves as a result. Despite this, the album is regarded by both many fans and critics as the bands most musically accomplished effort and has subsequently become a much sought-after album by music collectors.
The album was remastered and reissued in September 2005 by Australian record label Aztec Music on CD with additional tracks. Al...http: //booksllc.net/?id=17836718