Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Downliners Sect -Dangerous Ground - new Steady Boy album

Out now from Freddie Krc's Steady Boy label.

The Downliners Sect were the ragged, rocking real deal, blasting out of England in 1964 on an early British wave that took their contemporaries the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and the Pretty Things to rock and roll heights and history. But unlike their friends, the Sect stayed true to their rhythm and blues roots and the grungy glory of the two and a half minute record. Cool tracks like "Baby What's Wrong" and "Little Egypt" gave them stardom in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and an enduring cult 
status everywhere else. Half a century later, they're still true to those roots and still fronted by founding members Don Craine and Keith Grant. The Sect survives, and SteadyBoy is thrilled to bring this album of tracks that only saw limited release in the nineties.

Dangerous Ground presents the band true to the spirit of American blues-based rock and roll with a British twist, sounding like early Rolling Stones, had they never abandoned the raw sound of their first several albums. Speaking of the Stones, Ronnie Wood’s brother Art Wood painted the inspired Dangerous Ground cover. Blues rock gets no more authentic, no more psychedelic, no more 
unrepentant than the Downliners Sect. 

--Rush Evan, SteadyBoy Records 

Release date: January 18, 2011 

Produced by 
Don Craine, Keith Grant, Mike Burch 

12-track version available on CD 
 10-track version available on vinyl 

1. Keep on Rocking (Grant) 3:41 
2. Escape from Hong Kong 
          (Grant/Craine) 4:52  
3. In the Pits (Tiller) 3:21 (CD only) 
4. Dangerous Ground (Dwyer) 4:11
4. Dangerous Ground (Dwyer) 4:11 
5. Lucy’s Bar Room (Craine/Dwyer) 4:02 
6. Working on the Railroad 
         (Trad. Arr. Grant/Craine) 4:44 
7. So Blue (Grant) 4:15 
8. Ease Up (Craine/Dwyer) 3:22 (CD only) 
9. Love with No Strings (Grant) 4:37 
10. Quicksand (Grant/Craine) 4:37 
11. Daemon Lover (Craine/Dwyer) 4:13 
12. Bookworm (Craine/Grant) 6:17  

1 comment:

freqazoidiac said...

that looks like an interesting release. I read it was recorded in 1998.. it's also released on Vinyl!!

I truly wonder if these guys are real occultists. Everything they do has a tinge of occultism in it. and they were so early on the scene like they had the looking glass that the Yardbirds caught a glimpse of... hehe