Pussy – Invasion LP (ROCK/LION-065-V-1)

Pussy - Invasion LPPussy – Invasion LP. British band Jerusalem is well known among 70s hard rock enthusiasts for their classic 1972 debut album on the Deram label and its recent vinyl and cd reissues. Pussy, also managed and produced by Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), was formed immediately after the breakup of Jerusalem in 1972. Pussy recorded and released one single for the Deram label with the original line-up of Paul Dean, Ray Sparrow and Bob Cooke and went on to record their debut album between 1972 and 1973 with Brian Goff taking over for Bob Cooke on guitar. This album has remained previously unreleased on vinyl until now!

Pussy was formed after the break-up of Jerusalem by its founding members Paul Dean & Ray Sparrow along with Bob Cooke, who was eventually replaced by Brian Goff. They made the decision not to continue with the name Jerusalem out of respect for what Jerusalem was all about at that time in musical history, after all Jerusalem was a one-off moment in time creation and could never be recreated. Although the musical direction of Pussy was very different to Jerusalem, which is surprising as Paul was the main writer for both bands (although his liking for riffs is still prominent in places), they continued to keep that raw, no rules edge which set them apart from many of the bands of the period

Gillan was far more proactive with Pussy and was actually responsible for many backing vocals on the songs (also played piano on Feline Woman version 2, some percussion and came up with the idea for ‘Place in the Sky’). Pussy were a good-time band with no pretensions of being super musicians or technical geniuses. If it seemed like fun it was worth a try, which explains a lot about their sound and direction. On stage anything could happen, no rules of course! They gigged all over the UK and Germany as a main and support act, very much in the same way as Jerusalem had done.

After the disbanding of Jerusalem – (the rumors over the years said there was a second unreleased Jerusalem album – this is not true – it was actually the Pussy album) – Decca (Deram Label) decided to continue the Jerusalem contract for Pussy. The first and only Pussy release on Deram was a single entitled ‘Feline Woman’. The recordings found here represent what was to be the Pussy debut album with Brian Goff on guitar plus bonus tracks from the original single and a studio track recorded in 1972 with Jerusalem guitarist Bob Cooke. (sealed, m/m)

Track List:

  1. The Knife
  2. Feline Woman
  3. Pig Mansion
  4. Man of this World
  5. Take Me Home
  6. Riding Down the Red Flag
  7. I Keep Remembering You
  8. Lady Ella
  9. I.F.O.
  10. Moonshine
  11. Ska-Child (from ’72 single)
  12. Feline Woman (from ’72 single)
  13. A Place in the Sky (’72 session)

* tracks 1-10 are from previously unreleased 1973 album sessions with guitarist Brian Goff

Total Running Time: [42:34]

JERUSALEM LP repress on purple vinyl coming!

Jerusalem LP purple vinyl

Coming in early October 2016! Translucent purple vinyl reissue of Jerusalem – s/t LP from 1972! This is the first colored vinyl edition of this classic UK heavy rocker. Housed in nice heavyweight gate-fold cover with all original artwork.

Rockadrome band t-shirts now available!

Finally, we have some of our artist T-shirts becoming available over at the Rockadrome Store. Grab some now and show your support for Rockadrome and these great bands.

At the moment, we have shirts available from Truth & Janey, Jerusalem, Iron Claw, Icecross, Ashbury and also a Rockadrome label shirt! Coming soon, Winterhawk and Cain shirts! Here are some examples:

Jerusalem Shirt

Truth and Janey Shirt

Ashbury Shirt

Iron Claw Shirt

 

Rockadrome vinyl represses are here!

Vinyl represses have arrived at the Rockadrome store! Several of our most popular titles are now back in print on vinyl, including our most popular release of all-time, JERUSALEM! Now’s your chance to grab this killer UK hard rock monster from 1972 while it lasts. Housed in an awesome thick gate-fold cover and presented as a near exact reissue of the original relesase. Remastered from the original tapes, it sounds even better than expensive original pressing!

Jerusalem LP

Also, back in stock is the near exact vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare dark Icelandic hard rock debut album from ICECROSS. Includes a poster and an insert with liner notes and photos. As of this writing, we still have a some of the limited edition (only 100 made) white vinyl packages available! These won’t be around forever, once they are gone, that’s it.

Icecross LP white vinyl

IRON CLAW 2-LP is back again as well. We blew out of the limited edition red-vinyl edition and then the black vinyl followed. We did a limited repress for those who missed out on the first go around. Remastered for vinyl by Tony Reed (Mos Generator) this one is a killer heavy rocker, housed in heavy duty gate-fold cover and including a poster and an insert! A must for those into heavy rock like Tear Gas, Leaf Hound, Jerusalem, Ancient Grease, Toad, Sir Lord Baltimore, Incredible Hog or Elias Hulk!

Iron Claw LP

 

Jerusalem track featured on Mojo Magazine sampler

classicrockjerusalemcdMojo magazine’s upcoming Black Sabbath issue includes the Heavy Nuggets Vol. II sampler CD featuring the Jerusalem track “Frustration.”  Jerusalem’s 1972 Decca label release is still available on CD from the Vintage/Rockadrome label, including pre-Lp demo material and has been widely hailed as classic from the era.

 

Pussy Interview on BattleHelm.com

PUSSY are in no way a new band. They are actually pretty much as old as I am, if not older. That apart I had not even heard of them until I came upon them on MySpace. With a name like PUSSY I knew I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 for BattleHelm.com  The following in a excerpt, the whole interview can be found here.

To me Jerusalem and in the extension Pussy were completely unheard of. The only Jerusalem I knew of was the Swedish one. Give all of us infidels a brief run through?

-The Swedish Jerusalem appeared about 3 years after we disbanded and were basically a Christian Rock Band. Our Jerusalem, although in the midst of what was then Heavy Rock, was very different from the mainstream rock bands. What people say now is that we were years before out time, we were playing a form of Metal, Doom, Stoner etc., years before they became recognised/successful genres. We played throughout the UK and parts of Europe, mainly Germany and the large Rock Festivals in Europe. Most of the press and the public at the time did not really understand what we were doing, which is why to an extent we became more of a cult band with very little media exposure.   [Read more…]