Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Team Dokus - Tales From The Underground (1971)

Essentially a concept album based on the theme of nuclear destruction it relates the tale of World War 3 and life after a nuclear holocaust. The music is lightish progressive rock with the opener, Fifty Million Megaton Sunset, the highlight musically and lyrically. This cut had previously been included on Psychedelic Salvage Co. Vol. 2 (LP & CD) and both Psychedelia, Vol. 3 (LP) and Hen's Teeth, Vol. 3 (CD) include the un-abbreviated version. Side one closes with another gem, the doom-laden, gently flowing and melancholic On The Way Down. Side two opens with Visions, a pretty standard progressive rock offering, but Tomorrow May Not Come, which had previously got an airing on Psychedelic Salvage Co. Vol. 1 (LP & CD), has some good extended instrumental pieces and Big Red Beast featured some promising guitar and vocals, but the other real gem was Feel Your Fire, a very effective blend of vocals, catchy drumming, guitar and keyboards which previews the finale, a reprise of Fifty Million Megaton Sunset. Recommended.
(taken from "Tapestry Of Delights")

I've got the tracks from a soulseek share a few years back. The music itself is not really my bag but it was requested and so I post it here. More information regarding Team Dokus from singer and founder member Roger Hope on the Tenth Planet/Wooden Hill website.

- 50 Million Megaton Sunset
- Night Of The Living Dead
- Here's Hoping
- On The Way Down
- Visions
- Tomorrow May Not Come
- Big Red Beast
- I Can't Wait
- Feel Your Fire
- 50 Million Megaton Sunset (Reprise)

Roger "Dokus" Hope (vcls)
Fred Fry (lead gtr)
Stephen Hall (rhythm gtr)
Phil Bridle (keyb'ds)
Terry Lowe (bs)
Royston Stockley (perc)

Band origin:

1. Tales From The Underground (Tenth Planet TP 007) 1994
   [recorded 1971]

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Night Of The Living Dead


Anonymous said...

hello Buffalo.
Nice to see you back;and with a Tenth Planet album please.I don't know this group and will discover it in a few minutes.Have you seen John Bromley put a nice comment and seems happy to find his album on the blogg.

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Anonymous said...

always attractive music on the Tenth Planet label.Thanks to Anthony,also a pleasure to see the cover of one of the first production of the label.

Anonymous said...

sorry antony in my last comment I write Anthony name of a French singer from the sixties.

Klemen Breznikar said...

AWESOME!!I was looking for this album...

Buffalo Billycan said...

thx a lot for the artwork

you can imagine how pleased I was as I have read the comment of Mr. Bromley.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr Billycan , thanks for postind this album, and thanks to Anthony for the artwork.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for enjoying the music .... its been 40 years since I even heard this album .... Dokus
P.S. just for the record if you forgive the pun the band members were
Roger (Dokus) Hope - vocals, Fred Fry - Lead Guitar, Stephen Hall - Guitars, Phil Bridle - Keyboards, Terry Lowe - Bass guitar, Roy Stockley - Percussion .... All songs written by Dokus

Anonymous said...

Wow Dokus those were exiting times, Steering Wheel club Dorchester was where you introduced me to the awesome sound of your Black Sabbath covers & 50 million megaton sunset,
1969 I think, Trish Burden was the lady we both desired...