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Radenko
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RASTUS ...Highly Recommended ..Rare Earth..alike..???
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I will like to start new topic..."Rare Earth alike...."

 

This is hard question,because there is so hard to find the band that come even close close to my fav Rare Earth.

 

That band must be honest,soulfull,great musicians,funky,rock,blues,great tunes and come as closest as possible to Rare Earth unique sound.

Here is the band that belongs to brass rock legends like Flock,Blood sweat & tears,Lighthouse,Chicago,Electric Flag,Pacific gas & Electric,ect......

...RASTUS,.....Rastus was one helluva band. No one wanted to open for them because they performed so well that they made the opening act look bad ...

Anonymous Anonymous said... I saw this group only twice - both times in New Castle Indiana in '72 or '73. I thought they were even better than BS&T and Chicago combined....

...Rastus were a 9 piece band out of the Cleveland area that had a very Tower of Power meets Chicago kind of vibe. They appear to have released a second LP after this, but I can only vouch for this one. Goodnight Nelda Greb was one of my favorite 15 min. Rare Earth alike jam discoveries diggin in the crates last year, with its punchy horns and cymbal crashes with Urso-Rivera-Bridges heart pumping,head banging foot stomping sound....

 

This is rare album from 1970 on GRT label and long expired to get remastered CD-issue...

 

Rastus is available to dwld and here is the only link

Original Vinyl Doppel-LP

http://www.mediafire.com/?75znog9o1zv6zr5

 

listen some songs

Rastus Sailin Easy

http://www.meltingpotblog.com/Music/Mar%202011/Sailin%20Easy.mp3

 

Rastus Black Cat (live)

http://www.meltingpotblog.com/Music/Mar%202011/Black%20Cat%20%28Live%29.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Mmmmm, some similarity,but the full brass section dominates. I can't here a Rod Richards or a Ray Monette wailing guitar solo, nor the organ and piano of a Mark Olson or the killer congas from an Ed Guzman. I don't think the vocalists have the presence that Peter has, nor do I find the drum sound very interesting. Admitedly they sound like a good tight band, it's just that (in my view) Rare Earth sounded ten times better, not to mention funkier.

Just my view folks. Shoot me down if you wish.



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Hey Big Brother UK Dave,

thanks for reply.

As i said,its  so hard to find the band that come even close  to my fav Rare Earth.

Why?

Whats the RE secret?

Why i love them till the day i die?

Is there anybody out there who can come EVEN close to 45 min I`m losing you?

I know,the answer is no,....

Rare Earth unique sound (U N I Q U E) must be taught in a school,on every music class that talks about music and creativity...

I understand that this part of RE forum is all about all,and since You all are music lovers,i share this band with You...

...picture the table with music judges..Ray,Ed,Pete,Gil,Mark and Urso....

What will they say about RASTUS???

"Good,tight,honest band......********.........8 stars!

 

.....Next......

 



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http://youtu.be/rN3AYXzeqms

 

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rN3AYXzeqms" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



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Radenko

Thanks for the heads up on Rastus,I got curious and went to ebay to find that there are two Rastus LPs for sale.Their second was called Steamin'on Neighborhood records label.



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Thank You Al for reply.

Yes,Steamin` is their second LP and a good too,but 2LP Rastus is a trip!

It is so nice to hear from You,hope You doing well.

 

Greetings from rainy Windsor,Ont.

 

p.s....check this interesting You tube link above

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3AYXzeqms&feature=youtu.be

 

Why all good conga players look like Ed?

 

 

 



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Hi Radenko

I'm doing good,sore somtimes if I push it to hard at work,thanks for asking.I went to you tube and started watching Rastus videos.I like what I hear,the best band nobody ever heard of I think read there.The one I really liked was Pass The Peas/Make It Funky,it says it was recorded live in Chicago in 1973.Looking at the pictures of the band from that time reminded me that I was in high school and I looked alot like them,long hair, mustache,t shirt,bellbottom jeans.Holy crap the only thing I was able to hold on to was the mustache!biggrinHey great band,again for the heads up.



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Al,thanks for You tube Rastus Chicago info.I just sippin on my pint of Moosehead and watching maddmacsify Rastus videos...

....OMG.....

 

RASTUS. rehersal.on green rd.entry #000044 flames of love

http://youtu.be/-xRryrGqf4A

 

<iframe width="420" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-xRryrGqf4A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 



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Radenko

So the Moose is loose in Ontario!

Have you been on the Rastus web site?If not stop by and read what is there it has some good stories about the band.



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LOCOMOTIV GT

 

Another Rare Earth vibe, this time from Europe, legendary in the Hungarian Rock scene...Their debut was considered experimental and hazy in Hungary, but the Western side saw it as the best new music that could come from the East. In 1972, the band was invited to play along legendary Joe ****ER or, right from the progressive top scene, with GENESIS. They also spend the year in London, recording a second album, "Ringasd el magad", or producing several music projects. With Tamás Somló replacing Frenreisz, and with a wide-popular tour through North America, LOCOMOTIV GT became a worthy big name. Their music consistently caught a much more artistic brightness (and all sorts of jazz, pop,funk, melodic, lyrical and experimental accents).



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