Size: 162,6 MB
Label: Angel Air
Styles: Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock
1. Magic In The Air / The Attack 1967 - 3:38
2. Mr. Pinnodmy's Dilemma / The Attack 1967 - 4:27
3. Too Old / Andromeda 1969 - 4:59
4. Return To Sanity / Andromeda 1969 - 8:19
5. Tomorrow Night / Atomic Rooster 1971 - 4:50
6. Devil's Answer / Atomic Rooster 1971 - 4:09
7. Night Living / Atomic Rooster 1971 - 3:36
8. The Soul That I Had / Bullet 1971 - 5:37
9. Fortunes Told / Bullet 1971 - 3:29
10. Millionaire / Hard Stuff 1972 - 5:50
11. Jay Time / Hard Stuff 1972 - 2:48
12. Roll A Rocket / Hard Stuff 1973 - 5:08
13. She's My Woman / John Du Cann 1977 - 2:29
14. Don't Be A Dummy / John Du Cann 1979 - 3:05
15. Don't Lose Your Mind / Atomic Rooster 1980 - 3:34
16. They Took Control Of You / Atomic Rooster 1980 - 4:49
'The Many Sides Of' is a retrospective roller coaster ride of John Du Cann's career spanning The Attack, Andromeda, Bullet, Hard Stuff, solo material and, of course, his most successful outfit Atomic Rooster, pulled together with the help of John McCoy of Gillan and Angel Air.
The songs are presented here in chronological order and you really get a sense of the musical styles changing from the hippy, happy opener 'Magic In The Air' from The Attack moving to Andromeda and their Black Sabbath inspiring heavy rock sound. Atomic Rooster struck me as to how close they sounded to classic Alice Cooper, particularly 'Tomorrow Night' - more Cooper than The Coop! 'Devil's Answer' was, of course, the big 'Hit' the Rooster had throughout Europe and deservedly so; a great track reaching number 4 in the UK in 1971.
In late '71 John moved on to release material in the guise of Bullet and then Hard Stuff up until '73 when he changed to being a 'proper' solo artist, releasing material under his own name from '77 to 1979. Incredibly John toured Germany with Thin Lizzy, which demonstrates the talents of his playing. John's biggest hit in his solo period was 'Don't Be A Dummy' from 1979, again sounding very much like Cooper. Helped along by the television advert featuring the song for a jeans manufacturer the song reached the dizzy heights of number 33. This collection finishes off with two tracks from the re-united Atomic Rooster from 1980 and sounding very Deep Purple.
Sadly the big 'Attack' came in the form of a Neil Buchanan in September 2011 and John was taken. This serves as a great tribute and reminder, not only to fans of John's work but lovers of the great 'stoner' rock of the Seventies.
The Many Sides Of 1967-1980