Thursday, April 09, 2015

ONE EYED GYPSY - ST (2000)

ONE EYED GYPSY - ST (2000) rare
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Quite rare it's this only, self-titled recording by West Virginia quintet ONE EYED GYPSY which existed from 1998 to 2003. Their bio claims to have opened shows for Bad Company, Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, among other major acts.
Despite its year of release (2000), sound & style in "One Eyed Gypsy" is based in late '80s / early '90s US Melodic Hard Rock. The songs are solid and really well arranged / performed.

Favorites include opener "It Takes No Prisoners", a mid-tempo rocker with sharp riffs and a Dokken atmosphere, follower "Give It Up", a catchy melodic rock tune with a Bon Jovi feel circa 7800º Fahrenheit, and power ballad "Not Gonna Fall In Love Again" akin Warrant / Jani Lane.
Talking about the aforementioned vocalists, grand part of One Eyed Gypsy's charm belongs to Ray Whitlock's smooth vocals, a singer previously trained as member of the pretty successful country group Cry Wolf. He plays nice keyboards too, and together with guitarist Tim Kitchen (also producer) are the core of the band.

ONE EYED GYPSY - ST (2000) back cover

Other good cuts are the AORish mid-tempo "Waiting For You", hard rocker "In My America" with interesting lyrics about America's violent society, and "Livin' Like You Choose" blending Dokken / Bon Jovi, this time, into one song.
Released by themselves, "One Eyed Gypsy" was quite well produced by guitarist Tim Kitchen, panning some guitar tracks to one side of the stereo spectrum for good effect. Overall mix could be better to provide more tightness to some songs, but this is minor flaw.
Really nice stuff, private release, out of print.


01 - It Takes No Prisoners
02 - Give It Up
03 - Feel Your Love
04 - Not Gonna Fall In Love Again
05 - Waiting For You
06 - Heart Attack
07 - Fix Daddy Broke
08 - In My America
09 - Livin' Like You Choose
10 - Touch Tomorrow

Ray Whitlock: Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Tim Kitchen: Guitar, Backing Vocals, Production
Phillip Osborne: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Randy Morgan: Bass
Bobby Hensley: Drums




ONE EYED GYPSY (2000)
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12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

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Camelblue said...

You must be using Chrome browser. Its new 'security' auto-settings are crap. It happens to me too and all users with some random files for no reason. Anyway, the download starts and continue, just click 'Show all downloads' at the right (or type Ctrl+J), then 'Recover malicious file', and then click 'Hurt me plenty" (moronic isn't it?) and the .rar it is un-blocked.
Or... better use Firefox webrowser, no issues at all.

Anonymous said...

Had the same problem with the virus threat. It blocked th download. I use firefox browser.

Camelblue why don't you use another filehost for once.

Uploaded is shit.

Joske

Anonymous said...

MAN I USE MOZILLA FIREFOX,DONE ALL ACCORDING TO YOUR DIRECTIONS,BUT COULDN'T RECOVER THE FILE AND ENTER OR CLICK ANY "HURT ME PLENTY" ANYWHERE!! IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY FOR AN ALTERNATIVE DL LINK?? THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

Anonymous said...

Here is a better link

https://mega.co.nz/#!zJB3WALA!5MF7LO2ROJJcKWZPBc6s7AJKGKkWBmkEnZ13QfCLs4Q

Joske

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi link it's back on.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Grow up kids. Stop blaming & crying and properly set your antivirus & browser settings.

btw, thanks for the music Camelblue.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Didn't get the download problem, many thanks for the upload, very impressed, Cheers :)