vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

5° Grado Mercalli - 1998 - Raccolta Completa

5° Grado Mercalli
Raccolta Completa

01. Il Cieco
02. Hippi
03. Tempo Vecchio
04. Canto D'uomo
05. L'incidente
06. Rockmen
07. Every Time
08. Cause I Love
09. I Believe
10. It's A Story
11. Woman In USA
12. Looking Into My Life
13. Happy Without You

This band from Lombardy has had a long activity starting from 1972 until their split in 1989 and only one of the founding members, drummer Ugo Galliani, has stayed in the group until the end.

Their beginnings were as a cover band, specialized in rock music and with songs by foreign (Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin) and Italian bands (New Trolls, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Rovescio della Medaglia). Only with a split in late 1976 and a new line-up since 1977, the group began playing original material..

During its long career, the band never managed to have a recording deal, their only posthumous CD collects tracks from the various line-ups. The most interesting tracks on the 5° Grado Mercalli - Raccolta completa CD are the first five cuts (more than 30 minutes) recorded by the late 70's-early 80's line-up, sung in Italian and with some interesting moments, like in the 12-minute long opening Il cieco.
The rest of the compilation is taken by eight English-sung songs, more in a straight hard rock direction, though with a better sound quality.

Dino Angelini (vocals)
Daniele Caldarini (guitar)
Giuliano Molteni (keyboards)
Gianfranco Meduri (bass)
Ugo Galliani (drums)

Patrizia Mauri (vocals)
Daniele Caldarini (guitar, keyboards)
Gianfranco Meduri (bass, acoustic guitar)
Ugo Galliani (drums)

Renato Molteni (vocals)
Umberto Volpi (guitar)
Tiziano Davi (keyboards)
Gianfranco Meduri (bass)
Ugo Galliani (drums)

Molteni and Davi replaced by:
Mario Sanvito (vocals)
Marillo Buelli (keyboards)

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