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Still on the lazy side before hopping on one of those mega-post things, still waiting for Dave-Sez to give me the go-ahead to release ALL the Au Pairs gems in one handy location (rather than the lame way I have done so)........and STILL knocking around with unknown hard/semi-psych bands of the early 1970's, a wierd passion of mind......I think what I like is that THESE bands never had thier own "Nuggets", nor did they necessarily deserve one due to the lack of recognizable material, but if you've enjoyed Omnibus, Arzachel, and the rest, give Stray Dog a try.......I DO NOT have their total output, only the first two efforts, they also had a third (I love the title "While You're Down There, as well as a live album, I have never seen a copy of either, online or otherwise).

But the first tow efforts are pretty well-known and pretty decent as well.....Stray Dog were fro Denver Colorado via Texas, and were basically composed of guitarist/singer WG Snuffy Walden, bassist/keyboaordist Alan Roberts , drummer/percussionist Leslie Sampson, guitarist/vocalist Tim Dulaine, keyboardist Luis Cabaza, and drummer Randy Reader......I think there were various combinations over time, doubtful that they had 2 drummers for example, but with bands like these, as I've said before, information is almost IMPOSSIBLE to dig up.......

So, the first album 1972's "Stray Dog", as three tracks produed by Greg Lake, and for the most part are smoth, hard blues/rock, nothing spectacular, but "Tramp (How It Is)" and "Chevrolet", and "Speak of the Devil" are worth a spin......they followed it up with the kind of confusing "Fasten Your Seatbelts" (1973) seems to be fairly thrown together, with remixes of stuff off of album #1 ("How it is (The Sacred Mix)", "Tramp" (Fat and Sassy Mix), buttresssed by live versions of "Tramp" and "Dog's Blues"......frankly, it's kind of a mess, and I'd bet TRUE fans of the band (both of ya) probably prefer "While You're Down There" as the legitimate follow up.......sure would like to hear it, sending out an SOS as the Police might say........as I said before there was also a live disc that I have NEVER in all my experience encountered.

At the end of the day, it's pretty good stuff.....not the greatest, but something perhaps we hae not ore and a new experience, and that is what we be here for.

STRAY DOG-01 Tramp (How It Is)/02 Crazy/03 A Letter/04 Chevrolet/05 Speak of the Devil/06 Slave/07 Rocky Mountain Suit (Bad Road)/08 Worldwinds/09 /10 Chevrolet (live)

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT-01 How It Is (The Sacred Mix)/02 Tramp (Fat and Sassy Mix)/03 You Know/04 Crazy ('Bout To Lose My Mind)/05The Journey/06 Drive My Car/07 Tramp (Live)/08 Dog's Blues (Live)

About the whole troll comment thing......first of all, I KNOW I could easilly stop it by enabling comment moderation.....it isn't REALLY something I wish to do, I think that people have every right to show the world how stupid they are, especially in a cowardly, anonymous manner.......personally, I have nothing to hide from anyone.....My name is Scott Miller, I live in Springfield Ohio USA, my email is csgmiller@sbcglobal.net......   I am not foolish enough to provide my phone number or addss for the saftey of my family, but there you go......I have no need to mask myself behind ridiculous internet names, taking shots at the respectable readers here, and above all, avoiding the question that you have been avoiding forever.....you dislike this blog. You have made that clear. OK by me, WHAT do you want now? REALLY. Perhaps we can reach common ground. Do you wish I stop blogging? Maybe, with reasonalbe discussion, that is a possiblity.......is there a change you would like to see in the blog? again, let ME KNOW.......I am 51 years old, and your comments seem to be those that would be made be a teenager, which is fine, I was a teenager once myself. Everyone is welcome here, but NOONE is "forced" to be here, and to hang out on a blog daily that you claim to despise so much REALLY cannot make THAT MUCH sense, even to the likes of YOU. I wish no evil upon you, really, I hope you have a happy life. I wish the blog were more to your liking, but we cannot please everyone.......why not start a blog of your own, I'm sure it will be wonderful. But you just seem to waste SO much time here, ande I simply don't get your ultimate goal......if it is semthing I can help you with, please let me know and I will try to do so.

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