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    Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:18
I would like to thank the reviewer who has made the Sweet smoke reviews.
This under rated band deserves more attention.
Their most known album "just apoke" is the "less good" of the three they made (including the live album)

Their second album "Darkness to light" is a prog masterpiece, which blend jazz, prog, eastern influences...

I would like to evoke their live album (Live 74') which also deserves 5 stars!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:23
Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

I would like to thank the reviewer who has made the Sweet smoke reviews.
This under rated band deserves more attention.
Their most known album "just apoke" is the "less good" of the three they made (including the live album)

Their second album "Darkness to light" is a prog masterpiece, which blend jazz, prog, eastern influences...

I would like to evoke their live album (Live 74') which also deserves 5 stars!


hello!

i like this band too!
you can find more info about them on this site:

http://www.rock.co.za/files/sweetsmoke.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:25
Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

I would like to thank the reviewer who has made the Sweet smoke reviews.
This under rated band deserves more attention.
Their most known album "just apoke" is the "less good" of the three they made (including the live album)

Their second album "Darkness to light" is a prog masterpiece, which blend jazz, prog, eastern influences...

I would like to evoke their live album (Live 74') which also deserves 5 stars!


hello!

i like this band too!
you can find more info about them on this site:

http://www.rock.co.za/files/sweetsmoke.html


hello,

can i join your discussion?
i'm also a big fan of this wonderful band!
great to see i'm not alone!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:26
Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

I would like to thank the reviewer who has made the Sweet smoke reviews.
This under rated band deserves more attention.
Their most known album "just apoke" is the "less good" of the three they made (including the live album)

Their second album "Darkness to light" is a prog masterpiece, which blend jazz, prog, eastern influences...

I would like to evoke their live album (Live 74') which also deserves 5 stars!


hello!

i like this band too!
you can find more info about them on this site:

http://www.rock.co.za/files/sweetsmoke.html


hello,

can i join your discussion?
i'm also a big fan of this wonderful band!
great to see i'm not alone!


Hi guys,

Go there:

http://www.rock.co.za/files/darkbig.jpg

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:45
...moreover they made one of the most colourful, beautiful vynil cover with "darkness to light"!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2005 at 14:48

Okay Oliver, you have convinced me I am going to check out Sweet Smoke !

P.S....excessive pot smoking can trigger schizophrenia

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2005 at 08:09

Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

I would like to thank the reviewer who has made the Sweet smoke reviews.
This under rated band deserves more attention.
Their most known album "just apoke" is the "less good" of the three they made (including the live album)

Their second album "Darkness to light" is a prog masterpiece, which blend jazz, prog, eastern influences...

I would like to evoke their live album (Live 74') which also deserves 5 stars!

Hey! I strongly agree! All albums are good but "Darkness to light" is superb!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2005 at 10:57

Salut Olivier,

Je suis content que tu aie aimé mes chroniques.......I'll keep going in English as to abide by the rulebook. All three albums are great but presently I am looking for the extended live album (it comes with two different cover and the original vinyl had another. Great poke/toke/joke. these guys make music so happy that it is impossible to be in a bad mood after listening to an album. Really positive music

 

Salut mec....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2005 at 11:14
Thanks you too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2005 at 14:21
Bited by the curiosity, I soulseeked "From darkness to light"... I can say, it is my cup of tea, or better said my bock of beer. Thank you all for the hint!
Please forgive me for my crappy english!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 12:30
Hi, I lived in England for a year a while ago, and once I was having a pint with my friends when someone put  "just a poke" in the cd player, since then I've been looking for that record or some Sweet Smoke material, but I've been unlucky, unfortunatelly, getting good music in my country is almost imposible since the majority like crappy salsa and tropical s**t.

I hope I can listen to one of their songs again, it would be a lifetime experience

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 12:35
--->Sean Did you eventually get the Live with bonus?
It's excellent.

--->Blackmore that's sad for you...
Why not buy it through the net on Amazon.com?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 12:38

Originally posted by oliverstoned<strong> oliverstoned wrote:

--->Sean Did you eventually get the Live with bonus?
It's excellent.

--->Blackmore that's sad for you...
Why not buy it through the net on Amazon.com?

Yes I did and I modified my review because of it

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 12:46
Yes, the three bonus pieces are worst writing a few lines more!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 14:17

  I OWN A COPY OF THIS "TWO ALBUMS IN ONE CD" AND I LOVE IT; THEIR MUSIC IS A GREAT MIXTURE OF JAZZ-ROCK, PSYCHEDELIA, RAGA ROCK, EXCELLENT!!!

Live

Sweet Smoke Live album cover Live Live

1974 original album

1997 CD re-issue

2000 CD re-issue

1 - First Jam (Sweet Smoke) (19:15)
2 - Shadout Mapes (Rick Greenberg) / Ocean Of Fears (Marvin Kaminowitz) (18:02)

Bonus tracks on 2000 CD re-issue:

  1. People Are Hard
  2. Schyler's Song
  3. Final Jam


 

Just a poke (1972)

1 - Baby Night (16:24)
2 - Silly Sally (16:22)


 
Darkness to light (1973)




  1. Just An Empty Dream (4:20)
  2. I'd Rather Burn Than Disappear (4:15)
  3. Kundalini (13:25)
  4. Believe Me My Friends (4:29)
  5. Show Me The Way To The War (5:30)
  6. Darkness To Light (12:51)

THE COVER ARTWORK IS FANTASTIC!!!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 14:25


Sweet Smoke: How Sweet It Is (Crazy Cajun, 1978)

Peep the picture of these guys - they look like a bunch of reject extras from an episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter", including the token brother they have in the mix. I wasn't sure what to expect from them but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this Texas group mixed it up between some decent, funky rock tunes like "Lady Luck" but the real find is all on the B-side where these guys pull off a bunch of R&B covers including a rocked out version of the Ohio Players' "Fire", Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman"...which I like even though it's nowhere near as soulful as Wonder's original plus a fun flip on Billy Preston's "Nothin' From Nothin'". Most outstanding is their slick, breakbeat laden "I Can Hear You Callin'" (I'm assuming this is a cover of the Three Dog Night song but I don't remember what the OG sounds like). For beat heads, it opens with a nice break and brings back two breakdowns later in the song. Rock on white dudes, rock on.

I've found this album in a site. Is it the same group or not???

Maybe not, what do you think?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2006 at 21:56
Is it okay if I smoke your signature?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2006 at 14:28

Originally posted by Retrovertigo Retrovertigo wrote:

Is it okay if I smoke your signature?

 

 



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