Automatic Man – Automatic Man (1976)

Automatic Man is the first of two albums by the namesake American space-funk supergroup, released in 1976 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Atlantis Rising Fanfare” (1:37) A2. “Comin’ Through” (3:35) A3. “My Pearl” (3:41) A4. “One and One” (6:01) A5. “Newspapers” (3:59) A6. “Geni-Geni” (5:33) B1. “Right Back Down” (5:56) B2. “There’s a Way” (5:15) B3. […]

Novo Combo

Novo Combo were an American melodic-rock band from NYC that released two albums on Polydor in 1981/82. The band featured the talents of drummer Michael Shrieve (Santana, Automatic Man, Go) and former Hall & Oates touring bassist Stephen Dees. Members: Pete Hewlett (vocals, guitar), Stephen Dees (lead vocals, bass), Jack Griffith (lead guitar), Michael Shrieve […]

Roger Hodgson ‎– In the Eye of the Storm (1984)

In the Eye of the Storm is the debut solo album by ex-Supertramp guitarist/co-vocalist Roger Hodgson, released in 1984 on A&M. The album was mostly recorded without the help of other musicians, save for drummer Michael Shrieve, who appears on five of the seven tracks. Tracklist: A1. “Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)” (8:49) […]

Wilding / Bonus ‎– Pleasure Signals (1978)

Pleasure Signals is a jazz-rock collaborative effort between flutist Danny Wilding and guitarist Pete Bonas, released in 1978 on Visa Records. The pair are backed by assorted Brand X members and Automatic Man alumni. Tracklist: A1. “Race for Space” (3:30) A2. “G. Storm” (3:20) A3. “Oddysey” (3:12) A4. “Earth Hymn” (4:45) A5. “Rampage” (4:35) B1. […]

Stomu Yamashta / Steve Winwood / Michael Shrieve ‎– Go (1976)

Go is a collaborative album between Japanese avant-garde/classical percussionist Stomu Yamashta, English jazz-rock/soul keyboardist/vocalist Steve Winwood, and American jazz-funk/rock drummer Michael Shrieve, with contributions from German electronic musician Klaus Schulze and American jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola. The album was released in 1976 on Island. Musically, the album synthesizes various elements of the recent works by […]

Santana ‎– Borboletta (1974)

Borboletta is the sixth studio album by American Latin/jazz-rock band Santana, released in 1974 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Spring Manifestations” (1:05) A2. “Canto de los flores” (3:46) A3. “Life Is Anew” (4:16) A4. “Give and Take” (5:47) A5. “One With the Sun” (4:23) A6. “Aspirations” (5:12) B1. “Practice What You Preach” (4:32) B2. “Mirage” (4:43) B3. […]