Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fountainhead - Straight From The Source's Mouth (1982)



Founded in 1974, Fountainhead are still a touring band today. They released two albums, a live set in 1980 and this album, "Straight From The Source's Mouth", in 1982. It's a very nice record with lots of uptempo songs and it's Southern Rock with the emphasis on rock. Vocally it's not too hot, but they play with lots of enthusiasm which will have you toe tapping in no time. I especially like the songs "Red Hot", "Take Me To The Block" and "Night Of The Hunter". I'd rather not listen too closely to the lyrics, but this is great for a raunchy Friday night with lots of beer. Dang, I'm thirsty already. Cheers!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm really looking forward to listen to this rare piece of work!
Thanks for sharing!

Luc said...

2 songs are produced by Johnny Sandlin.

jean.fouilleul said...

Great post; many thanks.
JF France

Laurent said...

A re-up would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.

Skydogg said...

Re-upped!

Laurent said...

Thanks a lot for the re-up. Very good album, in my opinion it lack a good singer, but the guitars are really great. It will be difficult for me to find the original LP (i mean physically), but why not. Thanks for this, great blog!.

Luc said...

Ken Griffen in a recent interview told me about the Fountainhead stuff: C.D.s of the two albums are available for $15.00 each at skg@aol.com. If they order there with email I will instruct to pay by Paypal. I still have some “Live At Toads” on LP. It’s $25 and I pay postage.)

The "Live (at Toads)" CD edition is without bonus tracks but the "Straight From The Source's Mouth" CD has 4 bonus.

fountainheadband.net/discography

Laurent said...

@Luc: Merci pour l'info. God bless the rock'n'roll.

andy said...

Re-up is already busted again.

Please avoid using ziddu & friends but use a decent hosting service like mediafire, where you can be sure to have your stuff kept for at least half a year.

John Marfiak said...

Hello

I graduated high school in 1974. Fountainhead was one of my favorite live bands from the bar scene. Those were the best days of my life. I had the L.P. many years ago. I can still see Art Deske playing the trumpet to "How Blue Can You Get?". Man, I wish I could go back for just one night at Toad's Place, New Haven,CT. Maybe I can once I buy a couple of Fountainhead discs.... John Marfiak- Milford, CT.