Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thirty Days Out - Thirty Days Out (1971 us progressive rock - 2010 first time released in CD - MP3 320K and Wave audio format)

Thirty Days Out were formed New York in 1971 by John Micaleff (pronouced "McCullough"), a folksinger from Michigan and Jack Malken, who had previously been with The Outcasts.

After teaming up with Melnick and Lowe, they found a place to practice but had to relocate in Greenfield, Massachussets when their neigbours complained!

They soon managed to get a recording contract with Reprise and their first album was released in the summer of '71.

Produced by Larry Marks (previously in charge of Lee Michaels and Phil Ochs) their debut was recorded in New York and L.A. On offer are eight tracks penned by Micaleff and Malken, which mix competent guitars with early seventies style vocals.

Influenced by Free on some tracks (Doing The Best That I Can and Survival, a rip-off of Clover's Shotgun).

The most interesting element is probably the keyboard parts played by two ace sessionmen, Larry Knechtel and Jim Dickinson.

The album is mainly notable for a weird packaging idea, as it came wrapped in a poster of a steamliner. Once the shrink was opened, the hidden black and white sleeve with pictures of the group would appear.

Probably due to this poster, the sales were quite good and the group soon released a second album, recorded in Wallingford, Connecticut and remixed in London.

Monte Melnick, their bass player later became The Ramones tour manager. At least one of their albums was engineered by Melnick's high school buddy Tom Erdelyi, later known as Tommy Ramone (by Stephane Rebeschini/D.J. Hack).

Track List:
01.Everybody's Looking For Someone
02.Mama Come See Me Tonight
03.Home On The Road
04.Living Like One
05.Holy Hannah!
07.Taking The Chance
09.Doing The Best That I Can

Thirty Days Out:
*Phil Lowe: drums, vocals
*Jack Malken: lead guitar, vocals
*Monte Melnick: bass, keyboards, vocals
*John Micaleff: vocals, guitar

Supporting musicians:
*Jim Dickinson: keyboards
*Larry Knechtel: keyboards

[ Thank you LARRY for sending this post ]
CODE: 53121


  1. what a great blog, congratulations. do you have any link of this record? thanx.

  2. I've got this. A pretty good album to get high with man. My little sister took it to a slumber party and two of the girls did suicide after hearing this.