Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bruce Cameron - 1999 - Midnight Daydream

From Wikipedia: "Bruce Cameron (1955-1999) was a mysterious guitarist who managed to attract an illustrious cast of legendary rock 'n' roll legends to record his 1999 debut and only album, Midnight Daydream. The unlikely cast of great supporting musicians for this seemingly lost album released on Brain Cell Records, North Carolina, included:

* Jack Bruce (Cream, BLT, Jack Bruce Solo)
* Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Ramatam, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows)
* Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, Electric Flag, Buddy Miles Express)
* Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, Blackfoot)
* Harvey Dalton Arnold (Outlaws)
* Neal Smith, Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper)
* Bunk Gardner (Mothers of Invention)
* Billy James (ANT-BEE)

The entire album was self-recorded and engineered by Derrick Acker of Quetzal Recording and Cameron at his own home studio in North Carolina. It was seemingly self-funded and promoted based on the quality of the website, advertisements and production quality.

A press conference concerning the release was held at the Hilton Hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina, on September 15, 1999. Those present included Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Cameron, and Cameron collaborator, ANT-BEE (drummer and quasi online rock-journalist). Publicity material touted the group of musicians as a reunion of the famous Hendrix band, The Band of Gypsys, on the then Cameron-run website. Full page advertisements promoting the album had been run in a nationally distributed guitar magazine.

Within a month of the press conference, Cameron died (conflicting reports of murder by his girlfriend and suicide currently on the internet), ending a rather curious and short high-profile career of recording with world class greats known to millions. The album has been under-represented to the public by its artists, who have tended not to list them in any public forums (with a couple of exceptions). But, the fact remains that the record is a notable one due to the involvement of so many Jimi Hendrix alumni players along with great bassist Jack Bruce among others.

The record itself was a "buffet" of styles that mirrored the past releases of the guest talents involved. For example, the title track, "Midnight Daydream," which featured Band of Gypsys singer/drummer Buddy Miles, sounds like a Hendrix guitar-driven song. He has a son, Riley Cameron, who is determined to become the guitarist his dad wanted to become; he lives in Rocky Point North Carolina".

Track listing
  1. "Midnight Daydream" – 6:42
  2. "Doctor Please" – 4:52
  3. "Mind Gardens" – 5:24
  4. "Miles Away" – 3:29
  5. "Born to Lose" – 5:32
  6. "I Want to Be Late" – 4:19
  7. "Forever Rebel Girls" – 6:18
  8. "Just Like a Spaceman" – 3:57
  9. "So Aliens Have Been Here" – 4:25
  10. "A Thousand Moons" – 3:54
  11. "Raining the Blues" – 4:39
  12. "Day After Yesterday" – 3:27
  13. "Falling Up a Mountain" – 4:09
  14. "She's So Gone" – 2:28

Mr. Ken Hensley is featured on keyboards in tracks 3, 8 and 14.

Here you can download free the Bruce Cameron album track by track, directly from the artist label.

I upload the album also in only one rar file and here is the link

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Roby

    I had forgotten about this album. which was a shame as there is some really good stuff on it
    so I am off to listen too it now



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