Brendan Croker

Brendan Croker & The 5 O'Clock Shadows - Boat Trips In The Bay (1987)

Brendan Croker & The 5 O'Clock Shadows - Boat Trips In The Bay (1987)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Silvertone/Alfa ALCB-114 | rel: 1990 | 270Mb

Brendan Croker (born 15 August 1953 in Bradford, Yorkshire) is a musician from Leeds who has recorded albums under his own name and with occasional backing band; The Five O'Clock Shadows. He was also a member of The Notting Hillbillies. During the late 1980s he was an auxiliary member of The Mekons and a full-time member of Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls. He has recorded with Eric Clapton, Tanita Tikaram, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Coyne, and Chet Atkins.
Brendan Croker - Not Just A Hillbilly... More Like A Best Of Brendan Croker (2000)

Brendan Croker - Not Just A Hillbilly… More Like A Best Of Brendan Croker (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Castle ESMCD 826 | rel: 2000 | 360Mb

Brendan Croker (born 15 August 1953 in Bradford, Yorkshire) is a musician from Leeds who has recorded albums under his own name and with occasional backing band; The Five O'Clock Shadows. He was also a member of The Notting Hillbillies. During the late 1980s he was an auxiliary member of The Mekons and a full-time member of Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls.
Brendan Croker And The 5 O'Clock Shadows - Brendan Croker And The 5 O'Clock Shadows (1989)

Brendan Croker And The 5 O'Clock Shadows - Brendan Croker And The 5 O'Clock Shadows (1989)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Silvertone ZD74218 | rel: 1989 | 290Mb

For his major-label debut, Silvertone Records threw a lot of resources at Brendan Croker, including a hefty production budget that allowed Brendan Croker & the Five O'Clock Shadows to feature a gaggle of session musicians. This turns out to be a bit of a mixed blessing – the opening number, "No Money at All," is so dominated by the guitar of Mark Knopfler that it sounds like a lost Dire Straits track rather than the work of a new artist.

Brendan Croker - Redneck State Of The Art (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 16, 2016
Brendan Croker - Redneck State Of The Art (1995)

Brendan Croker - Redneck State Of The Art (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Country Rock, Blues Rock, Country | Label: CNR Music | # 2101356 | Time: 00:46:40

Probably best known as a member of the Notting Hillbillies, Brendan Croker was also a well-respected singer/songwriter and session guitarist both before and after his involvement with that band. Drawing on strong folk, blues, and country roots, Yorkshireman Croker brought a strong, Woody Guthrie-ish lyrical outlook to his musical palette, and was equally at home with Van Morrison-style blues or American country music of any era. In fact, his deep knowledge of and affection for American roots music, coupled with his fine singing and guitar playing, at one point gave rise to Croker being hailed as "the British Ry Cooder".

Brendan Croker / Guy Fletcher - On The Big Hill (1988)  

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 2, 2016
Brendan Croker / Guy Fletcher - On The Big Hill (1988)

Brendan Croker / Guy Fletcher - On The Big Hill (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 190 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Folk, Soundtrack | Silvertone Records #ORE CD 501

Brendan Croker is a musician from Leeds who has recorded albums under his own name and with occasional backing band; The Five O'Clock Shadows. He was also a member of The Notting Hillbillies. During the late 1980s he was an auxiliary member of The Mekons and a full-time member of Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls. He has recorded with Eric Clapton, Tanita Tikaram, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Coyne, and Chet Atkins. Guy Edward Fletcher is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known for his position as the Synthesizer player in the rock band Dire Straits from 1984 until the group's dissolution, and his involvement in many parts of Mark Knopfler's solo work.
Steve Phillips (feat. Brendan Croker, Mark Knopfler, Sholto Lenaghan) - Just Pickin' (1996)

Steve Phillips (feat. Brendan Croker, Mark Knopfler, Sholto Lenaghan) - Just Pickin' (1996)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Buried Treasure TROV2 | rec: 1967-1981 | 310Mb

For many years now, this CD has been but a pipe dream of mine. It became more of a reality last year when my good friend Terry Swaysland lent me a reel to reel Akai tape machine identical to the one I had used to record many of the tracks on this compilation. I thought this would be a golden opportunity to re-master my old tapes down onto a DAT tape format before they all rotted away. From this I have, picked what I consider to be the most interesting tunes from an entertainment point of view, sometimes this means that there is the odd bum note, or less than hi-fi quality reproduction.
Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 638MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Okeh/Sony Music

As the grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition. Well-versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker's own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop. It's a vital amalgam that would have pleased the forward-thinking Byrd, whose own '70s funk-jazz albums are an obvious touchstone for Croker on his hypnotically enlightened 2016 effort Escape Velocity.

Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 2  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Oct. 8, 2016
Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 2

Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 2
French | CBR | 62 pages | 50.2 MB

Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 1  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Sept. 12, 2016
Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 1

Brendan et le Secret de Kells - Tome 1
French | CBR | 57 pages | 44.6 MB

Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 20, 2016
Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (2016)

Theo Croker - Escape Velocity (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:52 min | 129 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Okeh

Trumpet player Theo Croker’s new album, Escape Velocity, arrives unchecked and un-filtered. It doesn't attempt to fit a single specific musical category, but draws upon the first principle of jazz: to merge and interpret history, styles and ideas and create a unique sound. Escape Velocity, due May 6th, and featuring his band DVRK FUNK (pronounced DARK FUNK) is Croker’s second album since returning from China where he lived and worked for nearly a decade.