Showing posts with label Phoenix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phoenix. Show all posts

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 41: Eastern Roc

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TDATS 41 is a collection of tracks from Eastern Europe. Since making this one I have also covered Poland in vol 101 and Serbia in vol 120. I had some assistance from a couple of online friends for this one, so thanks to bonistik for Ruja & Юрий Морозов, and thanks to Lalena87 for Smak! It was a lot of fun finding these bands and hearing their often distinctly east-european slant on all things hard n' fuzzy.

Krzysztof Klenczon was the lead guitarist in one of Poland's most famous rock bands, Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars), his solo track here is a work of quirky joy with super fuzz verses and a fun chorus. Phoenix's track is a cool mixture of prog and hard rock while Ruja play some great Sabbathian doom. Диана Експрес (eng: Diana Express) from Bulgaria play us a cute little bit of keyboard-heavy Deep Purple worship which has no guitar but does not suffer a bit from it. Skorpió are a band that I used back on vol. 13, they are another great example of the unconventional direction a lot of the bands take on this volume. They are heavy on the organs, and make a melodic glam rock sound that's weighty and tight into the bargain.

Igra Staklenih Perli enter with an eerie electronic intro which slowly morphs into driving space rock and next up, "Modrý Efekt & Radim Hladík", are a successful Czech prog band that still play today. Pop Mašina, along with Юрий Морозов (eng: Yuri Morozov), are a couple more artists that show an accomplished love for Tony Iommi's mob. Smak, from Serbia, play a hard-grooving instrumental and the comp concludes in a Hungarian haze; Piramis, Locomotiv GT and Omega are more good examples of hard rock with the unusual and plainly non-western feel that makes them so refreshing.

01. Krzysztof Klenczon (Poland) - Nie Przejdziemy Do Historii (1971)
02. Phoenix (Romania) - Filip si Cerbul (1975)
03. Ruja (Estonia) - Tütarlaps Kloaagis (1972)
04. Диана Експрес (Bulgaria) - Diana Express (1974)
05. Skorpió (Hungary) - Hosszú Az Út (1973)
06. Igra Staklenih Perli (Serbia) - Gusterov Trg (1979)
07. Modrý Efekt & Radim Hladík (Czech Republic) - Armageddon (1974)
08. Pop Mašina (Serbia) - Svemirska Prica (1973)
09. Piramis (Hungary) - Boldog Ember (1977)
10. Smak (Serbia) - Biska 2 (1975)
11. Юрий Морозов (Russia) - Блюз пустой комнаты (1978)
12. Locomotiv GT (Hungary) - A Semmi Kertje (1972)
13. Omega (Hungary) - Late Night Show (1976)

Thanks!
Rich.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 35: Windmolen Van Doom [Netherlands pt.1]

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The Day After The Sabbath 35: Windmolen Van Doom [Netherlands pt.1] by Rich Aftersabbath on Mixcloud
Happy new year to you all! Volume 35 features artists of Dutch heritage. Karel Appel supplies us with a spooky intro, he was a Dutch abstract-expressionist painter who used a battery of percussion instruments, piano and electric organ for a soundtrack to a 1963 documentary about himself, by cinematographer Jan Vrijman. De Maskers are up next, they released a few albums and singles in the late '60s, guitarist/vocalist Jan de Hont was in Cargo, also appearing here. They play a brilliant slice of ominous psych. The Bag track is the A/B sides of a single from 1971, two pieces of awesome doomy psych that makes me wish I could hear more but they were alas album-less.

Blue Planet offer up a driving and melodic track that has some catchy song writing, leading me to think they could have been quite a hit. Cargo are up next as one of the heavier entries here and Shocking Blue are one of the few bands with a female vocalist to appear in my comps, they offer some tight hard-edged pop-psych with strong vox from Mariska Veres (R.I.P.).  Group 1850 started life in 1964 as the amusingly-monikered "Klits" and have an anti-war protest song, named in reaction to The Beatles' 'Let It Be'. Focus are one of the more well-known I have used so far. A re-release of "Hocus Pocus", due to a Nike 2010 world-cup commercial, led to the song entering the British Charts at #57. Cosmic Dealer appears next and there is an interview with Adrian Vos, Angelo Santoro, and Jan Reynders from the band here at Psychedelic Baby webzine. We end up with Pugh's Place and the second reference to The Beatles, namely their excellent heavy '71 cover of "Drive My Car".

01. Karel Appel - Musique Barbare (1963)
02. De Maskers - Death (1968)
03. Bag - Nothing Will Remain / Tripdream (1971)
04. Blue Planet - Nothing In The World (1970)
05. Cargo - Run Away [Bonus] (1970)
06. Shocking Blue - Long and Lonesome Road (1969)
07. Brainbox - Virgin / Doomsday Train (1972)
08. Group 1850 - Don't Let It Be (1970)
09. Focus - Hocus Pocus (1972)
10. Cosmic Dealer - Child Of The Golden Sun [Single Mix] (1971)
11. Crying Wood - Blue Eyed Witch (1970)
12. Phoenix - Ode To Jimi Hendrix (1971)
13. Pugh's Place - Drive My Car (1971)

Thanks again for listening.
Rich.

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