Showing posts with label Tarkus. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Day After The Sabbath 43: Transfusión de Luz [Latin rock pt.1]

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TDATS 43 is a collection of Latin American bands. [Editor's note: there have now been five Latin rock volumes: 118 (Chicano Rock) 84 (Brazil), 89 (Mexico), 104 (Peru) and 43 (general South America)] One name stands out here, with contributions to the three tracks from Aeroblus, Pappo and Miguel Abuelo. Norberto Napolitano, nick-named 'Pappo', started playing guitar at the age of ten, and developed a distinctively heavy, aggressive and fuzz-laden style. He became very active in Argentine rock from its beginning and made his name as guitarist of Los Gatos, the first rock band to enter the mainstream charts in Argentina. He continued in music right up until his untimely death in a 2005 motorcycle accident.  

Pax, the latin word for Peace, were from Peru, a country that produced a lot of good bands. The others on this comp being Longhonia and Tarkus. Along with Tarkus they played a very heavy proto-metallic style, while Laghonia created some great psych.  

Argentina is the most recurrent country here, and Plus were a great Argentine band that produced 3 albums beginning in the late 70's, they had a well-rounded professional sound from the start and the track here has an emotive doomy atmosphere, something which is shared with fellow countrymen Color Humano. There is little information on the few singles produced by 'Rosario', the artist is reportedly from Mexico and the track here is a frantic slice of psych with some great strangulated fuzz guitar. Piel De Pueblo's track offers a cool string-lead motif and their eccentric single album 'Rock de las heridas' is an entertaining listen. Opus Alfa and Climax are two bands from the early 70's which have a great sound from the time that Psych was turning to hard rock and finally I mention El Reloj and Módulo 1000, two bands who are a treat for any heavy prog fans out there.

01. Aeroblus (Argentina) - Aire en movimiento (1977)
02. Pax (Peru) - A Storyless Junkie (1970)
03. Rosario (Mexico) - Rengalaz (1972)
04. Plus (Argentina) - Ocultame Hermano (1977)
05. El Reloj (Argentina) - Aquel Triangulo (1976)
06. Dug Dug's (Mexico) - Yo No Se (1973)
07. Laghonia (Peru) - Someday (1971)
08. Opus Alfa (Uruguay) - Calma De Un Dia (1972)
09. Pappo (Argentina) - Sandwiches de Miga (1973)
10. Luis Alberto Spinetta (Argentina) - Era De Tontos (1971)
11. Piel De Pueblo (Argetina) - Por Tener Un Poco Mas (1974)
12. Climax (Bolivia) - Transfusión de Luz (1974)
13. Miguel Abuelo (Argentina) - Señor Carnicero (1973)
14. Tarkus (Peru) - El Pirata (1972)
15. Color Humano (Argentina) - A Traves De Los Inviernos (1973)
16. Módulo 1000 (Brazil) - Nao Fale Com Paredes (1970)

Cheers, Rich

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath IX

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Time for part IX of TDATS. On a roll here.
This kicks off with one of my favourite new discoveries, Boomerang's 'Juke It', led by Vanilla Fudge keyboardist Mark Stein, unfortunatley the rest of their album didn't quite match up but this one is top notch. Track 4 by Italian progsters Procession enters in an excellent fast metallic style and ends on a big fuzzed doom riff. I have included a Blue Cheer cover by one of my favourite australian bands, Thumlock and the comp ends with a Japanese heavy psych workout from Far Out which begins in excellent abstract doom.

01. Boomerang - Juke It - 1971
02. Saint-Preux - L'abime - 1972
03. Steel Mill - Blood Runs Deep - 1971
04. Procession - Uomini E Illusioni - 1972
05. Kalevala - In The Net - 1972
06. Hillow Hammet - Come With Me - 1969
07. Help - Oh My - 1971
08. Southern Cross - Harris Street - 1976
09. Tempest - Turn Around - 1974
10. Tarkus - Tempestad - 1972
11. Weed - Weed - 1971
12. Thumlock - Out Of Focus (Blue Cheer cover) - 2001
13. Far Out - Too Many People (edit) - 1973

Cheers! Rich

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