sábado, 6 de setembro de 2008

The Helpful Soul - First Album (1969 Japan Psychedelic Blues Rock)


UMA DAS MELHORES BANDAS JAPONESAS DE BLUES ROCK ACID!! UM DISCASSO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!! UMA PAULADA!! VENENO NIPÔNICO DA MELHOR SAFRA!!

Reissue of super rare and phenomenal 1969 Japanese psychedelic acid blues rock guitar insanity.The 10+ minute track "Peace for Fools" is a mega monster....and it's not the only one!See the 14+ minute "Spoonful" for more madness.Holy shit! I've had this thing for 10 years and never realized how much it totally kills!-rockadrome.com

The career of the Helpful Soul was a real case of wrong place, wrong time - for they hit their blues stride just as heavy blues was becoming hard rock, and graduated to heavy rock too late to capitalise on even that brief fad. However, they recorded one outstanding track, the ten-minutes-plus of "Peace For Fools", which appeared on their otherwise bog-standard blues dirge debut LP. This track in itself separates them from all Japanese blues bands for it is a Kim Fowleyan masterpiece of Jim Morrison mystical doggerel/truly possessed nihilist genius. Unfortunately, leader Junio Nakahara was so inspired by witnessing a performance by Blues Creation, when his band supported them at the Too Much Festival, that he was soon after driven to change his own name to Tstomu Ogawa while his band became known as ... Too Much. Julian Cope

Junio Nakahara – lead vocalist and slide guitar
Gene Shoji – lead guitar
Charles Che - bass
Eiichi Tsukasa – drums

Track Listing:
1. Blues for my Baby 8:06
2. Fire 2:42
3. Peace for Fools 10:33
4. You Got Me Floatin' 3:14
5. Spoonful 14:48
6. Kansas City 3:42
7. Crossroads 5:13
Bonus tracks:
8. Little Wing (previously unreleased) 3:50
9. Aladin's Theme 2:35
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