sábado, 3 de setembro de 2011

First Chips - Volume One (1972 US Psych Folk Bluesy)



ALBUM RARÍSSIMO COM APENAS 500 CÓPIAS PRENSADAS E DISTRIBUÍDAS PESSOALMENTE PELO MULTI-INSTRUMENTISTA VYTO BELESKA QUE ERA "O CARA" DA BANDA!! NA VERDADE "FIRST CHIPS" ERA ELE APOIADO POR VÁRIOS MUSICOS DE BANDAS DIFERENTES E AMIGOS DO CARA!! A SONORIDADE PASSA PELO PSICODELISMO, FOLK, BLUES E MUITA EXPERIMENTAÇÃO!! VENENO RARÍSSIMO E RECOMENDADO!!

First Chips is actually Vyto Beleska backed by various musicians which were probably the different bands he was in or other musician friends....500 copies pressed, distributed personally by Beleska. 

Only comparable to A-Austr in terms of audacity and forward-thinkingness, this is, for me, the pinnacle of the US private press scene, a whirlpool of an album that sucks you in unexpected and never lets breathe until the very last note. Early brainchild of the songwriter extraordinaire Vyto B (who later did a more, um, normal, but no less brilliant and whacked out song cycle on his "Trincentennial 2076" album), First Chips were all around the map from the get-go - there is proto-punk, folk, druggy psychedelia and even radical freeform noise outbursts on "Volume One", that could easily pass for a decent Nihilist Spasm Band tune. One song is a dead ringer for Pere Ubu (six years before the fact!), another sounds like a lost outtake from the Astronauts' "Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs" classic (nine years before the fact!). A startlingly inventive record, and one of the few truly mandatory items for both psych and prog collectors. Love has happened again.


Vyto Beleska - guitar, bass, percussion, violin, vocals
Gary Greenberg - guitar, vocals
Ed Westphal - bass, guitar, vocals
Arvy Tumosa, Gene Lynch - bass
Denny Murray, Ted Adanek, Darick Nava - drums

01. Stoneball 3:50
02. Present Song Of The Future Past 2:05
03. Me And My Lady 2:16
04. Pieces 3:24
05. Time (Part One) 3:20
06. My Love 4:40
07. Fire Mountain 4:47
08. Thoughts Of You 1:58
09. My World and Your World 2:37
10. Mind and Soul 8:31
11. Love Has Happened (Again) 2:54

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