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Gypsy Blood - Rokko Oroshi (1972)


   Второй и последний альбом малоизвестной японской группы. Мне приходилось слышать мнения о том, что эта пятерка музыкантов вдохновлялась творчеством Happy End, но я думаю, что непосредственными вдохновителями были скорее американские коллективы того времени, нежели местные исполнители. Да и звучание, по сравнению с Happy End, пожестче, хотя на второй стороне пластинки некоторые параллели провести все же можно. Стилистически диск выполнен в духе типично американского фолк- и кантри-рока типа CSN&Y, Buffalo Springfield, поздних Byrds, ранних Eagles и пр., в отдельных треках есть приличная доля психоделии а-ля Grateful Dead. Пара вещей ближе к блюзовой психоделии типа QMS. Бонусами идут 4 трека 1973 года, здесь одна композиция включает восточные мотивы. В качестве продюсера выступил Мики Кертис – известный деятель японской сцены тех лет, известный более всего как лидер группы Samurai, партии фортепиано исполнил будущий лидер японских глэм-рокеров Vodka Collins Алан Меррилл, а партии органа – бывший клавишник Spiders Кацуо Оно. В целом очень хорошее исполнение, слаженная игра всех инструменталистов, отличные вокальные гармонии. Приятная работа.
(рецензия и сам альбом предоставлены day_d)

   The second and last album of a little known Japanese band. I heard mentions that these five musicians were insired by works of Happy End but I think that their immediate inspirers were rather American bands of that time than local performers. Particularly the sound comparing to Happy End is harder although some parallels can be drawn on second part of the record. Stylistically the album is made in the manner of typical American folk- and country-rock a la CSN&Y, Buffalo Springfield, late Byrds, early Eagles etc., in some tracks you can find a decent grain of psychedelia in Grateful Dead style and a couple of songs closer to bluesy psychedelia in the vein of Quicksilver Messenger Service. In CD reissue there are 4 bonus tracks – this is an addition of 1973 band work, and one of the compositions there includes oriental motives. In the role of record producer was Miki Curtis – a well-known figure of Japanese stage of the time and the ex-leader of Samurai. All piano parts were performed by Alan Merrill, future leader of Japanese glam-rockers Vodka Collins, and organ parts by former Spiders member Katsuo Ohno. In general it's a very good performance, very consistens play of instrumentalists, great vocal harmonies. Nice work.
(this album was shared and reviewed by day_d)

   Rokko Oroshi (67.8 Mb; 192 Kbit)


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 14th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
I already have this on CD and it's a pretty decent album, but i was wondering if you have their 1st album laying around in your hidings. It's called Blue Roses for the Gypsy?

Keep up the great work done here at this magnificent blog.
Nov. 16th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)

i often see this livejournal

i could download rokko oroshi but couldn't open the file..
can you re-up this album?

thanx for your all files..
Nov. 22nd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Try to download it once again (with clear browser cache). There's already 120 people downloaded this file and nobody claims on bad archive.
Nov. 27th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Hi my friend, greetings from Brazil; congratulations for the wonderful work of sharing of good quality music, and rock done in Japan in the late 60s and early 70s is very good. God bless you for everything; and i would like to know if yo have GINBAE - SELF TITLED (1976); thanks in advance, cheers. Nelson
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Ginbae - s/t (Japan) 1976 Link
This is Link for Ginbae..
Nov. 30th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Request - Flying Tea Cup; Jankees
Nice blog! Thanks for the music. Any chance you could post either Flying Tea Cup or Jankees' Atlantis?

Dec. 3rd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Trying to complete Japrocksampler collection...
Hi there...Thanks for the amazing albums I've got from this site.

I'm still looking for the following.... Would You be able to upload any of them ? Thanks a million !

021 Masahiko Satoh & New Herd Orchestra - Yamatai-Fu
024 Magical Power Mako - Jump
034 Stomu Yamashita & Masahiko Satoh - Metempsychosis
038 Seishokki - Organs of Blue Eclipse (1975-77)
040 Group Ongaku - Music of Group Ongaku
047 Itsutsu no Akai Fusen - Flight 1&2
049 Yoninbayashi - Isshoku Sokuhatsu
Dec. 12th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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Jan. 14th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
2 months and nothing happends on the best blog on the net, this is so sad i'm close to getting tears in my eyes. I hope everything are ok with you boys and that some sort of lifesign will be shown soon again. Keep this place alive please.
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
.El Camaleon change the url
hola amigos, por razones ajenas .El Camaleon cambia la url.

anotar la nueva url por favor .


un abrazo a todos

hi friends, for reasons beyond .El Camaleon change the url.

note the new url please.


a hug to all
Mar. 5th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Where are you? Maybe it's time to jump to 1973. I'm waiting to hear the last Happy End record.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
I think this place have died, not a sound from any of the guys in 4 months isn't any good signs. A real pity as this was 1 of the best blogs on the internet.
Apr. 14th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
I still faithfully come back here so often hoping for something but...
Jun. 5th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Hallo there~~
Love your blog, I have something I believe you will be interested.Actually I used one of your link in my Blog, apologies for not give you a notice.


Dec. 15th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
how are you
hello dima i am a bit worried about you are you still ill just like too hear from you greetings from dirks mom from sities on flame
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)

Написано досконально, спасибо автору.
Apr. 13th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
I don’t bookmark sites but i will bookmark this! LOL!

Apr. 15th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

Nov. 4th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC)
Love your site man keep up the good work

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