Saturday, March 31, 2007

Les Rallizes Denudes - Le 12 Mars 1977 a Tachikawa

Japanese people are fucking crazy. This is a two-disc live album recorded in 1977 or so, and every song consists of a rhythm section banging out some wildly STUPID groove while some guy with sunglasses and a leather jacket sings into a mic loaded with mounds of effects and once in a while he or the other guitarist melts your face off with great gobs of guitar noise. And the songs are all really long, like ten minutes or some shit.

Not only does the tape sound badly damaged, but it is constantly overpowered by the sheer volume of the instruments, especially the guitar noise, which is such an overbearing presence that it frequently cuts out the bass and drums.

This band gets labeled as "psychedelic rock," but this ain't the Grateful Dead, brah. It was made by a bunch of foreigners, so it's totally freaky and "wrong." Still, if you like drugs, you'll probably dig this shit.

I'm pretty sure the only version of this that's even remotely easy to find is a bootleg/import. Get it if you come across it, I urge you!

Rating: 8.4/10

Song: Brainbombs - Obey... great record.

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