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    Posted: June 27 2006 at 14:51
Rockfour

Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock
Country: Israel

I think that you should upload this band because i trully believe that RockFour's music defines the meaning of psychedelic/space rock. the second reason is that RockFour uses 60's-style techniques, and the band kept the loyalty to the genre and didn't respond to the evaluation of music.
The third & final reason is, that in my opinion the site misses some israeli psychedelic rock bands, and that genre fits RockFour like a glove.

Biography: Israeli psyche-pop trio RockFour are tough to pigeon-hole. Formed in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon, they began playing together during military service, and developed a repertoire of original songs in Hebrew and English. Tipping their berets to the Moody Blues, Teardrop Explodes and The Zombies, RockFour convincingly married The Byrds & Bowie, updating it with 21st century panache. In 2000, four albums in, RockFour made the controversial switch to English lyrics which immediately catapulted them onto the international scene and branded them Israels finest (and only?) rock export. And they havent let up: RockFour is now well on its way to conquering the world with a unique brand of neo-psychedelia and progressive pop. Its a mix that works: Rock Four have sold over 30,000 records in the Middle East and Europe.
2001 was the year RockFour caught the eyes and ears of the North American media. Rolling Stone Magazine critic Richie Unterberger chose ONE FANTASTIC DAY (Third-Ear Records) as one of his Top 10 albums of the year; both the New York Times and the New York Press hyped their live show and the band went on to be featured on the nationally broadcasted NPR radio show, All Things Considered. Over on the west coast it was the LA Times and Under The Radar that raved about the band. Headlining many prestigious rock festivals including SXSW, CMJ and the International Pop Overthrow, the band went on to sign with guitar pop label, Rainbow Quartz.
Their second release, NATIONWIDE, is the follow up to their break-through album ANOTHER BEGINNING (Rainbow Quartz 2002). NATIONWIDE was recorded at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit by Jim Diamond. The complex song-craft, interwoven with pristine pop harmonics, is balanced on a raw, energetic immediacy. RockFour wear their prog-pop sensibilities well: chiming 12-string jangle, classic rock riffing, and clever atonal squalls of lead drive this recording into the arena of 70s rock. NATIONWIDE echoes The Cars, ELO and at times vintage Squeeze, while the guitar playing evokes classic Robert Fripp and Jimmy Page dueling with Sonic Youth, all the while retaining a psychedelic dose of early Pink Floyd and The Byrds.

Rockfour's Picture:
http://planet.nana.co.il/mevu24/rockfour.jpg

Rockfour's Website:
http://www.rockfour.com

Rockfour's Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/rockfour

Rockfour's Discography:
http://www.rockfour.com/albums/

Line-up:
Marc Lazare - Bass,Vocals
Baruch Ben Itzhak - Guitar
Issar Tennenbaum - Drums

Ex-member of Rockfour:
Eli Lulai - Guitar,Vocals


Edited by Open-Mind - June 27 2006 at 14:54
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 15:36
I love them very much and I would consider this only because of their album "The Man who has seen everything (Ha'ish She Ra'a Hakol)" which sounds like a 60's psych album.
Without relation to whether this is a PA worthy addition or not, this one album is excellent and their other releases are also good but not as good as this one.
It's a pity Lulai left the band since I believe he has been a major contributor to this band.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 16:03
I think that "One Fantastic Day" and some of "Supermarket" are albums that will change your mind... Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 16:53
^^^
Actually no, I don't like those albums too much.

But overall, I think they would be a good addition to PA in the genre you specified.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2006 at 14:02
Noted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2006 at 18:43
FYI:

I just want you all to have another look on this band

And to ask will Rockfour be added to Progarchives?

Edited by Open-Mind - July 03 2006 at 18:48
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