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    Posted: October 05 2008 at 04:58
Gusano Mecanico (Edit: link to free stream of the full album)) from 1974 is a brilliant  heavy/psych-prog album.

Clipped from thomashayes.com (sorry 'bout the bold fonts)

Climax - Gusano Mecanico (Bolivia) 1974. An extraordinary recent discovery. Mostly instrumental over 6 long tracks with blazing guitar - played avant style ala Pinhas or Fripp at times. Best album I've heard from Bolivia outlasting the also excellent debut by Wara. LP reissue is out on World in Sound, so I suspect they will also cover the CD soon. Great Escher cover would be an excellent candidate for a Japanese mini-LP too!

From http://www.green-brain-krautrock.de/:

For sure this is one of the obscurest and most excessive South American heavy-progressive rock albums of the early 70s. The Bolivian power-trio released "Gusano Meche British Rock invasion, on groups like Led Zeppelin, Cream and Emerson Lake & Palmer, but also on American heavy guitar sound like Hendrix or Blue Cheer. This concept album contains 6 songs which are long compositions with extended instrumental parts - of the sound is extremely energetic with various of dynamic changes, you hear creative heavy guitar riffs & psychedelic solos, fast and furious drums (double bass) and complicated basslines. The south American wildness and the excellent musicianship make this album to an unique psychedelic masterpiece with various of interesting influences. This reissue is a mastertape release (excellent sound), presented with the original cover-artwork. As bonus, a 4 track 7" EP with picture sleeve (English lyrics), recorded in 1969/70. Highly recommended - originals in good condition are nearly impossible to find!









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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 05:15
samples?   ..anyway, GreenBrain write-up sounds promising


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 06:15
You can actually stream the whole original album here:

Climax: Gusano Mecanico
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I just stumbled over this site while looking for a myspace, homepage or whatever kind of place with legal samples.

The long title track Gusano Mecánico a) Invasión b) Dominio c) Abandono is probably my favorite, but opener smokes too, and the rest of the album, really. Its the best rockin' prog I've heard in a long time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 14:18
Noticed that the albumcover fell out in my opening post. Cool handcolored Escher drawing:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 18:31
wow..  vintage Bolivian heavy prog, and good too (a bit like Tempest but better in ways).. I'll take it to the team, it gets a big thumbs up from me

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2008 at 03:31
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

wow..  vintage Bolivian heavy prog, and good too (a bit like Tempest but better in ways).. I'll take it to the team, it gets a big thumbs up from me

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great find Rocky!




Yes, thanks! That's what I thought too. I take it you also experienced that these hidden, rare gems aren't always as great as this one. A first edition of this album seems to have gone for 1000$ in 2004. And back then 1000$ was a lot of money to pay for an album.

Heavy prog it is then..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2008 at 03:59
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

wow..  vintage Bolivian heavy prog, and good too (a bit like Tempest but better in ways).. I'll take it to the team, it gets a big thumbs up from me

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great find Rocky!




Yes, thanks! That's what I thought too. I take it you also experienced that these hidden, rare gems aren't always as great as this one.
yep, that's true LOL

A first edition of this album seems to have gone for 1000$ in 2004. And back then 1000$ was a lot of money to pay for an album.
*gulp* ..that's still a lot of $, you'd have to be an obsessed and rich collector to pay that kinda cash

Heavy prog it is then..



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Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:



A first edition of this album seems to have gone for 1000$ in 2004. And back then 1000$ was a lot of money to pay for an album.


Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:



*gulp* ..that's still a lot of $, you'd have to be an obsessed and rich collector to pay that kinda cash


I'm just joking.

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