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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

You could check out the Boredoms' "Seadrum/House of Sun" album.  Two 20-minute tracks, the first of which is a fast, rollicking instrumental with lots of piano trills and wordless vocals, and the second of which is a droning bliss-out instrumental featuring the sitar.

I love the sitar too, so I'd be interested in seeing other responses to this thread.  I have that Samsara album and enjoy it a lot, btw.

 
This is also far out ... and the only other thing I have ever heard that sounded close or similar is the 2nd cut on AD2's Wolf City album. The track with the German name, which is pure electronica that is really far out.
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Originally posted by Kotro Kotro wrote:

 
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Far out ... I finally have the list of 3 new things to get ... thanks a great bunch. This is really nice, too!


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Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

You can hardly improve on the real thing (classical Indian raga)!!  

When I need an electric fix of Indian flavored guitar, John McLaughlin usually fits the bill...this cat is GOD!


 
Yeah ... an album that we all should have.
 
You want to know what a "raga" and "music" is all about? ... yeah ... there it is!
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The best sitar use in prog-related music ever:



Pentangle's "Once I Had A Sweetheart", with most beautiful lead vocals (including the haunting Bert Jansch vocals in the outro), a restrained jazzy drum backing and a trippy sitar backing absolutely unlike the contemporary



"House Carpenter" has that beautiful banjo-sitar-interplay which I had never thought to be that successful before listening to it the first time.


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Grovjobb - Skogsgläntan Vättarnas Fest

Possibly my favourite use of sitar by any prog act. No YouTube link unfortunately. :(
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Loove Atoms suggestion by Andre Fertier's Clivage. Their 77 debut Regina Astris is equally essential.



Baba Yaga - Mokscha. The last six minutes are missing. Far out kosmiche sitar. Somehow similar to the one by Boredoms.


Ananda Shankar. 70's indian grooves (Secret Chiefs 3 covers this one live)



I have plenty more I could suggest... just need to think some. Is more jazzy stuff 'n' sitar interesting too? 

Here's the Dave Pike Set:


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Finnish band Aalto would be my recommendation among to the mentioned classics. Smile
Two sitar-flavoured links to their MySpace player, for songs Tulet and Tuulilabyrintit.



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Hi,
 
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Just remembered this thread!
I'm currently listening to an old Swedish psych folk album called Handgjort (Self-made), which has a fair deal of sitar incorporated.

Here is Farmer Jack off it - he's pretty slow to begin with, but once the LSD gets going, he starts swirling like a ballet-dancer on rollerskates:


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^^ Nice!!
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I love this list thanks for all these i didnt know of many of them but, I cant belive no one braught up the Brian Jonestown Massacre - they have tons of ethnic rock with sitar and more- heres a really good example. A live version of Super-Sonic.





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You want to listen to Joel Vandroogenbroeck's excellent group Brainticket, as sitar features on their first two albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2015 at 05:08
Outwordly sitar work at Grazing Dreams (1977) by Collin Walcott (includes Don Cherry - trumpet, doussn'goun, John Abercrombie - guitar, Palle Danielsson - double bass, Dom Um Romão - percussion)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Pretty Things S F Sorrow album and Defecting Grey single plus the later live album at Abbey Road with David Gilmour.
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Opium Jukebox. Never Mind the Bhangra, Bhangra Bloody Bhangra, Music to Download Pornography to.

All covers on sitar of Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Nirvana etc.
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The Electronic Hole were an American band and these beautiful songs are from their s/t album released in 1970.





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Originally posted by Lima96 Lima96 wrote:

Can anyone please recommend me some psychedelic rock bands/albums/songs featuring a sitar in them?

Perhaps something like this (well, at least the introduction Tongue):



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I think of some of the Moody Blues music that used sitar, tambura, and tablas. They blended them in some of their songs much like The Beatles did. In their albums, "In Search Of The Lost Chord," & "To Our Children's Children, Children."

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hey man.. don't forget Traffic with Dave Mason! Thumbs Up

in fact.. one of my alltime favorites.. from an alltime favorite!!!



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oh wow.. I didn't see this mentioned

Steve Howe rocking the Sitar! Clap


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Quote " (....) I honestly do not think that with this background Mr. Pearlman had reached the meager reputation it has, but it is uncovered in 1976 with which he is considered as his masterpiece; "Relatively Clean Rivers". This one is a true classic Psych-Rock, a real unknown, dark and wonderful gem. With a sound and a production much higher than the previous ones, here they incorporate the ingredients of rigor and touches to Grateful Dead and CSN & Y. The entire album gives you a trip in time through the hippie culture and folk. It is difficult to find a more colorful album: bongos, sitar, acoustic guitars, organs, flutes, harmonicas, etc. An album edited at the height of progressive today retains a high value. The CD version released in 2004 and this has allowed the hippie mystic enrich his myth. If someone wants my advice, I do not hesitate to catch this magnificent psychedelic trilogy.

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