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    Posted: November 03 2012 at 08:46
Hi, guys. This is a obscure psych band from Sweden. Their sound is very similar to the early Krautrock. Quoting the youtube description, where I found it:

"Album: Schizofrenia (1969).Their album belongs to the pure underground psychedelic sixties cult classics of Sweden, along with (International) Harvester and Mecki Mark Men. The title track on their album Schizofrenia was one whole side of repetitive voodoo rhythms (resembling the early style of Can) with eerie Farfisa organ tones (a la Richard Wright's early style circa 1967-68), flute, violin, sax and guitar playing successive solos, both pre-planned and improvised. A spellbinding example of Swedish krautrock! The remaining tracks were more conventional and blues-based, including a version of John Mayall's "Another Kinda Love". The black American Don Washington provided the vocals. Both Ericsson later played in Asoka." 





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2012 at 10:26

Formed around Claes Ericsson, who would later perform in ASOKA and 70's band LOTUS. The album opens with the title track, which is a feast of krautockish voodoo rhytms, and flips over to more bluesy style on the 2nd side. The booklet holds a complete history of the band. Very recommended !!

http://www.popsike.com/A-TASTE-OF-BLUES-SCHIZOFRENIA-69-Psych-Prog-KRAUTROCK/300553817499.html
Rare long, long gone Monster-rated 1969 Blues-Psychedelic band that turned into the legendary hardpsych band, ASOKA ...

A Taste Of Blues may even be better than Asoka ...with no wear tracks, the blues injected psych original compositions hit immediately with a striking sound, while the album is centered on the side long title track Schizofrenia, an amazing hypnotic laced psychedelic workout with similarities to Germany's CAN at their peak...swirling buzzing head-trips overlayed by throbbing pulsating rhythms and steady drumming beats...

This magnificent album belongs to the pure underground psychedelic sixties cult classics of Sweden, in the direct vein of the German Krautrock scene. The title track on their album Schizofrenia is one whole side of repetitive voodoo rhythms (resembling the early style of Can) with eerie Farfisa organ tones (a la Richard Wright's early style circa 1967-68), and guitar playing successive solos. A spellbinding example of Swedish krautrock at its greatest!

In the know collectors rave about this Lp for good reason, and while the 2nd press is certainly hard enough to find, the 42+ original on the small SSRLP 501 goes for a fortune ($800+) ... Anyway, the remaining tracks are conventional blues-based with great psychy edges injected, The black American Don Washington provided the vocals that are eerily similar in style and delivery (less acid) to Malcolm Mooney, first CAN vocalist. The organist & drummer later played in the amazing Asoka.


* Don Washington - vocals
* Rolf Fredenberg - guitars
* Claes Ericsson - organ, violin
* Robert Moller - bass
* Patrik Erixson - drums

Pity that the duration of the LP is only 32:59


RE-ISSUED ON LP IN 1992 BY GARAGELAND RECORDS.

Also apparently available on CD at HMV..http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=921763 (Release date: 07-02-2011).

Side one: (same video as from o.p.)

 
 
 
Tracks 1, 4, & 5 from side two:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2012 at 11:54
How strange! Damn this sounds like Harmonia with those tjuh tjuh rhythms - only here they are conjured up by real drums instead of a beat down drum machine... Fascinating!
This creates an incessant motorik groove from well before Monsieur Liebezeit had mastered his thang. 
This has got my support for krautrock. I'll swing it by the gelatinous and blurry cave from where we control the secret oysters and gentle giants.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2012 at 09:34
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

How strange! Damn this sounds like Harmonia with those tjuh tjuh rhythms - only here they are conjured up by real drums instead of a beat down drum machine... Fascinating!
This creates an incessant motorik groove from well before Monsieur Liebezeit had mastered his thang. 
This has got my support for krautrock. I'll swing it by the gelatinous and blurry cave from where we control the secret oysters and gentle giants.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2012 at 08:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2012 at 09:17
Originally posted by seventhsojourn seventhsojourn wrote:

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Yay! Thx, guys. This band deserved it!
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