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ARTIST
TITLE
Yekte
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PHS 014CD PHS 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/1/2013

In Turkey, psychedelia wasn't just some fleeting fad. Fuzzed-out guitar shredding genuinely intersected with some of the goals of traditional folk and classical music. As a result, even former twist singers and folk balladeers explored some fascinating and wild territory. Meet Alpay, the soccer player turned-lawyer-turned-singer who started matching local lyrics to Western arrangements, even before the mid-'60s countrywide battle of the bands concerts. These early '70s singles lay down doleful Anatolian melodies, and they're simply soaking in heavy and wah-ed-out guitar solos. If you're ready to go beyond Baris and Erkin, this is the perfect spot. Remastered sound, insert/booklet with liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records).