Wednesday, 24 September 2014
VARIOUS ARTISTS - SIMLA BEAT '70
Gramophone Company Of India 1970
01. Confusions - Voice From the Inner Soul
02. Dinosaurs - You Can't Beat It
03. X'Lents - Psychedelia
04. Innerlite - Zorba's Dance
05. Genuine Spares - Proper Stranger
06. Genuine Spares - What's Going On
07. Dinosaurs - Sinister Purpose
08. Great Bear - Mist
09. X'Lents - Born On The Bayou
10. Innerlite - Baby Baby Please
A recent conversation with friends about Garage rock from India inspired this post.
Back in 1970, the Indian cigarette brand Simla ran a talent contest showcasing new bands. Garage rock was the in thing (interestingly not too far from the time the west was picking up on Indian music). This is the first of two albums compiling the artists.
Check out the real heavy raga rock of the X'Lents 'Psychedelia' and the garage rock par excellence of the Dinosaurs take on CCR's 'Sinister Purpose'.