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Main » 2007 » September » 8 » Les Rallizes Denudes - '77 Live
Les Rallizes Denudes - '77 Live
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Double CD bootleg, of the most historic Rallizes recording of  them all (originally issued by the band in 1991, only very briefly available --  there have been no legitimate Rallizes recordings since). Mastered from CD  (presumably), with relatively extravagant die-cut printed sleeve packaging. "Les  Rallizes Dénudés, Haddaka No Rallizes in Japanese, and probably 'Les Valises  Dénudés' in French, are the most obscure group from Japan. Their guitar-based  music began at Kyoto University in late 1967 with their first official gig in  1968. While their self-released recordings from this time are structured in a  loose Group Sound ('GS')/Folk Boom-type style, their live shows featured  deafening volume, strobe lights and mirrors for maximum disorientation. This, of  course, invites comparison with the Velvet Underground's Exploding Plastic  Inevitable not to mention Le Stelle de Mario Schifano's art-show happenings in  Italy during 1967-68. References could also apply to the Grateful Dead before  losing Tom Constantine and Ron 'Pigpen' McKernen. In any case, the volume was  too much for others to deal with -- a relationship with a theatre group fell  apart due to the band's refusal to turn their amplifiers down. Nothing was going  to change for the next 20 years... In the late 1970s the band reappeared,  playing their best music. It seemed that punk had allowed Mizutani, with his  newly cut hair and leather clothing, one more chance to unleash his over-the-top  distortion-laden guitar over their simple melodic rhythms for a supreme Asian  form of acid-punk annihilation. In August of 1991 releases were finally made  available. Three CDs appeared on the band's own SIXE label. These were 67-69  Studio et Live, Mizutani/Les Rallizes Dénudés, and the 77 Live 2CD set. The only  other non-CDR artifacts are a video released in 1992 and a 7" included with the  Japanese Etcetera magazine from 1996. It is all rare, sought after and  expensive. The 77 Live release (reissued and re-named here with new diecut  B&W artwork and photos, mimicking the old Ocora LP sleeve style) is the  best, a document of extreme feedback and distressed guitar with Mizutani's  detached vocals laid over languid rhythms, unbelievable in  intensity

Track list;
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 1-) 01  enter the mirror
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 1-) 02 yoru  ansatsusya no yoru
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 1-) 03 kori no  honou
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 1-) 04 kioku ha  toui

les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 2-) 01 yoru yori  fukaku
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 2-) 02 yoru no  syuukakusyatati
les rallizes denudes - ('77 live -disque 2-) 03 the last  one

originally posted by Frisian
Category: Psyche/Garage/Folk | Views: 1991 | Added by: Past-Contributor | Rating: 0.0/0 |

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