Although the ultra-mysterious and rumour-cloaked Les Rallizes Denudes/Hadaka no Rallizes existed in various forms from November 1967 to their last gig in October 1996 they are practically unknown in - let alone out of - Japan. Their recorded output is incredibly rare and highly priced and interviews or articles in the music press virtually non-existent. Tie that in with links to radical left-wing politics, extreme sensory assault at live shows and a general revolutionary aura and you have what must be the ultimate cult group.
This heavy guitar-based psychedelic band had their beginnings at Kyoto University in late 1967 with their first gig in 1968 - a song from which is featured on the 67-69 Studio et Live CD. While their recordings from this early period are still relatively controlled their live shows reputedly featured massive volume and the use of strobe lights and mirror ball
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This is the first single of Neil young and his band called Squires. It was recorded in 1963 and released locally. This two track recording ,both instrumentals , are moving to surf rythms .These were the only two songs that the Squires ever released. They did record later in Thunder Bay , but these songs were never released. These songs were "I'll Love you Forever", "I Wonder" "Don't Cry No Tears", and "Together Alone. All of them are in a different style and have vocals and all are now in Neil's possession . This is the most collective 45' single as it has been sold for 2.800 dollars once.
Musicians: Neil Young: Lead Guitar Allan Bates: Rhythm Guitar Ken Koblun: Bass Ken Smyth: Drums