Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas - Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces - 1967-1976
Egon is my new hero, as it is the second post in row I write about a compilation produced by the man. This time, with the help of Joel Stones, they explore the brazilian psychedelic scene from 1967 to 1976, avoiding to select any title that sound... brazilian. No bossa nova or samba roots here: except the portuguese lyrics, those ultra rare excellent raw psychedelic songs could have been produced anywhere in the US or England at the same time. Brazilian music aficionados will be disapointed but funky fuzzy rare groove diggers will appreciate the originality of the selection. In the rich liner notes, Joel Stones precize that most of the artists here featured only released one or two 7" before vanishing into obscurity.