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Rotomagus ‎– The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology

Lion Productions ‎– LION LP-121
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

ROTOMAGUS - The sky turns red/Complete anthology
ROTOMAGUS - The sky turns red/Complete anthology

There's no way to know why CBS Records unceremoniously dumped Rotomagus and the Chico Magnetic Band after one single apiece; suffice to say that decision was a poor one, as both bands have (quite rightly) developed a cult-like following over the years. All in all, the artistic trajectory of Rotomagus was peculiar: they started out as a harmony pop-psych band, shifted through a brief Jimi Hendrix-ian interlude (The Sky Turns Red), straight into a Vanilla Fudge groove; they then went down in flames as a hair-raising monolithic heavy rock power trio. On Julian Cope's excellent Head Heritage web-site, the Seth Man raves about Rotomagus thus: The first time I heard this track (Fighting Cock), I did not freak out. I merely walked into a nearby closet and screamed my head off for a minute solid, beat the floor and ripped my t-shirt... then I cowered when it hit me: this thing came out in 1971? Before Raw Power?! I just lost my mind... The only thing that predates this monster in terms of being a full-on amassing of all things heavy are all the many key points on Sir Lord Baltimore's Kingdom Come LP and THAT'S it, brother.French magazine Rock & Folk was succinct: Rotomagus create an emotional music, violent, even aggressive. Violent. Aggressive. Intense. On this disc we bring you the entire output of Rotomagus, including an album-length demo from 1971, the band's tumultuous, thunderous swansong, recorded as a super jam (live with no overdubs). Our Lion Productions and Martyrs of Pop edition of Rotomagus comes in a heavy duty gatefold jacket, which has the entirety of the Seth Man's article on the band, plus the band's history in both English and French. Hard to believe this is all pre-1971, as much of the demo is not just proto punk but proto hardcore with enough fiery attitude to make you want to scream along. The vocals are wild, while the guitar riffs and grinds and approaches a Stooges via Motorhead apocalyptic grandeur. Amazing! Album One: the unreleased demo (39:41): A-side: 1. Laureline; 2. Little Green Man; 3. Fighting Cock; 4. The Sky Turns Red B-side: 5. Runnin For Life; 6. I Dig Life; 7. Shout Now; 8. Hello the Binaries; 9. The Flufluting Flatmul. Album Two: the singles: A-side: 1. Le Haut du Pave (2:48) (Polydor 66 664-A); 2. Nevada (2:40) (Polydor 66 664-B); 3. Eros (2:20) (CBS FR-4997-A); 4. Madame Wanda (3:26) (CBS FR-4997-B) B-side: 1. Fighting Cock (3:34) (Butterfly BS 007-A); 2. The Sky Turns Red (2:57) (Butterfly BS 007-B); 3. Laureline (2:22); 4. Porquoi les Hommes (2:29)
    The Unreleased Demo
A1     Laureline     
A2     Little Green Man     
A3     Fighting Cock     
A4     The Sky Turns Red     
B1     Runnin' For Life     
B2     I Dig Life     
B3     Shout Now     
B4     Hello The Binaries     
B5     The Flufluting Flatmul     
    The Singles:
C1     Le Haut Du Pavé     
C2     Nevada     
C3     Eros     
C4     Madame Wanda     
D1     Fighting Cock     
D2     The Sky Turns Red     
D3     Laureline     
D4     Porqoui Les Hommes     
Barcode printed on sticker on shrinkwrap on front cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 778578312114
    Barcode: LIONLP - A S-82525
    Barcode: LIONLP - B S-82526
    Barcode: LIONLP - C S-82527
    Barcode: LIONLP - D S-82528

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