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Chico Magnetic Band-S/T-'73 Frank Marino-WEIRD HEAVY PSYCH-NEW CD

Chico Magnetic Band - Chico Magnetic Band

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1973 album by the French Frank Marino!
Insane late '60's styled heavy rock with screaming acid guitar work, weird vocals and assorted percussive and acoustic decoration.

There are plenty of weird electronic and backwards effects and some eerie atmospherics most notable on the insane "Pop Orbite" whilst a cool version of "Cross Town Traffic" cements the Hendrix comparison. Weird & wonderful.
Chico Magnetic Band¿s eponymus album,  released by French Vogue subsidiary Box Office label in 1971,  defines the term ¿Heavy Psychedelia¿.

These bunch of freaks,  leaded by Algerian born Mahmoud ¿Chico¿ Ayari were clearly influenced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience but somehow they created a song of their own: violent,  trashy,  stoned as hell heavy psych featuring demented vocals,  furious guitars,  loud rhythm section and mindblowing studio effects including phasing,  backward tapes,  weird & groovy electronics¿Eight killer tracks including their insane fuzzed- out deconstruction of Hendrix ¿Crosstown Traffic¿ and cult classics like ¿Pop Pull Hair¿,  ¿Explosion¿,  ¿Pop Orbit¿¿
This reissue includes 8 bonus tracks (two more than the vinyl release) and features an insert with full band story and rare photos.

Chico Magnetic Band ¿Chico Magnitic Band¿ (Nosmoke) Highest level French freakout rock from early ¿70s ¿ this album contains their sole LP plus 6 bonus tracks culled from singles. The album tracks are incredible, & the band had peaked into strange, uncharted territory ¿ heavy power trio deconstructing the gods of their day ¿ you can hear traces/hints/quotes/references to Cream, Arthur Brown, Zep, but especially Hendrix. In fact the band had evolved from an R&B based band to a Hendrix cover band before blowing themselves out into something far more original. But all the while singer Chico is just out of his mind ¿ ranting, mumbling, grunting, growling, & occasionally singing in a style maybe sounding like an even more unhinged Skip Spence melded with a more genuine, less theatrical Arthur Brown ¿ also maybe akin to German LSD ritual rockers like Amon Duul or Ash Ra Tempel. The final track off the original LP is a sort of Deep Purple meets Jean-Jacques Perry mashup which is a little outside the other stuff, but only enhances the psychic anarchy. Is this as good as all these refernces suggest? Yesitis ¿ better even. The bonus tracks are more or less worthwhile ¿ a few straight up, though totally raw, Hendrix covers, & a couple hard rock originals don¿t achieve the insanity of the album tracks, but by other standards are pretty well out there. The band broke up & disappeared into the woodwork in ¿72. Fairly extensive liners in an amusing/confusing English translation (from French?) Limited ed.

 ¿Artist: Chico Magnetic Band
¿Music Genre: Psychedelic




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