Friday, January 1, 1999

V.A. - Love, Peace & Poetry: Asian Psychedelic Music

Various Artists
Love, Peace & Poetry - Asian Psychedelic Music
Normal Records QDK LP 029

(artist - song title:)

1. Teddy Robin & the Playboys - Magic Colours
2. Erkin Koray - Istemem
3. San Ul Lim - It Was Probably Late Summer
4. Justin Heathcliff - You Know What I Mean
5. Baris Manco - Derule
6. Cambodian Rocks - A2
7. The Mops - Blind Bird
8. Yuya Uchida & the Flowers - Greasy Heart
9. 3 Hür-El - Gönül Sabreyle Sabreyle
10. The Fentones - Simla Beat Theme
11. Mogollar - Katip Arzvhalim Yaz Yare Böyle
12. Confusions - Voice From the Inner Soul
13. The Quest - 26 Miles
14. Jung Hyun and the Men - Korean Titel A2

This is the third installment in the Love, Peace & Poetry series, each installment of which focuses on a different part of the world. I've only heard two of the installments so far, including this one, but they're both so full of wonderfully unique, exotic, psychedelic sounds that I simply cannot help but hunger for the others. This particular installment looks at Asia, from Türkiye ("Turkey") to Japan (and other stops, of course). My personal picks after two listens are "It Was Probably Late Summer," "You Know What I Mean," "26 Miles" and the final, nearly-ten-minute track by Jung Hyun and the Men, the actual title of which had not yet been translated to English at the time of this LP's release. I still have no idea what to think of the Cambodian Rocks cut.......