Friday, September 01, 2006

Finding Ghouls, Getting Greek

I had got me a vampire, but Ken Trax got hisself a dracula. You gotta go git yerself a copy of this one.

Can't find much about the band that conjured up his fiend. The press releases tell us that "'Dracula' is by Piramis, a Greek prog-rock outfit who excel themselves on this stunning rock disco cut with insane vocals and freaky electronic experimentation." Further details on the now defunct Hungarotun records website are all Greek to me...

While we're speaking of such Hellenic things, I'm off to the lower bit of Cyprus, hungry to sample some Rembetika. I'm a recent convert, thanks to an introductory cdr I gratefully received from Sparky:


So here's a couple of historically disparate tracks taken from Matt Barrett's Guide to Rembetika page, where he's got plenty more:

2 comments:

Drew said...

Dude, that's entirely messed up, I like it. I googled the lyrics, but it looks like their record company has been impressively protective of their copyright, as they've been removed from every site I checked. I wonder if there's something scandalous being sung in there?

tuckerock said...

"Greek prog-rock" - now we're talking mr mucus! as a devoted Aphrodite's Child fan I can highly recommend their moody blues/procol harum style early output as featured on youtube, featuring the original lineup with the massive and mighty MR DEMIS ROUSSOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWKQyQ3aCpk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCWhC__1SM
and so on...

Thou shall not forget the beast of an album and a prog rock classic that is "666". THIS is what the rest of us should be grateful to the Greeks for.