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1 - CHARLESTON GROTTO - RAW SEWAGE - (LP) 
EVERLAND


Recorded 1976/78, but previously unreleased prog rock/punk.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Screaming Cadavers 02. Sex Drive 03. Old Gene 04. Back Biting Leeches 05. Soap Opera Queen 06. Go Away 07. Raw Sewage 08. Silverlake 09. Slash My Wrists 10. Old Gene (live)


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-11-2018
Item # : 514680     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - CHARLESTON GROTTO - RAW SEWAGE - (CD) 
EVERLAND


Indeed a fantastic find! This steaming gem is a rocking, groovy andintriguing musical escapade! A love at first spin album! Thisobscure multifaceted album was recorded in around 1976-78 butremained unreleased until now! CHARLSTON GROTTO was aunique, dynamic American band from the late 70s with alreadymore than 15 years of common music up their sleeves, prior to thisalbum. Formed in 1960, they started out as a sort of juvenile surf,and rocknroll with a pre-punk aura. They became a well shapedgarage, and soul rock band over the years. These tracks from1976 and 1978 are the vivid proof of their development into atantalizing musical ensemble that was not so easy to categorize.Funk, soul, powerful rock and the rawness of garage music of the60s intertwine. This album is intense, haunting with a psychedelicedge that goes beyond the current mainstream funk of the day tochallenge the listener, but still give him enough joyful grooves andcatchy parts to just rock along to the songs. Captain Beefheart andFrank Zappa are the closest comparisons, if allowed. Theircomplex arrangements with layers upon layers of percussioninstruments and twisted moments effuse attitude all the way. Funk,fusion, soul, rock, jazz are among the ingredients of this powerfulsound cocktail. A very colorful affair rich in little details which arethe actual heroes of the record. All these details add so muchdepth to the already convincing funk rock tunes. The leadvocal isunique and shows an affinity to punkrock. He is a non trainedvocalist who shouts when necessary, his melodies are sparse butinsistent. Only a few years later after the decline of the first wave ofpunk rock, many former bands of the genre opened their heartstowards funk and dance music to create what was named ,NewWave", but CHARLSTON GROTTO are certainly one of thepioneers in this field. The mixture is adventurous and the playing isskillful, I dare say on par with the best acts on the big stages. Agreat soundquality comes with this very first release of theseinvigorating album. "Raw sewage" is an album that demands morespins on your turntable! It could appeal to people who love theearliest POLICE and later CLASH albums and it certainly is fans oflate 70s punkfunkfusion. A long lost classic of the North Americanunderground of the late 1970s.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Screaming Cadavers 02. Sex Drive 03. Old Gene 04. Back Biting Leeches 05. Soap Opera Queen 06. Go Away 07. Raw Sewage 08. Silverlake 09. Slash My Wrists 10. Old Gene (live)


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 16-11-2018
Item # : 521485     
Availability: IN STOCK
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