Raks Raks Raks: 17 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60’s Scene LP


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2024 repress. This compilation simply needs to be heard to be believed. Who knew that a psychedelic beat garage scene thrived in the pre-revolution Iran of the 1960s? As revealed herein, artists such as Googoosh and Kourosh and groups such as the Littles, the Flowers, and the Golden Ring did their best to muster echoes of the Shadows, the Ventures, the Beatles, and the Stones, delivering their lyrics in poetic Persian and keeping plenty of reverb on those rocking lead guitar riffs. With tons to discover on this fascinating musical voyage, where every track is captivatingly intriguing, making this LP essential listening for all open-minded connoisseurs. Also featuring Moha Jamin, Group Takhala La, Ojooba Ha, Penahi, The Rebels, Group Sayeed, and Shabah.