Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gedo - s/t 1974

Formed in Osaka, Japan in 1972 by ex-M Hideto Kanoh and Too Much bassist Ryoichi Nakano, Gedo were very popular in the early 1970's festival circuit, mainly at biker meetings and political events. Much like the MC5, Gedo's music carried a lot of political overtones, shooting down capitalism and following ideals from American hippy movements. Although they mix psych with hard rock, they sound much more proto-punk with their aggressive delivery. In fact , I wouldn't hesitate to call them punk rock. Gedo has released 8 albums between 1974 and 2003. This album was recorded live and has a raw energy that smashed barriers of it's time. Named the 24th greatest Japanese Rock album of all time by Rolling Stone Japan, and 30th on Julian Copes book Japrocksampler. Fucking brilliant.

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