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Friday 1 October 2010

Freaky Turks

A real treat for you today - two selections from "Turkish Freakout (Psych-Folk Singles 1969-1980)", released earlier this year on the punningly-named Bouzouki Joe label. It is an excellent compilation, and highly recommended. It's available for download on iTunes and in CD and vinyl form via Amazon (at least in the UK).

Many of the big names of the Turkish psych scene are present and correct - Erkin Koray, Cem Karaca, Baris Manco etc - but here are a couple of corkers from some of the lesser lights.

"Esmerim" - Beyaz Kelebekler (1976)

"Bebek" - Sevil & Ayla (1974)

In an only vaguely similar style, here are Kavaret (if you are in Israel) or Poogy (as they were known everywhere else for some reason) in 1973 with the fantastic "Yo Ya".

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