Saturday, February 21, 2009

Churchill's - Churchill's (Israel 1968)

Churchill's - Churchill's (Israel 1968)

Formed: 1965, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel
Disbanded: 1971 // London, England, United Kingdom

Yitzhak "Churchill" Klepter (guitar, 1965-67),
Selvin Lifshiz (vocals, 1965-67),
Amy Triebitch (drums, 1965-71),
Haim Romano (various guitars, mandolin, vocals, 1965-71),
Miki Gavrielov (bass, vocals, 1965-71),
Robb Huxley (various guitars, vocals, 1967-71),
Stan Solomon (vocals, 1967-70),
Danny Shoshan (vocals, 1970-71)

Related Artists:
Apocalypse, Arik Einstein, Shalom Hanoch, Oshik Levi, Lions of Judah, The New Tornados
Also Known As:
Jericho Jones, Jericho, The Whisperers, Tequila, Churchill’s Band, Churchill’s Hermits

The Churchills' sole album is above average for a rare psychedelic late-'60s obscurity, and an important document as the only Israeli psychedelic record to achieve even a bit of an international cult, but not as interesting as some of the buzz generated on the collector's circuit may have you believe. Heavily influenced by both West Coast psychedelia and late-'60s British hard rock, there's often a Jack Bruce-type resonance to the vocals, and a garage-Doors vibe to the guitar-organ interplay and spacy-but-somber lyrics. Sometimes they let more of a Middle Eastern element into play, as on "Subsequent Final," a mandolin tune which sounds like a psychedelic hora dance.
One of the top 10 psych albums of all time (fact). Only released in Israel in 1968, this is an incredible psych fest with superb tripped out songs in English, amazing multi-layered, phased freaked out acid guitar solos, weird effects and exotic arabian instruments.

More Information about the group you can find here (and an interview of Miki Gavrielov).

01 - Open Up Your Eyes
02 - Song From The Sea
03 - Pictures In My Mind
04 - Comics
05 - Where You're Gone
06 - Strangulation
07 - Straight People
08 - Subsequent Final
09 - So Alone Today
10 - Debka
Bonus tracks:
11 - Living Loving
12 - Signs Of You
13 - She's A Woman
14 - Sunshine Man

Download Link is:

Filename: Churchill's - Churchill's (Israel 1968).rar Size: 91.4 MB


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Dede said...

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Timothy Ready said...

This blog is excellent. Thanks for The Churchills- that song "Subsequent Final" is absolutely stunning. Keep up your work, you have contributed a lot here for psych fans everywhere.