East – East (1972/2011)

East - East (1972/2011)
Artist: East
Album: East
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk
Label: Dogtoire
Year Of Release: 1972/2011
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

1. Beautiful Morning (Ruese Seto) – 2:50
2. Me (Ruese Seto) – 3:46
3. Geese On The Road (Gen Morita) – 2:40
4. She (Ted Yoshikawa) – 1:25
5. Lumberer Moses (Ruese Seto) – 3:40
6. Deaf Eyed Julie (Ruese Seto) – 5:15
7. Black Hearted Woman (Ruese Seto) – 3:23
8. Call Back The Wind (Ruese Seto) – 4:35
9. Jar (Ruese Seto) – 3:04
10. Everywhere (Ruese Seto) – 4:23
11. Shin-Sorllan (Traditional) – 2:24


Bass Guitar – Noburu Asahi
Drums, Organ, Piano, Percussion – Fumio Adachi
Guitar, Flute [Japanese], Harmonica, Lute [Biwa], Harp [Taisho-Goto], Balalaika, Percussion – Ted Yoshikawa
Producer – Don Gant

This band of Japanese exiles released just one album, which first appeared in 1972 and makes its long-overdue CD debut here. A melodic and musicianly set featuring Japanese instruments such as the shakuhachi, koto and taisho-goto alongside the traditional trappings of Westernrock and roll, it’s a hugely enjoyable collection that will appeal to all fans of Eastern tinged psychedelia.In short a lost Eastern psych classic.

AMG Biography by Jason Lymangrover

Criminally overlooked in the psychedelic scene of the early ’70s, East was a Japanese band that made music seemingly right at home in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Despite the usage of traditional Japanese instruments such as the koto, biwa, taisho-goto, and the shakuchi, they sounded more like authentic West Coasters than a quintet born on the Land of the Rising Sun. Performing lyrics in perfect English, and with enough of an Americana influence to sound at times like the Flying Burrito Brothers — at other times, more like Love or Jefferson Airplane — the five bell-bottom- and paisley-clad lads put out only one self-titled album in 1972 before disbanding.

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