Tuesday, January 09, 2007

21.Peron - "21.Peron " {Turkey} [1975] (Prog Rock)

For my friend Lisa :)

...The Izmir College band was started in 1970 highly influenced by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and even performed Tommy at some schoolshows back in 1972. They won the Milliyet contest in 1973 with a self written tune. After that the group members changed, (due to graduating), included a viola player and renamed their group into '21.Peron'. Their influences expanded and included Zappa, Genesis and Gentle Giant, with still sympathy for the Anadolu rock which they continued to develop. In 1974 they did a progrock jingle for a national radio show by Ümit Tunçag who supported jazz and progressive music. By 1975 they moved to an instrumental style of music with some Yes and Genesis influences, which was respected but hard to understand for the (Turkish) public. At that time they recorded 5 tracks themselves, but it was impossible to find a label to release this. Although Erkin at that time gave examples of oriental psychedelic heavy metal, and sometimes he played very Jimmy Hendrix-like, bands with Cem Karaca had even performed symphonic rock, Büyükburç had its hard rock band, and also Selda, and Edip Akbayram performed their own heavy folkrock style. There were bands like Oksijen, Tehlikeli Maddle and Tank, with a hard edged inventive style. Not many of such recordings ever made it onto record. More "experimental" or progressive music from small groups outside the Altin Mikrofon contest and... read more here

AnNe..

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This Album is the best thing I've heard from Turkey in a long time!!!! there's moments that make me think of a lot of early krautrock as well. Can, Faust, Amun Duul.... Get it now People!

Anonymous said...

It's a great album. Arkaplan has more recordings of 21. Peron, I hope they will publish them too.

ND said...

This record is really astounding! The most original and inventive 70s Turkish stuff I have heard.

Adriano said...

The world's best Prog Rock Album i've ever listened to.

Anonymous said...

This is so hard to find,even in Turkey.Wonderful.Thank you very much.

jotapé said...

VIVA PERON!!!! Y VIVA THE WHO!!!

yonçin said...

Wonderful.Thank you very much.

rodacherji said...

Wow... thank you so much for this forgotten gem!

sosgotcha said...

Hi,
Congratulations Isabel and the blog for this another great piece !

sosgotcha

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