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8 May 2017

Apocalypse"Apocalypse"1972 Israel Prog Psych Rock








Apocalypse  "Apocalypse"  1972  ultra rare Israel Prog Psych Rock
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featuing the founding member of Churchills, Yitzhak Klepter, on fuzz guitar. Sound is a mix of psych, folk and early prog..........

Formed in 1971, Apocalypse was the first artistic rock band in Israel. At the time, it wasn’t much appreciated by local listeners, but for the years followed, Israeli audience began to adapt to this unique blend of 60’s British rock’n’roll and Israeli folk music. Zohar Levi (drums and composition) added some influences from sophisticated trends that were going on at the time, like The Beatles later albums, and Proto-Prog bands. Their music is full of drive, and is related quite easily to hard rock. Due to commercial failure, Apocalypse disbanded only a year after being formed, leaving only one album behind them. 

This self-titled album is by one of Israel`s first complete rock band. The 1972 album contains some of Israel`s best poetry put to rock music by Zohar Levi, the band`s percussionist. The album is considered by many as a masterpiece......

This is a mix of soft, female vocal folk/pop rock, and psych flavored, guitar driven, semi-commercial, prog hard rock, with lots of fuzz guitar and Hebrew vocals. There has been mention of some connection to The Churchills, Israel's premier psychedelic band from the late 60's, but this is most likely due to the fact that one of Apocalypse's band members was nick-named Churchill. Whether or not this is the same university professor with the same nick-name from which The Churchills drew their name, I'm not sure of; I did know his real name once, but have forgotten it. Grades - 1 A-, 2 B+'s, 2 B's, 1 C+, 1 C, and 1 C-, a little inconsistent, but more heavily weighted to the up-side. Original copies seem to be quite rare, and I haven't heard of any reissues yet. Also, there are English interpretatations of only 7 of the 8 tracks offered. If anyone knows how to read Hebrew, I would appreciate a PM. Perhaps you would be able to decipher it for me...by....tymeshifter ........

Personel info:
Zohar Levi - drums
Eli Magen - bass
Miri Aloni - vocal
Itzhak Klepter, Gabi Shoshan - guitars

Tracklist
A1 No Place For Two On The Pole 4:15
A2 The Tree Is High 3:27
A3 The Princess 5:20
A4 Open The Door For Me 7:17
B1 Getting-Up Exercise 3:04
B2 Under The Eucalyptus Tree 8:06
B3 The Life And Death Of Mr. Guskin 5:07
B4 It's My Birthday 3:53

johnkatsmc5, welcome music..