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18 Jun 2017

Powerhouse "Powerhouse" 1969 Japan Psych Blues Rock with Shinki Chen

Powerhouse " Powerhouse" 1969 Japan Psych Blues Rock with Shinki Chen


Japanese heavy blues rock album comprised of covers only with strong influences from Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Ten Years After
and late The Beatles. Two tracks lasted over 15 minutes each!
Guitarist Shinki Chen later played in Food Brain (1970) and Speed Glue & Shinki (1971)
and recorded great solo album in 1970..................

  And what about Powerhouse. At first band titled themselves as Midnight Express Blues Band, but by releasing their debut single the band changed their title to the common. The album was released at March 1st, 1969. Despite on non-having their own songs (all tracks - covers on The Beatles, The Yardbirds, jimi Hendrix etc.) this album, as for me, is important in Japanese rock history. This was the first full attempt to present to Japanese listeners local blues rock (alonside with the debut album of Blues Creation band). And also I have to mention about members of the band. In this band their own musical careers started such musicians like guitarist Shinki Chen and bassist, "Japanese Eric Clapton" George Yanagi.................

- Eiji Takemura - vocals
- Shinki Chen - guitar
- George Yanagi - bass, vocals, harmonica
- Shinichi Nogi - drums

A1 Back In Ussr
A2 Hootchie Kootchie Man
A3 I Want To Know
A4 Foxy Lady
B1 You're Better Man Than I
B2 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
B3 Spoonful
B4 Good Morning Little School Girl

johnkatsmc5, welcome music..