Volume 3

Volume 3

BY Color Humano

(Customer Reviews)
$14.00
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SKU: 5099749390829
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Sony
Category:
Psychedelic
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Third album from this post-Almendra band recorded in 1973. This Argentinian trio was led by guitarist Ed Molinari who has a strong Hendrix bent in his playing. Wild blues influenced hard rock with lots of inventive solos. Touches of wah wah always brighten up my day. Sony has been reissuing a lot of classic 70s Argentinian albums in cardboard sleeves - this is part of the series.

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