Friday, February 26, 2021

The Galaxies ‎– The Galaxies (1968)


The Galaxies was a psychedelic rock band formed in the capital of São Paulo around 1967
According to the rock magazine Senhor F, "the first psychedelic manifestations in Brazil took place in São Paulo, through groups such as The Beatniks, Os Baobás and The Galaxies, which they introduced in their classic repertoires of the genre produced in the United States, especially." 

It was in this context that The Galaxies appeared on the São Paulo garage rock circuit, but with a unique formation: the Brazilians Zeca de Aquino (drums), Alcindo Maciel (bass), the American Jocelyn Anne Odams (vocals and maracas) and the English David Charles Odams (guitar and vocals).

Unlike the other groups of Jovem Guarda, which made “versions” with letters in Portuguese (and which often seemed like a joke), English was the original language of The Galaxies. And while the cover repertoire of other contemporary bands was centered almost only on the early stages of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, the quartet was much more in tune with what was going on in world rock at the time. 

In 1968 they released the band's only album, entitled "The Galaxies". With a few pressed copies, the album ended up becoming one of the rarest of Brazilian rock, being sought after by collectors of sixties psychedelia worldwide. 

A year after the album's release, David and Jocelyn decided to get married and left for the United States that same year, ending the group's activities.

In the late 90s and early 2000s, in articles published by Senhor F magazine, the band was removed from obscurity


The Galaxies  ‎– The Galaxies 

01. The Galaxies - Hey!!! 
02. The Galaxies - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover 
03. The Galaxies - Orange Skies 
04. The Galaxies - I'm Not Talking 
05. The Galaxies - Ain't Gonna Lie 
06. The Galaxies - Linda Lee 
07. The Galaxies - Mellow Yellow 
08. The Galaxies - Concrete And Glay 
09. The Galaxies - Que Vida 
10. The Galaxies - How Does That Grab You Darling 
11. The Galaxies - Slow Down Baby 
12. The Galaxies - Farmer John 

The Galaxies is the only album by the São Paulo psychedelic rock band The Galaxies. It was released in 1968 in vinyl format with the Som Maior Label Brazil seal. 

With a few pressed copies, the album ended up becoming one of the rarest of Brazilian rock, being sought after by collectors of sixties psychedelia worldwide.  Some shopkeepers and collectors estimate that at the time only 500 copies of the disc were pressed, or less.

In 2016, the album was mentioned in the book "Lindo Sonho Delirante - 100 Psychedelic Discs from Brazil", by journalist, researcher and LP collector, Bento Araújo




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2 comments:

  1. Hi!

    Thanx for this one. A "new" artist here = "new" hears here.

    Cheers!
    Ciao! For now.
    rntcj

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