Friday, April 29, 2016

Smash Well You Know



Smash –Well You Know/ Love Millionaire –Philips 6029 039 (1970 Spain)
This is not what you expect from a bunch of hairy Proggy looking Spaniards. This is snarly Freakbeat at its raucous R&B best. Strange for 1970, looking at  the guys I kinda expected hearing flute...The singer has got that snotty Punker attitude down perfectly, add in some spooky sounding lead and a neat line hypnotic congas and the result is a rousing tour-de-force.. Unexpected and great all round

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2 comments:

Julio Hernanz said...

Smash were a Spanish prog band from Andalusia. They recorded only two LPs and this single was included in the second titled 'This Time We Come to Smash'. They moved from blues-rock to a more progressive sound with flamenco guitars. The hypnotic percussion was played by Silvio who later was an underground figure in South Spain.

Julio Hernanz said...

Smash were a Spanish prog band from Andalusia with a Danish bass player.. They moved from blues-rock to a psychedelic soun with flamenco guitars. This single was included in their second and last album titled "This Time We Come to Smash"
The hypnotic percussion was played by Silvio who became an influencial underground star in South Spain.