Two entries that map the rapid spread of British blues and impending proto-metal to continents beyond. This trend picked up especially well in Japan, as I've listed in the past but South America was no slouch in the hard rock department herself.

Dias De Blues - Dias De Blues
This little known and poorly documented band hailed from Uruguay, and they hit the mix of blues and emerging hard rock squarely on the head. The all Spanish album documented the turmoil in their home country, which
they eventually left in order to record this album. The weight of their political strain hangs in every note of their S/T album and the blues seem to fit perfectly into the feelings expressed within. Little became of this album on its release but thankfully Akarma snagged a rogue original and has presented this classic 30 years later as a tribute to the South American rock prowess.

[MP3] Dias De Blues - Amasijando Los Blues
[MP3] Dias De Blues - No Podran Conmigo

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Blues Creation - Demon and Eleven Children
I've featured Blues Creation before but this album is where it all began. After the spread of British Blues and hard rock to Japan, many bands picked up the style and within their own right birthed their own sound
that continues today through a vibrant psychedelic underground. Blues Creation were some of the original pioneers and along with Flower Travelin' Band and Strawberry Path, they stand as one of my favorites from late 60's/ early 70's Japanese rock. This album is as heavy as the best of them but unlike FTB or SP it's much more rooted in the blues sound that birthed later instances of hard rock. A true classic that easily stands the test of time.

[MP3] Blues Creation - Atomic Bombs Away
[MP3] Blues Creation - Mississippi Mountain Blues

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posted by dissensous at 1:53:00 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not bad, not bad at all. But it sounds slightly sloppy though, unlike the British and Americans that they were copying. Still, very interesting, and refreshing to know that this kind of proto-hard rock was loved worldwide, not just by us nutsy Westerners

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