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Goush Bedey: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop From The Iranian PreRevolution Generation

  • PHS 013CD
  • CD
  • Release Date: September 3rd 2013
  • $19.99

Groovy Tehran '70s pop singles swirl like the skirt of a dancing dervish. With five volumes, this series is now the most complete investigation into Iranian singles ever issued. By now, you've probably developed an ear for the way that '70s Tehran pop stitches phrases together. And you know generations raised during the Pahlavi dynasty's warmth for the West were excited to apply arranging tricks they gleefully swiped from disco and funk hits. Hear the microtonal grace notes as powerhouse singers like Soli andSattar hit devotional ecstasy. Or just groove to the glamorous party when magazine stars like Neli and Nooshafarin knock-off bass lines they heard in English-language movies. Remastered sound, insert/booklet with pictures and detailed liner notes by Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records).