Monday 18 April 2016

Circus 2000- 1970 Italy

One of the few American sounding Italian bands, and so convincing that even Vernon Joynson, in his 1988 book The Flashback included them in the US psychedelia section!
Circus 2000, from Turin, were formed in 1970 and released late that year both their first album and single (containing Italian versions of two songs from the LP).
The album had no line-up references on the cover, and many people at the time thought they were an English or American band. It contains ten songs, with a very short running time, with strong californian psych influence and the beautiful female voice of Silvana Aliotta above all. A mediocre album, not representative of the Italian style, yet it's regarded by many as a very nice one. "I Am The Witch" (also on single in the Italian version "Io, La Strega") is one of the best cuts. (
From their 1970 first self-titled album  i chose " I Can't Believe", "I Am The Witch" and "The Lord, He Has No Hands". Enjoy!!!


Silvana Aliotta (vocals, percussion)
Marcello "Spooky" Quartarone (guitar, vocals)
Gianni Bianco (bass)
Franco "Dede" Lo Previte (drums)

-by dj fanis: here

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