Sunday, December 05, 2021

Hamana - Hamana (Great Psychedelic Folkrock US 1974)

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A v.rare debut album recorded in 1974, originally issued on the local Phoenix label, Canyon Records. To most 60´s psychedelic rock/folk fans this is almost an unknown album, with only a few copies known to exist. Hamana was a native American, who went in 1969 to college in the white man's world, and the album expresses perfectly the sunny California peace, love & freedom feeling, 

The music itself is emotive with strong vocals, lots of West coast psychedelic guitar flashes, a bit garage feeling but also loner folk style with native American elements. 

The appeal of this album reminds one of Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Byrds, X.I.T, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Garrett Lund - Near unbelievable that on these recordings all instruments, bass, guitars, vocals and drums have been played by Hamana himself, later to be overdubbed into a tasty and atmospheric stereo acoustic/electric mix. This CD-reissue is a mastertape release licensed by Canyon Records, and contains an 8 page booklet + 2 unreleased bonus tracks. Highly recommended!

01. The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth - 2.35   
02. Whu Can't I Understand - 3.39   
03. Be Free With Me - 2.46   
05. On The Road - 2.17   
04. I Remember - 3.13 
06. One Night - 3.07   
07. Future Goodbyes - 2.57   
09. Message To The Crystal - 3.40   
10. Shine On (Bonus 1965) - 5.36     
11. Peace In Within You (Bonus 1965) - 5.33  

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Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities said...

Many thanks

ComadrejaPep said...

Fantastic album!! Highly recommended!! Original copies are not impossible (200€), but they are not easy to find in good condition.

Anonymous said...

Hello CGR!

Thanks for the album.
This is reupload of 2015 :)