RALLIZES DENUDES + BE - THERE'S NO HEAVEN LIKE HELL (2LP)

RALLIZES DENUDES + BE - THERE'S NO HEAVEN LIKE HELL (2LP)

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: ALTERNATIVE FOX

Release date: 15/05/2019

Barcode: 5060672883030

Catalog no.: FOX0000003

Item ID: 477260

One of the strangest and most enigmatic groups in the history of rock'n'roll, Les Rallizes Denudes, also known as Hadaka no Rallizes or Hadaka no Rarizu, were a Japanese experimental rock band that is often cited as a pioneering force of the noise rock movement. Inspired by the Velvet Underground and other groups employing prominent, overamplified guitar, the band's music was typically based on repetitive rhythmic patterns bolstered by Takeshi Mizutani's heavily distorted lead guitar, though the poor sound quality of early demos apparently turned Mizutani away from studio recordings, rendering much of their output in the form of live bootlegs, supplanted by the occasional leaked studio demo. The two versions of 'There's No Heaven Like Hell' presented here were recorded on 1 April 1975 at Rallizes House in Fussa, a small town to the west of Tokyo, joining Mizutani with keyboardist/guitarist Taisuke Morishita's
experimental group Be, originally known as Yellow. The first version takes the form of an epic slow drone, featuring Mizutani on acid guitar, backed only by Morishita's pulsating
synthesizer lines; the second version is in full marathon mode, an hour-long dirge that sees the spacey duo joined by drummer Shunichiro Shoda and a plodding bassist in the latter
portion.

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