The Gurus Are Hear! Get yer arty facts here: Independent label Sundazed just keeps rolling out its line of late-'60s psychedelic obscurities, and God bless 'em. These two discs… The Gurus Are Hear! Get yer arty facts here: Independent label Sundazed just keeps rolling out its line of late-'60s psychedelic obscurities, and God bless 'em. These two discs… 2003-10-21 The Gurus
Music Review

The Gurus Are Hear! (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2003; Lead Performance: The Gurus

Get yer arty facts here: Independent label Sundazed just keeps rolling out its line of late-'60s psychedelic obscurities, and God bless 'em. These two discs represent the cream of the label's latest crop of seven full-length albums (six of them previously unreleased) assembled from vintage tapes. The Raik's Progress were a Cali band that featured future '80s singer-songwriter Tonio K. and cranked out bizarro original songs alongside spirited covers of garage staples like ''Baby Please Don't Go.'' The Gurus, hailing from New York, were provisionally even weirder, throwing Indian war whoops and Middle Eastern motifs into the mix. And their raga-rock version of ''Louie Louie'' must be heard to be believed.

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints
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