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Complex

Complex

Complex


There are at least four bands named Complex: a British psychedelic rock group, a Japanese rock supergroup, a Tanzanian band, and a Finnish punk band. 1) A psychedelic rock band from the UK. Their two albums are among the most sought-after artefacts of British psychedelia. Only 99 copies of each album were pressed. Despite the fact the debut album was recorded in November 1970 it sounds like it's straight out of the Summer of love. Basically we're talking echo-laden organ-driven garage psychedelia which is marred only by poor sound quality. Read more on Last.fm
There are at least four bands named Complex: a British psychedelic rock group, a Japanese rock supergroup, a Tanzanian band, and a Finnish punk band. 1) A psychedelic rock band from the UK. Their two albums are among the most sought-after artefacts of British psychedelia. Only 99 copies of each album were pressed. Despite the fact the debut album was recorded in November 1970 it sounds like it's straight out of the Summer of love.

Basically we're talking echo-laden organ-driven garage psychedelia which is marred only by poor sound quality. Eight of the eleven compositions were penned by Steve Coe and a guy called Mitchell, two were Steve Coe compositions and the finale, Live For The Minute, was the product of a Coe-Shakespeare songwriting collaboration. This has lots of fine guitar organ interplay. Other highlights are Witch's Spell and Storm On The Way, both notable for some punchy organ work and strong vocals and Self Declaration, which has lots of fuzzy guitar and cheesy organ.

A couple of tracks, Josie and Madamoiselle Jackie veer more towards pop with a commercial edge. Despite its rarity and value many collectors regard The Way We Feel, which was recorded at Deroy Sound Studios the following year, as an anti-climax. A few songs, particularly Moving Moor and We Don't Exist, are on a par with the debut album, but overall the quality of material is comparatively disappointing. Soon after the release of this album the band's main songwriter Steve Coe departed. Several years later he re-emerged in Monsoon.

The remaining members recorded a five-track acetate for a third album, which remains unreleased, before disbanding. 2)COMPLEX is a Japanese rock band formed in 1988 with Koji Kikkawa (吉川晃司) as lead singer and his long time friend Tomoyasu Hotei (布袋寅泰) from the legendary rock band BOØWY on guitar. Making two albums both of which went to number one in the national charts, Complex remained as one of the most popular bands in Japan until their split in 1990. 3) Complex is a Bongo Flava (Swahili hiphop) artist from Tanzania. 4) Complex is a Finnish punk band that released a 7" EP titled "Tervetuloa Yhteiskuntaan..." in the 90's. Read more on Last.fm.

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