I thought about these three songs and what attracts me to them, They're from a compilation titled Psych Funk Sa Re Ga!, They're supposed to psych funk or some other nonsense. I can hear little of either. What I do hear is weird. In a good way. Do you think you can go wrong with rock bands from India? You cannot. This is not Bollywood or sitar jams. They're twisting Western music to compete with others doing the same, all trying to stand out, somehow. Actually, that could apply to all rock bands. These may just be a bit more twisted.
They're all worth hearing, but you really gotta hear the Black Beats' "The Mod Trade", it sounds like some lost bootleg of Robby Krieger and Keith Moon jamming. And check that "Psychedelia" by the X'lents, which is not psychedelic in the least. In these parts we would call it rudimentary Ventures type stuff, which of course elevates it to a whole other level of weird appeal. The rawness of the recording, lack of effects, reverb or otherwise, and the kit bashing just add to it. The cymbals sound like tin cans, that should tell you, The third band below, Atomic Forest, do a Deep Purple cover. Yes, it's suitably twisted, It features someone who loves their fuzz more than their mother. To the max.
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X'Lent's - Psychedelia mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
The Black Beats - The Mod Trade mp3 at Pop Matters
Atomic Forest - Mary Long mp3 at Stones Throw