Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Electric Frankenstein - 1975 - What Me Worry

Electric Frankenstein 
1975
What Me Worry




01. Waiting  4:28
02. Feeling  7:07
03. Moon Walk  2:58
04. Why Don't You Understand  3:24
05. The Land Of The Magic Wizard  2:52
06. Get Together  5:17
07. Somebody Help Me  7:18
08. Music Man  4:50
09. If She's Still Mine  3:35



Paolo Tofani, guitarist extraordinaire from Florence and a member of Area , also released some records for Cramps as Electric Frankenstein and under his real name.

He started his professional career in the early 60's with Samurai, also playing abroad with them, then he joined I Califfi, leaving them probably around the end of 1970 to move to London, where he played as a solo artist and recorded some tracks in his home studio. He was then offered to join Area and relocated to Italy in 1973.

The chance to release a solo album came in 1975, when Cramps offered him to issue an LP with his London 1971 recordings under the name Electric Frankenstein. The LP, a guitar extravaganza with long spacey guitar solos by Tofani and all the instruments played by himself, the album will appeal to acid-psych lovers rather than prog fans. Mostly instrumental with vocal parts in English, the album contained some reworkings of his previous works with I Califfi and also had two tracks released as a single.

Tofani also released another solo album in 1977, Indicazioni, a more experimental work based on guitar with large use of electronics, before entering a Hare Krishna community. With another Krishna devotee Claudio Rocchi, he has released an album in 1980, Un gusto superiore, on the Iskcon label.

The Complete Florence/London sessions 1966/73 CD, issued in 2007, contains rare and unreleased recordings by Tofani, starting with some 1966 songs (issued by the Net label under the nickname Danny), and including then his later home-studio tapes from Florence and London.

"Hiding under the name of Electric Frankenstein was Paolo Tofani, guitarist extraordinaire with Area and 60's groups Noi Tre and Califfi before them.
With this name he released a solo album in 1975, on Cramps label, that's more a guitar extravaganza than a serious album.

With long spacey guitar solos by Tofani and all the instruments played by himself, the album will appeal to acid-psych lovers rather than prog fans. Mostly instrumental with vocal parts in English, the album contained some reworkings of his previous works with I Califfi and also had two tracks released as a single.

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