Blues Creation - Demon & Eleven Children-1971 -FLAC

Fantastic Heavy/Hard/Prog Japanese Rock

A post from OldBitch and Adamus67
Our specialist in classic rock from Poland

Ai putada, voces não pediram mas eu voltei
Este talvez seja um dos melhores discos que eu já escutei na minha vida
Quando vi que era uma banda japonesa sinceramente não esperava grande coisa
Mas quando escutei me deparei com uma obra prima, com variações incríveis nas músicas, ou seja é um cacete de disco
Voces devem escutar inteiro, e a minha música predileta é a título do disco, realmente de arrepiar os pelos do cú
Fodam-se baixando esta maravilha

Hey your fuckink freaks

This is perhaps one of the best albums I've heard in my life
When I saw it was a Japanese band honestly did not expect much
But when I heard I came across a masterpiece, with great variations in the songs, so it's a hard cock
You guys should listen long, and my favorite song is the album's title, really raise the hair of the ass
Fuck you downloading this wonder

Adamus67 part 

Blues Creation - "Demon and Eleven Children"  
Reissue CD of what is Often Considered one of the heaviest hard rock albums from early 70s Japan. Looking for Sabbath Influenced heavyweight guitars? Do you like T2, Leafhound, Cactus? This is your stop.

Acid rock, prog folk, psych hard blues - "boiler"  music definitions the is a lot of the seventies, and none of them will not give the full picture of this period. On one hand, opposition to the hippie idyll, on the other fascination with mysticism, magic and drugs - that was the reality of many bands of this decade, from Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple at the forefront. This influence did not rely (hopefully) also Kazuo Takeda and his legendary band - Blues Creation, like other Japanese bands of that period, drew his inspiration handfuls from  the West...
moreover, became the basis for the style and the subsequent success of the group. Takeda himself did not conceal such friendship with the English musicians of the band Mountain, or fascination Tonny'ego Iommiego - licks.

"Demon and Eleven Children" has achieved its position long after the release - in the first years of existence in the musical ether was regarded simply as another nice album from this part of the world. It was not until the next generation of fans has made this particular Blues Creation album became one of the most important in the history of Japanese music of the seventies.

The difference between them and, for example, Far East Family Band and Speed, Glue & Shinki is that Takeda group introduced to his work very little - oriental feelingu. Psychedelic riffs combined with a cheerful blues  racing with romantic compositions, and the throbbing bass with lots of pain straight to the drum. Virtually anywhere you could hear but not this typical, Japanese element. Right or wrong, everyone should be for this approach in its own way...
This album to one of our  many dig of the past  decade!

One of the hundreds of hard rock bands that remained hidden under the shades of the big groups of the ‘70s and the have begun to come out in the surface, due to the work of some collectors!They were formed in the late 60’s in Japan and their sound had been influenced by the hard rock groups of the time and from electric blues, of course. We could just say it's essential,  Japan's answer to Black Sabbath. And maybe that's enough, but since we dig this album so much, let's go for something a bit more expansive... 
First off, Blues Creation's "Demon & Eleven Children", their second and most classic album, dates from 1971. That's right, 1971!!! Of course it does. They'd started off in '69 with a record of all blues covers, but by '71 they'd heavied-up, and were ready with an album of originals, obviously influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple's In of our  many dig of the past  decade!

Among early '70s Japanese heavy psych hard rock bands, these guys (next to, arguably, Flower Travellin' Band) were indeed the heaviest we've heard. And definitely the most Sabbath (though FTB did cover Sabbath... and Flied Egg came close too, even putting albums out on Vertigo). But really, just listen to the opening track here, "Atomic Bombs Away". No question. Sounds like a song Sabbath wrote for their first album, but let Blues Creation have instead. Heck If you Didn't Know Better, it really sounds like Iommi's playing the guitar riffs and solos, and Geezer's on the swinging, lumbering bass! Obviously, it's heavy, gotta be when it's called "Atomic Bombs Away" (we wonder if it was was weird for a Japanese band to title a song that, only about 25 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The song ain't actually about atomic bombs, actually, like most of the tracks on Demon & Eleven Children, it's about lovin' and leavin' (or being left). Which can be heavy stuff too. Sample lyrics from "Atomic Bombs Away": "First time I lay you in the rusty shack / Black night keep fallin' in your gypsy eyes / Keep on movin' till the end of time / Lord have mercy for my sin / Set me free from my destiny". 
The next track is called "Mississippi Mountain Blues", complete with harmonica... but it's urgent and rollicking, and in any case about as conventionally blues rock as they ever get here. We call this proto-metal for a reason. Just check out the rockin' riff-fest of an instrumental, entitled "Brane Baster" (aka "Brain Buster"), to see what we mean. It's not all about Sabbath emulation, either. They're proto-Priest in parts, too, or at least, they've got tight twin guitar action on here that'll impress the Wishbone Ash and Thin Lizzy fans. Definitely pretty badass for when and where they were from. Tracks like "Sorrow" do the slow and sad thing pretty well too. It's not all heavy - there's the gentle "One Summer Day", as lovely as its title suggests. But if you want heavy, '71 style, this album won't disappoint you at all, indeed, you'll be freaking out. It concludes with the epic, and ripping, 9+ minute title track, and if you're not bowing down to Blues Creation by then, your name had better be, like, Ritchie Blackmore. 
From a point of view, though, it's top ten material, and we're not just talking Japan. Up there with Bang and Dust and Buffalo and Leaf Hound and all the rest and God only knows how many we will still hear! They put however their own mark in the history and glory of dynasty of rock! Kazuo Takeda, his guitar strings here.... interview w/ Kazuo Takeda of Blues Creation:

Ra’anan: What bands were you listening to that influenced the change from the straight up blues-rock of the first album to the heavy rock of Demon & Eleven Children?

Kazuo: In those days I was listening to mostly British bands like Jeff Beck Group, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton (Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Blues Breakers First), Alvin Lee, Toni Iomi, Love Sculpture, Climax Blues Band, Savoy Brown, Colosseum, Humble Pie, just to name a few. I also listened to several American bands such as The Allman Brothers, Cactus, Blues Image, etc. in a way, listening to the so-called white blues kind of led us into a louder, heavier, harder rock instrumental ensemble. We also felt kind of a necessity to write our original songs and as a result the band’s sound changed to being more rock oriented.

Ra’anan: What is the meaning of Demon & Eleven Children?

Kazuo: I have absolutely no idea. Sorry. Perhaps something the record company suggested or maybe some other band member came up with this weird title. The idea of every song and its riffs came before its name.

Ra’anan: You released both Demon & Eleven Children and the album with Carmen Maki at the same day. Why did you decide to do that and why were both albums so musically different from one another?

Kazuo: Carmen Maki was a very well known Japanese folk and pop singer. All of a sudden she came to me and said, “I wanna sing rock. Will you help me?” Her record contract with Sony had just ended, so our record company at the time (Japan Columbia) wanted to get her in any means they could. That’s how big she was. So, I organized her album as a project. Since she was new to this kind of music, we picked up material from her daily listening records and I wrote some original songs for her accordingly.

Ra’anan: How big were you in Japan after these two albums?

Kazuo: We were very happy to play around in almost every outdoor rock festival in Japan. In those days, rock music was still considered underground and the mainstream Japanese pop market was always strong, but we were proud to be one of the leaders to do something new for the young generation of Japanese music fans.

Ra’anan: What are your thoughts today about Demon & Eleven Children?

Kazuo: I know there are some fans of this album, especially in Japan, but to tell you the truth, I feel a little embarrassed about it and it’s hard for me to listen to it today since it was done so long ago, when I was really young (19 years old) and it’s so innocent.

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  1. Este comentário foi removido por um administrador do blog.

  2. Mosca
    O blues é como seu nome, mosca branca
    É mais raro que mulher virgem no rio de janeiro ou no nosso puteiro
    To correndo atras de um ao vivo deles

  3. Você é foda, velho... Some do nada e aparece de repente... Mas ainda assim eu te amo.
    Vou baixar pra ver se é isso tudo mesmo que você fala...

  4. Any way to repost this OB? It's great!


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