The wonderful folks at Metropolis Coffee here in Chicago let us throw a party in their roasting warehouse. The proceeds benefited Pierce Elementary School. My band, The Infrasonics played all day between sets of rock as the house band. Below is Clear the Fort with special guest JP from Begin By Gathering Supplies on the electric kazoo. The full playlist can be found here: The Infrasonics – PRF Cauldron 2011. Among other random musical (and not so musical) devices, I am playing a Farfisa Compact Deluxe.
We are releasing a compilation on Saturday as part of the PRF Winter Cauldron Series main event. It is a collection of songs that we have recorded over the last year, filled with a huge array of quite different bands. Fear not my friends, there is a Farfisa on it though, tucked away neatly at the end, played by yours truly.
We’ve made 100 physical copies of the compilation in hand stamped recycled cd sleeves. They are sure to be gone on Saturday, so if you wish to listen, download, or purchase, I have set a bandcamp for the compilation over here.
Yes, crank up the organ my friends! If you don’t know about the infamous Delta 72, you are missing out!
Check out Peru’s Far Fen, and their awesome use of the Knee Booster in this great song from 1969. According to the poster of this video, the band later became Black Sugar!
Far Fen group was formed in 1969 by Victor “Coco”Salazar and Miguel “Chino”Figueroa, very talented musicians that later triggered much discussion. Among the prominent members of Far Fen was the percussionist “Challe” Silva. Precisely is the son of “Challe” Silva who has been kind enough to send me your valuable photographic documents that illustrate this audio. According to what George Bonilla, the group’s name derives from the Farfisa organ and Fender amplifiers owned by that group. Far Fen later become Black Sugar, big words, but that’s another story.
Note: The topic title is tentative, I have found that between the little information that exists, is given different names to this song.