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, your favorite Boston Farfisa band, The Thick Shakes have released a wicked awesome new record titled Why Buy the Cow 7″. My toe is a tappin’, and I am resisting the urge to dance around my little office at Farfisa.org World Headquarters! Go get this album!
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.
The Del-Rays are one of my favorite new bands thanks to the wonders of the internets, and of course, thanks to the most awesome youtuber alepdlc for capturing a bunch of their performances. The band includes Mike Deller, the Farfisist from the Budos Band and a few other members of the Daptone Records family and the fantastic Alba Ponce de Leon. I look forward to hearing more from The Del-Rays.