Various Artists

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Finders Keepers break yet more ground with this, 22 stomping selections from the vaults of Eastern Europe's best kept secret, Hungaraton / Qualiton Records. This first ever compendium piles heavy psych, jazz, glam and funk onto a heaped spoonful dripping with the cream of the 60s/70s Hungarian rock scene - Omega, Metro, Locomotiv GT, Skorpio as well as Finders Keepers' very own jet-set fit-bit Sarolta Zalatnay. The unique ways in which Hungarian rockers interpreted such sporadic and disparate influences and unknowingly mirrored embryonic developments in Western rock from behind a political blindfold is truly unique. The national pride of Hungary's pre-war musical heritage ensured that the state-owned label Supraphon's in-house studio was designed to immaculate classical standards with acoustic specifications that would put its surrounding Eastern European labels to shame. The quality of phonograph records, from a part of the world that was usually notorious for low quality pressings and repeatedly recycled vinyl, would surpass the European standards ensuring that the hand crafted sound of Hungary's futuristic pop music was light years ahead of its time and would stand the test of time for many (delayed) years to come. The introduction of electronic instruments penetrated Hungary like a double-edged sword and polarised progressive pop aficionados over night. Where the introduction of Czechoslovakian electric guitars unified Eastern Europe's rock 'n' roll fantasists and spawned the rock in opposition movement in the mid 60's the spurious arrival of synthesizers ten years later spawned a host of new streams of hybrid rock which embraced funk, soul and disco. The restrictions of communism coupled with the silver-spooned Westerners musical xenophobia, however, as good as guaranteed that no matter how close Hungarians got to the authentic rock 'n roll sound their music would still never safely make the journey over the language barrier. In recent years, as much as 15 years since the collapse of the iron curtain, the interjection of many forms of latter day communist era art into popular western culture has become apparent and increasingly well documented. Hopefully at some stage discerning palettes will develop a taste for Hungarian rock music in the same way that we have come to accept, champion and be inspired by Polish poster art and Czech cinema.
1. Ringasd el magad No.2. Anna Adamis Gabor Presser 00:03:52 1.00 USD
Main artist Anna Adamis Gabor Presser
Composer Anna Adamis Gabor Presse
2. Egy lany nem ment haza Omega Redstar 00:03:19 1.00 USD
Main artist Omega Redstar
Composer Omega Redstar
3. A penz Metro 00:02:55 1.00 USD
Main artist Metro
Composer Metro
4. Vegallomas Hungaria 00:04:55 1.00 USD
Main artist Hungaria
Composer Hungaria
5. Add mar Uram az esot! Kati Kovacs 00:02:52 1.00 USD
Main artist Kati Kovacs
Composer Kati Kovacs
6. A Tuz Corvina 00:04:54 1.00 USD
Main artist Corvina
Composer Corvina
7. Nora Neoton 00:03:12 1.00 USD
Main artist Neoton
Composer Neoton
8. Azt mondta az anyukam Tamas Somlo Omega 00:02:29 1.00 USD
Main artist Tamas Somlo Omega
Composer Tamas Somio
9. Kivanj te is nekem szep, jo ejszakat Meteor Demjen Ferenc 00:03:01 1.00 USD
Main artist Meteor Demjen Ferenc
Composer Meteor
10. A bolond lany Illes 00:03:54 1.00 USD
Main artist Illes
Composer Illes
11. Kergeskezu favagok Omega 00:08:11 1.20 USD
Main artist Omega
Composer Omega
12. Hadd mondjam el Sarolta Zalatnay 00:03:27 1.00 USD
Main artist Sarolta Zalatnay
Composer Sarolta Zalatnay
13. Megvarlak ma delben Locomotiv GT 00:03:40 1.00 USD
Main artist Locomotiv GT
Composer Locomotiv GT
14. Kinai fal Nemenyi Bela Atlantis 00:02:38 1.00 USD
Main artist Nemenyi Bela Atlantis
Composer Nemenyl Bela Atlantis
15. Nem biztos semmi Katie Kovacs Gemini 00:04:10 1.00 USD
Main artist Katie Kovacs Gemini
Composer Kati Kovacs
16. Mondj egy meset Piramis 00:04:10 1.00 USD
Main artist Piramis
Composer Piramis
17. Szevasz haver Skorpio 00:04:11 1.00 USD
Main artist Skorpio
Composer Skorpio
18. Felbeszakadt koncert Omega 00:03:57 1.00 USD
Main artist Omega
Composer Omega
19. Nekem oly mindegy Illes 00:05:24 1.00 USD
Main artist Illes
Composer Illes
20. Hetkoznapi Balladak Bergendy 00:02:49 1.00 USD
Main artist Bergendy
Composer Bergendy