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Aphrodite's Child - 666

  • Aphrodite's Child

    666 LP (1972)

    Vertigo

Aphrodite's Child was a safe 60s pop rock band from Greece that tested their limits with this 1972 prog psych concept album.  666 is the brainchild of band keyboardist Vangelis Papathanassiou (who went on to be successful in his own right as an electronic composer).  Blade Runner soundtrack anyone? The album draws influences from ambitious bodies of work like The Who's Tommy and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (the opening track "Babylon" even sounds similar to the Beatles title cut).  666 is a 22 track double album that runs the gamut from funk rock shredding  "The battle of the locusts" to spacey ambient acid rock "The four horsemen".  It even includes a 19 minute psychedelic freak out "All the seats were occupied" anchored with some Titanic drum beats.   666 proved to be too ambitious for the group as it basically broke them.  Years later it became hailed by psych collectors, sample-based producers, and DJs as a prog psych treasure.


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