Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Poll - Anphrope [Ανθρωπε] (1972)

This group had some commercial success in Greece with their melodic hippie folk-rock full of acoustic guitars, bongos and vocal harmonies. Their first album Anphrope (recorded as a quintet with an unidentified female vocalist) was the best of the two with some tasty fuzz guitars, bouzouki and sitar. While this came out in a sleeve made out of sacking, their second included 12 pages of comics with Poll-members starring as super heroes.
Dag Erik Asbjørnsen in "Scented Gardens Of The Mind"

Although I'm not very impressed by early '70s music from Greece I must say that this is a very pleasent album full of nice melodies and a psychedelic vibe all over the place. The album was re-issued on CD in 1994 (Polydor 523 638-2).

Tracklist:
- Poll Means Love
- Φοβοι Μου
- Ψαχνω Να Βρω Το Φιλο Μου
- Στην Πηγη Μια Κοπελα
- 2.000 Λογοι
- Παρασκευας Για Ανθρωπους
- Και Μιλωντας Για Ανθρωπους
- Ο Γερος
- Χρωματα
- Piccadilly Circus
- Γιατι Εχει Μακρια Μαλλια
- Σημερα Κι Αυριο
- Πεστε Μου Τι Θελω/Ροll Σημαινει Αγαπη/Ποιος Θα Δειξει
- Ηγενια Μας [bonus]
- Ελα Ηλιε Μου [bonus]
- Ανθρωπε Αγαπα [bonus]

Personnel:
Nasia Sandi (vcls)
Kostas Touras (gtr, vcls, keyb’ds, kazoo, perc)
Robert Williams (gtr, piano, vcls)
Stavros Logarides (bs, vcls, gtr, piano, kazoo, perc)
Kostas Papajoan (drms, perc)


Band origin:
Athens (Greece)

Discographie:
Albums:
1. Ανθρωπε (Polydor 2421011) 1972
2. Poll (Polydor 2421025) 1972

45's:
1. Άνθρωπε Αγάπα/Ελα Ηλιε Μου (Polydor 2061075) 1971

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Ηγενια Μας

19 comments:

jeanbernardfrance said...

Hello Buffalo.
The only music I know from Greece is Socrates and a few folk albums,so good to discover other groups.Yesterday olympic flame was in Paris most of time in a bus with 3000 policemen around;strange picture of freedom in France.Tomorrow flame is in SAN FRANCISCO land of all the great music we love.
Have you some problems with Rapidshare?.For me it's the quickest mode of download and easy to download 5,10 or more albums in the same time with premium.

Anonymous said...

salut jean bernard,

désolé d'utiliser cemoyen pour te parler mais je ne savais pas comment te contacter. Cela fait plusieur fois que je lis des commentaires de toi. Est-ce que tu as par hasard l'album wink des shaggs et si oui peux-tu le partager avec moi? merci d'avance pour ta réponse

Anonymous said...

Gracias por tu estupendo trabajo, no me canso de visitar tu blog, uno de los mejores.
Salud

Anonymous said...

Desole ami anonyme je n'ai pas ce cd radioactive de 2007.Il est disponible sur amazone.
Jean Bernard

Buffalo Billycan said...

Hi jeanbernard,
the problem with rapidshare is that sharebee just don't do an upload anymore. The same problem I've got with massmirror. Further I've seen other bloggers get their files deleted at rapidshare.

aldo said...

i'm listening to this right now, very interesting, i'm sure i'llget back to it often.
by the way, thanks for your comment in my blog about ILLES.
I'm glad to see you DO know the band and totally agree with you.
as soon as i can i'll put more up (tried lately...my slow/bad connection would not permit it!)

jeanbernardfrance said...

Hello Buffalo.
I don't remember if I asked you in my old comments a track of BALL"fight for my country"recorded in 1971.The tapestry of delight write the title is on a cd compilation called"jagged time lapse vol2";so if you find one time think at me.Thanks.

Buffalo Billycan said...

Hi jeanbernard,
I will post the jagged time lapse compilations soon.

jeanbernardfrance said...

Hello Buffalo
very please to read you have the cds.

aldo said...

With so much stuff around the web these days I imagine a lot of people just going past this one...it's in Greek after all...
I'M SO GLAD I STOPPED BY.
I LOVE THIS RECORD!
I've been playing it few times over the last few days:
thanks a lot!

Buffalo Billycan said...

Yes, aldo
I think this album grows with every listen.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your wonderful job, amazing comps!

firfifis said...

Hi, the words of the songs talk about love, friendship, peace, flowers, long hair, colours, Jesus Christ and about the hippy generation. Added to the wonderful music, this record represents perfectly the hippy era of the late 60's.

Anonymous said...

ABOUT THE GREEK SCENE, YOU WON'T FIND MUCH, BUT IT IS WORTH TRYING !!
TRY THE APHRODITES' CHILD, NOSTRADAMOS, THE 1ST LP BY POLL WITH THE COMIC BOOK THAT IS INCLUDED, PELOMA BOKIU (ΠΕΛΟΜΑ ΜΠΟΚΙΟΥ) ETC.
ΤΗΑΝKS ANYWAY !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

MEGALE S'EYXARISTO PARA POLY!!!!!!
ARGYRIS, GREECE.

killing floor said...

This is the second album of ''Poll''
Do you want any links about Greek
groups.?
Thanks a lot. Great blog.!

killing floor said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/359954342/Peloma_Bokiou_-_Peloma_Bokiou__1972_.rar

This is another great album of greek
rock scene from early '70s

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for another great post!
You' ve got an amazing blog!
GR

Anonymous said...

Thank you from my inner places of my heart!!!

Billy-Greece!

Try Kostas Tournas-Astroneira (LP)
from his personal discography in the 70s!

Really sweet space/folk rock!