The Rough Guide To Bollywood - The Psychedelic Years (RSD17)
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RSD release of classic tracks by Bollywood legends such as Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and R.
D. Burman. Includes a FREE download card allowing you to download the full album and includes extra psychedelic Bollywood tracks. Appealing to fans of 1960s rock and psychedelic music, Bollywood music influenced by the psychedelic sounds of the Beatles and The Velvet Underground etc. Influenced by the Western rock and the intertwined hippy movement, the Indian underground scene mushroomed: rock-zine the Junior Statesman was founded and Simla Cigarette Company held a 'Battle of the Bands' competition at Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai, offering a platform to newly formed garage rock bands. The first simmers of a psychedelic underground inspired composers like R.D. Burman to work far-out music into their blockbuster soundtracks. Evidently the Western psychedelic movement owed much to Indian inspiration and the relationship was mutual: the sounds and styles of the swinging sixties trickled back to Indian shores and went on to manifest themselves, first in the underground scene and then Bollywood. Tracks: R.D. Burman & Asha Bhosle - Duniya Mein Logon Ko (Apna Desh) / Mohammed Rafi - Chand Mera Dil / Asha Bhosle And R.D. Burman - Piya Tu Ab To Aaja / R.D. Burman - Freak Out Music (Instrumental) / Asha Bhosle - Dum Maro Dum / Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle - Main Hoon Pyar Tera / Lata Mangeshkar - Apni To Jaise Taise