‘Daddy Lolo, this is Rock and Roll in Oriental Tempo’
The 60s was the high point of the exotica era. In all manifestations of pop culture, writers, filmmakers and composers reached out for whatever was just beyond cognition.
The underground was up for a few years and artists couldn’t get away with doing what had always been good enough. Everywhere in the world artists were in need of external influences, incomprehensible morals, suave promises and new esthetics with a high shock value.
People started examining and using the ‘exotic’: American West Coast surf echoed Arabian riffs, psychedelic Rock resonated Indian sitars, Elvis Presley danced with Arabian harem girls and Indian organ player Korla Pandit sedated and seduced tens of thousands of housewives with his weekly American TV show. And the other way round: in India, Bollywood composers started using Spanish bandoneóns and Mexican guitars. American Roadside restaurants featured exotica bands that were playing jungle, Mexican, Arab, Indian, Hawaiian or other mysterious music, although it was always embedded into the popular beat music of that period.
The Spinshots take the spice of exotica, mix it up with all their fetishes, add some pepper to the beats, and voilà: neo-exotica!
Posted on 10-24-2011
We're very proud to present our first album. We did everything in our power to bring to you the best we could. If you are interested, here are the links:
Posted on 02-7-2011
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