Monday, February 2, 2009

Yu Kung: Pietre della mia gente (I dischi dello zodiaco, 1976)

Milanese band Yu Kung didn't go down in the history of Italian folk-rock, but their music is surely one of the most mature and representative exemples of the left-wing branch of 70s folk revival.
Relying strongly on acoustic instrumentation (double acoustic guitar, flute, percussions) and bringing in the discreet energy of the electric bass, their style couples country dance motifs from all the Italian peninsula and hieratic vocals singing about the themes of emigration, protest, antifascism, rediscovery of traditions and the discomfort of the weaker classes.
The songs are often lively and choral, with "Piazza Fontana" strongly condemning both the terrorist attack of 1969 and the state reaction to it. Most of them sound perfect for arousing people during strikes and many a passage distinctly remind of Stalingrado-era Stormy Six. As a matter of fact, the album was first published by Stormy Six's own label "L'orchestra", and reprinted one year later by I dischi dello zodiaco.


Tracklist:
  1. Povera gente/Piccolo paese
  2. La mia gente
  3. Valigie di cartone
  4. Il popolo è forte
  5. Mineros
  6. Festa in paese
  7. L'emigrato
  8. Zip e zip
  9. Piazza Fontana
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laltritalia said...

grazie dell'aggiunta e per gli yu kung. a presto.

kingink said...

non funziona il link rapidshare
ora provo con megaupload
grazie comunque per l'ottimo lavoro!