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Fricke's Picks: Rockin' the Casbah

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Sharif wouldn't like it: Raks Raks Raks — 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From the Iranian 60s Scene (Raks Discos) is a magnetically weird a-go-go of Middle Eastern rhythms, guitars acting like ouds and oddly translated R&B (see Googoosh's harem-Aretha shot at "Respect"). This was a brief party for bands like the Rebels and Moha Jamin, who aspired to Beatlemania under the shah's repressive modernism. That copies of these rare singles and EPs also survived Sharia is a miracle.

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David Fricke

Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke has more than 10,000 albums in his New York apartment. His first record review for the magazine was Frank Zappa's 'Sheik Yerbouti' (RS 290).

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