Monday, July 13, 2009
Purple Overdose - Solemn Visions 
Label: Pegasus Records
Catalog #: PEG 023
Format: Vinyl, 12", LP
Pulsating The Door Of My Dreams
The Room Of Angels
Out Of Your Mind
Mp3@320 & scans
Take me here
Band formed by Costas Constantinou on 1987. Debut album "Exit 4" released by Pegasus records on 1988 getting very good reviews. Soon Purple Overdose became "famous" in the Greek underground scene. Second album "Indigo" in Pegasus on 1990 established ’em as a cult name in psychedelic music, their sound based mainly on that flower trippy music of mid 60’s in UK and USA. More tracks of that period which never released or appeared in"different" form in Indigo lp released on 2004 in the album "Painting The Air" from OnStage Records. A 7" single released by 5th Dimension label on 1993 ,during band’s unactive period between 1991-1993 due to their drummer’s service in the army. They returned on 1994 with the 3rd album on Pegasus, named simply "Purple Overdose".Great music in a beautiful and rare cover (giant poster),here band flirting with jazz and progressive rock but always well blended in their psychedelic pot. Fourth album "Solemn Visions" (1996) again through Pegasus extends their music to more complicated psychedelic ways. Their probably best album, "Reborn" ,released after 3 years of preparation on 1999 by Action records and it’s their first in CD.It gained excellent reviews in Europe,USA,Japan and South America entering the playlist of many psychedelic/progressive radio stations. After that they invited to play at the Rockwave Festival of Athens on July 13th 1999 with Mercury Rev,dEUS and other big names of the rock/pop scene. Purple Overdose,all those years, did many concerts in Athens .Each one a chance for their fans to gather and enjoy the multicolored sounds of band’s trippy music. A fine example of the way they sounded on stage, are 3 live recorded albums which released on 2001 in CD (Onion Music) and double vinyl box set ,both named "The Salmon’s Trip..Live" but with different tracks each and their latest "A Trip To Purpleland" by the famous Nasoni Records of Germany,on November 2006 with live material from concerts of 1989.This album released also in double vinyl and double CD. Purple Overdose became friends with the 60’s legendary psychedelic band of The Electric Prunes at the begining of 2002 and on October of the same year both bands played together in Athens! After that, the band "slowered down" it’s activities.On September of 2005 they played at the 2nd Rock Festival of Tripolis where they surprised their fans by presenting different sounds and ways on their known tracks.
Costas Constantinou : (1987 to present) Christophoros Triantaphilopoulos : (1988 to present) Andreas Andriopoulos : (1989 to present) Stavros Eleftheriou : (1998 to present) Costas Stergiou : (2001 to present) Vasilis Kapanikis : (1993 - 2001) Aris Kontoangelos : (1989 - 1991) Tolis Labouris :(1990 - 1996) Michalis Vasiliou : (1988 - 1989) Giorgos Papageorgiades : (1987 - 1989) Giorgos Nikas : (1987 - 1988) Makis Mpellos : (1993)
7" Single You Loose It
Με αυτό το Lp , συμπληρώνουμε την δισκογραφία - ελπίζω - της Pegasus
Αν λείπει κάτι , μπορείτε να αφήσετε σχόλιο...
Ανάξιος να μιλήσω για την αξία και το μέγεθος των Purple Overdose , παραδίνω στα αυτιά σας τον δίσκο αυτό.
Το όλο artwork - καταπληκτικό - ανήκει στην Ηλιάνα Νοέα , η οποία έχει κάνει και το φοβερό εξώφυλλο - πόστερ του 3ου άλμπουμ των Purple Overdose , που πρέπει να το δεις για να καταλάβεις πόσο υπέροχο είναι...
Για αυτό προτιμώ τα βινύλια από τα cd.
Η καλύτερη ψυχεδελική μπάντα των τελευταίων 25 χρόνων ?