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The Devil's Anvil - 1967 - Hard Rock From The Middle East

The Devil's Anvil was a hard rock/psychedelic band based out of New York City in the 1960's. They released on album entitled Hard Rock from the Middle East in 1967 showcasing a mix of 60's hard rock and psychedelic sound with Turkish, Arab vocals and traditional instrumentals. Their middle-eastern acid-rock was unique and bizarrely modern (it predates the British transglobal-dance bands by about 30 years). The fuzzed-out guitar mingled with oud, bouzouki, tamboura, Goblet drum. Instrumental in the band's formation was producer Felix Pappalardi, who helped sign them with Columbia Records. It was in 1966, while hanging out in the Village that he chanced upon a group of Middle Eastern-born or -descended musicians, playing at a coffee house called Feejon. Pappalardi began playing with them, and eventually they became the unofficial house band at Feejon -- the core members of the group, which took the name The Devil's Anvil, were Steve Knight (rhythm guitar, bass, bouzouki), Jerry Satpir (lead guitar, vocals), Elierzer Adoram (accordion), and Kareem Issaq (oud, vocals). Knight and Pappalardi developed a good working relationship, trading the bass and guitar spots during the recording of the group's one album, Hard Rock from the Middle East, which set the stage for their subsequent team-up together in Mountain. Unfortunately for The Devil's Anvil, their album was released during escalating tensions between Israel and neighboring Arab countries and the Six Day War, or the Arab-Israeli War, in 1967. Subsequently, radio stations would not touch the album because of its controversial sound.

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