Monday, July 18, 2011

Rockfour - The Beautiful World

Rockfour is an Israeli rock band that plays psychedelic guitar rock music. Just a little bit of backstory: In about 2000, they came to the states, were signed to the great psychedelic label Rainbow Quartz, went to Detroit to team up with Jim Diamond (Dirtbombs, White Stripes, etc) and produced two great albums in English. If you don't have them, please do yourself a favor and go get them.

[EDIT: please feel free to supplement my meager informational offering by reviewing their Wikipedia link, which is pretty comprehensive]

Now, it appears they have recorded their newest album The Beautiful World in Hebrew. It's terrific and if, like me, you find most rock lyrics to be secondary to the sound anyway, it's a great listen.

Check it out at their "Youtubeplayer":

If you have a strong desire to sing along and don't know Hebrew, fortunately there are five other really good Rockfour records for you to enjoy... from their early releases through the two Rainbow Quartz releases (Another Beginning and Nationwide), and their 2007 release on Cooking Vinyl, Memories of the Never Happened. Here's "Goes Around" form that record:

If you're fortunate, you might be able to scare up a used copy of For Fans Only, the fan club cd they put out containing great psych covers of bands like The Byrds, The Beatles, The Creation and Pink Floyd (check out this killer cover of "Astronomy Domine"):

Here's another Pink Floyd cover, "Arnold Layne":

They really are an amazing band, deserving of a much wider hearing. Do what you can...

Rockfour Website


1 comment:

Mister M said...

Love this band! I'm from Israel too..