Les Rallizes Dénudés (裸のラリーズ)
‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE

LP / CD / Digital Download

Purchase (outside Japan/Asia only) via Bandcamp / Light In The Attic (Distribution)

Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.

‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features early recordings that capture the reckless energy of the band’s formative years in Kyoto. Includes early takes of Rallizes staples “Memory is Far Away” and “The Last One,” the rare tender ballad “Bid Calls in the Dark,” possibly Mothers of Invention-inspired (complete with a kazoo solo) “Vertigo otherwise My Conviction.” CD edition includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a take on the classic stomper “Tobacco Road” (more Blues Magoos than Nashville Teens.)

Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Yuasa Manabu.

1. Smokin’ Cigarette Blues (Live Version)
2. La Mal Rouge
3. 眩暈 / Vertigo otherwise My Conviction
4. Les Bulles de Savon / Soap Bubbles
5. 記憶は遠い / Memory is Far Away
6. 鳥の声 / Bird Calls in the Dusk
7. My Conviction (2nd. Version) 
8. The Last One _1969 (Live Version)
-CD Only Bonus Tracks-
9. Résonance
10. Tobacco Road

Mizutani Takashi
Vocals / Electric side & fuzz guitar

Kato Takashi
Drums & All percussions

Tada Takashi
Bass guitar (Lead guitar in "Bird calls in the dusk")

Matsumoto Tsutomu
Drums (Track 7)

Nakamura Takeshi
Bass guitar in "Smokin' Cigarette Blues" and
Electric guitar in "Tobacco Road"

All songs & Musics by Mizutani

All arrangements by Les Rallizes Dénudés

Except "Tobacco Road" (Written by John D. Loudermilk) ©1960 by Universal - Cedarwood Publishing

All tracks are recorded by monaural recording in Kyoto
Early'68 - Late'69