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In Search of Spiritual Junkfood

by Church of Betty

Devastating progressive rock, psychedelic and dissonant. A formidable Downtown New York combo channels Indian popular song. As if Zappa had gone to an ashram and smuggled in heavy drugs.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. Bodgaya
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2. True Karma
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3. Hammerhead Shark
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4. Visions of Beauty
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5. Virtual Reality
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6. Crimson Tide
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7. Evaporate Victoria
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8. Alu Au Gratin
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9. The Road Is the Gold
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10. One Way Ticket
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11. The Kicking Game
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12. Spiritual Junkfood
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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1994, Ponk Records: Upon returning from extended travels in India, Rael formed a new band with old mates Ed Pastorini of 101 Crustaceans and Jan Kotik of the Mommyheads, and the rhythm section of The Round Band: Jonathan Feinberg and Joe Quigley. Jon and Joe would play with Betty for the better part of a decade. Rael's compositions are patterned directly on South Asian songs; the group took them so far into the stratosphere that the source influences are virtually unrecognizable. This ferociously progressive album earned the group passage to Europe, where they played in Weiner Festwochen's Contemporary Indian Music Festival with many of the world's greatest Indian music stars. "This record is not joking, and it issues a very serious challenge to all other purveyors of psychedelia." - Sound Views

Musicians: Chris Rael,Ed Pastorini, Jonathan Feinberg, Joe Quigley, Jan Kotik, Marlon Cherry, Marc Mueller, Paul Mueller, Cindy Rickmond, Bob Muller. Produced by Chris Rael. Recorded by Gil Shuster, Bob Muller, Chris Biondo & Al Houghton. Cover by Zode, Pablo Tauler, Lou DeMonte & Cory McDowall.


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