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December 26, 2011

Optikler - Köylü Kizi (1967)

This is the only band I’ve seen from the ‘60s (or any other decade) to be from Turkey. Composed of mostly nineteen year old students and one sixteen year old lead guitarist, the group’s name translates to “The Optics” in English.

They were headlined “future stars are born” by the Milliyet newspaper after appearing, and winning, a contest which was broadcast to more than twenty-thousand people. Played in their final set list at that contest, this song’s title translates to “Peasant’s Daughter” in English. The song starts off sounding baroque and then takes an awesome surf-sounding twist.

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Optikler - Köylü Kizi (1967)

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Lyrics:

Hey-hey!

Hey-hey!

Hey-hey!

4 comments:

  1. There were a lot more surf rock bands in 60's Turkey. Check out this little compilation I made:
    http://www.mixcloud.com/cappuccino/surf-rock-alla-turca-the-turkish-way-to-surf/

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  2. I'm listening to it right now and it sounds great. Thank you very much for sharing!

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    1. That's nothing, I am happy that you like it. :) Nice blog by the way.

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  3. You can download and extended compilation (20 songs) I made here:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?gfalt6boc2xv6be

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