Friday, November 03, 2006

Peloma Bokiu-Peloma Bokiu (1972-Great Greek psychedelic rock)

The band’s name Peloma Bokiu came from band mates’ surnames. Nikos Daperis, Nikos Logothetis, Takis Marinakis, Vlassis Mponatsos and Yiannis Kiourtzoglou formed in 70’s one of the best rock bands in Greece ever. Their first single “Garyfale, Garyfale” is a classic one until today and had really great lyrics and feeling. The band was playing heavy progressive rock music with strong influences from Santana. It was one of the most capable greek rock bands. Vlassis Mponatsos (Stevie Winwood like singer-second one from left counting) was a very talented guy, he continued playing music and singing until his death last year. He was also starring in T.V. Shows and other T.V. productions and was acting in great theatrical productions, like when he starred Che Guevara role with great Greek female actor Aliki Vougiouclakis starring in Evita musical with great success. Listen to him on “Ύμνος στη ζωή” (Life’s Hymn), this great song from their album. “Κάποιος πεθαίνει” (Somebody is dying) and "Ψεύτικη Ζωή" (Fake Life) are great songs also. Mponatsos did a few albums during the following decades but nothing was like this one with Peloma Bokiu band.

Vlassis is still among us. These people never really die.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mpravo filarako.Nasai kala.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Laruchis said...

Thx a lot for the music.
Incredible titles.
Btw, is it posible to get the track names translated, so I can tag them?
Thx again.

9:43 AM  

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