From Dusty groove “ Here's some pretty awesome late 60s psychedelic freakout gems from a cat we'd never heard of before -- Israeli citizen Danny Ben-Israel -- who only ever recorded a couple of albums worth of material!
One of those albums, Chantarish 3 1/4 (also known as Bullshit 3 1/4) was recorded in his native Hebrew, and was soon as much as banned in Israel, so Ben-Israel then packed up his English language recordings from the same Tel-Aviv sessions and headed to the US.
The massive, free-spiraling tunes that comprise the first 3 tracks on this record combine the kind of way out space trip electric guitar that Hendrix played live but never recorded, and stable bass, drums and Eastern-tinged keyboards that keep it all rock and roll -- no matter how out there Danny's wailing vocals and lyrics go.
The remaining tracks feature Danny alone on all the instrumentation (bass, guitar, whistle, violin, keyboards and other odd sounds.) Tracks include "Kathmandu", "Bad Trip", "Do You Believe In Fairy Tales?", "Seagulls", "Can't Stand You" and the great closer "The Hippies Of Today Are The Assholes Of Tomorrow" -- which is not only one of the most deadpan satires we've ever heard from the psychedelic era, but it also contains just about as much incisive, prescient truthisms as any Dylan tome from late 60s!
A1 Bad Trip 2:34
A2 Introduction/Kathmandu 13:40
A3 Can't Stand You 6:58
B1 Seagulls 5:57
B2 The Hippies Of Today Are The Assholes Of Tomorrow 11:59
B3 Do You Believe In Fairytales? 5:21