Week of October 10, 1999

Anonima Sound

The story of Anonima Sound is similar to that of Alusa Fallax.  Formed in 1966 as a trio, they recorded several melodic singles, including the infamous "Parla Tu" in 1967. After two more singles in the early seventies, lead vocalist Ivan Graziani left to pursue a career as a solo artist. At this point, the group, having recruited new members, changed its musical orientation, releasing a progressive album, "Red Tape Machine", entirely sung in English. It's an interesting album, featuring obvious Jethro Tull influences: the singer tried in places to imitate Ian Anderson and one of the principal instruments in the sound was the flute. Yet, the group had a distinct sound of their own.

LP: "Red Tape Machine" (1972) Arcobaleno - ARC 000111
45: "10 Prendo Amore"/"Cerchi" (1971) Arcobaleno - ARC NP 2071

Taken from "The Return of Italian Pop" by Paolo Barotto (Vinyl Magic VM201, 8016158220124)
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