15th April 2015: Covers Week – Day 3: Zia – Man Kiam

Language – Persian

Cover – I’m A Believer (written by Neil Diamond)

A Monkees cover in Iranian waltz time – does it get any better than this?  No, quite frankly, it doesn’t.  Possibly the most brilliant thing I have ever heard!  This whole compilation album is great, and the sleeve notes give an absolutely fascinating insight into musical life in Iran in the 1960s and 70s – apparently most bands played live and some were incredibly popular, but they tended not to make records as it was quite a difficult process, which in turn makes gems like this incredibly rare. Some wonderful soul has searched and delved and created this compilation for us.  We are truly blessed!

Buy the CD here: http://www.discogs.com/Various-%D8%B1%D9%82%D8%B5-%D8%B1%D9%82%D8%B5-%D8%B1%D9%82%D8%B5-Raks-Raks-Raks-27-Golden-Garage-Psych-Nuggets-From-The-Iranian-60s-Sc%C3%A8/release/2547188

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