AGUATURBIA Psychedelic Drugstore + Complete Tracks (1969/1970)

Psychedelic Drugstore (1969/70)
Derivative, But Fun, Chilean Psych

I’m a fan of second-rate psych. The little known Aguaturbia, from Chile, is a basic, by-the-numbers, Cream & Frisco-influenced power trio… with a female lead. Frankly, they’re not all that good, but I’m mysteriously drawn to them anyway. You’ll hear plenty of familiar cues here, as if it was recorded while an FM radio was playing one day in 1969. Electric, blues-based trio jamming, plenty of wah, radio psych pop (“Somebody To Love,” a freaked out 10 minute version of “Crimson & Clover”), filler boogie (“Rollin’ & Tumblin'”), a “Manic Depression” rip (“Ah Ah Ah Ay”) and even some soft-core erotica (“Erotica”) – complete with orgasmic writhing and a funky studio jam. Getting psyched yet? Psychedelic Drugstore is actually a compilation of the band’s first two albums, Aguaturbia (1969), (HERE), and Volumen 2 (1970) (HERE), both recently re-issued on vinyl. Want the experience of hearing a new band in a friend-of-a-friend’s basement back in the late 60s again? Here you go. Amazon has it, HERE. NOTE: We’ve just added a CD reissue, below.


Somebody To Love (3:05)
Erotica (3:50)
Rollin’ ‘n’ Tumblin’ (3:06)
Ah Ah Ah Ay (2:49)
Crimson & Clover (10:35)
Heartbreaker (5:42)
Blues On The West Side (6:17)
Waterfall (3:46)
Evol (8:45)
I Wonder Who (2:56)
Aguaturbia (2:22)

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Complete Tracks (1969/1970)
The Band’s 1969 & 1970 Albums w/Bonuses

AQUATURBIA
Baby (3:04)
Erotica (3:51)
Alguiem Para Amar (3:02)
Ah Ah Ah Ay (2:13)
Rollin And Tumblin (3:08)
Uno De Estos Dias (5:32)
Carmesi Y Trebol (7:07)
Eres Tu (2:51)
VOLUMEN 2
I Wonder Who (2:59)
Heartbreaker (4:34)
Blues On The West Side (6:18)
Waterfall (3:46)
Well All Right (3:48)
Jailhouse Rock (2:44)
E.V.O.L. (8:46)
Aguaturbia (2:25)
BONUSES
El Hombre De La Guittarra (3:35)
Hermoso Domingo (3:19)
Flaco (3:29)

7 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 09:31 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    styreneboy
    April 23, 2013 - 05:53 | Permalink

    I won’t be d/l ’cause I bought all this stuff long ago but I wanted to agree with your appraisal. A very average band but at the same time irresistible. I don’t know if it’s her voice (with her almost impenetrable accent), the fuzz-and-wah guitar histrionics or what, but I’ve been in love with this band for a long time… Cool post Mr Willard.

  • 3
    Joe
    April 23, 2013 - 12:38 | Permalink

    I’m def going to check this out – you’ve intrigued me w/your description. Thanks!

  • 4
    Tony
    April 23, 2013 - 13:12 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard! I’m going to check this out. Never heard of this band before.
    cheers Tony

  • 5
    BTLFAN
    April 24, 2013 - 09:45 | Permalink

    Thanks for this one.Sounds just weird enough to be enjoyable.

    • 6
      Willard
      April 25, 2013 - 02:09 | Permalink

      Weird, yes. Enjoyable? Guess we’ll see.

  • 7
    March 3, 2014 - 07:01 | Permalink

    it never gets weird enough for me – nice one Willard!

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