Various Artists / Rough Guide Psychedelic Bollywood
Album: Rough Guide Psychedelic Bollywood   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2013
Label:World Music Network  

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Add Date: 2013-07-07 Pull Date: 2013-09-08 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 8 Sep 1 Aug 25 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21
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Recent Airplay
1. May 03, 2022: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Duniya Mein Logon Ko (Apna Desh)
4. Sep 26, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Piya Tu Ab To Aaja
2. Feb 07, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jul 7, 2013)
Pyar Zindagi Hai, Cabaret Dance Music (Instrumental)
5. Jun 28, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Aao Twist Karein, Duniya Mein Logon Ko (Apna Desh)
3. Nov 29, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Hare Rama Hare Krishna
6. Mar 22, 2016: It's Boollywood, It's Hollywood
Piya Tu Ab To Aaja

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-07-06
Rough Guide to Psychedelic Bollywood
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/6/13
Psychedelic Bollywood – and trust me, Bollywood could get pretty damn pyschedelic before they decided to slavishly imitate Hollywood… Great comp – just what we’ve all been needing! Even the less-good stuff here is awesome. Caveat – calling the majority of CD “Psychedelic” is a real stretch.
CD 1:
1. 7:30 ****uptempo psych guitar and psych vocals by top vocalists (and sisters) Lata and Asha. Some demented instrumental bits. Huge hit back in the day.
2. 2:38 ****chord! Scream! Spy movie sound with bongos, farfisa, hysterical laughter. Hooray for Bollywood!
3. 3:18 ***big jazz chord, extremely high female vocals, overly excited male panting… just plain strange, frankly.
4. 2:15 ***big drums in a traditional vein, part raga, part beatnik jazz party.
5. 2:51 **midtempo groovy swingy with flutes and lounge-y female scat singing.
6. 4:18 ****psyched-up keyboard intro, then uptempo, fraught, Blaxploitation groove with sweet female vocals (Asha was queen of psych singing!)
7. 4:03 **interpretive flute, uptempo bongo bop male vocals in English and scat. Bippity boppity chanting. Odd!
8. 2:12 ***uptempo boppy jazzy lounge-y thing with groovy sax, instrumental. Gets crazy fast with pysch guitar bits.
9. 3:11 ****psych sitar and tabla, seductive female vocals (guess who!)
10. 5:26 ***weird stuttering vocals, old-school mambo mixed with frenzy. Another huge hit from yesteryear.
11. 8:05 ****funky midtempo stomp, female sighs, bits of added sounds and instruments – it must have made sense with the video, I think…
12. 2:13 ***big horn squeal, then uptempo chunky lounge with fuzz guitars and bongos. Instrumental.
13. 5:51 ****disturbing (but jolly) male vocals and panting, uptempo bongo groove. Grotty farfisa, big horns. Freak out!
14. 3:22 ***uptempo fuzzy guitar and bongos, almost dubby. Freak out, indeed! Gets pretty Zapp-tastic.
15. 5:37 ****fast 60’s beach blanket pop sound – another huge hit, very catchy.
CD 2: (R.D. Burman)
1. 5:25 ****downtempo swingy, Pink Panther feel, lounge-a-mambo. Breathy Asha vocals. Impressive rhythmic panting. Another huge hit. Vibes!
2. 4:36 ***really pretty sitar and tabla downtempo sway, male vocals. Hit.
3. 4:13 ****twist a gogo! I can totally see the Hullaballoo dancers here…
4. 2:58 **very groovy spy movie lounge with rooster impersonation. Switches to lovely acoustic guitar, male vocals (I liked the intro best...)
5. 6:05 *midtempo lilting waltz, pretty male vocals. Not particularly Psych… OK, there is an inexplicable bit of one horse open sleigh, but no Psych.
6. 4:48 ****bells and suspense… Rather Spanish-sounding guitar, sweet Asha vocals, huge oft-covered hit, complex and lovely tune.
7. 3:59 **kiddie vocals – very cute, and they actually hold a tune. Midtempo Bollypop.
8. 5:46 **male vocals, flute, very slow, rather bad sound quality. Slow sitar and tabla (and flute) blues.
9. 4:22 **jaunty old fashioned Bolly bounce, loopy vocals.
10. 4:52 ***midtempo sentimental sounding music with an Indian country beat, pretty vocals. Fairly bit hit, pleasant as mess.
11. 8:09 spoken dialog… I dunno, might be good if you speak Hindi… Ah, last of song is rather downtempo slightly Latin-tinged groove, male vocals.
12. 3:39 *****The ultimate classic of the genre (on several other comps) – Asha and pals make fine fun of American hippie tourists. Extremely catchy, midtempo with bongos and chorus, and Asha actually singing in an alto range part of the time!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle & Mahendra Kapoor Pyar Zindagi Hai
2. Kalyanji Anandji Cabaret Dance Music (Instrumental)
3. Asha Bhosle Mera Naam Hai Shabnam
4. R.D. Burman Moments Of Passion (Instrumental)
5. Shiv Hari Title Music (Instrumental)
6. Asha Bhosle Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Diwana
7. Usha Iyer & Asha Bhosle Hare Rama Hare Krishna
8. Laxmikant-Pyarelal Soul Of Bobby (Instrumental)
9. Asha Bhosle Aye Naujawan Sab Kuchh Yahan (Apradh)
10. Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle Main Hoon Pyar Tera
11. Lata Mangeshkar Apni To Jaise Taise
12. Kalyanji Anandji Dance Music (Instrumental)
13. R.D. Burman And Asha Bhosle Duniya Mein Logon Ko (Apna Desh)
14. Mohammed Rafi Jaan Pehechaan Ho
15. Asha Bhosle And Rd Burman Piya Tu Ab To Aaja
16. Kumar Sanu Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
17. Manna Dey & Chorus Aao Twist Karein
18. Mohammed Rafi Chand Mera Dil
19. Kumar Sanu Kuch Na Kaho
20. Asha Bhosle And Mohammed Rafi Chura Liya Hai Tumne
21. Vanita Mishra, Gauri Bapat And Gurpreet Kaur Lakdi Ki Kathi
22. S.D. Burman Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana
23. Mohammed Rafi Sar Jo Tera Chakraye
24. Asha Bhosle And Mohammed Rafi Yah Ladka Hai Allah
25. Kishore Kumar Yeh Shaam Mastani
26. Asha Bhosle Dum Maro Dum