Fading Sunshine Rec. Jokers -LP/mini LP-sized CD- (IR,1972,pub.2011)***
When Vaheed, the lead singer and guitarist of Jokers visited the UK for a short period, and heard bands like MC5 and Cream he decided to change his music style and upon his return recorded this album with just two mikes and a reel-to-reel tape recorder. The result is a raw, distorted mostly blues-psychedelic jam with a garage-punkish like attitude in the vocals. The second track the most “normal” rock’n roll rocker. All of the tracks are made in pure western standards. It gets along all right, builds up some energy, around the time of the long B-side track where the blues-psychedelia has become most effective with its heavy bluesy guitar solos, a stoned effect and screaming voice. It is not recorded too well, mostly it is not too different from several recordings around that time from the US, UK up to Danmark where this style had a few very good examples, exceptionally it also made it to Iran. I think it’s an understatement to say it was never released at the time for various reasons. Musically not a must-have but enjoyable in its genre, within its time.