Laiko Rock From Turkey (1968-1974)
Kupa 4 (Kupa Dörtlüsü) was a band formed of Greek and Turkish musicians who lived in a mutual culture in Istanbul (or Constantinople). Their roots connected to rebetiko and laiko, but they were also children of the revolution. Therefore while playing in a tradition of a laiko band, they also had influences from beat and surf. Groovy drumming, killer Farfisa, and bouzouki-like electric guitar sounds are the key elements in Kupa 4’s soundscape.
The band rocked the taverns in Turkey and attracted both minorities’ and Turks’ attention until the Cyprus crisis in 1974. In this compilation, you will be hearing the recordings of Kupa 4, where they performed a unique laiko beat/surf style made in Turkey. Plus, in 2 tracks, you will listen to the band performing as an influential Anatolian Rock band.
Presented with a liner notes, archive photos and a great remastered sound.