Nuda (Picture Disc)
LIMITED TO 300 COPIES.
TRIPLE FOLDOUT COVER
Born as Gleemen, authors of an eponymous album whose music can be labeled as late 60’s psychedelic rock, with the release of the “Marta Helmuth” 7-inch the Genoese band changed their name to Garybaldi and laid the foundations for a stylistic evolution that was fully reflected in the realization of their first LP, “Nuda”.
Often labeled as a ‘simple’ Jimi Hendrix copycat, guitarist Bambi Fossati shows here that he was not a mere replica of his idol. The album opens with the rushing “Maya desnuda” but, most of all, closes with “Moretto da Brescia”, a 20-minute suite that fills the whole side B of the record, displaying a wide variety of different styles and atmospheres, revealing the true ‘progressive side’ of the quartet.
“Nuda” is a wonderful and iconic record not only in its musical content but also in its appearance, thanks to a tri-gatefold cover, exclusively illustrated by the comic book artist Guido Crepax. This LP will be soon followed by “Astrolabio”, before a long hiatus, but the band won’t probably be able to reach the artistic peaks of this little masterpiece.