Julian Cope presents JAPROCKSAMPLER.COM
Their single "Back In The U.S.S.R."
Chibo - vocals
Shinki Chen - guitar
George Yanagi - bass
Shinichi Nogi – drums
Powerhouse was a heavy blues combo led by the highly rated guitarist Shinki Chen. Originally named Midnight Express Blues Band, the newly named Powerhouse were persuaded to perform a version of The Beatles' 'Back in the USSR' as their debut single. Despite its inappropriate nature, The Beatles' 'Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da' was next foisted upon them by their record company. Powerhouse chose to record the song as a heavy blues, and their debut LP NEW STYLE OF BLUES - HERE COMES POWERHOUSE was released in April 1969. The band was, however, too heavy for the imploding Group Sounds scene but not original enough to write their own material. Thereafter Shinki went solo then formed Speed Glue and Shinki.
Posted by shaka, Oct 08, 2007