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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OMG YES!! Focus Playing "Hocus (Fucking) Pocus" LIVE in 1973

Posted by on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Uh, this is so brutal. SERIOUSLY.

Ridiculous AND heavy, yup, but...so perfectly Euro-prog. Why would you have NOT expected a yodel, a scat...AND whistlin' break?! Also: this song was an American Top 10 HIT in 1973.

Focus was a Dutch group featuring heavies Thijs van Leer on organ and yodel face and the guitarist Jan Akkerman. The group is still active. However, I'm not sure they are quite as brutal as they were 40 years ago.

 

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douchus 1
How do you know they're not just speaking Dutch?
Posted by douchus on September 25, 2012 at 2:48 PM · Report this
geoff teardrop 2
oh fuck yes
Posted by geoff teardrop http://twitter.com/wipess on September 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Keekee 3
Dig Gladys Knight. She was hot!
Posted by Keekee on September 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM · Report this
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This song used to freak me the fuck out when I heard it on the radio as a lad.
Posted by Dave Segal on September 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
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104.5 covington on the FM was playing this every day, until a couple months ago when they sold the eff out. F the Q.
Posted by PRISONFOOD on September 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM · Report this
merry 6
Actual. Musicians.

What a concept!!!
Posted by merry on September 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM · Report this
Norbeck 7
Wooah Nipper! Granting brief reprieve on the (strict?) NO WHISTLING policy? I can see why though. These guys brutalized the fuck outta that shit!
Posted by Norbeck on September 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this

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