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The Illusion


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1. The Illusion were one of the most successful unknown psychedelic bands of their generation. Their personnel included Michael Ricciardella (drums), Richie Cerniglia (guitar), Chuck Alder (bass), Mike Maniscalco (guitar, keyboards), and John Vinci (vocals). They released three albums on Steed Label; “The Illusion” (1969), “Together (As A Way Of Life)” (1969), and “If It’s So” (1970).

2. More psychological than musical,

The Illusion created a sound bordering on the distortion and was an affront to the very fundamentals of what a “rock” band should or even could be. The combination of noise and nonsense, any and all things childish, exaggerated, and irrational, resulted in an incredible cacophony that transports you back to a time when you still believed illusion lived under your brain. Hailing all the way from the cold frontier of east java,
Malang City , this band won’t just give you the atmosphere of ache and loneliness but will bring you the frost itself.
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  • Color_Of_Sound

    Listening a Long Island Band (1969). Nice guitar based psych heavy rock.... with melody and rhythm dominanting the 3 albums...

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Framboesa96

    I'm hearing you for the first time. I'm listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Pt.1, I think) and it's great!

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • 0acideyes0

    listening to the album if it's so, it's a beauty!

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
  • spine_buster

    Why isn't Chuck in the current lineup?!

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Orange-1

    Hey, There! Great to have you here! All the best & great luck!!:-)

    4 Aug 2009 Reply

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