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Born as Gleemen, who released a self-titled album similar in sound to the late ‘60s psychedelic rock, with the 45rpm “Marta Helmuth” the Genoese band changed their name to Garybaldi and laid the foundations for a stylistic evolution that fully led to the creation of their first LP, “Nuda”.
Guitarist Bambi Fossati had always been branded as a Jimi Hendrix emulator, but demonstrates here that he could go far beyond being a simple copy of his idol, who was actually the trigger for his way of playing the 6-string. The album opens with the enthralling “Maya desnuda” and, above all, ends with “Moretto da Brescia”, a 20-minute suite that extends to the full second side, unfolding in a multiple variety of styles and atmospheres.
“Nuda” is nothing less than a cornerstone of Italian progressive rock, wonderful not only in its musical content but also in its graphic aspect, thanks to a legendary triple gatefold cover exclusively illustrated by cartoonist Guido Crepax.