Charlie Megira
Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic
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The bastard love child of Elvis and Lux Interior, Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira brewed a heady amalgam of ’50s trash rock, surf-y tremolo, and reverb-drenched goth during his all-to-brief 44 trips around the sun. Born in Beit She’an near the banks of the Jordan in 1972, Megira didn’t cut his first record until he was nearly 28, after only a few short months playing the guitar. Over the course of the next decade and half, Megira fronted the Modern Dance Club and Beth She’an Valley Hillbillies on three occasions, and left four other albums/CDRs worth of solo detritus behind for the world to make sense of. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.
On his 2000 debut, Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic, Megira channels the optimism of post-war America, narcoleptic surf, and the Twin Peaks soundtrack into a lo-fi masterpiece all his own. Sung in both Hebrew and English, Mambo Chic moves at a deliberate pace, unconcerned by the traffic of the modern world and wrapped in a blanket of Tascam 4-track hiss. On “Tomorrow’s Gone” Megira achieves the feat of being so far back in time that he’s somehow living in the future and waiting for the rest of us to arrive.
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Charlie Megira Golgotha Rock
Charlie Megira Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Charlie Megira The Girl Who Was Frightened Of Ashtrays
Charlie Megira At The Rasco
Charlie Megira Hashahar Ha'ole
Charlie Megira Tomorrow's Gone
Charlie Megira The Death Dance Of The Busy Hot Lifeguard Instructor Babe
Charlie Megira The Avenging Wolf II
The bastard love child of Elvis and Lux Interior, Israeli guitarist Charlie Megira brewed a heady amalgam of ’50s trash rock, surf-y tremolo, and reverb-drenched goth during his all-to-brief 44 trips around the sun. Born in Beit She’an near the banks of the Jordan in 1972, Megira didn’t cut his first record until he was nearly 28, after only a few short months playing the guitar. Over the course of the next decade and half, Megira fronted the Modern Dance Club and Beth She’an Valley Hillbillies on three occasions, and left four other albums/CDRs worth of solo detritus behind for the world to make sense of. Armed with only an Eko guitar, a black tuxedo, and his signature wrap-around shades, Charlie Megira was a mold-breaking artist who disintegrated while we were all staring at our phones.
On his 2000 debut, Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic, Megira channels the optimism of post-war America, narcoleptic surf, and the Twin Peaks soundtrack into a lo-fi masterpiece all his own. Sung in both Hebrew and English, Mambo Chic moves at a deliberate pace, unconcerned by the traffic of the modern world and wrapped in a blanket of Tascam 4-track hiss. On “Tomorrow’s Gone” Megira achieves the feat of being so far back in time that he’s somehow living in the future and waiting for the rest of us to arrive.

TRACK LIST

Charlie Megira Golgotha Rock
Charlie Megira Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
Charlie Megira The Girl Who Was Frightened Of Ashtrays
Charlie Megira At The Rasco
Charlie Megira Hashahar Ha'ole
Charlie Megira Tomorrow's Gone
Charlie Megira The Death Dance Of The Busy Hot Lifeguard Instructor Babe
Charlie Megira The Avenging Wolf II
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