GOOGOOSH

Googoosh

(Finders Keepers) Used CD $13.00

Despite being a national treasure to generations of free-thinking Iranians and one of the most well-known and beloved songbirds from the East, Faegheh Atashin found her songs and performances — combining inspiration from a deep-rooted history of Persian poetic verse and indelible Arabic songcraft — banned after the Iranian revolution of 1979. Her most famous songs have become anthems among international Iranian communitie.s Finders Keepers’ first Googoosh release focuses on a handful of her lesser-spotted tracks —mid-tempo pop peons with pulsating rhythm sections awash with expertly orchestrated strings (akin to that of intense Italian or French film composers). Other tracks take cues from jazz, bossa and early disco, unconsciously inducing political paranoia from the era’s imminent anti-pop restrictive regime.