Album of the Day
When guitar hero Shinki Chen recruited Golden Cups bassist Masayoshi “Glue” Kabe and drummer Joey “Speed” Smith (later to return to his native Philippines and join the Juan de la Cruz Band), one of Japan's greatest power trios was born. Signed to Atlantic Records by producer Ikuzo Orita, the supergroup unleashed EVE in 1971 before splintering. If the band name wasn't a tip-off, titles like “Mr. Walking Drugstore Man” and “Stoned Out of My Mind” reflect the sonic overdose here, with English-language vocals driven by piledriver rhythms and insistent fuzz and wah-wah riffs. For years a big ticket collectors item, EVE returns this month as a limited edition colored vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.