Ramasandiran Somusundaram ‎– Skinny Woman

Magma (2) ‎– MAGL 18006
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Skinny Woman
A2 I Am Afraid Of Loosing You
A3 Everybody
A4 Electronic Heart
A5 Leon Dance
B1 Swamy
B2 Bombay
B3 Hari Siva
B4 Shanghai
B5 Chan

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Produzione Studio G - Genova

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: MAGL 18006 - A 24/10/74
  • Matrix / Runout: MAGL 18006 - B 24/10/74
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): (MAGL 18006 / A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): (MAGL 18006 / B)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CNPL 805 Ramasandiran Somusundaram Skinny Woman(LP, Album, Dig) Cinedelic Records CNPL 805 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
CNPL 805 Ramasandiran Somusundaram Skinny Woman(LP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Col) Cinedelic Records CNPL 805 Italy 2017 Sell This Version


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January 26, 2017
Cinedelic Records present the first-ever reissue of Ramasandiran Somusundaram's Skinny Woman, originally released in 1974. Skinny Woman is the only solo album by Indian percussionist Ramasandiran Somusundaram, a former member of Bambibanda E Melodie (post-Garybaldi band of Bambi Fossati), Maya, and New Trolls' Atomic System (1973). Produced and played along with a large portion of New Trolls - the De Scalzi brothers, Gianni Belleno, and Giorgio Usai - Skinny Woman is an absolute anomaly of an album that mixes hard-funk and rock, supported by the incisive extraordinary rhythms of Indian music, all wrapped in an exploitation feel. The A side is a true funky party, starting with the funk-rock title track. But by the second track, "I Am Afraid Of Loosing You", the album takes a more experimental turn, with clavinet, Hammond organ, lo-fi brass, and a bizarre use of voices incredibly similar to Frank Zappa's The Mothers Of Invention. The Zappa reference continues into the next track, "Everybody", which starts with a distorted bass riff in a George Clinton style. Then you get to "Electronic Heart", a rhythmic bomb with a long insane flute solo - by the unmistakable Vittorio De Scalzi - in a Roland Kirk/Ian Anderson style. The B side is more psychedelic and meditative, mixing Oriental tinges and the American west coast into a very peaceful Hindu atmosphere. Skinny Woman is a funky, percussive orgy with flute. Features the bonus track "Contrabbando Di Fagioli" ("Smuggling of Beans"), previously available only in a very rare 7", originally released in 1973; Includes download card; Edition of 500.


December 3, 2014
I can't find anything online or elsewhere that says that Frank Zappa is on this record. You hearing what I'm hearing? FZ all on 'I Am Afraid Of Loosing You'..... Please tell me more, and post on Zappa.com if confirmed. Frostola