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imagine any different reaction upon hearing The Winstons’ debut record, a
100% Italian trio despite their name and the kind of music here proposed.
Their genre in itself is hard to classify, but that definitely has its reference
point the in the Canterbury progressive rock scene and in artists such as
Soft Machine, Gong, Caravan, Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers and so on.
This is a power trio of multi-instrumentalists who hide under the pseudonyms
Linnon Winston, Rob Winston and Enro Winston, but that are, surprisingly,
three well known characters of the Italian indie-rock panorama; their real
identities are, respectively, Lino Gitto, a constant presence in multiple
releases and events of the Milan scene, Roberto Dell'Era, best known as the
bass player in Afterhours, and Enrico Gabrielli from Calibro 35, Mariposa
and Der Maurer.
As a result of a strong long-lasting friendship and a series of concerts played
together all over Italy, The Winstons was born; in a ‘70s revival period like
this, they explore a genre that almost no one has dared to face, the
aforementioned ‘Canterburian Prog-rock’ (but the album also contains
references to beat, garage rock and psychedelia), and do so with a truly