Gênero: Progressive / Folk Rock
While most of the musical influences on Italian artists during the late 60's and early 70's came from English groups, there were quite a few artists who were strongly attracted to the West Coast sound.
Come Le Foglie, like later groups such as Stradaperta, Madrugada or Grosso Autunno, were particularly influenced by an US-sounding style based on acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies.
The trio has been formed in Milan around 1968, from the ashes of a rhythm and blues group, Formy Blues Band. Their early repertoire was full of covers by the likes of CSNY and Joni Mitchell, and the band had an intense live activity and a good following in the Milan area.
At the turn of the seventies, the group began creating their own sound, often helped by guest musicians, but still keeping their initial West Coast feeling. They were invited at many important open-air festivals in the North of Italy, and had the chance of supporting some of the top Italian and foreign artists of the time. Of course many record companies were interested in signing them, and they recorded many demo tapes, but unfortunately their uncompromising behaviour caused them to lose any chance of a recording deal.
The band split in the mid 70's, sadly little has survived of all those studio recordings that never found their way to an LP. A CD, including demo recordings from 1972 was released in 1998 by the Giallo label; it also includes a few live tracks, also from the same year, but having a worse quality, and this record can give an approximate idea of what this group sounded like.
Claudio Lugli (vocal, violão)
Attilio Zanchi (baixo, vocal)