Hailing from England, Ashkan made blues-oriented hard rock, with influences of Free and Black Cat Bones and a little more madness. The vocals are at times reminiscant of Mike Harrison (of Spooky Tooth) or elsewhere like Joe Cocker. The band’s sound is propelled by Bailey’s hoarse growl and the band’s penchant for screaming guitars. While most songs stay with the progressive meets blues sound found in “Going Home” or “Practically Never Happens,” the band does vary that sound a bit, including the almost folk “Stop (Wait and Listen)” and early Traffic in “Slightly Country”. Released in 1969, “In From The Cold” remains as Ashkan’s only album.
The horse who came in from the Wild - This DVD continues the story of the little wild mustang that Monty adopted from the BLM (Bureau of Land Management, USA) which was the subject of the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, USA) documentary "A Real Horse Whisperer." You will fall in love with Shy Boy, now America's most famous mustang horse.
Alec Leamas, a British spy is sent to East Germany supposedly to defect, but in fact to sow disinformation. As more plot turns appear, Leamas becomes more convinced that his own people see him as just a cog. His struggle back from dehumanization becomes the final focus of the story.