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California's Strange Jewish Hippie Al Qaeda Clan
12-01-2019, 06:14 PM
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California's Strange Jewish Hippie Al Qaeda Clan
It's seems the Jewish revolutionary spirit has led father Phil and son Adam Pearlman down different counter culture paths, perhaps in response to vastly different revolutionary imperatives of the eras they found themselves living in. While the 1960s produced the back to the land, drop out goat farmer / psychedelic country folk musician that is Phil Pearlman, the new millennium issued forth the fire brand Al Qaeda propagandist we've come to know as Adam Yahiye Gadahn.

Here's a short write up I found that talks about this interesting clan. Half measures the Pearlmans evidently do not know:


Quote:ROCKER DAD MUM ON AL QAEDA SON. Peace and love and treason

https://www.nydailynews.com/archives/new...e-1.626431


LOS ANGELES - As a 1960s-era underground musician, Phil Pearlman Gadahn had a cult following. Now his funky homemade recordings are hot commodities again - thanks in no small part to his son's notoriety as an Al Qaeda mouthpiece. Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a 28-year-old convert to Islam who now calls himself Azzam al-Amriki, or "Azzam the American," was indicted last week on charges of treason and providing material support to terrorists. He could be sentenced to death if convicted of treason. While the FBI seeks Adam Gadahn, European music buffs are hawking bootleg copies of his dad's 1967 psychedelic album, "Beat of the Earth," on the Internet. Phil Pearlman Gadahn, now in his late 50s, lives far from the spotlight in rural Riverside County, Calif. Neither he nor his wife, Jennifer, could be reached for comment. "The family is not doing any interviews," said his sister, Nancy Pearlman. When the Daily News called Pearlman's home, a man who refused to identify himself ranted that the number was unpublished and warned, "Don't ever call this number again!

" But a colorful portrait of the musician-turned-goat farmer and father of the country's No. 1 jihadist emerged through the recollections of former bandmate Karen Darby. "Phil was unique even for the all-time uniqueness of the '60s," Darby told writer Patrick Lundborg in 2004. Darby described Pearlman, the son of a Jewish doctor dad and a Christian mother, as "always a contrarian.

" He wore his hair and beard long, burned incense and drove a hippie-type Volkswagen bus, but "he was very against drugs," Darby said. Pearlman also had a strong anti-establishment streak. "He invented a prank called 'reverse shoplifting' where he would walk into a record store with his own LP and unnoticed, place it among the other albums for sale" said Lundborg, editor of the Web site Lysergia.

com. The self-produced 1967 "Beat of the Earth" recording originated as a project for an art class. "The music was free-form, original and unrehearsable, since it was all ad-lib and spontaneous . . . the steady thrum one experienced when you went to a love-in," said Darby. "Pearlman wasn't an imitation, but a true original," said Lundborg. In all, Pearlman made four indie records between 1965 and 1976. The first was a 45 rpm parody of surf-hot-rod songs by "Phil & the Flakes.

" "Beat of the Earth" followed in 1967, "Electronic Hole" in 1970 and "Relatively Clean Rivers" in 1976. For a time, Pearlman and his records vanished from the music scene after he married in the late 1970s and began raising children and goats on a farm with no electricity. The couple home-schooled their four kids. During this phase, Pearlman adopted the surname "Gadahn" (derived from the biblical Gideon) and became religious after finding a Bible on the beach, according to his son Adam Gadahn's 1995 essay, "Becoming Muslim.

" Pearlman made his living as a halal butcher who slaughtered his goats in a manner acceptable to Muslims. "He once had a lot of Muslim friends," the son wrote. In the late 1980s, a music collector stumbled on a used copy of "Beat of the Earth" in a bargain bin, liked it and tracked Pearlman down, buying up all unsold copies of the disk. The record made the rounds with rare music dealers and soon a cult classic was born, Lundborg said. In 1994, Pearlman visited Darby when he was about to release a "new" album using outtakes from their 1967 recording sessions. He complained about "consumeristical society," she recalled. A year later, Adam Gadahn, who had moved in with his grandparents, ditched his self-described obsession with "demonic heavy metal music" and converted to Islam. Adam Gadahn, who is believed to be in Pakistan, has appeared in several Al Qaeda videos since 2004, including one released last month. "It's tempting to find some sort of relationship between Phil's unusual lifestyle and what happened to his son," said Lundborg. "But I tend to look at it more as a sad coincidence.

" mcaruso@nydailynews.

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12-01-2019, 06:21 PM
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Here is a review and some random tracks from Phil Pearlman's final musical offering, the now cult status Relatively Clean Rivers, recorded in the mid seventies.

Quote:his album comes out of the mind of Phil Pearlman. Pearlman is a veteran of the American 60’s rock scene, being the brains behind such epic psych albums Beat of the Earth and the great Electronic Hole. Relatively Clean Rivers’ only album was released in 1975/76 though it sounds straight out of 1969. This album is extremely rare and has proven to be quite a controversial privately financed release.

Some feel this album is the second coming, with strong apocalyptic acid visions and wonderful musicianship. Others feel that it’s a solid rural rock record with strands of late period psychedelia. It’s important to note that Relatively Clean Rivers was name checked as an influence in a recent interview (via Record Collector magazine) with a Wilco band member concerning their latest album release. This Wilco band member called the record a 60’s guitar album that is “economic.” Regardless, RCR may not be the second coming but it’s still a great album from a period in rock (1974-75) that was thought to be void of such hidden country psych gems.

It’s really a quiet, flowing rural record that has many unsettling, strange moments. At first listen Hello Sunshine immediately stands out amongst the crowd. This song is pretty great, sounding like a stoned underground version of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Everything comes off very natural and the music never sounds forced or dishonest. Much of the record is predominately acoustic, though Journey Through The Valley has some strong electric guitar acid leads. Other tunes like the effects laden Babylon are very spacey and almost veer towards progressive rock. The album closes with the reflective A Thousand Years. It’s another strong composition with some eastern influenced acoustic guitar playing, lyrics with bizarre religious overtones and backward cymbals. Relatively Clean Rivers is not bound to be everyone’s cup of tea, though fans of rural rock should investigate this great private press release.







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12-01-2019, 06:27 PM
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A couple of more trippy toe-tappers Smile









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12-01-2019, 06:31 PM
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The revolutionary spirit in it's youthful bloom Wink




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12-01-2019, 06:32 PM
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Seems like a drone got the younger Pearlman, but who really knows Smile




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12-01-2019, 06:34 PM
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12-01-2019, 06:37 PM
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Relatively Clean Rivers: American band
Album: Relatively Clean Rivers
Year: 1975

Tracklist:
01. Easy Ride
02. Journey Through the Valley of O
03. Babylon
04. Last Flight to Eden
05. Hello Sunshine
06. They Knew What to Say
07. The Persian Caravan
08. A Thousand Years




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12-01-2019, 06:51 PM
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Phil Pearlman's earlier album from 1967:




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12-01-2019, 07:26 PM
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Here's a 2010 report of Gadahn / Pearlman's 'arrest' in Pakistan.

What do you suppose he is up to these days, perhaps a transfer to desk duty with CIA or Mossad?


Quote:American-born spokesman for al-Qaeda arrested, Pakistan says

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/wor...le1209351/

American-born al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn has been arrested in Pakistan, according to Pakistani officials. If confirmed, it will be the first high-profile capture of a leader of the extremist group since a civilian government came to office.

Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a U.S. citizen who converted to Islamabad and is wanted in the United States for treason, was arrested in the southern port city of Karachi, two Pakistani officials said.

The report about Mr. Gadahn, 31, who carries a $1-million bounty on his head from U.S. authorities and is featured on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists, came on the same day al-Qaeda released a video message in which Mr. Gadahn called on American Muslims to attack their own country.

It follows a slew of arrests of senior Afghan Taliban commanders in Pakistan in the last few weeks, including the movement's deputy leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Some to see the arrests as a "strategic shift" in Islamabad's position regarding militants, but senior Western policy makers admit they don't know what Islamabad's motives are. "I'm an agnostic at this point... as to whether this was a policy change [by Islamabad]or a serendipitous collection of discrete events," Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan said in a recent interview.

The recent detention of extremists in Karachi and other big Pakistani cities has raised embarrassing questions for the authorities on how they were able to operate there, and led to demands for the capture of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, both believed to be in Pakistan. In the past, it was assumed the Taliban and al-Qaeda leadership were in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt or close to the Afghan border in the sparsely populated Baluchistan province.

"This shows that these guys are not all in one place and that the senior leadership is not in the tribal belt," said Kamran Bokhari, director for the Middle East and South Asia at Stratfor, a private U.S.-based intelligence firm. "Pakistan has seen the Afghan Taliban as pliable, useful, but with al-Qaeda, it hasn't had a problem handing them over."

Mr. Gadahn, sometimes calling himself Azzam the American, has appeared in more than a half dozen al-Qaeda videos, calling for attacks on the U.S. and other Western countries, speaking in his American-accented English. It is unclear whether Mr. Gadahn had an operational role in al-Qaeda, beyond his propaganda activities, or whether intelligence gained from recent Taliban arrests played any role in his reported capture.

"He was the gateway to the Western world, for them to communicate in English," said Imtiaz Ali, a fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, an independent research organization based in Washington. "It's a huge development," if confirmed.

In his latest broadcast, Mr. Gadahn praised the American Muslim U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, who shot dead 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., in November.

ADAM GADAHN

Early life: Adam Gadahn was born Adam Pearlman, the son of 1960s musician Phil Pearlman. He enjoyed heavy metal music before discovering Islam at age 17.

Radicalism: He moved to Pakistan in 1998, according to the FBI, and is said to have attended an al-Qaeda training camp six years later, serving as a translator and consultant.

Al-Qaeda role: Mr. Gadahn was its chief English-speaking spokesman. In one video, he ceremoniously tore up his American passport.

Accusations: He is the first American to face treason charges in more than 50 years. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

Sources: AP, Bloomberg, Reuters
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12-01-2019, 07:55 PM
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For completion's sake here is Phil Pearlman's other album:




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12-01-2019, 08:03 PM
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I only dropped into this two hours ago but my very early hunch is that Adam Pearlman's grandfather, or perhaps both grandparents were Mossad or maybe CIA and over the course of those final years together they worked up the Islamic conversion angle. The US and Israeli intelligence agencies would have planned the planting of Pearlman into the executive of the salafist organization with their strategic partners in al-Qaeda.
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12-02-2019, 03:18 AM
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(12-01-2019 06:32 PM)Megatherium Wrote:  Seems like a drone got the younger Pearlman, but who really knows Smile






I'm just not really a fan of the gunNUT fashion impression. It seems to present a very aggressive tone, a lot of high-tension, not very peaceful and relaxed at all.
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12-02-2019, 04:45 AM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2019 04:45 AM by Chaos Reigns.)
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(12-01-2019 08:03 PM)Megatherium Wrote:  I only dropped into this two hours ago but my very early hunch is that Adam Pearlman's grandfather, or perhaps both grandparents were Mossad or maybe CIA and over the course of those final years together they worked up the Islamic conversion angle. The US and Israeli intelligence agencies would have planned the planting of Pearlman into the executive of the salafist organization with their strategic partners in al-Qaeda.

Any time I read stories like this, it is difficult because you have to have such extreme skepticism.

Sure, the father made music. Here are the recordings. Were they made when, and by who, they say they were? (for e.g. privately released or professionally produced).

They say they had no electricity. They say they converted to Christianity. Probably that was before the Islamic terror concept was greenlighted (or the family realized they had a better chance of passing as Muslims than as Christians).

And then Pearlman is arrested in Pakistan in 2010. OK... So where is he now? In jail, one would presume! And yet, I strongly doubt it.

Saudi Arabia has never attacked Israel.

Isis has never attacked Israel. Really all that you need to know. (on a side note, only karasu could read this story, and his first thought is about fashion!)
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