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3.44 | 163 ratings

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3 stars My God what kind of drugs makes you write this kind of music ? This is really psychadelic S... and I must admit itīs a bit too strange for me ( and this is a Zappa fan speaking).

The sound quality is a bit muddy and raw which is not a problem and as this is from 1969 I donīt expect fine audio quality. The music is very laid back even though it kind of rocks and Daevid Allenīs voice is very stoned which kind of emphazises the laid back nature of the songs. The songs are basically simple sixties rock songs with very few exceptions. This is definitely prog rock but not of the symphonic sort, itīs way too strange for that. The only band I can compare them to are The Mothers of Invention, even though they donīt really sound like them, but they have some of the same strange choice of notes.

All in all this is a bit too strange and not my taste at all, but I canīt deny the quality of the songs and the musicians playing are also pretty good. It doesnīt reach excellent in my book though so 3 stars it will be.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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