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BLACK LIGHT SYNDROME

Bozzio Levin Stevens

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.80 | 96 ratings

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loserboy
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3 stars This album features a rather unusual combination of musicians: Tony LEVIN (KING CRIMSON) on bass, Terry BOZZIO (FRANK ZAPPA, Jeff BECK) on drums, and Steve STEVENS (BILLY IDOL, Michael JACKSON) handling the instrument of rock --- all guitars. Really went into this one not having a pre-set expectation and have been pleasantly surprised my friends. While I would easily acknowledge that LEVIN and BOZZIO are virtuoso musicians, it's a lot harder for me to see STEVENS in their avant-garde company. But without a question this guy has been a well preserved secret to the music world... His guitar performances really do stand out on this album as he has adapted a completely different sound... and a natural sounding one. The music on this release could be best classified as progressive avant-garde rock. According to the liner notes this album was recorded in four days in what sounds like was an intense studio session. What did emerge is a thoughful album full of wonderful instrumentation and excellent song workmanship. LEVIN's performance is nothing below his standard with a nice mix of bass and stick fretting. BOZZIO's percussive strokes are masterful and offer a nice range of moods, while STEVENS guitars are allowed to cover lots of ground. The chemistry between these musicians is clearly apparent. All songs are instrumentals and there is not a single song that's less than seven minutes long. This is a must-get for any progressive or rock music fan.
loserboy | 3/5 |

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