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KID'S STUFF

Babe Ruth

 

Heavy Prog

1.65 | 18 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars This band has never played in the major league. Even heir debut album was just OK to be honest. Their major asset was the voice of the formidable Janita. She has now gone.

At best, some heavy blues numbers could raise the overall quality of their work; but again it was thanks to Janita fantastic vocal performance. Nothing as such here. Just a mix of dreadful songs which are as close to heavy prog that I live close to the Everest.

Three band members survived to the line-up of the previous recording; but not a single founding one.

Some disco feeling Since You Went Away, a dispensable and syrupy ballad (Standing In The Rain) and a folkish Welcome To The Show are the type of songs you can have the pleasure to discover on this album. Oh yes, I forgot the funky Welcome To The Show and the disco-funk and the excessively weak Sweet, Sweet Surrender.

The band still had a great sense of humour: the opening song is called Oh Dear What A Shame (I didn't choose the title). I can tell you that this is real close to the content of this poor album.

The major problem is to determine which song is worse: is it Oh Doctor? It definitely deserves a spot on th epodim, no doubt about that!

The only moment of relief is a short and keyboards instrumental. Keep Your Distance that keeps us away these awful sounds for a little less than three minutes. Nothing great, but at least a decent track.

The hard-bluesy Keep Your Distance is another good song from this offering. The good work from the new vocalist (Ellie Hope) is not alien to this. Actually, she was not too bad in her role. But to relieve Janita was not an easy task.

The closing blues-rock Living A Lie is by far the best song available. It is on par with the best ones from the band actually: a typical but great bluesy one which figures an excellent guitar solo as well as a great vocal part.

If only the band would have released more songs like the last three ones featured on this album, they would have achieved a much better work.

One star (even if Living A Lie is a good song).

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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