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THERE'S THE RUB

Wishbone Ash

 

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b_olariu
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3 stars There's the rub is fifth studio album of this legendary band. While they never reaches again on any record they releases through the years the tightness and greatness of Argus, Wishbone Ash manage to come to the shore with another good album after kinda diseppointing prior album from 1973. This album was my introduction to the bands releases along with Number the brave in 1998. Still enjoy very much both recordings today, and considered that this album is no doubt a good one but I don't know if must be called progressive. In those days maybe was considered prog rock but if you listen the album today after 35 yers is no more that progressive as it was then, neverthe less a good album who desearve attention. In that period one of the main composers of the band left them - Ted Turner. He was replacd by Laurie Wisefield who plays guitar and vocal parts here, also he integrate very well in Ash's sound and become short after an respected musician in the band. The music as I said is not progressive as we know today, is more towards hard rock with some prog leanings her and there. The best pieces are to me: Silver shoes and the instrumental one FUBB (Fucked Up Beyond Belief) clocking around 9.30 minutes shows the talent of this band and specialy of the twin guitarists Powell and Wiesefield, great tune, among their best piece in that period, the rest is ok , not bad but neighter something special. Sometimes they remind me of Blue Oyster Cult, but less heavier . Any way There's the rub desearve without hestation full 3 stars, more like 3.5, a good album in Wishbone Ash career but apart from other bands releases from that period this album is not an excellent one, is only good. Anyone intrested to discover or rediscover the '70's classics must try this one, not really recommended but worth investigate from time to time.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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