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Supersister - Pudding En Gisteren [Aka: Pudding & Yesterday] CD (album) cover




Canterbury Scene

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4 stars Supersister - Pudding and Gisteren (1972)

This is a real collectersitem from the Dutch progscene. I still find it a bit bizarre to give an international intended record (they reached some fame with the previous two records) a Dutch name meaning 'Pudding and Yesterday', after a stupid '50s joke. For information of the album you had to cut a part of the sleeve to reveal the handwritten/drawled inner sleeve. The comic strip completed this strange output. The P&G suite was intended for a ballet-show.

Supersister sounds a bit lighter on this record. The first songs can be considered poppy happy prog, which doesn't mean is should be avoided! The opener Radio has some very nice pianoplaying and the middle section about the schoolgirl is kind of legendary. The second is more of favourite of mine however, Psychopath is humorous, intelligent and catchy. Getting into the lyrics is very important here. Judy goes on Holiday is a thirteen minute classic Supersister composition. With strange timesignatures, roaring keyboards and great heavy jazz drums. After the storm comes an easy listening part and they close with the tipical Supersister way: repeating the main theme a halve time.

Side two is completely filled with the P&G suite. It has much element. It has light happy pling-ploing keyboard parts, it has dark distorted keyboard parts, a noisy psychedelic part, nice fluite solo's by Sacha and emotional touchy piano parts. The basslines of van Eck are important and the great drums by Vrolijk complete the fast jazzydrum sound.

Though a bit less serious then their previous efforts, this is still a great record. It is one of the few records I can cope with although it has happy songs and parts. The sometimes childish fantasy of the compositions of the expert key player mister RJ Stips is great as always. Four stars! A true collectersitem!

friso | 4/5 |


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