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PETER BARDENS

Peter Bardens

 

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SouthSideoftheSky
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1 stars Blueser

This self-titled album by Peter Bardens is actually his second solo album. Being a big fan of Camel, I was curios to know what his solo music prior to Camel sounded like. I must say that it was a major disappointment and anyone looking for the roots of the Camel-sound must clearly look elsewhere; by no means can this music be regarded as proto-Camel. It is indeed hard to believe that this was released in 1971, only two years before Camel's debut album. Judging from the sound of this album, it belongs more in the 60's and in the Blues Rock/Rock 'N' Roll category. There is nothing distinctive about it at all and it could have been done by any number of bands in the late 60's/early 70's.

Bardens plays organ and piano and there are lots of female backing vocals. The songs are a bit sloppy and they lack memorable melodies. Some of the choruses are very repetitive. Overall, this album is poor and is even worse than Barden's first solo album The Answer. That album did at least feature one interesting track in Homage To The God Of Light.

Only for completionists this one

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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