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SIDE THREE

Adrian Belew

 

Eclectic Prog

4.03 | 70 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars One thing you know or should know about Adrian Belew's solo projects is this crystal clear fact: He does not asssume himself as any kind of reference or musical- line. In fact he as his sometimes music colleague, Frank Zappa, rather be joking than been taken seriously. This guy sets the tone for this kind of sophisticated "clowning" performances with an undertoned virtuosism. The great thing of course is his multi-skilled talents with other instruments, as his "Zappa", "Crimson" guitar "mastership" level. So, that is the whole "package", and from there he will go anyway, his fancy takes him of. So, to balance his talents, he can turn out to be sometimes amusing, boring, intelligent, frantic, spiritual, etc., etc., etc. Therefore some of his self-titled efforts can be as excellent, as so-so, or plain down expendable. But they are always and almost, by rule, "no-compromises", daring projects. As he has no kind of ambitious/vicious "goals" beyond his association with any kind of Prog "legends". He pens down his music compositions, but really anything can happen they turn around in any kind of different directions and atmospheres. Now, considering this "hazardous/blessing" process in his solo efforts, "Side Three" is perfectly matched, both in aspirations, as in song-writing...Therefore, this album is a flawless display of Mr. Belew's antics and skills. As diverse, as fun. As intelligent; as to withhold the whole project, without losing a drop of all his best attributes, and still be irreverent and deep in the whole conception, without being or becoming pretentious and even less, sounding like that. If you like this musician tone and skills; here he sets some new standards even for himself!. ****4 "We were long overdue!!", PA Stars.
admireArt | 4/5 |

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