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Locomotiv GT - Képzelt Riport Egy Amerikai Pop-Fesztiválról (OST) CD (album) cover


Locomotiv GT


Eclectic Prog

1.85 | 15 ratings

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1 stars This offering of Hungarian band Locomotiv GT is the soundtrack of the rock musical 'Képzelt riport egy amerikai pop fesztiválról' ('Fictitious Report on an American Pop Festival'). It is based on a shorter novel from 1971 by Tibor Déry, who had already some position in the first communist tyranny of Hungary which lasted fortunately only 133 days in 1919. So Déry was quite an old guard of the Bolsheviks, which explains many things about this particular album. The novel was adapted to stage by Sándor Pócs, the music was composed by Locomotive GT's keyboard player Gábor Presser, and the lyrics were written by Anna Adamis. The story is that an immigrant Hungarian guy is searching his also Hungarian wife at a festival in the USA, where the woman went without his husband's consent, and when he finally finds her wife she is already dying from heroin. Hardly a fantastic story, but what makes it really atrocius that this piece is absolutely an anti-rock propaganda piece., the "message" is very dominant throughout this so-called rock musical. We probably already know that all rock musicians and rock fans are awful drug addicts, but we really needed the genius of Déry to learn about the connection between an American rock festival and the the Arrowcross Party(Hungarian Nazis in the 1930's and 1940's)! Participating in such a work would be an eternal shame for a rock musician, but Locomotive GT did it. I 'm noticing that I have not written anything about the music yet, but there is really not much to write about it. This is basically outdated (in 1973) simplistic beat, and I quite awful policitcal beat, I would rather call this work by Locomotive GT a Chastushka Opera, or Rock against Rock if this music would qualifie as rock. Musically speaking nothing really happens on this album. Obviously it is not recommended to any fan of progressive rock, and not even to any fan of valuable music. I recommend this album only if your misssion is to collect the worst albums in the ProgArchives database.

Norbert | 1/5 |


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