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Be Bop Deluxe


Crossover Prog

3.01 | 72 ratings

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2 stars I first discovered Be Bop Deluxe through their Sunburst Finish album, which I think is a really excellent example of 70's glam rock. I was intrigued, so I decided to give Axe Victim a try, but found myself a bit disappointed by it.

Nelson's guitar playing is certainly impressive and has a very unique style, but with the exception of the final track, No Trains To Heaven, the songs lack hooks, and I find them difficult to remember even a few minutes after having heard them.

This album sounds like a band in its infancy, struggling to find a voice and establish its identity, a feat which they would accomplish admirably later in their career. I would recommend starting with one of the later albums and only giving this a go if you really love what you hear.

thellama73 | 2/5 |


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