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ORIGINALS

Andromeda

 

Proto-Prog

4.08 | 7 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars This week I noticed a thread about this band and today I noticed that Andromeda is added to this site. I checked the addition but to my surprise I discovered that there are still no albums added so I did some Googling in order to get at least one album added to Prog Archives.

After the demise of his band The Attack guitarplayer John Du Cann formed Andromeda. They did gigs in known London venues like the The Round House and The Lyceum. Thanks to suport from the famous dj John Peel on Radio One the band was invited to make an album. Unfortunately the label immidiately dropped two tracks ("too long for a LP" they said) and remixed the originals as "too heavy". Soon John called Andromeda a day and joined Atomic Rooster. Here is the re-release from the album featuring the original compositions from 1969 but now remastered. The music on this CD is an interesting, often very powerful blend of typical Sixties rock, hardrock and some psychedelia featuring great guitarwork (with echoes from Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Jimmy Page) and a dynamic rhythm-section. Imagine that Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut album a year after these recordings, you will be amazed by the fat guitar riffs from John DuCann, sounding like Tony Iommi! And Jeff Beck covered Andromeda's single release "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and topped the charts with it!

Highly recommended to the guitar aficionados! By the way, Mandrakeroot, you are right, a rating of 3 stars don't match with Andromeda their unique sound so 4 stars and now I am waiting on your review!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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