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Ozric Tentacles - Live Underslunky  CD (album) cover


Ozric Tentacles


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.30 | 63 ratings

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5 stars Essential... understatement .. this is a GP prescription 3 times daily for the prog afflicted

As a bit of a Rush fan (30 years behind the veil and counting) I was taken by the opening riff in Dots Thots: Xanadu or me mum's me aunt (oh wait I'm irish that goes with the territory).

OK so this is a great double album. As a confession I'm a bass player so listening to Zia play is always a pleasure. As I've always said ... Oh-Ha-Be has to nod to Thin Lizzy's Call the Police for the bass line (although this one goes back to Roly Wynne's days).

If you dont know Ozrics hen this is a great album to give you a decent picture of what they were like in 92. Songs from various previous albums and ALL of them sound better live (except one). Hey, they must be good musicians. Go figure. Quite a bit from Strangeitude and all of it (to repeat myself) is better (well more imediate and slighlty more up tempo) than the studio album.

Erpsongs .... please someone tell me that this a cadged off someone else because otherwise it's just too good ... in a very simplistic and haunting way.

OK now for "the one" which I don't think sounds better live: Kick Muck. Listen to Pungent Effulgent or Sliding Gliding Worlds .. Kick Mucl is awesome. it has got to be one of the best ozrics number. Why or why do they always play it at a million miles an hour live???

... an underslunky by the way is a woollen scratchy sort of wasitcoat that you wear underneath a shirt and it's really horrible and uncomfrotable so there you go ....

If one track was to sum up Ozrics for me and convert the unbelievers it would be Are you vedic or Ayurvedic or whatever then call it.

It's got to be a be Five Live. Up there with Yessongs

obiter | 5/5 |


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