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Missus Beastly


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.84 | 42 ratings

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4 stars Quite turned out rebirth ...

This is the first rebirth of MISSUS BEASTLY - the most famous band of my hometown - in 1974. Here we have a complete different line-up matched with the debut - excepting drummer Lutz Oldemeier who has been one of the founding members in 1969. The musical orientation changed to Jazz Rock/Fusion. A comparison with EMBRYO's music is permissible because Dieter Miekautsch plays very jazzy keys in the same way as he did before with EMBRYO on the release 'We keep on'. Norbert Dömling acts with a funky bass and we have a lot of good sax and flute work by Friedemann Josch and Jürgen Benz.

All the studio songs are very interesting to hear without an exception and without boredom. Julia has a crazy start with good percussion work and then Miekautsch is dominating the song in best form with his electric piano. After 4 minutes the song ends by a sudden death. With 20th Century Break flute and sax are getting a more important role - very good. Geisha with a matchless fusion groove is one of my favourites. This song was later also remixed by drum&bass/downbeat acts. Fly Away the longest track with wonderful psychedelic sparkling keys and some jamming is another highlight.

The quality of the live songs is OK - but nothing to get excited about. I was a litte bit disappointed when I listened to this for the first time. Could see MISSUS BEASTLY live in some cases at that time and so I can remember more exciting experiences. The live tracks are differing to the studio output - IMO they are lacking because of the absence of Miekautsch - for example to hear in the comparison of the studio and live version of Paranoidl.

A great document of early german Jazz Rock - recommended.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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