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Various Artists (Label Samplers) - Suck It And See! CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Label Samplers)


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3.00 | 2 ratings

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3 stars I can't believe this album only got reviewed in April this year. I've been searching for it for years and couldn't find it (lost my original vinyl copy years ago). It's a real mixed bag and when I bought it back in 1973 it was for one reason - good value experimentation. And what an album it turned out to be. Side 2 is just awesome. It starts out techno/quirky (by a band I had no idea about back then), then gets seriously rhythmic and powerful with Jade, and then sublimely cool with Four Horsemen which culiminates with one of the greatest guitar solos (IMHO) ever (has major 'feel good' sound to it). It's the sort of music you put on in the morning after a major party and you're trying to remember what happened: 22 and a half minutes of musical diversity and excellence.

Beggars Opera Dog off me is also really fun music with some cool licks here and there. Can't add much more to Easy Livin's review which is comprehensive but his comment "The wealth of talent on show here alone gives an indication of how thoroughly spoilt we were back then" is absolutely spot on. We were so spoilt for choice and the standard of music was so, so high. It's not a "must have" album but make sure you get to hear the tracks and follow up what you like the sound of - I did for years.

Joe_Knebworth | 3/5 |


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