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BODKIN

Bodkin

 

Heavy Prog

3.14 | 54 ratings

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malcra
3 stars I came across this LP much by chance, without any knowledge of this (Scottish) group. Lots of Hammond Organ in the opening track "Three Days after Death pt1" and a sound that is far more mid-to-late 60's rather than 1972. With echoes of The Nice and Keith Emerson, its a powerful track that pulls you along, even if you don't want to admit that its really to your taste. Think early Wishbone Ash (first LP and "Pilgrimage") with a bit more rock. Part2 of Three Days After Death, continues the Hammond driven theme. Its more prog than say a similarly vintage Uriah Heep, but there's no doubt that there is a heavier sound to it. For me, there's the right balance between prog and rock. "Aunt Mary's Trashcan" is a weaker track, the vocals need further development (again, compare to Uriah Heep and "Salisbury"), but stands up on its own. There's no doubt that when its gets to the rocking out instrumental sessions, things are a lot better. "After your lumber", sounds a bit Pearl and Dean to start, but settles down to be a really great track, with the most imaginative vocals on the LP. "Plastic Man" to finish is good stuff and provides an atypical sound The only LP from Bodkin, most recently re-issued on Akarma is a good listen. Top prog from Scotland
malcra | 3/5 |

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