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The Badge


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.09 | 26 ratings

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1 stars What an awful discovery! Nearly everything here is wrong, faulty, uninspiring, showing an extreme bad taste in musical choices and I don't say this to be smart! This is the first recording of musicians who have been there since the late 60's and God ... how I understand that nothing was contracted if the music back then was like the one heard here. Honestly, this should never have been released and I doubt there will be a following! I will not comment track by track but if you happen to buy this record, here are things you will face, provided you have a good ear!

1. intonations problems with singing, a few times decidedly false! 2. guitar at the limit og being out of tune (especially on track 1) 3. an amalgam of musical clichés 4. unstable tempi, speeding up and unable to keep it tight. Awful drum rolls, neither always in place 5. a bag of musical styles that you can throw out randomly, without any thinking, some of it being for ex. pure rock 'n' roll having nothing to do with retro-prog flood but put together with the worst taste possible. 6. A total lack of understanding transitions in a piece, and glueing a part with another on the spot ... a weird effect!

It seems like those guys tried to make a catalog of what they like but they don't have the creativity, the chops, the flame and so on ...

The only positive thing I could pull from this cheesy bag are the sounds of the various keyboards but you have heard those vintage instruments so many times before that also THIS works like a repetition of "déjà vu" and it has nothing to do with the playing, it's just programmed!

I wonder how Beppe Crovella could accept working on .... this! A huge (SIGH) herefrom ... it has been a very long time since I heard something of such a low artistic level. Not even for completionists (the one star grading).

Music By Mail | 1/5 |


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