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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 212 ratings

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5 stars Call me a prog luddite, but I've only recently discovered this masterpiece. So quick, before the wife puts the hoover round, let me capture the mode of a 38 year old record, recorded in one afternoon. Wow, blown me away. Its mix of short and long tracks is brilliant, all of which capture the essence and sound of psychodelic rock. I've never liked the Floyd (what?) and a recent attempt to re-listen to Piper at the Gates of Dawn failed to impress, despite urgings of the ersuite Stuart Maconie. Nope, this is the sound for me, with awesome Hillage guitars and Stewart keyboards. There is a power to this record not oft captured on vinyl and I guess "Safe as Milk" is the only other 60's album that has really turned me on a new artist. Back to "Egg" and "Fish Rising" for me. Forget the track by track review, just listen to the whole masterpiece; they knock it off in one afternoon (and what an afternoon that must have been), so listen to it as a single body of music. All I can say is !
malcra | 5/5 |


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