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A BETTER LAND (AS OBLIVION EXPRESS)

Brian Auger

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.37 | 18 ratings

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js (Easy Money)
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1 stars If you are looking for Brian Auger at his best I would stay far away from this album. I'm not sure what went wrong here, but what we have on this album is a collection of terribly bland and unmemorable laid back 70s Southern California soft rock swill. All I can guess is some greedy record company leech tried to shape the band into some kind of gravy train that could support his "lifestyle".

Each song is full of weak attempts at CSN&Y harmonies that don't work because these guys voices fall flat over and over again. Most of the solos are handled by Jim Mullen, whose guitar playing is mediocre at best, and often as out of tune as the vocals. Brian gets in a couple of solos, but he never really takes off because I am sure the supposed record company leech told him to "keep it mellow". Brian Auger has put out some great jazz/rock albums, but this isn't one of them.

js (Easy Money) | 1/5 |

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