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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 25 ratings

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4 stars Along with Budgie,Man was the best band to come out from Wales during 70's , they toured relentessly and build strong fan base mostly through extended concerts.I always felt that their best records are live ones.Point in case,Maximum darkness is so perfect,you would think that massive studio overdubs are employed here,as someone already mentioned.There are three guitarists on this one(John Cippollina of Quicksilver fame guests here)and they are all of average guitar skills(not as bad as Neil Young,though),but ,my god,do they rock hard.Most of the songs are way superior to studio offerings,Many are called,but few get up is just a monster of a jam,also 7171-551 is another highlight,Deke's use of wah-wah pedal is just amazing here.Sound is very clean and powerfull,reinforcing the fact about studio overdubs,but I can care less.Very enjoyable album and excellent starting point for the newbies to Man's music,essential for a hardcore Manband fan.
ljubaspriest | 4/5 |


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