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Drachen Theaker
4 stars Another rare member of the Spectres fan club here, probably my most played BOC album. I prefer this to their 'black and white' albums which have some great material but suffer from a rather thin and tinny-sounding production. Spectres has more of an AOR sheen than earlier efforts, but is a long way from REO Speedwagon. The are still plenty of offbeat lyrics such as Golden Age of Leather and Godzilla, and Nosferatu should be a progger's delight with mellotrons and a blazing guitar solo. It's pretty consistent all the way through and there isn't a really duff track, though some might find RU Ready To Rock a bit generic. Searchin' for Celine - with more great Buck Dharma guitar work - Fireworks, I Love the Night and Death Valley Nights are all memorable and melodic. Maybe it's the lack of 'heaviness' that a lot of people don't like about this album.
Drachen Theaker | 4/5 |


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