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Birth Control


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3.14 | 44 ratings

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2 stars This live album won't be remembered as a great one, I'm afraid.

Over-extended versions, dull improvisations almost all the way through. This is what you'll get here. The only faithful one being "She's Got Nothing On You": superb organ play (yes, Jon Lord's shadow is definitely not far away) and good rhythm. The best one here, I guess. At least, my preferred one.

From their last album as well "Back From Hell" has little to do with the great original (as does "Gamma Ray" which is particularly difficult to bear throughout almost twenty-one minutes).

This album reminds the live track from "Vanilla Fudge" : the useless "Break Song" from their album "Near The Beginning". If you like extremely loooooooooooong improvisations and drum solo (three, even if two of them are pretty short), you might be interested.

Don't get me wrong, in terms of long improvs, I have been fed with Purple and Led Zep, but compositions here are of course very pale when compared with the material released by those two great bands.

If ever you would like to discover other German live music , just grab "Jane Live" or in another style "Eloy Live". Much more interesting. Not to mention the fantastic "Solar Music" from "Grobschnitt3 of course. Miles better. Miles better.

Two stars for this one.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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