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THE BOOK OF TALIESYN

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.20 | 365 ratings

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obiter
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2 stars Nice intro ... now where are my dungeons & dragons rules??

Big Heads up to all you Tool/Amplifier fans ...... (you will hate this)

I'm a fan but let's face it this is not very good. Yes it's DP (with what sounds like a little bit of glam rock) ... cos there's our Lord: not the heights of Burn but all the elements of what to come are here. It's always a bit odd reviewing an album you've listened to a zillion times but hey four glasses of Chimay Tripel (including that sugar puff moment) (PS i you dont understand it you either haven't had Sugar Puffs or Chimay ..God help you).

Back to the the Dark Lord Richie as he wafts his fretboard at the Good Lord. It's harsh to say but Rod's not in same league as some of the legendary vocal beasts that follow him. Somehow through all this fairly decent proto heavy rock Richie manages to get every other instrument faded out when ever he deigns to play a lick. if he was in my band i would reckon that was a bit egotistical and we'd get Ray Winstone to get medieval on his ass but hey what do I know.. (reminds me Fix Bayonets!!!) for those of you who ahve seen Love Honour and Obey.

it all gets a bit over the top - look at us we're really classical dramatic 1812 - nah let's break the mood with an appalling Beatles cover [aside -- was there ever a world in which this was OK???] .. anyway let's face it a few snippets of Jon may well be worth it. Nah Nah it's just a Fucglyd up cover.

Buy Burn Buy Strombringer (Hoorah!!!)

obiter | 2/5 |

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