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Group 87


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.31 | 12 ratings

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4 stars This is one of those records I picked up because of the cover.I don't know why exactly,but it stood out somehow. I have never heard any music like this,anywhere,ever. The best way for me to describe this music,is if you wake up from having some extreme weird trippy dream,this would be your sountrack.Or a soundtrack for some visual short film of apocalyptic aftermath. Very sci-fi-ish. The music is slow and kind of grinds it way into to you. Talking about soundtracks,Mark Isham has since made loads of them.Several solo albums,new- agey 'Castalia',which is very good and a jazz fusionish album 'Blue sun',which is excellent. Terry Bozzio and Patrick O'hearn were both Zappa musicians. O'hearn has since been quite successful making some really nice new-age albums,which are a kind of a lighter continuation from Group 87. Don't know anything about Maunu,except I owned a guitar driven new-age album once which was OK. Clem of Nazareth gave a great track by track,so I won't get into that.Thanx Clem. So if you are of the adventurous sort looking for unique music, or a dreamer looking for a soundtrack to those dreams,this could well be what you are looking for. It sure works for me. By the way,These guys did open up for Weather Report way back in 81 I think,would sure have liked to experience that.
gr8dane | 4/5 |


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