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Lucifer's Friend


Heavy Prog

4.10 | 96 ratings

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Jeff Carney
5 stars Where The Groupies Killed The Blues is one of the greatest heavy prog records of all time, rivaling Italian masterpieces ala Balletto Do Bronzo's Ys and Cervello's Melos, but often still grounded in a more hard rock sound. This album features some of most amazing musicianship I have ever heard, and I mean all around! From the freak of nature vocals of John Lawton to the amazing guitar work of Peter Hesslein to the extremely original and fantastic keyboard work of Peter Hecht. Toss in Dieter Horns on bass and Joachim Rietenbach on drums and you have a rhythm section that could rival any you're likely to encounter.

Where The Groupies Killed The Blues is almost like a rock opera for experienced rock music listeners. The album has everything from driving hard rock to treated piano with Fripp-like guitar soaring through space to Zeppelin gone Sabbathy riffing to acoustic guitars with mellotrons floating through your brain. Top that off with some songwriting that is sometimes so original that I can only imagine music desisgned as some type of soundtrack to a silent horror movie from the 20s as a comparison and you have an album that is simply incomparable.

Easily in my top twenty albums of all time, and though quite legendary, still criminally underrated based on the fact it really is up there with the very best and most sophistacated stuff that Sabbath and Zeppelin ever did.

Jeff Carney | 5/5 |


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