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Atomic Rooster


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3.86 | 321 ratings

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4 stars The vocals here are not at the level of Vincent Crane compositions. Mr. Chris Farlowe would join later. That 70īs video with him is great!

In my review about GRACIOUS "s/t", I made a rating list for some prog and prog related releases of the fundamental year: 1970. I gave the best Album "Oscar" to GRACIOUS and VDGG "h to he .". I forgot to mention some other releases I know and consider relevant like VDGG "the least we can do." (****) and Atomic Rooster "death walks.". I didn't have the chance to listen Caravan "If I could." - thanks to P. A. reviews, I'll check it and others - Errata : Nektar "Journey to the center." was recorded in 1971 according to booklet.

Back to A R "death walks.", I like all 8 tracks on this album. It's predominantly prog over rocking in an energetic and uplifting way. The compositions are more complex than in Deep Purple "in Rock" but less polished and memorable (they don't have an Ian Gilan) to get the outstanding point.

I didn't listen the previous album with Carl Palmer but did the later "Made in England" and "Nice and Greasy" (1973). According to booklet "both evinced a swing away from heavy rock towards a soul/ rīnībīprogre hybrid". But "death walks." don't seem to me to have evident soul or blues elements. The second instrumental track shows all Vincent Crane genius on organs and piano. If the vocals were better.

Prog_Veteran | 4/5 |


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