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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.20 | 325 ratings

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3 stars A heavy saxophone presence somewhere in between Mel Collins and Elton Dean...at times _The Jaxon_(of Van Der Graaf Generator). Still a _second string_ band in the Italian Progressive Rock genre, but one of the better examples of one-shot bands. The vocalist seems to gel with the arrangements making him part of the composition rather than an afterthought. I haven't heard the English version, but apparently Peter Hammill translated the lyrics. One might also hear a Van Der Graaf Generator influence in Maxophone's music, but not overtly so. The guitarist reminds me a little of Gary Green from Gentle Giant when it comes to soloing. Sort of a blues/rock prog. delivery. Instrumental sections are very reminiscent of early period King Crimson, most notably the jazzy sections a la Lizard or In The Wake Of Poseidon. Maybe a little of Manfred Mann's Chapter Three to boot! Recommended, but nothing essential.
Gooner | 3/5 |


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