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Wishbone Ash


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1 stars Twin Barrels was my first real introduction to Wishbone Ash and it's easy to tell why I instantly lost all interest in the band. It's clear - already on a first listen - that this is a filler record, recorded just for the sake of another (company?) release. Not familiar (with exception of Livin Free) with WA's music, I started to hate the band, since so much was written about the delicacy of their (prog?)music. I expected prog- rock on the record, not underproduced second-class pop songs! The only song that actually works is Can't fight love, but yet again, it's just another 80' style pop-rock song. The opener is kinda catchy in the beggining, but only until first lines are sung, while the last song is another cheap Rush meets Yes copy- product. I gave the record several tries, but nothing helped lift this record off the ground. You may actually disregard my commentaries (why do I even bother, right?), but imagine how hard it was for me to grab another WA record. If it wouldn't be Prog Archives, WA would forever stay in my mind as a third- class fake prog-related band... But since so many sources here are relating to Argus as an excellent record, I finally got over this buy (bought in on sale in 2001), and gave WA one more try, not expecting anything special... Gladly, I was rewarded with another classic sweetie. And I was prepared to change my opinion about WA: not overrated, but underrated band. About this record? Stay away as far as you can if you don't wanna spoil your taste... or do injustice to the band.

vens | 1/5 |


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