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Missus Beastly - Bremen 1974 CD (album) cover


Missus Beastly


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.67 | 17 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars.This was professionaly recorded by Radio Bremen back in 1974 and the sound quality is excellent. One of the big differences between this release and their studio albums is the addition of the great Eddy Marron on guitar. He played with them for less then a year while at the same time playing for DZYAN and FREE SOUND. Yes he was a busy guy playing a lot of live dates, this is the only document we have of him playing with MISSUS BEASTLY. Eddy mentions in the liner notes that this band never took drugs, it was all about the music. I would describe the music on this recording as being Free Jazz and I have to say right away that I contemplated giving this album 5 stars that's how impressive it is.

Things get started with the 27 1/2 minute "Free Clinic" which is definitely my favourite track on here. It sounds like vibes to open as other sounds come and go in this atmospheric intro.The guitar sounds are getting louder 4 1/2 minutes in until a minute later he's lighting it up. Nice bass and flute as well. The guitar stops after 8 1/2 minutes. Check out the bass after 10 1/2 minutes. Nice. Sax takes the lead 12 1/2 minutes in. Organ after 15 minutes and then it settles right down to an experimental section with sax and other sounds. The tempo picks up as we get a melody after 19 1/2 minutes, love the drumming here.The guitar is back after 22 1/2 minutes and he just starts to rip it up. Flute before 25 1/2 minutes as guitar backs off. Drums and percussion continue to impress. Bass takes over for flute then sax comes in to end it. What a ride that was.

"Green Girl" opens with sounds that come and go including vocal expressions. It all starts to come together to form a melody. Very cool. Sax takes the lead until it ends the way it opened. Brilliant ! "Steel's Electric" is an Eddy Marron composition. It's fairly laid back with the guitar the sole focus early. Light drums join in. Sax and flute help out around 4 minutes.The sax gets dissonant.The tempo picks up after 6 minutes with some good bass a minute later. Sax after 8 minutes returns.

Highly recommended to fans of Free Jazz.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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