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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 212 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars 3,5 stars really!! This could be seen as the first Egg album on Marijuana as the official Egg albums would be done on LSD . If I don't finish this review , it will be the fault of double U (also known as the evil Dubya) and his friends of "tolerance zero" knocking on my door because the terrorist I must be full of oil-mass destructing weapons hidden away behind the Mosque disguised as my garden shed . Sounds silly enough????

I think you are ready for the lunacy of this album. We are dealing with a very heavily laced drugged out psychadelia but it is of great quality, very fun and giving the urge to roll a doobie (or a spliff if you wish). The short opening track Darden of Earthly Delights is clearly out to give the tone of the album but also reminding you that we are still in the 60's. Queen Street Gang and Azatoth are pure psych and gives you a good idea of the potential that the group had even back then. However I am a little more reserved towards Clean Innocent Fun which I find a tad long (especially that it is a blues track). But clearly the masterpiece is the 16 min+ monster track Metempsychosis with its unreal themes , out of this world solos and lenghty interplay. I never saw the vinyl, but I wonder how they managed to fit the last two tracks (totals up to almost 27 mins) on one vinyl side back in 1969!

Ooooooppppsss!!!! I hear that ugly knock on the door now , time to gooooooooooooo! Hey wait a minute.... I am innocent.....but screw Dubya..... Aaaaarggghhhhhhh!!!!!

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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