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Golden Earring


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2.66 | 13 ratings

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3 stars Wow.Has it already been 10 years ago,I picked up this cd. Jaizus. Having been a diehard Golden Earring fan since '74,I am a lucky guy that these boys are still around and still putting out above average material. Ok,we got 14 tracks here and it probably should have been 10 or 11 for a better average.But hey,with cd having room for 80 minutes and these days there being several years between releases,this is the norm.

After Love Sweat,the covers album ,GE return with a vengence,with some extremely well crafted songs.Ofcourse ,the days of prog Earring are long gone.But hey.Here they still are.

Everybody are on fire here,with great instrumental passages and splendid lyrics.

Barry is getting help here with a gent called Rolfzeama,and yes they got some good ones here.

Title track is a dandy.Taking a swipe at tele evangelists ripping off the faithful poor souls. 'Devil just bought a penthouse in heaven'.This track kind of reminds me of the 'Devil made me do it' from Cut.Horns galore,but we also get here a gospel backup singers filling in for good measure.

'Evil love chain' for an example,about love gone mad.'She's mean when she's happy' 'She looks like a princess,she's Dracula's daughter".

All in all.Golden Earring is one outstanding band.They are going going and going on.Bless the dearly.A few years from this one ,they will release Millbrook USA,which is also great. Will there be more?,I sure hope so.

Now,we are coming to the rating. I really,really want to give this one 4*.But,but,there is no prog here.But what we got is very well crafted music,that any Golden Earring fan should not miss. 3 bright shining stars for the band that just won't stop.

gr8dane | 3/5 |


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