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The Web


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.58 | 35 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is the debut of British band THE WEB who would release a total of three studio albums before disbanding and then establishing the band again under the name SAMURAI. The first two studio albums this band put out featured an African American on vocals and I'm just not into his voice to put it bluntly. It was that third album where the band put it all together and not by coincidence because this is when Dave Lawson joined the band. Yay! Dave is a way better singer plus there was no keyboards on the first two records but Dave adds those including mellotron on the classic third recording. I want to say this is so 60's sounding except it was released in 1968 so go figure? I actually like "Watcha Kelele" for the vocal melodies and flute. They seem to jam on this one too which I like. The followup to that "Reverand J. McKinnon" is really disappointing like most of the album. Lots of horns and drama on that 10 minute closer. It's all over the place and it's actually like listening to a movie soundtrack that is too short obviously but... oh and we get orchestral stuff too sadly.

Lets just call this humble beginnings shall we? And if you don't have their third album called "I Spider" what are you waiting for?

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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