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NOW IS THE HAPPIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Daevid Allen

 

Canterbury Scene

3.31 | 51 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Why I never took drugs ?

The third solo album from Daevid Allen is a semi-accoustic album. The accoustic songs are simple and children-rhymes like. Some interaction with some audience about Gong's Flying Teopot trilogy introduces us to ten minutes of interaction with small children. This may be a good acid trip idea. But it does not work when listening to it in a sofa and wide awake, trying to penetrate this album. A penetration that does not come up with much beef.

So......... The final track, Deya Goddess, is a good track though with it's Indian music feel. The same goes for the two opening tracks where we are treated to a good flamenco trip and then a good accoustic song called Why Do We Treat Ourselves Like We Do. It has some good flamenco too. The three following tracks Tally & Orlando Meet The Cockpot Pixie, See You On The Moontower and Poet For Sale makes me cringe. These self indulgent tracks does not work at all on a record. They are in short children rhymes and best reserved for kindergartens. The rest of the album is a mix of nodding along with a guitar and some pointless electro collage stuff.

Daevid Allen's mad ramblings is not for me, I am afraid.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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