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Night Sun


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3.96 | 73 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is a highly rated album in some circles, even though it's pretty much straight-up Hard Rock recording. These Germans released this gem in 1972 with English vocals to boot. I find the first side a difficult listen. It's so abrasive and loud that i'm looking for some codeine part way through the first track. It's like on the second side they decided to stop dragging their nails down the chalk board and do something more interesting.The excellent second side still doesn't save this from being only a 3 star album though.

"Plastic Shotgun" is raw and in your face. Insane is maybe the right word. Lots of organ on "Crazy Woman", while "Got A Bone Of My Own" (classy title) is somewhat experimental early before we get a guitar melody before 3 minutes.This is nasty. "Slush Pan Man" is again loud and annoying to these ears. Things get better with "Living With The Dying" which is probably the best track on here. The vocals are great early on before it settles with drums and organ leading. Nice guitar after 3 1/2 minutes too. "Come Down" builds to an excellent sound. "Blind" and the other two tracks bring us back to that straight forward Hard Rock sound.

To sum up, this is a good, raw, hard rockin' album from the early seventies.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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