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3.63 | 22 ratings

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3 stars Talking about obscure records.....

But thankfully, this album has been re-released together with their second/final album as a two for one package on CD. It is reasonable available. I only bought it because I thought it was the metal band of the same name. I then binned it until I spotted this prog rock band being included in PA. So the albums was dusted off again.

On their debut album, Pirana is not particular progressive. Take the worst of the pop music from the early 1970s and you get the idea. There are a lot of The Eagles, even Bay City Rollers and some other pretty dire pop music here. This in addition to some very good hammond driven rock in the vein of Santana and some space rock bands. The best stuff on this album is very, very good and can best be described as a mix of Krautrock, space rock and latin jazz. Santana in other words. Stan White's hammond organ sound is generally excellent. When he is let loose here, this album takes of into an infectious swinging album. The pop stuff on the other hand.......

It seems like this band tried to please everyone on this album. It is an album of it's time. The sound is good. The vocals is good and the musicians is good. The pop stuff is a two star. Stan White's hammond driven rock and space rock songs is a four stars effort. There is no outstanding songs here so I am therefore landing on a barely three stars album. I also quite like this album too. The two for one package is well worth pursuing for those into this type of sound.

3 stars (barely)

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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