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FANTASY OF HORSES

Rainbow Theatre

 

Symphonic Prog

3.71 | 59 ratings

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Gooner
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1 stars Count me in as a listener that finds this album horrible(and atrocious). I love symphonic prog. and jazz/rock, but this thing is a mess(i'm being polite). Musically, this band may be talented. However, I don't really know what I'm listening to here. Is this band a jazz group trying to play rock, or a rock band trying to play jazz? Nothing really fuses here. The vocals? I'm not sure if this is Josh Groban or Tom Jones trying to sing opera. The trumpets sound as shrill as Maynard Ferguson at his commercial worst in the late'70s/early '80s. This is like Guy Lombardo gone prog.(and Guy's big band was like nails on a blackboard). Apparently this band was influenced by King Crimson. How about the KC track _Groon_ played on a 33 at 45 speed. The bass is somewhat sloppy and too high in the mix. The drummer sounds pretty good, but in this rare instance; a good drummer does not a good band make. Definitely a frisbee, this one. Avoid if at all possible. The first album is just as bad.

The best part about this album? The cover art. Gorgeous.

Gooner | 1/5 |

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