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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 367 ratings

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4 stars "From Italy comes this VDGG and Crimson inspired avant rock album that refuses - or worse, doesn't have the talent - to build up to any decent melodic progression. There's not one harmony worth noting, nor is there any conceptual coherence explaining why the music goes in all directions with no apparent purpose. There's not much here that any of our readers will find worth seeking out. If you though Pawn Hearts was over the top then this one is worse." (Taken from "The Symphonic Observer", November 20, 1972)

"A mess of artsy pretence. Progressive rock at the pinnacle of its overbearing indulgence. This band has thrown a number of couple of half-ideas together, stirred them thoughtlessly while having too much mind-expanding drugs and discarded the resulting mish-mash with utter disdain at the feet of the easily fooled prog audiences. There's not one catchy song on this whole excuse for an album." ("Classic Rock Magazine", March 29, 1973)

"This is the most disappointing folk album I had yet to review. While taking a promising start with a medieval procession and gorgeous vocals recalling the deep sentiment of Corsican Polyphonies, the album takes twists and turns away from its pastoral promise and indulges in pointless psychedelicca and noisy hard-rock. An occasional nod to Jethro Tull won't convince me of the credibility of the band's promotional staff who sent this album to our safe-heaven of true folk tastes." (From "Folksy Ditties and Other Jolly Tunes", April 1973)

"So poor meteul album. No riff, no song you can sing. Boring. No meteul at all here." (from "Les Bruits Métalliques", May 1973)

"Cool stuff dude, We went to see them with a couple of friends and we smoked holes through the wall man, it was so awesome, Jesus, that guy with that trumpet, he blew man, it was evil dude, you know, my girlfriend, she's a groupie and we got to meet the band you know, it was huge, blew the s**t out of me man!" (Fan reaction after the show, June 1973)

"I don't even have to hear this one to know how bad it will be. It's incredibly old, it's from Italy and it never sold more then 5 copies. Give us a break." (Pop Stories, March 2010)

"Now what the hell was that!?" (Carlo Bonnacione, April 30, 2010)

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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