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FINEST FINGER

Sensations' Fix

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 25 ratings

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Proghead
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4 stars "Fragments of Light" might be SENSATIONS' FIX's best known album, only because that's their only album to be reissued on CD, the rest you simply have to get on LP. "Finest Finger" is their third album, in which they added a second keyboardist named Steve Head. I am rather bewildered as to why they needed a second keyboardist? Especially since this album is more guitar dominated than "Fragments of Light". Regardless, it's not a bad album, but four of the album's eight cuts have vocals and you can be sure vocals aren't the band's high point (that explains why "Fragments of Light" only features vocals on two cuts, and "Portable Madness" was completely instrumental). There's some great instrumental pieces two, like "Yardbirds Dream" and "Just a Little Bit More on the Curve". "Boat of Madness" is one of the better vocal tracks here, with some interesting use of guitar, then it ends with some cool spacy electronic effects.

The most strange part is two of the songs are re-recordings of stuff from their previous album, "Portable Madness", but with added-on vocals. Those songs from that album, "Leave My Chemistry Alone" and "Strange About the Hands" became "Finest Finger" and "Strange About Your Hands". Sounded like the band ran out ideas. They should have spent their time doing completely new compositions rather than wasting their time recycling stuff from "Portable Madness". The music overall is much similar to "Portable Madness", except more accessible, and vocals are on half the album, and unfortunately the synthesizers don't play as much of a role. The means you won't find anything like "Nuclear War In Your Brain", "Space Closure" (both "Fragments of Light") or "With Relative Jump Into Water" ("Portable Madness") here. Still, I feel "Fragments of Light" is their best album, so start there.

Proghead | 4/5 |

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