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3.92 | 144 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
5 stars This band is fronted by identical twins , the Goldring (the band's name is the screwed up anagram of their name) and drummer Nigel Pelgrum will join Steeleye Span and Peter Cowling will be the source of inspiration for Canadian guitarist Pat Travers in the late 70's .

Just as good as their second album , the sound is even more aggrressive , still very much in the line of AUDIENCE (sadly over-looked prog group - even here ) with VDGG influences in the ambiances. Again here the longer numbers like Man Dead and Toenail provide plenty of of instrumental space for everyone to showcase their talent without being too demonstrative . Ther is not one weaker number on this absolutely masterful debut . I just wish that those very aggressive guitar chords in the opener and closer would fit better with the lyrics and singing - a very minor flaw.

It is really hard to understand how such bands (Audience also) never really got more attention. I guess there was only room for so many and the places on the plane for success were too few and unafordable . To be discovered at all cost .......

Some Cd include some very worthy bonus tracks but with poorer sound quality. Also in the booklet , there is the hilarious story of how this album got its weird name

Recently (three years ago , I missed a concert in Holland as they presented their new album , and a friend of mine told me that although very very acoustic was their concert , they stayed very true to the spirit of those albums.

Sean Trane | 5/5 |


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