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FRAGMENTS (LIVE '74)

Agitation Free

 

Krautrock

3.81 | 39 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars You can't go wrong with any of AGITATION FREE's three live albums, they're all great. This one was released in 1995 but the music is from 1974. The first three tracks and therefore 90% of this album are from the "Final Reunion Concert" recorded November 14,1974. The final short track is from earlier that same year in July. Some really good pictures of the band in the liner notes including one from 1967 where we can see what the band looked like with short hair (haha).

"Someone's Secret" opens with sounds that build with the drums and percussion really standing out.They're just grooving and jamming here. It settles some after 9 minutes as the guitar takes the lead. It's building again. Vocals before 12 minutes and they get quite passionate a minute later as does the music. It all settles back before 14 minutes including vocals then it starts to build again minus those vocals.The guitar sounds really good here. It settles again late.

"Mickey's Laugh" opens with keys,drums, guitar, bass and atmosphere that all trips along. It's building before 3 minutes as we get a fantastic sound. I like the prominant bass too. It settles back after 6 1/2 minutes but we still have lots of chunky bass. "We Are Men" sounds really good especially the drums and percussion as keys and guitar help out. We get an instrumental melody that sounds a lot like "I'm A Man" by the SPENCER DAVIS GROUP that comes and goes. "Mediterranean Flight'" is the concluding track that is spacey and dreamy.

For me this is well worth 4 stars and there is a couple of good bonus tracks included from 1971.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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