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MADE IN ENGLAND

Atomic Rooster

 

Heavy Prog

3.67 | 134 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
5 stars 4.99999 stars really. Another killer album although somewhat different than what they had done previously. As the MK II line-up had dissolved, everything had to be re-started from scratch (these constant break-ups will undermine Vincent Crane's health as he was already depressive and will remain so until his death (suicide?) in the late eighties. For this album, he managed to convince the immense voice of Chris Farlowe (fresh off the break-up of Colosseum) to join up along with a bunch of lesser known musos (and still no bassist). This album again came with a different cover (represented here is the American one) as the British cover was made out denim tissue (and is now very expensive in the collector's world) but aside from that curiosity, the Pythonesque cover you see here is quite apt at describing the great music on here.

Of course the music will take a new twist with such a powerful (soulful) vocalist but will remains truthful to Rooster standards. Shall we say that the music was slightly more funky hard rock and this album will make frequent calls to an excellent horn section for about a third of the tracks on here. They will even use strings on the killer Stand By Me. This album will however be less constant than previous as some number are poorer than others but are greatly outnumbered by the gems ( Time Take MY Life , Satan's Name , Breathless , People you can trust). A real must for anyone that enjoys this band, and those that don't like it are advised to LISTEN to it, before making quick judgments

Sean Trane | 5/5 |

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