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High Tide


Heavy Prog

3.82 | 202 ratings

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4 stars I guess this is a crazy debut album for the year 1969. Leaded and blasted by the battles between Tony Hill's guitar attack and Simon House's violin trepidant approach, though it was awfullt produced, I love it for its rawness and truthfullness.

Here we have brilliant and monstrous jamming between guitar and violin, but there are also calmer passages were the electricity is a warm landscape for the sung parts (sometimes Tony Hill reminds me of Jim Morrison!). The songwriting in these latter songs is better and gives a good balance to the extended jamming of other sections.

Some say that this is a seminal work in terms of guitar sounding and riffing and its psychedelic and progressive interplay with the violin. I guess that it's true, because though there were other bands playing such loudy guitars (for example Blue Cheer), the progressive approach here is certain and real.

I think this is an great album every prog head should listen, it's so good to discover some roots and this music has aged quite well, though the production is really horrible.

migue091 | 4/5 |


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