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UMMAGUMMA

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 1212 ratings

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FloydZappa
5 stars GREAT ALBUM! This Pink Floyd at one of their most expiremental times. The first part of the album has great live performances. "Careful With That Axe Eugene" is a great song to listen to live. The Pompeii version is probably the best, but this is good to. All of these songs are great prog pieces of work by a great prog band. Then the actual album begins. With Ummagumma each member has written their own songs. "Sysyphus" is Richard Wright's work. Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 are all wild pieces with mixed sounds. They are all very good and have a classical feel to them. The Roger comes in with his bit. "Granchester Meadows" is for me the best song, but it's filled with sounds of the outdoors with chirping birds and running water. Roger sings and I believe he plays the acoustic guitar on the track as well. Roger is actually a very good guitarist on the acoustic. This album has one of the most bizzare songs I have ever heard. " Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict", is a song which sounds like something written by Ron Geesin. But this one is done by Roger. It starts off with these odd sound of animals then Roger starts talking in a foriegn language. It was the first song I listened to off this album and I have loved it ever since. "Narrow Way" is David's number. It is split into 3 parts. To me the best is Pt. 2. I could listen to it over and over and it would never get old. Part 3 David begins singing. Though I think Roger is the better writer of mostly lyrics, David is not bad at all. His best part though is writting music. Nick Mason seems to be the one who has the least of work on an album. " Grand Vizier's Garden Party" is a nice way to end the album. The "Entrance" part starts it off with the flute. Then "Entertainment", and ends with "Exit". All in all this is a good album. You have 16 great prog rock songs to listen to. This is one of those last true "spacey" albums. After this I think is when they left some of the psychedelic sounds behind and became a much more progressive band. Still though they have all ways had that "space rock" feel to their work.
FloydZappa | 5/5 |

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