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MASQUES

Brand X

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 109 ratings

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t.Hohrein
5 stars From all albums Brand X made, "Masques" is still my favorite. Why? Easy to say: It's con- sitency. Tracks like "Black Moon" or "Deadly Nightshade" are just great, well played, total in expression & absolutely magnificent! Their music should stand today in a different light, if..., but as we all know, popular culture likes it low, consumer-friendly, & - of course - females aside - women-appealing, which Brand X is definitely NOT! For the better, I guess. For the rest of their catalogue... "Unorthodox Behavior", of course! "Livestock", parts of it, especially the "phased parts". The rest of those albums, one or two tracks do the job! I like the "idea" behind Brand X. And Phil? I think he showed us, what a versatile drummer he actually was, then ( before he started " In the air tonight" & other rubbish to earn just money from it.) Phil Collins "became" extremly "radiofriendly" in the 80ties & beside of his productionwork something of a "Hatezone" not to listen to. Genesis & his solowork became expendible, & so.... redundant (Sorry Phil!!! - But that's damn true, innit?)!!!! How about "Moroccan Roll", Phil? - Those were the times, THEN... in the 70ties. But all those Rappers, Trance-music-lovers, drum&bass-freaks, techno-philliacs, take a listen to Brand X Stuff & you're blown away....Still in the 21st Century... ( what actually shows, what a decline popular culture made - all over the years - "Maybe I'll lend you mine, when you have broken yours (off) already! That sound arrogant & snobish, innit? Yes, in fact, it should. There's the real progress.... where else?
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