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National Health


Canterbury Scene

4.19 | 49 ratings

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4 stars I actually liked - many years ago - NH for three stars only, but it is definitely too forgotten band. As Eliott said, "seems like a farewell to a lost age". Maybe it's just that they were there too late (debut from 1977) and they were doomed to be overlooked. But speaking of Canterbury scene one really should remember National Health. They come pretty close to Caravan in style but still it is their own. You absolutely feel that these guys enjoy making music. Whatever happened to the amazing keyboard player Dave Stewart (NOT the Eurythmics man!)? ________ By the way, after reading Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club (which has a lot of references to 70's prog) I expected to like more of Hatfield & The North's album that gave name to the novel. I came to compare it to (my memories of) National Health and thought the latter is better. Maybe I should seek for this 156-minute set again...
Matti | 4/5 |


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