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RIDING ON A TEAR

Zomby Woof

 

Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 59 ratings

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4 stars Zombie Woof is an extremely overlooked German progrock band from the Seventies, their name is derived from a song by Frank Zappa and his Mothers Of Invention. But their music has hardly anything to do with Frank Zappa, it's mainly keyboard driven, 24- carat symphonic rock, quite original with only some hints from Eela Craig and early Camel. The nine compositions from the original album (1977) sound pleasant and melodic featuring flowing shifting moods and lots of wonderful vintage keyboards: a sparking Grand piano with wonderful string-ensemble waves in Introduction, a beautiful blend of string-esemble, Hammond organ and mellow choir-Mellotron in the varied titletrack, lots of swinging Hohner D6 clavinet in Requiem - Part I, exciting interplay between fiery electric guitar and swinging clavinet and a splendid build-up guitar solo in the jam- like song Dora's Drive and an exciting, long synthesizer solo (with echoes from Peter Bardens) in Walking Through the Woods. One of the most beatiful tracks on this CD is Walking Through the Woods: a short intro featuring warm twanging acoustic guitar, then a slow rhythm with fluent synthesizer flights, the atmosphere becomes lush symphonic delivering great interplay between sparkling piano and senational synthesizer. The English vocals on this album sound often pleasant and warm with a slight German accent. The CD release features four bonustracks including two alternate versions from the album and two previously unreleased tracks (studio rehearsals, no more or less than fine Zomby Woof music).

THIS IS WONDERFUL, VERY MELODIC AND PLEASANT PROGRESSIVE ROCK FROM GERMANY, LOADED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF VINTAGE KEYBOARDS!!

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