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First Band From Outer Space


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 26 ratings

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4 stars Do you like vintage ('72-'76) Hawkwind? Then this is the band for you. They definitely sound a lot like Hawkwind of the Lemmy Kilmister era. This is hard charging psychedelia of the first order. Loads of swirling, chirping synthesizers add the spacey atmosphere to the distorted bass lines and chugging guitars. None of their music is revolutionary or even evolutionary. All of their songs would easily fit with Doremi Fasol Latido or In Search of Space.

Not that any of this is a bad thing. I, for one, am a huge Hawkwind fan and I especially love their vintage years. Seeing that Hawkwind hasn't returned to that sound in the 30 years since, this is actually kind of refreshing to hear. The other thing that helps is thatFBfOS are better instrumentalists who can make use of their musical talents to make the music a bit more complicated, if only ever so slightly. Still, most of use will simply be happy to zone out to the long, trippy jams like We're Only in It for the Space Rock and not even think about anything.

BTW, I picked this up at for $15. I've seen it on Amazon for $28, so is a good deal cheaper with quick delivery to boot. I'm not a paid spokespearson, just someone that likes saving $ when possible. I'd recommend picking up a copy of this today, given that they are Swedish, this album will likely not have a large print run.

dltonya | 4/5 |


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