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Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

2.63 | 18 ratings

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2 stars Kevin Ayers - Yes we have no mananas (1976)

Kevin Ayers played with Soft Machine in it's very first phase and has since then been releasing albums under his own flag. On this rather odd titled album we can hear slightly Canterbury influenced alternative pop with a cabaret-like feel. Some tiny psych-pop influences from the heydays of the Canterbury scene can be found here and there, but most of the time we are listening to simple songs of a not-too-talented vocalist. Most arrangements are quite simplistic and the songs are all enjoyable - but never more then that. The dry and dopey vocals of Ayers gives the music a mellow feel, whilst his often slightly funny lyrics give the music some meaning.

Conclusion. Little to say here, an almost not even prog-related record that might still interest Canterbury purists. Two stars.

friso | 2/5 |


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