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Rocky's Filj


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.17 | 69 ratings

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4 stars Yet another one shot Italian band, Rocky's Filj released their only album back in 1973. Certainly not one of the better known Italian prog bands, they nevertheless have an enthusiastic if small group of admirer's who regard Storie Di Uomini E Non very highly.

Storie Di Uomini E Non whilst having mellower moments is not an album for those preferring the more pastoral RPI releases. Far more suited to those who enjoy the wilder excesses of the genre such as Osanna, Area or Il Baletto Di Bronzo. The wild explosive nature of most of the tracks also bring to mind early King Crimson, though you won't find any mellotron here, with nods to Van Der Graaf Generator though the latter comparison is more down to the wild sax playing prevalent throughout supplied by sadly now deceased vocalist Rocky Rossi. There's also a fairly strong jazz feel, the warts and all dry production allowing each player to stand out showing all as decent players with pleasing interplay between the sax and guitar over the dynamic rhythm section.

Sadly like so many albums of the time it's all over too soon leaving the frustrated listener wanting more. Whilst Rocky's Filj are not advised as an early port of call in the exploration of RPI they nevertheless warrant attention from those of a more adventurous disposition who've already become acquainted with the higher profile bands of the genre, many of whom they can stand head and shoulders with such is the quality of this album.

Nightfly | 4/5 |


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