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STRANGELANDS

The Arthur Brown Band

 

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2.82 | 15 ratings

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gietek
4 stars This album is just too crazy. I doubt the musicians were concious when recording this album. Although it lacks any concept, its first three pieces (Country, City and Cosmos) are all products of the same jam session. I'm sure I've never heard Drachen drumming so good and the organist is playing such a weird set of chords that je ne sais quoi. I think even Vincent's playing wasn't that crazy. The woodwinds make a great addition to the psychedelia (the bassoon and the flute on this album are just... well... crazy!).

I absolutely love The Replicas part - and if you thought the organist playing with Arthur was mad, then the guitarist surely was his great master. I'm absolutely certain I've never heard anyone play a guitar like this. There is some kind of robotic structure to the sound - I mean... you need to sniff a tone of coke to start playing like this.

And Arthur's singing is superb! We mustn't forget Arthur! The way he does The Lord Doesnt Want You is just so intense! And keep in mind that it was only a jam session. Loopy music for loopy ears. Theaker said there were hours of recorded material. I wish I could listen to the whole session.

Gave 4 stars because I understand this music is just too hard to listen to.

gietek | 4/5 |

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