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Canterbury Scene

3.94 | 581 ratings

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4 stars I have always preferred this to Angels eggs, and a deal of that is down to the more interesting Drumming which is down to a man called Laurie Allen. Tim Blake starts to flex his considerable talent on this recording and the combination of Hillage and Allen on Guitar works very well here. Choice cut being the excellent Zero the Hero and the Witch's Spell, which has everything that is good about gong. Sadly this like all of gongs classic records suffers from silly and pretentious lyrics. However on the whole this recording is very worthwhile even special and should find its way into all good collections. Musically this remains a highpoint that was only surpassed by YOU. I was very taken by gong at the time but in retrospect they remain an interesting if deeply flawed unit. The constant personal changes hint at a more difficult working situation than the sometimes flippant and silly music suggests. One of the most notable results of this constant change is that the drumming varies from LP to LP. Laurie Allen was an excellent drummer and because of this Flying Teapot remains a very worthwhile addition to most collections.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |


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