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Amps For Christ

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3.26 | 3 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tsaress (3:16)
2. Use Use Use (2:01)
3. Old Palm Tree (2:51)
4. Prince Charlie Stuart (2:48)
5. Freddie the Mockingbird (2:08)
6. Banjo Hymn (1:31)
7. AFC Tower Song (4:52)
8. Tarsit (3:55)
9. Bug (0:30)
10. Midianite Prelude (1:38)
11. Old Lang Syne/Tube (4:38)
12. Branches (2:22)
13. Evening (2:27)
14. Gold on Mars (1:44)
15. Claremont Raga (3:41)
16. Been to the Rock? (0:52)
17. Enids Rant (1:30)
18. Morlough Shore (4:10)
19. Flower and Leaves (1:38)
20. Memmorial Immemorial (Revisited) (5:53)
21. Tethered Ball (0:31)
22. Old Lang Syne/Transistor (1:26)
23. Firecube (3:06)

Total Time: 59:28

Line-up / Musicians

- Joel Connell / Drums
- Jeff Hartford / Electronics
- John Wiese / Electronics
- Henry Barnes / Guitar, vocals
- Moran / Tin Whistle
- Charlie White / Poetry
- Ezra Buchla / Viola
- Tara Tiki Tavi / Vocals

Releases information

5 Rue Christine GER032 CD (2004)

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AMPS FOR CHRIST The People At Large ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
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Poor. Only for completionists (33%)

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Review by philippe
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3 stars This album covers a large range of "droning" vibrations, "sweet" acoustic folk compositions and a "buddy" aggressive garage rock...everything played in a rather "neo hippie / semi punk" mood. The album starts with a gorgeous "mystical", repetitive sitar pattern. "Use use use" is a "grotesque", "drunken" rock 'n roll piece. Some songs have a nice, funny "country" folk flavour ("Banjo hymn", "Old Palm Tree"...). A complex band with a lot of capacities, expressing with no restriction pure nervous, noisy rock attacks and sudden "rural" folk ballads. On this last, new effort my favourite tunes are the floating and meditative "Claremont raga" and the "disarticulated", plaintive "noisy" folk rock «Memorial Immemorial". Time to time the advantage of the diversity can be translated to an inconvenient. In fact it's difficult to be attracted by all the musical segments offered by the band...sometimes it's impossible to see the relationship between the different musical sources of inspiration. It creates something strangely controversial.

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4 stars This genre is rather unknown and untouched. That being said, this doesnt mean that the genre itself is a good one. Amps for Christ was the first Indo-prog band ive ever heard and it reminded me a lot of Prog Folk. This album consists of 23 songs, all of which are no more than 3:30. The tracks co ... (read more)

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