Header

BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE A DAY

Man

Psychedelic/Space Rock


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Man Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day album cover
3.84 | 43 ratings | 8 reviews | 26% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy MAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. C'mon (11:03)
2. Keep On Crinting (8:18)
3. Bananas (9:28)
4. Life On The Road (7:14)
5. Bananas [early instrumental version]* (7:04)
6. Rockfield Jam* (3:14)

Total Time: 46:21

*Esoteric reissue bonus tracks

Lyrics

Search MAN Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MAN Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Micky Jones / guitars, vocals
- Clive John / guitars, vocals
- Phil Ryan / keyboards, vocals
- Will Youatt / bass, vocals
- Terry Williams / drums, percussion

Releases information

LP United Artists 077 (1972)
LP United Artists AO77 (1973)
CD BGO 14 (1996 UK)
CD Esoteric Recordings Elec 2019 (2007 UK)


Thanks to salmacis for the addition
and to Rivertree for the last updates
Edit this entry

MAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy MAN Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Last Man Standing by Jerry Lee Lewis (CD, Sep-2006, Artist First) US $6.99 Buy It Now 29m 27s
Nm! Rock 45 Wings - Magneto & Titanium Man / Venus & Mars Rock Show On Capitol US $3.00 [0 bids]
29m 51s
Z. Z. HILL, "I'm a Blues Man," Excellent Vinyl Blues LP US $2.99 [0 bids]
30m 10s
WASP Mean Man 12" G/Fold Ps, 3 Tracks Inc For Whom The Bell Tolls+Locomotive Br US $16.08 Buy It Now 31m 32s
WASP Mean Man SHP Shaped Picture Disc+Backing Card, Orig 1989 Ltd Edition, B/W US $22.52 Buy It Now 31m 36s
Vikki Carr - The Ways To love A Man - record album US $3.00 Buy It Now 32m 13s
Sealed! Jazz CHARLES MINGUS Passions Of A Man 3LPs SD3-600 ORIG EB648 US $29.99 Buy It Now 32m 24s
WHAM I'M Your Man 12" Ps 3 Tracks, Extd Stimulation/Acappella/Do It Right-Instr US $14.47 Buy It Now 32m 26s
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN LP XMAS US $16.00 Buy It Now 33m 10s
1979 JAMES BROWN POLYDOR The Original Disco Man R&B SOUL LP Rare FACTORY SEALED US $29.99 Buy It Now 33m 15s
Elton John : Rocket Man-Definitive Collecti CD US $13.28 Buy It Now 33m 35s
BONNY LEE: My Man's Coming Home / Fast Life 45 (co) Blues & R&B US $20.00 Buy It Now 34m 28s
Elton John 45 Wrap Her Up/The Man Who Never Died Geffen Records 1985 #7-28873 US $9.99 Buy It Now 34m 40s
Dinah Washington 45 It's A Mean Old Man's World/You're A Sweetheart Roulette US $9.99 Buy It Now 34m 40s
Coping with the Urban Coyote by Unida (CD, Aug-1999, Man's Ruin) US $20.00 [0 bids]
35m 27s
Richard Bartz : Midnight Man CD (2004) US $4.89 Buy It Now 35m 41s
Brendan Benson WELL FED BOY demos on Vinyl NM Raconteurs Jack White Third Man US $100.00 Buy It Now 35m 55s
Darlene Austin - No Man's Girl / Til I Can't Take it Anymore Pepper 446 PROMO US $14.99 Buy It Now 35m 57s
Flame N King 45 Fast Steppin / The Love Man (N Soul) EX US $25.00 Buy It Now 37m 3s
4 1950's DECCA Records Movie 45's GUYS / DOLLS - MAN / GOLDEN ARM - GLENN MILLER US $14.95 [0 bids]
US $19.95 Buy It Now
38m 53s
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Call Me/ Son Of A Preacher Man CLEAN ORIG R&B SOUL 45 7" US $9.99 Buy It Now 40m 15s
BRUCE MCCULLOCH ( KIDS IN THE HALL ) " Shame-Based Man " Comedy-Music CD US $5.00 [0 bids]
US $7.00 Buy It Now
41m 6s
Blackstreet Think About You Album Version music records 33 1/2 rpm 1999 LIL man US $3.99 Buy It Now 41m 35s
Dance to the Holy Man by The Silencers (Scottish) (Album CD, Jun-1991,RCA)Sealed US $30.99 Buy It Now 41m 37s
DARRYL STEWART - A MAN CALLED PETER - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD 1955 US $3.41 Buy It Now 42m 19s
LOVE AND MONEY - HALLELUJAH MAN - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD PIC SLV 1988 US $5.16 Buy It Now 42m 19s
SUPREMES: Give Out But Don't Give Up/ He's My Man NM- NORTHERN SOUL PROMO 7" 45 US $14.99 Buy It Now 42m 27s
Pop Promo 45 Bing Crosby Seven Nights A Week / Man On Fire on Capitol Records US $3.00 [0 bids]
42m 51s
VG+ KENNY ROGERS LADY/SWEET MUSIC MAN 1980 45 RPM LIBERTY UA-X1380-Y US $2.98 Buy It Now 44m 43s
THE MONKEES - SOMEDAY MAN - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD PIC SLV 1969 US $10.41 Buy It Now 44m 59s
WALLIS & MATILDA - THE MAN FROM IRON BARK - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD 1980 US $8.66 Buy It Now 44m 59s
LOUIS PRIMA - OL' MAN MOSE - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD 1960 US $6.03 Buy It Now 44m 59s
Young Man by Billy Dean (Cassette, Sep-1990, SBK Rec... US $1.20 Buy It Now 45m 1s
(100W) Paul Davies, Man About Town - DJ CD US $4.81 Buy It Now 45m 11s
LENE LOVICH No Man's Land LTD Audiophile Clear Vinyl UK 1982 LP DMM US $24.99 Buy It Now 45m 16s
Old Man Markley Guts N' Teeth Vinyl LP PURPLE US $9.99 [1 bids]
46m 13s
Splinter Two Man Band LP sealed Dark Horse George Harrison US $8.00 [0 bids]
46m 15s
WHAM! I'm Your Man x3 Extended/Instru/Acapella 4 track UK 1985 vinyl 12" Single US $6.99 Buy It Now 46m 29s
JERRY REED (Who Was The Man Who Put) The Line In Gasoline M- 45 RPM US $2.00 Buy It Now 46m 33s
Ghostface 718 Theodore Unit Wu Tang rare Method Man GZA RZA Raekwon ODB US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
46m 58s
MARGIE JOSEPH: Why Does A Man Have To Lie (soul vinyl 45) US $20.00 Buy It Now 47m 51s
SPANISH FLY - TRUST NO MAN [PA] - NEW CD US $13.76 Buy It Now 47m 53s
LINDA RONSTADT LP What's New 1983 Nelson Riddle Orchestra FREE SHIP Lover Man US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
48m 15s
GIRL FRIDAY MAN OF THE HOUR CD US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $11.00 Buy It Now
48m 30s
Drummer Man [Hindsight] by Gene Krupa (CD, Apr-1996, Hindsight) US $9.00 [0 bids]
US $13.00 Buy It Now
48m 30s
Chicano Rap CD Lil Tweety - Confessing A Feeling - MC Magic Mr Capone-E Lil Man US $10.00 Buy It Now 48m 51s
Herbie Man Discotheque LP Atlantic Records SD1670 Rare Jazz Tony Levin Gadd VG+ US $5.99 [0 bids]
50m 28s
ELVIS - THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC BOOK INCLUDES CD US $24.99 Buy It Now 50m 43s
EARL HINES & His Orch. Piano Man Vinyl Lp SEALED US $15.00 Buy It Now 50m 59s
SOUL MAN ULTRA RARE AUSSIE SOUNDTRACK CASSETTE TAPE! US $13.13 Buy It Now 51m 6s
THE MAN FROM IRONBARK GEOFFREY GRAHAM RARE AUSSIE CD! BANJO PATERSON US $19.26 Buy It Now 51m 6s
SOUNDTRACK: The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (soundtrack & cast LP) US $30.00 Buy It Now 51m 23s
Elephant Man "You Own Di Man" and Zicka P "Well Well" Shy Shy Reggae Records US $1.99 [0 bids]
51m 40s
DER MODERNE MAN - UNMODERN PLUS - NEW CD US $15.95 Buy It Now 51m 41s
331/3 RECORD FIRST MAN ON THE MOON US $0.99 [0 bids]
51m 42s
(BR499) Milk Man, Why Should The Devil Have The Good Tunes? - DJ CD US $4.43 Buy It Now 52m 5s
Moe Koffman . Jungle Man . Canadian Jazz . LP US $9.99 Buy It Now 52m 17s
the red shore the avarice of man cd US $4.99 [0 bids]
52m 34s
Hamilton Bohannon. South African man (PT.1) ....45rpm. US $5.00 Buy It Now 52m 50s
Kung Fu Fighting & Gambling Man by Carl Douglas 1970s 7" Vinyl Record 45RPM Rare US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
52m 52s
Old Man Markley Down Side UP Vinyl LP RED / WHITE / BLUE US $9.99 [0 bids]
53m 2s
(211V) Portugal The Man, Lovers In Love - DJ CD US $4.81 Buy It Now 53m 7s
Old Man Markley Down Side UP Vinyl LP RED / WHITE / BLUE US $9.99 [1 bids]
54m 20s
HERMAN'S HERMITS - A Must To Avoid / The Man With The Cigar - 1966 MGM 45 US $1.98 Buy It Now 54m 46s
PETER TOSH MYSTIC MAN ROLLING STONES REGGAE IMPORT GERMANY LP US $9.99 Buy It Now 54m 48s
JOHNNY CASH FRANKIE'S MAN JOHNNY YOU DREAMER YOU 45 NICE COPY!! US $4.00 [0 bids]
55m 9s
MAIN ATTRACTION Jersey Jobs / Agent Man NEW WAVE GARAGE PUNK MA 1949 45 rpm HEAR US $40.00 [0 bids]
57m 52s
The Megatones Quarter To Twelve / Family Man RARE U.S. 7" vinyl single '86 US $6.00 Buy It Now 58m 15s
USHER & METHOD MAN U remind Me REMIX EDIT& INSTRUMENTAL PROMO DJ CD Blu Cantrell US $24.99 Buy It Now 58m 22s
WALTER BRENNAN: Waiting For A Train / Keep A Movin Old Man NM- 45 RPM US $8.99 Buy It Now 58m 36s
HEAR IT R&B 45 rpm Piano Red "Jump Man Jump" from 1955 (M-) US $30.00 Buy It Now 59m 59s
NORMAN ANDRE Big Rig Man M- 45 RPM P/S VG++(+) US $6.00 Buy It Now 1h
HEAR IT R&B Soul 45 rpm Bobby Christian "Enough Man" from 1957 US $16.00 Buy It Now 1h
Peter Case - Man with the Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-traditionalist Guitar US $10.99 [0 bids]
1h
45 - MGM Records - Woody Herman - Business Man's Bounce/Dandy Lion US $12.99 [0 bids]
1h
Old Man Markley Party Shack Vinyl 7 Inch YELLOW US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 3m
sntrck MAN OF LA MANCHA NEW SEALED ORG FILM LP US $7.98 Buy It Now 1h 3m
SONNY ROLLINS What's New / Our Man In Jazz SEALED IMPORT LP US $15.00 [0 bids]
1h 4m
Old Man Markley For Better For Worse Vinyl 7 Inch RED / WHITE / BLUE US $26.00 [9 bids]
1h 4m
Still Sealed! DANA GILLESPIE "Weren't Born a Man" RCA Bowie rel PROMO PUNCH! LP US $20.00 [0 bids]
1h 6m
SACD Man of the World: Reflections on Peter Green by Various Artists CD US $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 6m
Mondo Batman Vinyl Colored Man Bat Clay Face Danny Elfman Record New US $50.00 Buy It Now 1h 8m
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Soundtrack CD Japan Free shipping New US $42.70 Buy It Now 1h 8m
" Fats " Waller & Rhythm - VICTOR 24801 - Dream Man & I'm Growing Fonder of You US $25.00 Buy It Now 1h 8m
ARMSTRONG BROTHERS That's the Man I Am Smack Records Blue Eyed Soul VG+ US $9.89 [0 bids]
1h 8m
Northern Soul DELORES HALL - WOMAN b/w Good Lovin' Man Keymen 111 VG US $7.89 [0 bids]
1h 8m
TOM JONES - PUPPET MAN - 7" PROMO 45 SPAIN ------ K@@ L US $15.99 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Chris Andrews yesterday man/too bad you don't want me 7" vinyl Atco records US $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 10m
Old Man Markley Blood on my Hands 7 Inch CLEAR / RED US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 10m
Cowboy Junkies: Black Eyed Man Cassette VG++ Canada BMG RCA 07863-61049-4 US $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 10m
TONY DOUGLAS---THERE STANDS THE MAN ( Country) US $5.00 Buy It Now 1h 11m
The Hellacopters Gluecifer - Respect the Rock America (CD, Man's Ruin Records) US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 11m
4 SEASONS - WALK LIKE A MAN 45! '63 Vee Jay four HEAR Paul Goddard Collection US $3.99 [0 bids]
1h 11m
MUDDY WATERS - HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN - CD US $6.95 Buy It Now 1h 11m
Four Preps - Down By the Station - 1960 hit by the group who gave us "Big Man" US $3.50 Buy It Now 1h 12m
MUMFORD & SONS Little Lion Man 2009 UK vinyl 7" NEW/UNPLAYED US $11.25 Buy It Now 1h 12m
78RPM Varsity 8063 Stuff Smith, Sam the Vegetable Man/When Paw Courtin Maw stV US $12.95 Buy It Now 1h 12m
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS... by AGENTS OF MAN (CD, 2005, Century Media) *Sealed* US $2.99 [0 bids]
1h 13m
The Dead Weather - Horehound (CD, Jul-2009, Third Man/Warner Bros.) US $7.95 Buy It Now 1h 14m
Sidney Poitier Reads Poetry Of The Black Man LP! US $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 14m

More places to buy MAN music online Buy MAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MAN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MAN Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day ratings distribution


3.84
(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
26%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
43%
Good, but non-essential (21%)
21%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)
2%

MAN Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Andrea Cortese
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Isn't life strange? (thanks Justin and co. for the quote).

An italian progger to write the first review of the most acclaimed Man's album...I haven't got specific knowledge of this band. The same goes for the Welsh prog scene which appeared to me, before I've bought this classic one, an absolute zero.

Nevertheless I'm a little bit confused 'cause I didn't mind Man gone so far from the usual british sound of that era. Don't know if it depends on the fact of the particular relationship and differences that made and makes Wales so different from the rest of Great Britain island. The band takes inspiration mainly from the wes-tcoast psychedelic movement of the last sixties. I've read also that they played several concerts in California and became friends of the members of Quicksilver Messenger Service. It's even written somewhere (I don't remember vividly if it was on their website or in my old rock encyclopaedia) that a member of Quicksilver joined Man for tour and, maybe, for the recording of a live album. His name is Frank Cipollina.

To tell you of the Man's chameleon-like line-up is one of the most difficult things in the world. The band seems to have never had solidity. Almost all the members changed rapidly after the recording sessions of each album and the most part of them re-joined the band at least for one or two times. Perhaps the general appreciation of the supporters for "Be Good to Yourself..." (veeeeery long title, isn't it?) derives from the fact that this was a very good mix of players with the minimum of stability which is so necessary to make things go out well.

Their sound, as I said, remembers that of the bands of that part of the States and seems to be sometimes a sort of experimental fusion between early Pink Floyd and Greatful Dead. That bluesy vein is renewed and refreshed in the long guitar's and keyboards' solos. Other times the music is moulded upon a repetitive and naive pattern that goes on and on and on again never to be boring, though. It's a comfortable listening, I admit it. You wish each of the first three tracks would not have an end. I foresee that the opinion of many prog friends could be different from mine, and even very critic against this band. The fact is that they sound not enough european to be recognized as the prog epitome in Wales.

That said, I find useless the deep analysis of the album song by song. I will tell you only that the opener "C'mon", along with "Keep on Crinting" are considered to be their flag. So it's for the opener of side b, the surprising "Bananas" (they loudly sing "I like to eat bananas"!!). Maybe, the only "weaker" point of this 1972 work could be found in the album closer "Life on the Road" which appears to add no original contribution to the "american" style they sounds like.

All in all, it's rather diffucult to rate this album. It's the first I've ever bought of them and (for now) is the only I have. I would say the correct evaluation is around 3,75 (just a step below the excellence status), rounded up to four. Ok, they are not the best musicians of their time, but a sort of pioneers in european country.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Andrea Cortese (BETA) | Report this review (#85796) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, August 04, 2006

Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars MAN are the first prog band I think I have listened to from Wales.There are not much in the way of vocals as they seem to prefer to just jam away, bringing to mind some of the Psychedelic and Krautrock bands I love.They don't hide their love for weed anyway.

"C'mon" has lyrics that are words of encouragment really to the down and outers. Words like "get up, come on" are sent out to the hurting .There are some Howe like guitar melodies that are followed by a long pastoral interlude of mainly slowly played organ and light drums.The song starts to build back up 7 minutes in to an organ and vocal melody. And then they jam !

"Keep on Crinting" is an instrumental. I was reminded of the ALLMAN BROS. in the beginning. This is a restrained and tasteful song. The organ solo 3 minutes in is great ! So is the long grinding guitar solo that follows. "Bananas" is another fantastic jam song with drums, organ and guitar leading the way. There are some vocal parts in this one. "Life On The Road" has a THE DOORS-like intro as the piano,vocals and drums recall that legendary band. This is without a doubt a blues flavoured tune.

Overall there is a lot to like about this band, but I have heard so many similar sounding bands that sound much better. Good album though.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Mellotron Storm (BETA) | Report this review (#124693) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, June 04, 2007

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Welsh rockers Man, despite numerous line-up changes, had really hit the form when releasing their fifth album Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day.

Characteristic traits of all 4 compositions on the album are long, improvisational-sounding jams; with psychedelic licks from the guitars going back and forth, as well as some nice underscoring by the keyboards - and vice versa. And The Manband really excel at these kind of tunes - sounding pretty much like they were recorded live in studio, the long instrumental parts are tight and always evolving; always adding elements or adding slight changes to the textures keeping the song interesting to listen to.

In general style, the guys are influenced by country rock quite a lot; while on the last track they use blues rock as the foundation for their explorations.

Fans of improvisational rock with psychedelic leanings should enjoy this one.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Windhawk (BETA) | Report this review (#165745) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, April 05, 2008

Review by Nightfly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Rock Progressivo Italiano Team
4 stars Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day is a bit of classic in the Man catalogue, not least because it contains the classics C'mon and Bananas which have been live favourites since this release in 1972. The album only contains four tracks so there's ample opportunity for the band to stretch out on the Psychedelic west coast influenced jams much like they do live.

This original version of C'mon sets a fine standard for the rest of the album to live up too. Less frantic than it usually is live it starts with a wonderful Micky Jones guitar riff familiar to all Man fans before settling into an easy groove courtesy of inventive drummer Terry Williams. Things are taken down a notch for the instrumental Organ dominated mid section before some of the bands trademark harmonies bring us back in to where we started. As testimony to the greatness of this track is it must have made more appearances on Man live albums than any other song by the band some of which are even better versions than this one here.

Keep On Crinting keeps the standard high with some lovely guitar picking and a great Williams shuffle on the drums. It's an instrumental with Phil Ryan's Keyboards (not always an instrument present in the band line up) given equal rein to the guitars of Jones and Clive John. (Yes, no Deke Leonard here who must have kicked himself for missing out on this one).

Bananas opens side 2 of the original vinyl version and as already mentioned was to become another Man classic with it's jagged rhythmic structure, though a more steady groove prevails, at least in part for the excellent instrumental interplay of the mid section which builds up to a frantic pace before things calm down again to fade out with some spacey guitar work.

Life On The Road closes and is a bluesy shuffle propelled by Williams and bassist Phil Youatt. Once again between the vocal sections there's space for instrumental workouts and although it's probably the weakest of the four tracks it's still an enjoyable listen not least for the guitar interplay between Jones and John.

This comes close to being the very best of Man studio albums but is just beaten by the brilliant Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics but due to the inclusion of the essential C'mon and Bananas makes it the perfect place to start your Man collection from. 4 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Nightfly (BETA) | Report this review (#179240) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008

Review by Rivertree
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Psych/Space Team & Band Submissions
4 stars A Highlight of the MAN history ...

The MAN band had reached the peak in 1972/1973 and this album belongs to the best of what they ever worked out. 'Be good to yourself at least once a day' - an ambiguous title by the way - was one of my mostly played LP's in the 70s. Nearly every day when I was acting as a barkeeper and DJ in personal union at our youth center FLA-FLA I took the chance to put on this album during the evening/night and never noticed anybody misliking it. But sadly once a burglery stopped that and my vinyl exemplar provided with this special Wales map disappeared for ever end ever - how sad, at least for that moment.

What I'm writing about is the new release by Esoteric Recordings from 2007 which contains two bonus tracks. It probably might be only a matter for completionists to explore an earlier version of 'Bananas'. But it was new for me that this song is a product of the former Jones/Leonard/Ace/Williams line-up as a matter of fact. It's interesting anyhow to search for the stylistical differences. And the short Rockfield Jam is from the same recording session - something really new for me, laid back - and yes - sounding like a leftover from the recent 'Do You Like It Here Now ...' production.

Much more interesting though is that the original album contains two of their most famous songs and they played them nearly on every live show until today - no matter what line-up was present ever. If you're searching through the MAN discography I'm sure you will get the most hits for them because of the huge amount of live recordings and compilations which were offered.

The album starts off with one of this very special pieces simply named C'mon. First there is Micky Jones' wellknown riff initiating a straighforward rocking part soon showing a band's trademark - the dual guitar work, matching flawlessly. The rhythm instruments are played very simple here just for backing the interaction of guitars and keyboards. The keys - they have never been a main component of the sound and even developed to a minor point after starting the first reunion in 1983. But this time, with the presence of Phil Ryan, the organ appears somewhat emancipated. Clive John, formerly responsible for the keys predominantly, substitutes Deke Leonard for to have a second guitar present. However - the important dual guitar appearance is less contrasty as with Leonard. The whole group fits together though regarding 'Be Good To Yourself ...' as the debut for this line-up.

After a while the song changes into a breathtaking spacey section. Very melancholic - organ and guitars are circling and floating around - fantastic! This is only surpassed by the live version from the 'Back into the Future' album including the Gwalia Male Choir. The song later turns back into the former propulsive drive again with haunting guitars and then it all suddenly stops. The following relaxed grooving Keep On Crinting with a high psychedelia quotient is proving that they were heavy on the road at that time bouncing from one gig to the other playing the songs coupled with extended jamming. Excellent synth, organ and twin guitar interaction. Will Youatt and drummer Terry Williams are showing their real skills.

Bananas is heading the vinyl's B-side and the second featured MAN classic. A happy flavoured mood is leading this song provided with challenging lyrics - expressing they liked bananas and marihuana :-). This one is also provided with a more relaxed floating part where Phil Ryan proves that he's a benefit for the sound with his versatile organ work. And finally the song gets very psychedelic at the end. Life on the road is reflecting their intensive touring experiences I'm sure. This is presented as a boogie/shuffle song with nice piano contributions. A song with US westcoast influences which is more refering to the sound with Deke Leonard in the line-up.

The aforementioned 'Back into the Future' album has been already priced by me with five stars because of the stunning live recordings. So this album which also obsesses me for more than 30 years will 'only' get 4.5 stars. Recommended by all means if you want to explore MAN's highly developed psychedelic and spacey period.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Rivertree (BETA) | Report this review (#194826) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Latest members reviews

4 stars "Man" is a group that incorporates rock n roll, progressive rock, blues, country and hard rock. This album is no exception. They have the gift to make their studio albums (mostly those issued around 1973) sound like live recordings. The twin guitar solos, the tight and groovy rhythms, their en ... (read more)

Report this review (#305756) | Posted by Astryos | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Keep quiet and everyone believe you are an idiot. Open your mouth and you are removing any doubts. This is exactly what I am now doing by writing this review. I bought this album three years ago on Ebay and have been listening on and off to it since then. I honestly do not "get" Man from Wa ... (read more)

Report this review (#294358) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, August 13, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A major change in line up in the bands career. Whislt it would always be argued which was the best to choose from (there were 13 changes in the first 8 years alone), I can safely say that this and the previous line up are the best (check out reviews on the previous 2 studio outings) Original ... (read more)

Report this review (#112083) | Posted by kingdhansak | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of MAN "Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.97 seconds