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2.70 | 28 ratings | 4 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A cloud in the sky (6:05)
2. Only tail the bait (4:18)
3. Clown leaves Berlin (4:59)
4. Of rooms and open doors (3:32)
5. Find me (5:11)
6. Crentcantoe (5:51)
7. Isn't it real (9:18)

Total Time: 41:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Holger Funk / lead vocals
- Johannes Hofmann / keyboards
- Martin Hofmann / bass
- Robby Stein / drums, percussion
- Tommy Weber / guitars & Space Invaders
+ Julia Wollny / backing vocals (2)

Releases information

Musea FGBG 4121.AR, 1981/94, CD

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SCARAMOUCHE Scaramouche ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (39%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

SCARAMOUCHE Scaramouche reviews

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Review by kenethlevine
1 stars Take some of the phrasings of mid 1970s Queen and Styx without any of their dramatic talents and you get an idea of what Scaramouche is about. That is, at best this CD is marginally symphonic progressive, but every track is so forgettable that it doesn't really matter. At first it sounds like the closer, "Isn't it Real" might qualify for exit out of the morass, but it's only close to acceptable.

This is as good an example as any of what happens when a band has influences without inspiration. While the Musea and Garden of Delights catalogues are bursting with one-album groups that deserved more, Scaramouche represents a band that made one album..too many.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars This german band Scaramouche release only one album in 1981, obscure and almost forgotten by many prog conoseurs. The music of this band is influenced by Machiavel, Styx, Queen here and there and Ambrosia or UK, I can't find any similarity with Yes for example as is said in the description of the band. Scaramouche is more towards pop prog than the symphonic prog of Yes or Genesis. Of course they combined very well that pop prog with symphonic elements, but is more of a pop orientated band. Anyway this album is good and has some very fine pieces like the opening track - the best from here - A cloud in the sky - who remainds me of UK (Danger money era), great drumming and excellent key passages, the rest are ok , worth listning from time to time. Not very much to add, the music is pleasent most of the time but sometimes without pashion and inspiration. While i can't recommended this selftitled album, i can say worth investigate at least once if you are a prog lover. 3 stars for Scaramouche

Latest members reviews

2 stars Do you know that that disk type that when begins to play gives the clear impression that it is an excellent work, and what when finish you ask " what happened in the midlle tracks of the albun? ".This is the case of the sef-titled albun of the German band "SCARAMOUCHE." First Track "Cloud in ... (read more)

Report this review (#291868) | Posted by maryes | Sunday, July 25, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is a very good, somewhat obscure album. The vocals are in English. The singer sounds a little like a subdued version of the singer from the Scorpions. He has a very good voice. The songs have a varied style. There are plenty of symphonic moments. There are some more mainstream rock moments ... (read more)

Report this review (#36661) | Posted by | Thursday, June 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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