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2.15 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. House in the Storm (11:05)
2. The Actors Fun (6:29)
3. Look (At Life) (3:40)
4. Ban'cock (3:25)
5. The Prophet (5:55)
6. Mr. Pollution (8:26)
7. La Mer (9:54)
8. Fly Your Kite (4:15)
9. Toby (4:07)

Total Time 57:16

Line-up / Musicians

- Axel Krause / bass, acoustic Guitar
- Tommy Betzler / drums, percussions
- Peter Herrmann / keyboards, synth
- Utz Bender / keyboards, vocals
- Armin Strecker / lead guitar

Releases information

CD IC 710.074

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P'COCK Burning Beach ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (29%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by kenethlevine
2 stars Apparently the great Klaus Schulze, assuredly while his ears were stuffed with triple layered cloth masks, referred to P'COCK as "one of the best fusions between electronics and rock oriented music". I suppose if you filtered enough to get a result set of 1, then maybe. Or not. But perhaps the problem is that the two genres don't really play nice together. Hmm no. P'COCK just isn't very good. They would have been better as an all instrumental all electronic group, but would have been quickly effaced by the giants of that genre.

Wait! A "best of" album by a band with little to no commercial success who released 3 albums in the 1980s, the last of which was apparently so bad that none of it is featured here. Most of their mediocre debut is replicated along with a few tracks from their second and one seemingly unreleased number, "Look at Life", which Is a predictably bland song with reasonably pleasant piano accompaniment.

For the rest, P'Cock packs in uninspired vocal passages with sometimes extended electronica like a zoo school dropout who is convinced that a peacock and peahen who hate each other will mate successfully and live to squawk about it. Needless to say the best offering here is the instrumental "Ban'Cock" (they do love their apostrophes), but some of the lengthier numbers get mildly unannoying when the singing stops, like outtakes of TANGERINE DREAM and ALAN PARSONS PROJECT. a And if pushed, I would say that "Toby" is a serviceable almost power ballad.

Instead of falling a mere few rungs short of fulfilling their initial promise , P'COCK ended up closer in spirit to the also rans of the rank and file of their era like STREETMARK and ANABIS with a competent moog player and a less grating though meh singer. Well, that's something then.

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