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Jazz fusion band founded in Glasgow in 1972. Three main members were drummer Billy Kyle, bassist Graham Mince and multi-instrumentalist John Davies (keyboards, trumpet, etc). Other members of the group changed from album to album, guitarist Charles Alexander drifting away to be replaced by Lachlan McColl, saxophonist Gordon Cruickshank taking up where previous honker Howard Copland had left off.

Band existed five years and released three albums, last one (Blackpool Cool) was released on their own label Head Records.

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3.87 | 6 ratings
Red Dwarf
3.79 | 5 ratings
Blackpool Cool

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 Blackpool Cool by HEAD album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.79 | 5 ratings

Blackpool Cool
Head Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by VOTOMS

4 stars (According to the PA, Blackpool Cool was released on their own label Head Records)

Oh yeah, better than Red Dwarf. This time, Head returns in a different way, more zippy and active. I will highlight John Davies, the multi-instrumentalist, playing and destroying the trumpet and keyboards. Sometimes, it reminds me of early King Crimson stuff. The general performance is very creative and great. My favorite song here is Kick Me Quick, maybe because of the dissonant trumpet improvisated solo, and of course, it have a hot blooded crazy swing. Trust me, you will not get wrong with this.

 Red Dwarf by HEAD album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.87 | 6 ratings

Red Dwarf
Head Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by VOTOMS

4 stars Describing this work in two words: overlooked and awesome.

When I first heard "Quasar" (track no. 1), an atmoshperical intro piece, I went totally absorbed by these jazzheads.Smooth and deep, here the instruments are free to express what they want at any time, this is the essence of the jazz rock / fusion. I've been interested in "Event Horizon", since I have a song with the same name, and I was not disappointed, the song is softly beautiful. But the higher points here are Red Dwarf and Earthsong Suite (the longer track). About Red Dwarf (the song), the disharmonic intro really got me!!! And the song slowly open doors to a masterpiece, and the masterpiece cames.

I will recc this one to Caunterbury scene fans.

Thanks to snobb for the artist addition.

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