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A side project of STANDARTE's drummer/vocalist Daniele Caputo, this fairly recent Italian trio took their name from the very style of music that was played in the London underground during the late 60's. Caputo is joined by bassist Marco Piaggesi and keyboard player Gianluca Gerlini. Bassist Stefano Gabbani eventually replaced Piagesi and then guitarist Gianni Vergelli also joined in. Their style is similar to STANDARTE albeit much less heavy, and the guitars are used sparingly, leaving room for Gerlini to shine on the Hammond organ, Mellotron and Moog. Their albums feature excellent vocal harmonies that would have fit right into any BEATLES or TRAFFIC album of old. As influences go, we could cite BIGELF, PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON, ATOMIC ROOSTER, CARAVAN, ARGENT, and definitely THE BEATLES.

Both of their albums, "London Underground" and "Through a Glass Darkly" (a spoof on an old STONES compilation LP), are a real throwback to the swinging 60's and early 70's; in fact, if it wasn't for the clean production, you'd swear these were recorded in 1970. The first album revisits the late 60's psychedelia whereas the second is fully early 70's progressive. The overall sound is very British (these Italian vocalists possess an impeccable command of the English language, b.t.w.) and both albums are expertly played and well produced. Is it prog? Well, it is definitely experimental yet accessible, delightfully retro and thoroughly enjoyable. Very cool stuff!

Excellent albums for a trip back to the hip days, with tons of Mellotron. Both are highly recommended.

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3.90 | 20 ratings
London Underground
2000
3.15 | 10 ratings
Through A Glass Darkly
2003
3.85 | 15 ratings
Honey Drops
2010

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 Honey Drops by LONDON UNDERGROUND album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.85 | 15 ratings

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Honey Drops
London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ozzy_tom
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4 stars After very good "Through A Glass Darkly" and 7 years break, London Underground strikes back with new (3rd) album and re-formed line-up. The only original member which left in the band is organist Gianluca Gerlini, who joined forces with Alessandro Gimignani (drums) & Fabio Baini (bass). As much as I liked previous rhythm section of Stefano Gabbani (also vocals) & Daniele Caputo (both from very impressive formation called Standarte), I still have to say that I love new sound of London Underground: instrumental only psychy/jazzy/proggy organ-driven power trio. "Honey Drops" is a really entertaining release filled with highly energetic new versions of some well known & totally obscure rock classics from 60' and 70' + few original compositions of the band. It's also worth noticing that despite being Hammond-drenched prog trio, London Underground doesn't sound like ELP or Triumvirat at all. They music is much more rooted in 60' & early 70' psychedelic rock, jazz, blues, rhythm&blues and early progressive rock.

1. "Fanfare" - album begins wonderfully with their own version of "Fanfare/Fire Poem" originally recorded by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. And of course it's an instrumental, so we can listen to entire "background" music which was used as a "base" for Arthur Brown's crazy poem. Gianluca Gerlini really knows how to play this track, you'd swear that it's resurrected Vincent Crane bashing his trusty organs again here! Fantastic playing and superb idea to give a new life for music which was already long forgotten. BTW mellotron intro is truly splendid too.

2. "Ellis Island" - London Underground's version of Brian Auger's classic instrumental track is also top notch. Very jazzy performance as always loaded with swirling organ, but this time we can also hear supportive wah-wah, funky guitar licks played by guest: Riccardo Cavalieri. In general it's very faithful to Auger's original but I still think it was worth to re-new it, especially that Sergio Taglioni added some nice Moog fragments here too.

3. "Jive Samba" - very lively tune which (as sources says) was originally played by Cannonball Adderly. I can describe it as schizophrenic samba with energetic organ chops and crazy-ass electric piano bashing in the middle. Sounds very exotic (Latino percussion style etc.) and groovy. I can only compare it to early Santana (but without leading guitar) or - even more - Keith Emerson's debut album called "Honky".

4. "Honey Drops" - first band's own composition (or maybe I just don't know who composed original...) is darker & more progressive then previous two tracks. Lots of gloomy organ leads, fuzzy electric guitar & omnipresent mellotron waves. Riccardo Cavalieri also plays some nightmarish viola in the background which add special dimension to the music. London Underground really knows how to play dark & energetic in the same time. Truly recommended.

5. "Midnight Cowboy" - I read that this one is a cover of the main theme from soundtrack (composed by John Barry) to movie called "Midnight Cowboy". But I've never heard the original so I can't compare. Anyway it's a really good & relaxing piece of music led by atmospheric organ layers, mellotron outbursts & rhythmic acoustic guitar. Very pleasant & melodic.

6. "Faster And Faster" - superb cover of instrumental originally performed by very obscure French group called Eden Rose. Just like London Underground, Eden Rose was also organ-driven band (however they had guitarist as a steady member) so both versions aren't so much different. However LU's cover includes much longer & weirder improvisation section and sounds fresher in general. Great organ runs as always!

7. "Dharma For One" - this guy's version of this Jethro Tull's folky instrumental is a real treat. Instead of flute-led track with boring drum solo (as in JT's version) we have an organ-driven highly energetic heavy prog here with tremendously heavy organ riffs (reminiscence of Vincent Crane's work in Atomic Rooster). In general it seems that LU's "Dharma for One" was rather inspired by equally impressive Exclamation Mark's version than Jethro Tull's original one. (P.S. Exclamation Mark was a little known pre-Black Widow band which recorded one album in 1969 with "Dharma for One" in it). Anyway superb Hammond performance and suitable saxophone addition in courtesy of guest Stefano Negri!

8. "Queen St. Gang" - perfect cover of instrumental originally released by famous pre-Egg band called Arzachel. Overall very faithful to the original, only addition of some background synch-orchestra (arranged by Sergio Taglioni) makes a slight difference. But I don't mind that it's so similar to original, 'cause I'm always glad to hear this track which is a pinnacle of British psychedelia for me. But I have to admit that Gianluca Gerlini wasn't able to recreate the same schizophrenic, high-pitched organ sound which only Dave Stewart knows how to play.

9. "St. Helens" - this one seems to be the second track originally composed by London Underground but unfortunately it's definitely the weakest one here. It's too much dominated by Sergio Taglioni's electronic sounds created on Moog synthesizer. In the end we have some more audible organ chops but it doesn't change a thing that "St. Helens" is a poor experimental track which doesn't suit the rest of the album. Uneven & rather tiresome four minutes.

10. "Norwegian Wood" - probably my favorite track on "Honey Drops". In theory it's a cover of The Beatles' song but in fact only the main melody from the beginning reminds us about it. More or less LU's "Norwegian Wood" is a long organ improvisation in the vain of Atomic Rooster's instrumentals, while the end of the track is a strange collage of sounds similar to quirky intros/outros played by Vanilla Fudge on their debut album.

11. "Waiting For The Lady" - seems to be the 3rd composition wrote by London Underground. Unfortunately just like "St. Helens" it's quite poor track. Very repetitive drums work (like machine) and boring, steady organ sounds. However later we can listen to some very nice viola section which I surely enjoy.

12. "Jive Samba"(Radio Edit) - in the end there is a single single edit of "Jive Samba".

All in all "Honey Drops" is a fantastic album which should please all fans of retro-prog and instrumental psychedelia. Particularly I'd like to suggest it to fans of jazz/blues-rock organ master Brian Auger, heavy prog Atomic Rooster and psychy/soul Lee Michaels, but I think that all fans of early 70s prog acts (like Cressida, Beggar's Opera, Aardvark, Quatermass etc.) will love this staff too. If you like "Honey Drops" material you should also check out band called Captain Hammond which is organ-led trio with similar but slightly more R'n'B/soul oriented music.

Anyway "Honey Drops" is a superb album and almost 5 starts worth, but because of 1-3 weaker tracks I will have to give it 4,5 stars rating.

Best tracks: "Norwegian Wood", "Fanfare", "Dharma For One" & "Honey Drops"

4,5 stars from ozzy_tom

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 Through A Glass Darkly by LONDON UNDERGROUND album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.15 | 10 ratings

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Through A Glass Darkly
London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'd say "Through A Glass Darkly" is more consistant than their debut but it doesn't have the highs nor nearly the amount of mellotron that their first one had. Yes I prefer the debut. Once again we get a sound that is very late sixties Psyche-sounding.

"End Of The Race" builds until it kicks in with drums and organ leading the way. Vocals a minute in. It gets a little heavy after 3 minutes with guitar. "Travelling Lady" is a cover off of MANFRED MANN'S CHAPTER THREE debut from 1969. We get some organ then a beat that joins in with vocals in tow.Sax 3 1/2 minutes in and a minute later. "Sermonette" gets these reserved vocals around a minute with vocal melodies to follow. Guitar 3 minutes in. I like this one. "The Days Of Man" opens with vocals and it kicks in before a minute. It then settles as contrasts continue. "Analonihum" is laid back to start. Vocals around a minute followed by some FLOYD-like guitar. Piano and bass lead 3 1/2 minutes in then the guitar returns.

"A Beautiful Child" is a song I just can't get into. Mellow to begin with but it does get fuller. "Through A Glass Darkly" opens with the sounds of sea gulls as reserved vocals and piano arrive. This is also mellow.It ends as it began. Some guest flute on this one. "Cryptical Purple Brown Orcharde" is much better. It has a good beat with vocals as guitar and organ follow. "Can't Find The Reason" is a cover of an ATOMIC ROOSTER song from their "Nice 'N' Greasy" album. Laid back to open before it kicks in a contrasts continue. Nice guitar solo before 3 minutes. "Everything Is Coming To An End" is DEEP PURPLE-like with the heavy drums and organ. "Another Rude Awakening" is the only track with mellotron. A good closer with guitar and organ.

Barely 3 stars. I would highly recommend the drummers former band STANDARTE though.

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 London Underground by LONDON UNDERGROUND album cover Studio Album, 2000
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London Underground
London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Daniele Caputo the drummer and vocalist for STANDARTE (a band I really like) started this band up adding a bass player and keyboardist (piano, Hammond, mellotron, clavinet and moog). There are some guest guitarists as well. The sound here is much like the name of the band. Funny that this Italian band would take such an English name but that's the style of music Daniele wanted to create. So we get lots of late sixties swinging psyche music here. Great looking album cover as well, in fact the front and back cover are very sixties looking.

"Kultual Opus#1" is a 20 second intro of percussion and spacey sounds to "Magda K.". Keyboards, bass and a steady beat with vocals is what we get.This sounds amazing ! Especially the prolonged instrumental interlude. Some mellotron before 3 1/2 minutes. Spoken words before 4 minutes then it turns spacey to the end. Check out the mellotron ! "Worst Is Yet To Come" is a catchy tune. I'm reminded of THE BEATLES before 3 minutes. I like the instrumental section that follows right to the end.

"Squadron Leader" features lots of Hammond and drums. Vocals as well here. "Everywhere I Go" opens with organ, bass and piano. Distorted vocals arrive quickly with picked guitar. It's much better when it kicks in with normal vocals 1 1/2 minutes in. "Mass Baptizer" is a highlight. Lots of organ and drums as vocals enter. Mellotron too. "Was She Worth My Time" features a string section. This is the longest track at over 7 1/2 minutes. A laid back tune with some Pedal Steel guitar as well. "Love Is A Beautiful Thing" is fairly aggressive with some distorted organ and passionate vocals. "Whatcha Gonna Do" is a Brian Auger cover. A fun tune that suits the style of music here perfectly.

I like this but can't offer up that 4th star. Good album.

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Through A Glass Darkly
London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by erik neuteboom
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3 stars This is a musical project from drummer Daniel Caputo and bass player Stefano Gabbani, both from the 'vintage-keyboards-drenched' Italian progrock trio STANDARTE. On this album they are joined by Gianni Vergelli on acoustic - and electric guitar, Gianluca Gerlini on keyboards (Hammond, Fender and Wurlitzer electric piano, Mellotron and clavinet) and additional musicians on saxophone, flute and vocal harmonies. The eleven tracks (including two covers, from Manfed Mann and Atomic Rooster) are very melodic and harmonic with many Hammond organ floods and some Floydian inspired guitar work. London Underground sound like a blend of The Sixties, rock, psychedelic. The music is often simple but very tasteful with a fine emotional undertone.

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London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by loserboy
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4 stars LONDON UNDERGROUND are a trio from Italy led by the drummer/vocalist Daniele Caputo who is also known for his work with one of best modern prog bands about STANDARTE. Borrowing influences from The BEATLES, PINK FLOYD, HAWKWIND, KIN PING MEH, BIRTH CONTROL and ATOMIC ROOSTER, the LONDON UNDERGROUND have recorded here one heck of a debut album. This short playing album is very experimental and yet it is still very enjoyable and accessible to listen to. There are some simply killer instrumental aspects on this album with heavy organ/mellotron drenched passages... everything a prog head would love. LONDON UNDERGROUND play a British styled 60's & 70's influenced pop-rock with lots of vintage keyboards such as Hammond,organ, Moog, clavinet and Mellotron. Vocals are mostly handled by Caputo who has a great deep voice and fits the music to perfection. Without a question this carries the same deep conviction that are present on the STANDARTE albums. A great album all the way thru...

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London Underground Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Greger
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5 stars I'm proud of Sweden when it comes to progressive & symphonic rock. We have many great bands such as ─NGLAGARD, LANDBERK, The FLOWER KINGS, SINKADUS, ABRAMIS BRAMA, QOPH, SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA and ANEKDOTEN to mention a few. But we also have three of my favourite record labels here in Sweden: APM (Ad Perpetuam Memoriam), Mellotronen and Record Heaven. These three labels together are responsible for the main part of the releases today that are really interesting, Swedish and non-Swedish. - So when I started listening to LONDON UNDERGROUND's debut album, it didn't come as a surprise that this was another outstanding release from the Record Heaven label. LONDON UNDERGROUND are three Italian musicians and three additional musicians, playing British 60's & 70's influenced pop-rock with lots of vintage keyboards such as Hammond, Organ, Moog, Clavinet and Mellotron. Judging by the music, their biggest influence seems to be The BEATLES. But there's also reminiscences to ATOMIC ROOSTER, BIGELF, KING CRIMSON, PINK FLOYD, SHADES OF ORANGE and STANDARTE. The band also featuring the ex-STANDARETE drummer and vocalist: Daniele Caputo. - If it wasn't for the excellent production you could've easily believed that this album originated from the 60's or the 70's. My favourite tracks are the psychedelic "Worst Is Yet To Come", the BEATLES and Eastern influenced "Everywhere I Go", the ballad "Was She Worth My Time", Love Is A Beautiful Thing" and the groovy closing track "Whatcha Gonna Do". - Summary: This is a highly recommended album from a Swedish label, with an Italian band, playing British sounding pop rock.

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