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    Posted: March 18 2006 at 11:02

The Running Man - "The Running Man" (Neon 1972)

This British trio released a decent album that varied between melodic, piano-led ballads and quite raw heavy progressive rock with lots of distorted guitar and sax-work. The complex and lengthy "Alone" also features some not so very virtuoso played organ. They also managed to give the arrangements some tasteful details, like the trumpet-intro to "Find Yourself". "Spirit" is a rough and brutal track that ends in something that borders on avant-garde noise with lots of disharmonic piano and feedback. The contrast is quite big to tasty and melodic tunes like "Higher and Higher" and "Nicholas". The title-track and "Look and Turn" are both in a more straightforward hard rock vein, but not bad at all. The main musician in the band seemed to be guitarist Ray Russell who had a sometimes very fuzzed and distorted way of playing. The lack of a real standout track and the pointless noodling at the end of "Alone" are some flaws, but fans of heavy progressive rock and melodic 70's rock will find this to be a listenable, although not classic album. This record was interestingly enough the last release on RCA's progressive label Neon.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2006 at 04:24
Noy a very good album to say the least but iy can be done
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2006 at 16:16

Originally posted by Sean Trane

Noy a very good album to say the least but iy can be done

Do you think they should be included???

I have this album and i find it very good, prog/jazz

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 08:17
Originally posted by ANDREW

Originally posted by Sean Trane

Noy a very good album to say the least but iy can be done

Do you think they should be included???

I have this album and i find it very good, prog/jazz

that is what I nsaid by it can be done

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 08:19
Originally posted by Sean Trane

Originally posted by ANDREW

Originally posted by Sean Trane

Noy a very good album to say the least but iy can be done

Do you think they should be included???

I have this album and i find it very good, prog/jazz

that is what I nsaid by it can be done

May i write the bio???

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 06:02

You may.

 

Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2006 at 20:18
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Ok, i'll prepare it as soon as possible.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2006 at 09:30
Well, so what is the decision about the inclusion of "The Running Man"?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2006 at 17:05
They're on the list to be added.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2007 at 12:52
I think it's time to include this band, what do you think about???
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