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    Posted: June 14 2010 at 05:13
I dont see this band getting a lot of love around here but they are fantastic awesome band
 
 
best album
Death walks behind you
 
 
are there any other fans around here - whats your favourite Atomic Rooster album\
\whats your afvourite song?
 
Mine is "Death Walks Behind You" for the same titled album
 
 
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i am a big fan, and have been for a very long time

i feel that Death Walks Behind You is their very best, and that their best song is the title track from that album

i love all their other music, except that i am a little luke-warm about Headline News, oh well, nobody is perfect

co-incidentally, in the late 1980s, i think it was 1989, while in downtown Ottawa, Canada,  i saw Rooster guitarist Steve Bolton, i was in a hurry to get somewhere, and so did he, by the looks of it, so i did not introduce myself, but it is something i will always remember, though -in Ottawa!  
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My favorite was always their first album.  The UK release, WITHOUT the guitarist.  It really bothers me that they overdubbed a guitar track for the US release.  I always liked the trio lineup of Carl Palmer, Vincent Crane, and Nick Graham the most.  Theres so many wonderful songs on that album, especially Winter, Decline and Fall, and Broken Wings.  I never really got into what the band went onto after that though.....
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I've only actually heard In Hearing Of (the only one I've been able to find anywhere), but it's magnificent
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I really like Death Walks Behind You and the debut, so yes, I can call myself a fan.
 
Nice n' Greasy and Made in England are pretty solid funk/soul rock albums too. Never quite got into In Hearing Of.
 
My favorite tune by them is most certainly the jaw-dropping instrumental, VUG, simply love the riffs and solos from it, Vincent Crane was a monster of the B3 Hammond-Organ.


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Their self-titled is my favorite. Although you gotta love the phallic cover for Nice and Greasy.
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i also really, really like Rooster splinter group Hard Stuff, which featured John Cann and Paul Hammond for two albums "Bulletproof" and "Bolex Dementia", also with bassist-vocalist Johnny Gustafson, from Quatermass
            they are woefully under-rated, and "Bulletproof"  is one of the best guitar based power trio albums of all time-it is really something-the second album is good but not quite like the first
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I like the first album as well. Famously Carl Palmer didn't want to leave Atomic Rooster until Greg Lake rang him up saying ' if you don't join (ELP) the not only are you damaging yourself you are damaging me..and thats heavy'
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Atomic rooster is one helluva band
 
 
In Hearing Of is definitely the proggiest of their albums and definitely my fave.
 
I also like the debut, but Death walks Behind You was originally my fave as a teen, but nowadays is probably my least liked., tied with Nice 'n Greasy
 
Originally posted by The Quiet One

 
Nice n' Greasy and Made in England are pretty solid funk/soul rock albums too. Never quite got into In Hearing Of.
 
I don't understand why people call these two albums funk/soul......
 
Made In England is pure hard prog rock :
Time Take My Life 
Stand By Me 
Introduction/Breathless 
People You Can't Trust 
All In Satan's Name
and the two bonus tracks
Goodbye Planet Earth
Satan's Wheel

 are rock, nothing to do with soul/funk in spite of Farlowe's excellent soulish vocals.
 
The following Nice'n Greasy is however not quite as outstanding as MIE.
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OK some love being poured out for Atomic Rooster - thanks everyone.  I saw all the 70s albums at a bargain store and bought the lot on CD. Then I was systematically reviewing everything they did but stopped at the 1980 reunion when they recorded the "Atomic Rooster 80" album. Was that any good? I didnt get the album after that either - any good? How does it compare to the first 4 albums that are classic IMHO....?
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Atomic Rooster 80, and also the subsequent music on the two EPs recorded in 1981 and 1982, are all under-rated, and reall rock your socks off
          this is Rooster with John du Cann, and the best records of theirs always featured him
        the fans did not turn out in droves for this music,but they should have
          the subsequent 1983 album Headline News is ok, but a bit weak compared to the previous early 80's material
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Atomic Rooster 80 and the EPs Play It Again (1981) and End Of The Day (1982) sound like Death Walks Behind You period Rooster with a bit of In Hearing Of thrown in for good measure-the EP End Of The Day even featured Paul Hammond along with du Cann and Crane on some songs
         1983's Headline News is a different story-du Cann is absent, and it shows, though the band recruited Dave Gilmore from Pink Floyd as session guitarist, the album sounds watered down, and the least Rooster sounding album they ever did-it sounds like 1983, i am sorry to say-more poppish and  almost new wave in places
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Originally posted by Sean Trane

 
Originally posted by The Quiet One

 
Nice n' Greasy and Made in England are pretty solid funk/soul rock albums too. Never quite got into In Hearing Of.
 
I don't understand why people call these two albums funk/soul......
 
Made In England is pure hard prog rock :
Time Take My Life 
Stand By Me 
Introduction/Breathless 
People You Can't Trust 
All In Satan's Name
and the two bonus tracks
Goodbye Planet Earth
Satan's Wheel

 are rock, nothing to do with soul/funk in spite of Farlowe's excellent soulish vocals.
 
The following Nice'n Greasy is however not quite as outstanding as MIE.
 
Stand By Me, Breathless and People You Can't Trust are very funky/soulish.  I really don't seee what's prog in any of those songs Confused


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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

OK some love being poured out for Atomic Rooster - thanks everyone.  I saw all the 70s albums at a bargain store and bought the lot on CD. Then I was systematically reviewing everything they did but stopped at the 1980 reunion when they recorded the "Atomic Rooster 80" album. Was that any good? I didnt get the album after that either - any good? How does it compare to the first 4 albums that are classic IMHO....?
 
I would stop at the first five albums if I was you It simply doesn't have the same magic.... I can't even call them good either....
 
Howevern do feel free to investigate the Master From The Vault DVD (Belgian TV broadcast) and the BBC archive Live album >>> they're both excellent
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I dont see this band getting a lot of love around here but they are fantastic awesome band
 
 
best album
Death walks behind you
 
 
are there any other fans around here - whats your favourite Atomic Rooster album\
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Mine is "Death Walks Behind You" for the same titled album
 
 


I love that album!




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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2010 at 12:11
Actually I just had my first listen of Death Walks Behind You and I was very impressed.  It seemed to be a very strong album and I will definitely listen to it again soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2010 at 12:03
Huge fan of Atomic Rooster. Death Walks Behind You is a 70's heavy prog classic. One of my favourite songs is "Black Snake" from In Hearing Of...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2010 at 14:13
Not a fan as such but might become after listening to the great DWBY, fantastic riffs and atmosphere

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Either In Hearing Of... or Atomic Rooster.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2010 at 15:09
Love the band. I need to get more of their albums, but it seems I already have the best of the lot. My favorite would have to be In Hearing Of..., but my favorite individual songs are Tomorrow Night, Nobody Else, Head In The Sky and Introduction/Breathless
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