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    Posted: February 25 2012 at 06:39
Discography on discogs: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Coma+%2819%29

A review from gnosis2000: The treasure trove of innnovative Danish rock is still opening up to the world thanks to some recent reissues of bands like Ache, Burnin' Red Ivanhoe and Day of Phoenix, but generally such events are too far and few between. One band still unreleased on CD format is that of the late 70s group Coma. Creating similar music to that of country-mates Dr. Dopo Jam, Coma recorded their debut album, Financial Tycoon, with a sound that seemed a few years too late, bringing in jazz and Zappa influences to create a music both humorous and agile, leaping from style to style and instrumental to vocal section with abandon. Instrumentally, Coma rely on a line up similar to that of Kraan's early years with their horns/winds, guitar, bass and drums formation, while being larger personnel wise. There are several vocal sections throughout, all in a quite acceptable English, allowing us to hear some bizarre lyrics that might not go over so well in today's overly politically correct society. However, while these are quite amusing, Coma's instrumental work is their strength and there are just loads of long, warm instrumental sections with plenty of solos, and these are where the Zappa influences come in, especially in both structure and the occasional addition of tuned percussion. Of course, there must have been an influence on the lyrics as well, as song titles like "One of Them Crazy Gurues in Love" and "Hard Banana" attest. This is a genuinely interesting jazzy inflected progressive rock oddity that is long overdue for reissue.

Here are samples from the first album Financial Tycoon but the whole album is on youtube as one video if anyone's interested.







And a question, does JR/F team use progfeak?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 09:06
Another great find!!
Definitely belongs on the site, & JR/F seems as good as place as any, unless they decide to opt for Eclectic instead. In answer to your question about JR/F and Progfreak - no they don't use it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 10:30
^seconded.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2012 at 05:49
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Another great find!!


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JR/F team now notified.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 29 2012 at 08:48
We added them to the jazz site under Jazz Related Rock.
http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2012 at 18:41
Added to fusion.
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=7703 (EDIT: Wrong link fixed, thanks. DX)


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