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Birth Control


Heavy Prog

3.19 | 21 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars By 79, BC's fortunes were slipping down the tubes, and although clearly the band still had good stage presence, it was clear that their better days were over. So this live album came around to recap another "era" of theirs. Three of the five tracks are from the previous Titanic album, and one from the next-previous Increase, while the last track is dating back from their Operation album but it sounds fairly different to me due to a funky bass.

The same funky bass-playing that is plaguing most of the album, really except , strangely enough, in the opener(Titanic) which happens to be the best track on this selection.Well- recorded enough and well executed, the album only manages to grasp at times your full attention, but this is always momentary.

Hard to compare with their previous live album from 74 (it was a double and specialized in lengthy tracks), but clearly this one does not reach the waist height of its predecessor, but I will give it almost the same rating.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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