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Orange Peel



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars ORANGE PEEL from Germany broke up after this album was released. Curt Cress the drummer was only 17 years old when this was recorded, and after the band broke up he went on to play for many bands including PASSPORT and TRIUMVIRAT. But it's the organ play that stands out most on this record.

The first song "You Can't Change Them All" is a killer tune, a monster that is the best song on this release by a mile. The drums, organ and guitar playing are amazing and the vocals are passionate to say the least. This song is 18 minutes long and it seems like they're just jamming much of the time. Killer stuff ! There are some real tripping, infectious melodies in this tune, a jam-fest of fantastic lead guitar and organ play, as the drums continually and hypnotically pound away. "Faces That I Used To Know" is very much organ and guitar led although the focus is on the vocals. Lots of percussion here too.

"Tobacco Road" is a cover song that is totally blues infested.The organ and guitar melodies are again fantastic ! The final song "We Still Try To Change" is dominated with the organ play of Ralph Wilrheiss, and there are some really good guitar melodies scattered throughout this song. The melody is especially good 5 minutes in with the guitar,drums and organ just going at it. Things get a little experimental after 9 minutes.

I think fans of Krautrock will drool over this recording, while prog fans in general will enjoy this recording as well, just not nearly as much.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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