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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Dutch Prog Nostalgia Part Three. In the second half of the Seventies I was becoming a huge Genesis fan, this is still my favorite progrock band. One day a schoolmate asked me to join him on a concert, given by the band of his brother who played bass. According to his enthousiastic stories, this band should be a must for symphonic prog fans! Well, from the first moment I watched Plackband I was in love with their wonderful, 24-carat symphonic prog sound: Moog Taurus bass pedals, ARP Pro Solist synthesizer, Mellotron M400 and guitarwork with often use of the volume-pedal, this was Heaven for 70-77 Genesis fans! Plackband got a huge cult-following and they even did a concert that was broadcasted on the Dutch radio. Unfortunately Plackband never released an album, only the single Seventy Warriors, nowadays a collector's item. Thanks to the efforts of Dutch proghead Jerry Van Kooten (from the Dutch Progresive Rock Page), this live CD was released. It contains all the 'classic' Plackband songs from the Seventies, including the dynamic The Good Earth (great soli on guitar and keyboards), the compelling The Hunchback featuring singer Kees Bik his 'stage antics, the exciting Sign Of The Knife and the 'crowd pleaser' Seventy Warriors'. The sound quality is not optimal, the vocals by Kees Bik will not be everybody's cup of tea but if you love 70-77 Genesis inspired prog, you should give this live CD by Plackband (recorded in 1981) a try!

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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