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Canterbury Scene

4.14 | 716 ratings

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5 stars Well this is the big tomalley.

I remember for my 11+ (soon to be discontinued) the question: as Farewell to Kings is to Rush so is _ _ _ _ _'_ _ _ _ to Gong. I smiled and filled in Angel's Egg, handed the paper to the invigilator who smiled, turned into a lamp and flew out the window ... or maybe that was a dream.

This is an absolute die hard essential gotta have album for all the space rock cadets out there. Please listen intently to the new adventures of our hero Zero and the pot head pixies. I'll wager that Tea has never played such a central part of any album.

This album has it all: a little smidgeon of funky Zappa, interspersed with that quintessential Canterbury light self-effacing humour, and sprinkled with the power and drive of Deep Purple. All of this is saturated in oceans of mind altering pots of herbal tea. (Ed: who writes this stuff???)

To be serious ... nah what's the point? This is far too much fun to be serious about. I'm not a huge Gong fan, but this album never fails to guide me through a wonderful, vision of spaced out bliss.

Simply put this is one of the very best prog albums. I reckon it's a class leader in Canterbury and spacerock. It's also tips its hat to jazz and is just a wee bit funky.

There's so much to say that it's probably better to shut up and thoroughly recommend it for your listening pleasure. ... enjoy

obiter | 5/5 |


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