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Babe Ruth

 

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2.61 | 41 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Babe Ruthīs second album is their most different and experimental of their entire career. Starting with Lady, an interesting jazzy piece with some funky orchestration. Good and short. It is followed by Broken Cloud, a delicate piece of eastern music with Janita Haanīs singing like an angel. Very poignant. Unfortunatly, the next track is probablyīs BRīs worst ever called Gimme Some Leg. I still donīt understand what is all about. Maybe a (bad) joke? Musically is simply hideous and it is too long. Baby Pride is nice, a jazzy guitar tune, while Cool Jerk is another throwaway song, but at least has a good riff and it is short.

The LP goes on with the acoustic instrumental We Are Holding On: just classical guitar with some string accompaniment. short, good, strange finale. Doctor Love could be a good rockingītrack but suffers from the same flaws as Gimme Some Leg. The final piece of the album is a showcase for Alan Shacklocks fascination with spanish flamenco music. This 3 part suite is quite good and quite bold for the time.

All in all not a bad album, but definitly way inferior to their powerhouse start. A lot of experimentation and new styles here. But those didnīt necessarely translate into good music. Rating: 2,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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