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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 292 ratings

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5 stars I know a lot of prog heads don't dig this album for a variety of reasons. They can all go to hell. This is Hammill's finest hour hands down. No, there are no "Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers" or such things here.There are no odd time signatures, no meandering wayward musical moments. Nothing like that at all. On this album, Peter may have been taking the piss out of the then current rock & roll scene (the ill reasoned glam disgust of the lead off track), but while doing so, made one of the ultimate rock & roll albums of the 1970's. It is the definitive bridge between the glitter era and the punk era and sounds every bit connected to both. Long aknowleged as a favorite of Sir Johnny Rotten, it's easy to see why. It's got venom and anger but also has great melodies and some killer guitars! His vocals are stunning! "Birthday Special" is one of the best songs ever by anyone. It is punk rock. This is definitely not like any other record he has ever made before or since and has always left me wishing he would. It is such a poweful LP...the songs are absolutely fantastic, and the production is 100% killer. It is the anti Glam disguised as the punk is Rael and it is real. It is is is simple...(it really has nothing to do with "prog") will kill you and leave you smiling. It is all aces in my book. So, yeah, I kinda like it.
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