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Osage Tribe


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.09 | 44 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Thanks to Todd who brought this band to my attention. I just wish i was as enthusiastic as he,Tom Ozric and Mickey are about this album. Don't get me wrong because this is very close to a 4 star record for me, but not quite. OSAGE TRIBE released this their only album back in 1972, they were a trio with the guitarist coming from NUOVA IDEA. The drummer went on to play for THE TRIP and I DIK DIK among others, while the bassist not only had a solo career but he played in IL VOLO as well. So yeah lots of talent here.The sound is very much heavy drums, and bass with raw sounding guitar.

"Hajenhanhowa" opens with clashing cymbals and piano before soft vocals arrive before 2 minutes. Harmonica before 3 1/2 minutes. The song starts to come to life thankfully after 4 1/2 minutes. Guitar before 7 minutes. "Arrow Head" hits the ground running with bass, drums and gutar creating havoc. Vocals a minute in. This is an uptempo rocker. "Cerchio Di Luce" is more restrained with them contrasting the mellow sections with the raw guitar and drum passages. The bass actually sounds like an upright one later.

"Soffici Bianchi Veli" opens with drums followed by a raw and aggressive soundscape. Nice guitar 2 minutes in as he lights it up. It settles with vocals before 3 1/2 minutes. Here we go after 6 minutes as it kicks back in. Vocals and a calm after 8 minutes. "Orizzonti Senta Fine" features bass, drums and restrained vocals early. The guitar starts to make some noise before 5 minutes. It calms right down after 7 minutes. I never include the bonus tracks when I rate an album, and in this case that's a good thing. Haha. The two songs are one in the same,one is the Italian version and the other is the English version.

This is a good, bluesy flavoured album that is quite well done. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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