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Atomic Rooster


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4 stars Made in England is the last great album from Atomic Rooster before they ventured into more commercial territory that ended their short reign as early 70s heavy prog pioneers.

The album begins brilliantly with the killer riff in 'Time Take My Life'. Violins back up the atmospheric intro and then the groove kicks in. This is one of Atomic Rooster's famous tracks and it's got a great hook.

This is followed by other great standouts such as 'Stand By Me' and 'Little Bit of Inner Air'.

Other highlights on this classic album are 'Never To Lose', 'People You can't Trust' and 'All In Satan's Name'. Also the spacey 'Space Cowboy' is quite original in structure and has a sinister feel throughout.

The bonus tracks are a pleasant addition featuring 4 tracks from BBC Sessions and 4 tracks from a 1972 BBC Concert. In conclusion, this is another essential purpose for all prog fans who like their prog heavy with killer guitar riffs, vibrant keyboards, excellent percussion, and scintillating vocals. It is yet another tribute to the legendary Vincent Crane who committed suicide in 1989 due to a deepening depression and heavy panic attacks that drove him over the edge. Another Syd Barrett case.

The booklet is very informative and well produced giving an insight into the band's chequered history. Atomic Rooster were one of the most intriguing and darkest prog bands of the 1970s. After this release the albums became more commercialized but 'Made In England' remains their last great classic.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |


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