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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 212 ratings

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4 stars Little Steve Hillage was only 17 when he played guitar on this! But don't be fooled by that or the fact that they're a one album only crew. It's great stuff! This band would go on (minus Hillage) to form 'Egg' the following year. The recording quality is pretty ropey - particularly on some of the keyboards, but it's more than made up for with the sheer enthusiasm of all involved. It sounds like it should have been the soundtrack to the film Withnail and I' rather than the Hendrix material that was used.

This is pure Acid Psychedelia material. Big guitars (that take occasional breaks), shouty vocals and a lot of 'Saucerful of Secrets' and 'Interstellar Overdrive' experimentation are present on this recording. There's not much wrong with it at all - oh, and it's another album that's on that scary 'Nurse With Wound List' Uuurgghh! I wish I'd never heard of it before! It's become an obsession...

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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