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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.34 | 46 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
2 stars (last of a series of seven)

With this 77 last album , Wigwam shows that they are a spent force and that their better days are over. Pembroke's leadership had lead them through two much different album than when Wigwam was a triumvirate, but those NN and LGSASP were very correct but less interesting for the proghead.

Even with Gustavsson returning , this album is too close to a country album for comfort and still evokes too many other artist to have its own mind. Most of the tracks are between Gratefull Dead-country and Dire Strait's debut and the vocals are clearly delivered in the Springsteen mode. Totem is a highlight , but the spotlight is on the long bonus track Grass for Blades.

Reserved for confirmed fans. Drummer Osterberg will die in the 80's. Jim Pembroke although a fine vocalist always had problems finding his own real style : thoughout the Wigwam discography he sounded succesively - the singing was shared with Gustavson in their first four albums so it might be difficult to know exactly who sang what - like Stevie Winwood , Dylan , Gabriel , Winwood again , Steely Dan/Eagles , Springsteen and a bit Knofler. Wigwam had an enjoyable carreer but this album is best avoided for Progheads.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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