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4.10 | 79 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Reminding me "In the Court of Crimson King" a lot, which is good thing. I was waiting for album that can take something as big as this and rumors were true, Flamengo accomplished it. So bad that they released just one album (even their members were/are in countless other groups, it was normal in these times).

The title, Kuře v hodinkách means "Chicken in watches" and is very unique album. Something so precisely made was utopia in these dark times of communism (you can't talk about music from Czech Republic of year 1972, without mentioning situation then normal, that most of musicians were forced to make pop music, because people [people republic, what a crap] wanted to. Still, some gems [and in this case, not forgotten, but more like complicated child-birth] made it and were created.

Strong sax "riffs", very dominating instrument here, dueling with flute (such soft in volume and yet so strong in emotions), muted bass and vocals capable of everything you can imagine in rock music. Fortunately, I have one, big advantage, which in many other ways can be disadvantage. I live in Czech Republic, from where this record came and that means: Easy accessibility, every record shop have it, because it's legend. Big understanding of them-times, because I like 20th history of my nation (full of terrible things) and of course, understanding lyrics completely (or at least to extent of my recognize of metaphors, which this music if full of), very poetic ones, philosophical topics, about life +time.

5(-) for something so close to me, that it's instant hit.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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