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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.00 | 2 ratings

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2 stars Just a quickie, babe!

The Welsh band MAN released their debut album Revelation in 1969. It's mostly blues rock with a psychedelic and proggy edge. Both songs on this single come from the album. 'Sudden Life', is a very stomping and gritty blues song featuring some harmonica. I generally don't much like blues or blues rock, and the sweaty and monotonous basic nature of this song is not any exception for my disliking. However, there is a hilarious side to this performance which reminds me a bit of FAMILY's debut album Music from a Doll's House (1968).

The funky blues instrumental 'Erotica' was a minor hit in Europe, and it was banned in England (according to Alucard's album review). The music is more interesting than on 'Sudden life', slightly reminiscent of The DOORS at their bluesiest. The detail that catches the listener's attention is the sound of a woman having (= simulating) sex. Eventually a long, noisy orgasm is achieved in the end. Functions as a joke but doesn't really feel erotic. More like amateurish pornography. The music however is quite nice.

Matti | 2/5 |


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