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Golden Earring


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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I must admit I had no idea how many albums this band has put out or the fact they formed in The Netherlands in 1961! Originally they called themselves THE TORNADOS. First studio album was released in 1965 by which time they had already changed their name to GOLDEN EARRING. "Moontan" is their ninth studio album released in 1973. I have a feeling that cover sold a few copies to teenage boys over the years. Mind you it's not the only cover they used for this one and to confuse matters more there are different track listings depending on the copy you have. I have the U.S. version with five tracks. Yes this band probably has the ultimate Classic Rock song in "Radar Love". For someone like me who has spent a great deal of time listening to my music while driving I must admit this is one of the ultimate driving tunes. Just that relentless beat along with the vocals and lyrics makes this my favourite track on here by far. Honestly for me the good music ends when that opener finishes. Just not into this record at all surprisingly. The guitarist and horn player composed the music and that sax player adds flute. Some keyboards and moog from the bass player. We get a few guests adding slide guitar, vocals and additional sax. One of the sad things for me in a way was that even "Radar Love" has become stale to me after all these years.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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