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Wishbone Ash


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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars A good debut for WISHBONE ASH from 1970. The twin lead guitars are melodic and the music is too.

I'm not a fan of the opener "Blind Eye" where they sound like a boogie band and even the vocals seem to annoy me. Lots of piano here. "Lady Whiskey" is a top two. Even the vocals are a big improvement.The guitar solo 2 1/2 minutes in is tasteful as it goes on and on until after 5 1/2 minutes when the vocals return. Excellent track. "Error Of My Way" is a laid back tune with vocals. "Queen Of Torture" opens with the guitar coming out firing before a full sound joins in. This is catchy and uptempo. It's an okay track.

"Handy" opens with intricate guitar as the bass joins in. It's fuller before 2 minutes as the drums and the second guitar arrive but it's still mellow. It kicks in at 5 1/2 minutes.This is much better. We get a drum solo 8 1/2 minutes in and vocals arrive a minute later. They aren't that great either. Vocal melodies after 11 minutes to end it. "Phoenix" is the other top two song. It opens with guitar,drums and bass. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in and we get some psychedelic sounding guitar too which I like.The guitar is killer 3 1/2 minutes in as it solos. It picks up 5 minutes in then the vocals return.The guitar is soloing again 7 minutes in. Vocals return after 9 1/2 minutes.

This is a pretty good album and I like that there are some fairly long tracks on here too.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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