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Wishbone Ash


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Frankie Flowers
5 stars This is a spectacular album by an exremely underated band. Argus is considered to be the greatest release by fans. The folk influence is quite evident on most tracks with a stong blend of hard rock and prog rock because the songs are extended and have a lot of changes in rhythm. While on the note of progression, this band should be remembered for their highly influential twin-lead guitar harmonization which was later adopted by the likes of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden.

There are lots of nice melodies and vocal harmonies throughout. Bassist Martin Turner was behind most of the songs and lyrics. The folky sound lets out more of a medieval feel than the band's other releases, as do the track titles here and content of the lyrics. Favourites are "The King Will Come" "Warrior" and "Throw Down the Sword" which has a cool folky guitar riff at the beginning. "Leaf and Steam" is a softer, quaint floating track placed perfectly in the middle of the album.

I can't find a single thing wrong with this, the great "Argus". It's a real prog-rock classic with a unique style of it's own. A must hear by all lovers of prog music.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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