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Canterbury Scene

3.82 | 366 ratings

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3 stars I must admit that I prefer the fusion of Pierre Moerlin's version of Gong to the earlier Daevid Allen Allen band. Not that this group didn't have talent. It's just that Allen's lyrics and vocals were just too... well... silly. And Gilli Smyth's "space whispers" come accross as a less irritating version of Yoko Ono.

That given, this band was very talented, and played some great music. Once you get past the weird, and sometimes annoying vocals, you can settle in to some fine spacy jamming. In particular, You Can't Kill Me and Fohat Digs Holes In Space have some excellent playing in them.

But give me "Expresso" over this any day.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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