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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1254 ratings

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3 stars Have you ever read the story inside the cover? It's describes how the Giant is meeting and teaming with Gentle Giant. A funny story that shows that GG is both brain and brawl. And the cover is a giant holding Gentle Giant! Humor and good fun is present in their first record. For the brain side, the structure of the songs is less complex than Acquiring the Taste or Octopus. It gives a rougher and lighter side...more rock n' roll and a bit less prog. Giant is an all-time favorite in concert. It's maybe the song that captures the most what is to come for the band. The album focuses maybe more on a ballad-folk combination in Funny Ways, Isn't Quiet and Cold and Nothing at All. It could use more rythm or keyboard, but it's just a personnal taste. To me, it's a weaker album because of the lack of what made the reputation of GG...switching instrument and funny time breaks (keyboard weirdness, xylophone, oboe, vibraphone) that blow your brains with admiration.

Now, GG knows how to rock. And this album shows it on many occasions. Giant and Why Not? has their moment of rock n' roll. So when it gets down to buisness, GG knows what they are doing.

By the way, on a concert, Dekrek (?) said: " The band would like to thank everybody who came here to see us, and I would personnaly thank somebody....Preparation H. Because without him, I could'nt be here tonight...."

Aahh England....So irreverent.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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