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3.20 | 33 ratings

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Zac M
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2 stars Warning to all of those interested in listening to Ian Carr/Nucleus, Do not start here!!! Sure, this album is not particularly bad, but it is definitely far from their greatest works. The cover art and back side of the album suggest how cheesy this album sounds and appears. Ian Carr must having been thinking that if he made his and Nucleus's image more edgy that it would attract the fans. Obviously, that did not work, seeing how few people actually know who Nucleus are.

On this album, Ian Carr is joined by the likes of no-names (at least to me). I guess by now, everyone had already moved to other bands (e.g. Soft Machine). The title track and heyday are probably the best tracks on the album. Overall, like I said, this isn't particularly bad, just not very good either. I haven't heard Under the Sun yet, so I can't compare the two, but I know that the live album In Flagranti Delicto is even better than this one. Like Philip said, most of the stuff on here is heavy brass fusion cheese and sleaze. I can't recommend this to anyone except those trying to collect the whole Nucleus discography. Two stars, for the serious fans only.

Zac M | 2/5 |


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