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MO.DO. - La Scimmia Sulla Schiena Del Re CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.42 | 39 ratings

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4 stars Well, looks like I'm the 2nd person to review this forgotten gem! Don't let the release date fool you(1980), this is not a prog/disco album. It's actually a well crafted early to mid ' 70s style progressive mini masterpiece. Coming in at just over 33 mins, the ending comes pretty quick. Ithink if it had come out a few years earlier, it would be right up there with the likes of Banco, PFM, New Trolls ect. At their livliest, they remind me a lot of Gentle Giant, with their off-beats and weird time signatures. Actually, at times it sounds like they are trying a little too hard to be a 2nd Generation Giant, but it's done in a very tasteful way. Strangely, I find myself attracted to the softer mellower side of this album, which is very seldom the case with Italian Prog. I think it's because many of the quieter parts of this album are purly instrumental. Since I don't speak Italian, I find myself making up my own very covincing Italian sounding language in these quiet passages, and sounding a little like Franco Mussida from PFM (on a bad day). This is the only album that's ever caused me to do such a thing! I recomend this album to all lovers of ' 70s Italian Progressive Rock. If you do buy this CD, try the Franco Mussida impersonation's during the softer passage's, if you can stay in tune, it's easier than you may think! Good luck!!!
Zepher | 4/5 |


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