Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Ayers Rock - Hotspell CD (album) cover


Ayers Rock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.19 | 14 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars Hotspell i believe to be a solid album with great songs and with some excellent playing but they were not the same band anymore. I was disapointed when i first bought this album, but grew to really like it because even though they didn't follow the same path as before, they still showed their class on this album.

I would say they remind me of Doobie Brothers when Michael McDonald was in the band, because Andy Cowan sounded almost exactly the same as a vocalist. (Same voice and vocal mannerisms i feel). Not necessarily a bad thing but it altered the band style enormously when he sang lead vocal. With this album i suppose they removed themselves from being anything close to jazz/rock, and definitely prog. (If they ever were?)

I would recommend it as a very good album by a great band. Unfortunately, you will probably never find a copy to judge for yourself. As an independant release by the band, (incidently engineered by former bass member Duncan McGuire) it would have to be considered extremely rare today!

RobyB | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this AYERS ROCK review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.