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Where's The Nine


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.70 | 12 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars WHERE'S THE NINE is a duo consisting of our own Dean Watson (guitars / keyboards) and Barry Connors (drums). If your familiar with Dean's solo albums you will know what to expect here, although I would say this isn't in the same league. Barry Connors played with CONEY HATCH back in the eighties and they were a band I was not only a big fan of but i've seen them live as well.

"A Rather Odd Tribute" sounds great when it picks up 2 1/2 minutes. A calm 4 minutes then it builds. It's heavier before 7 minutes. Nice. A cool ending with that phone call. "Mood Swings" is drums and a variety of keyboards throughout. Some ripping guitar 6 minutes in. "Half Of Eighteen" opens with piano. Drums lead after 2 minutes with background synths. Guitar 4 minutes in as drums continue. "Threw The Looking Glass" is heavy with background synths. A change before 1 1/2 minutes as the guitar solos. It's heavy again late to end it.

"2 Days Left" features piano then the drums take over. it builds then turns heavy after 2 1/2 minutes. Guitar to the fore as it trades off with the keyboards. It settles before 5 1/2 minutes then it kicks in again. "Lethargic Waltz" is different. It's all over the place really. Not a big fan of this one. "She's Furious" is heavy with synths playing over top after 2 minutes. It picks up before 4 minutes. It calms down before 5 1/2 minutes. Great sound when it turns heavy. It settles again late. "The Camera Ear" is no doubt a RUSH reference and like the album cover it made me smile. Some nice contrasts in this one.

A good album that pales when compared to Watson's solo records. Still it's kind of cool to hear this record.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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