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GOLDEN MILES: AUSTRALIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK 1969-1974

Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)

 

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4.50 | 6 ratings

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lizrdking
5 stars Here is an essential sampler piece of Australasian Prog rock. Though a few of the seminal antipodean artists are not represented like Airlord, Sebastian Hardie or Windchase.This collection is mainly guitar orientated but this nonetheless makes great listening and when you own this you realize you now possess some of the world's prog rock gems. Owning this will open an the door to finding some of Australia's best bands of the 70's. Like Blackfeather who's Long Legged Lovely is featured. This track comes from their At The Mountains Of Madness album which will always rate 5 stars with me.Blackfeather's guitarist John Robinson is arguably the best rock guitarist Oz has produced. The famed Daddy Cool are here with Make The Stash,Spectrum with Superbody,Fraternity with a pre AC-DC Bon Scott on vocals with a version of the aforementioned Blackfeather's Seasons of Change. Bakery's No Dying In The Dark can sit alongside anything by Free or Deep Purple. Fanny Addam's with Doug Parkinson on vocals uncannily sounds like an offshoot of Black Sabbath. The release gets its it's name from Healing Force's classic Golden Miles with Charlie Tumahai on vocals and bass. Charlie who later played with Bill Nelson's Be-Bop Deluxe has a delivery as good as anyone in rock music. A double CD with some on Australia & New Zealands best musicians and some of their best songs. This is a good as it gets!!
lizrdking | 5/5 |

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