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siLLy puPPy
3 stars Geez those Canterbury folk were a restless bunch. There's always another one shot band that someone put out and this one and only album by DELIVERY is a perfect example of that. It was originally released as Carol Grimes and DELIVERY but has since then dropped Carol from the billing. The band began in 1966 as Bruno's Blues Band and then changed to Steve Miller's DELIVERY and no, not the "Fly Like An Eagle" guy. The band is pigeon-holed into the Canterbury Scene because it features Pip Pyle (Gong, Hatfield, National Heap, In Cahoots, well everybody!) and Phil Miller (National Health, Hatfield And The North, Matching Mole) but really, there is really not much jazz-fusion going on here. This is rooted in 60s psychedelic rock with minor jazzy embellishments. It wouldn't be wrong to think of this as a slightly more progressive version of Jefferson Airplane, Kaleidoscope or even a jazzier take on Big Brother and Holding Company.

I have to say that the music on here is pretty good overall but what really keeps me from totally falling for this album is the vocals of Carol Grimes. She just doesn't DELIVER the goods for me. She sings her heart out but her range just doesn't match the brilliance laid out by the musicians involved. Throughout the album I keep finding myself wishing Grace Slick, Janis Joplin or even Dorothy Moskowitz (of The United States Of America) would be singing instead. They all had intense passionate vocal styles and a much greater range. When the music plays for a while on this release without vocals I find myself liking it much more but then Carol starts singing and it ruins it for me. Sorry Carol, I just can't get into your style :( If by chance you like the vocals on this album you will like it a lot more than me. It really is the only reason I am giving this 3 stars.

siLLy puPPy | 3/5 |


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