Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Kevin Ayers - Kevin Ayers & The Whole World: Shooting At The Moon CD (album) cover


Kevin Ayers


Canterbury Scene

3.70 | 110 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jake E.
4 stars #1 May I::::::::: Samples of cars; rythm guitar fades in, strong bass with Ayers deep voice. Very mellow way to start the album off. Great horns throughout the song. Samples of cars once again to end the song.

#2 Rheinhardt & Geraldine::::::::::: The first thing that struck me about this song is the bass; incredible. The best part of the song is when ayers voice comes in. The lyrics are good, and the horns are good as well. Then there are song cool effects that come out of nowhere sounds kinda like Revolution #9 On The Beatles 1968 White Album. Then after things come back to normal, there is song great jamming, and strong lyrics once again. The song is 5:43min.

#3 Lunatics Lament:::::::::: Pretty good rock'n'roll song, sounds like Ayers voice is distorted. Some good keyboard action as well. Great guitar solo during the song also. The end is pretty crazy.

#4 Pisser Dans Un Violon::::::::::::8mins of pure psychedelic psychosis. One of the highlights of the album, for me anyway.

#5 The Oyster & The Flying Fish:::::::::::: A Duet with Bridget St. John (Songs for the Gentle Man). I think Kevin Ayers voice in a it's best in this song.

#6 Underwater:::::::::::4mins of pure psychedelic psychosis. Another highlight on the album.

#7 Clarence In Wonderland::::::::::: Short & weird is how I would decribe this song,makes direct references to drinking wine , great horns too.

#8 Red Green & You Blue:::::::::::::: Soft mellow. Great sax (Lol Coxhill) , and bass. Jazzy drums and soft tender voice. I also like the keyboards that you can hear softly in the background as well.

#9 Shooting At The Moon:::::::::::::: This songs pretty much takes off and starts fairly quick. Good song, very weird, might even be considered "trippy". Once again great saxophone playing by Lol Coxhill, who is known as a free improvising saxophonist who also played on 1984 by Hugh Hopper. This song has a good Canterbury feel to it.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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 KEVIN AYERS 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.