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CAPOLINEA

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.07 | 53 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars WHEN BANCO PLAYS DISCO...A TOTAL FIASCO !

I could hardly believe it when I was listening to the opening number "Il Ragno". When "Banco" meets "Saturday Night Fever". Absolutely awful. A disco /beat ! Yes, "Banco" playing disco. Disgusting. Horrible. Incredible. To be avoided or shown as an example in music schools to show what NOT to do. Shame on you "Banco".

Hopefully not all the songs will be that bad. But don't expect some brilliant album. "Banco" is far from bringing us to heaven here (we are really close to hell). Even if" Canto..." is a good version and the wonderful "750.000..." is superb.

But the joy will be VERY short. Just listen to the infect "Capolinea" to get an idea. Atrocious. Same stupid beat with jazz flavours. Fully jam-oriented. And the worst is to come. Another funky / disco version of the great "RIP". Fortunately, there is a studio version to confirm that "Banco" was an Italian symphonic band, otherwise you wound't believe it. Shame on you again "Banco". What did you do to my song? Ils ont changé ma chanson !

There is one positive point with this album : it is very short, so your nightmare shouldn't be too long while listening to this. But there is no reason to do so. The second great song is the closing number . The subtle, tender, passionate and beautiful "Non Mi Rompete". Sublime (although that the finale is not on par).

Why did "Banco" not played more of their repertoire in their original format ? A mystery. Two stars but really difficult to digest.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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