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Sun City Girls



3.25 | 13 ratings

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3 stars They came from punk. The not excellent sound production and the high volumed instruments are reminding of their roots, but this is fundamentally a rock album, with some instrumentals in which the trio performs, I suppose, in direct live recording. As usual, who is able to play rock in a trio must be skilled enough and even though their music can appear easy it's not elementary. Charles Bishop's guitar is the principal element, but this is not the Jimi Hendrix experience. I mean that bass and drums are not just a background and the guitar is not too much prevalent.

When there are lyrics, as in Space Prophet Dogon, the vocals are also quite good and very particular.

It's this song the one that I like the most. Even if I tendentially prefer instrumentals, the lazy bluesy progression of this track is hypnotic and the final crescendo is an added value.

Another mention is deserved by the parodistic "The Shining Path". It's a punky cover of a huge pop success, but I don't remember the title neither the performer of the original...but I gurantee that it's very famous.

This is just one of the many parodies, sometimes just a genre, not a specific song. Anyway when it comes to rock it's where the band reaches the top, like in the crazy Radar 1941.

The album contains also some trippy tracks, but I mean that as parodistic as well.

Not enough to have 4 stars, but a solid 3 stars rating is well deserved.

octopus-4 | 3/5 |


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