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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.63 | 369 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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1 stars At the risk of rolling my eyes at anyone reading who may enjoy Hawkwind and/or In Search of Space-- I offer the opinion that this record is a tedious exercise in useless, trance-inducing rhythms and Buck Rogers sound effects. Add to this drug-inspired non-rock the terrible vocals and neutered guitar of Dave Brock and one has a guaranteed recipe for boredom (or anger, as the case may be).

I have genuine difficulty understanding what people see in this set of songs: "You Shouldn't Do That" doesn't ever start, ditto "You Know You're Only Dreaming". Things get slightly better in "We Took the Wrong Step", if only because there's some semblance of musicianship-- and hey, "Children of the Sun" actually has some real energy. Of course, by this point any listener expecting something other than noodley sci-fi scat will be so frustrated by this over-rated mess that they will have probably moved on to something more interesting (which wouldn't be very hard).

Bottom line-- In Search of Space is best left for two kinds of listeners: those for whom it holds nostalgic relevance... and those who are stoned out of their heads. New listeners be warned!

Songwriting: 1 Instrumental Performances: 1 Lyrics/Vocals: 1 Style/Emotion/Replay: 1

Prog Leviathan | 1/5 |


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