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HOODOO MAN

Birth Control

 

Heavy Prog

3.80 | 159 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'm guessing by the album cover that BIRTH CONTROL were non-conformists. Haha. This is pretty good hard Prog from early seventies Germany. There's no doubt that this was a talented band even if this album is fairly straight forward. Lots of organ with average vocals. If the vocals were better I might consider this a 4 star record because it's a really enjoyable recording.

"Buy !" is led by organ and drums, vocals a minute in. Guitar 3 1/2 minutes in and after 5 minutes takes the spotlight. "Suicide" is a brighter tune (surprising considering the title) with a groovy sound. A cool organ / bass section 2 minutes in. Guitar before 3 minutes then the vocals return. I like when it settles 4 minutes in. "Get Down To Your Fate" kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes with vocals. Guitar 3 1/2 minutes in with lots of organ to follow.

"Gamma Ray" has this spacey intro which is replaced by a catchy melody. Spoken words then vocals come in. The guitar makes some noise before 4 minutes then starts to solo ripping it up. When it stops the percussion comes in before 6 minutes. Some odd vocal expressions with guitar after 7 minutes. Fantastic song ! "Hoodoo Man" is another good one with drums, organ and vocals leading the way. Good chorus too. Church organ comes in at 4 minutes. Back to the original melody around 6 minutes. "Kaulstoss" opens with a dog barking then drums and guitar take over. Some guest bagpipes in this one. A bit of a "hoe-down" vibe as well. The dog is back later.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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