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LET IT GO

Galactic Cowboys

 

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3.07 | 9 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This was GALACTIC COWBOYS final album (barring a comeback) released on 2000. As I mentioned in my review of their debut they had a close relationship with KING'S X back then, being under the same managment and often playing together at concerts. For "Let It Go" the band has hired Jerry Gaskill from KING's X to drum while Ty Tabor also from KING'S X is mentioned in the liner notes as helping with the "tones" whatever that means. Once again we get a lot of humour with those BEATLES-like vocals and heaviness too.The three H's : Humour, Heaviness and Harmonies is what this band is all about.

"T.I.M." opens with humerous spoken words then this Zappa-like music comes in followed by more spoken words then the song kicks in. It's uptempo and ends heavily. "A Different Way" opens with guitar as vocals join in.This sounds like a KING'S X tune when Ty is on vocals. "Life And Times" is fairly laid back with vocals. "Flag" is more uptempo and fuller than the last track but it's far from being a rocker. "Disney's Spinnin'" is much heavier but it does settle back when the vocals arrive.They sound like CHEAPTRICK here. "Hey Mr." opens with spoken words then the guitar comes in and it's nasty. Nice. Drums and bass join in too. Vocal melodies around 4 minutes. Not a bad tune at all. "Another Hill" opens with strummed guitar and vocals only. It's heavier though after a minute.

"Dirty hands" is laid back with guitar and BEATLES-like vocals. It does get fuller. "Boom !" has a heavy beat with someone yelling in the background. "Ordinary" is jazzy with vocal melodies then it turns heavy and picks up quickly.Then it becomes mellow with vocals. "Internalize" is an all out assaullt for the most part then it settles in. "Swimming In December" is spacey to start then it kicks in suddenly after 2 minutes, vocals also join in. It's spacey late to end it as it blends into "Song For Sybo" where it stays spacey. "Future" is mainly strummed guitar and vocal led. Cool tune. "Bucket Of Chicken" is bass / drum / organ led. "The Record Ends" is heavy to start before vocals join in. Spoken words after 3 1/2 minutes.Then for the next 9 minutes it's crazy and experimental. A lot of annoying noise really. I had to turn this down a couple of times when it came on in my store when customers were around. Grating is the word.

I think I like this better than the debut but both are really good. 3.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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