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Greenslade - Bedside Manners Are Extra CD (album) cover




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3.52 | 192 ratings

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Swinton MCR
4 stars This is a truly marvelous piece of keyboard orientated prog-rock, and i'd like to give it a five because this is a 4.75 star album and nearer to the five than the four. If you like keyboards, especially Mellotron and Hammond Organ, this album may well be worth adding to your collection. This album has a certain English quirkyness about it and the lyrics are suggestive of England Middle class, with a mention of old-school-tie and finishing school..This adds to the music for me, and the bass guitar is especially noticeable on most tracks. The bass Guitar complements the jazzy keyboards perfectly, and this album has flashes of jazz-keyboard genius. My favourite track is probably "Drum folk" - which has two very enjoyable drum-solos which is unusual for a prog-rock studio album, however, it is the stunning haunting mellotron solo that leads to a hammond solo that is amongst the most expressive that I have ever heard - Greenslade really gives the hammond it's true ability to create a bluesy downbeat - my woman has left me feeling.....It's real pathos.... All the other tracks have scintilating keyboard work - Like I said if you like keyboards then check this out - If your more into prog-metal then don't bother......
Swinton MCR | 4/5 |


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