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OPERATION

Birth Control

 

Heavy Prog

3.67 | 133 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars BIRTH CONTROL were all about creating controversy and drawing attention to themselves back in the early seventies and they did a great job at both. This is their second album which is similar in style to the debut. Fairly straight-forward rocking music really that has a commercial flavour.

"Stop Little Lady" sounds like a single with that chorus and overall catchy sound. Drums and organ are prominant but the vocals lead the way. A raw guitar solo comes in after 2 1/2 minutes and the organ rips it up 4 minutes in. "Just Before The Sun Will Rise" is uptempo with organ as vocals arrive before a minute. Another good song with a guitar solo before 3 minutes. "The Work Is Done" has female backing vocals on the chorus and is also catchy.

"Flesh And Blood" is a good driving tune while "Pandemonium" continues the toe tapping heavy brand of music. I like the drumming on this one and the heavy guitar too. "Let Us Do It Now" is the closer and the longest track at over 11 minutes. Honestly I think the only time I made it through this song was my first listen. Piano only to start that I don't like at all. Then we get vocals before 3 minutes which are reserved and they only make things worse. Strings 4 minutes in then a beat as the vocals and piano continue. Now i'm shutting it off.

A good album overall but it doesn't measure up to later albums like "Backdoor Possibilities" or "Plastic People". 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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