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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 646 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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5 stars This was the last album with Lemmy for this band, and the bonus track "Motorhead" on the CD re-release gives us the omen of his future. This track along with the original closer rock number "Kings of Speed" form a separate small duo of psychedelic rock songs, as the main body of the work is a carefully recorded and finely composed and performed fantasy rock opera. Finely draw gatefold covers brings perfectly an association with the music of the record it covers. "Assault & Battery part I" / "The Golden Void part II" form an opening tune running over ten minutes, consisting both symphonic constructed and psychedelic improvised elements. "The Wizard Blew His Horn" is an aural collage used as a background for Michael Moorcock's poem, track "Warriors" being similar one later in the album. "Opa-Loka" is a trance oriented track leading to "The Demented Man", which is a beautiful acoustic ballad. "Magnu" is then nearly nine minutes long oppressing and mysterious psychedelic rock song, and this composition has been long a part of their concert repertoire. "Standing at The Edge" is another poem, and "Spiral galaxy 28948" a fast spacey theme. "Dying Seas" ends the fantasy oriented main body of this classic album, and the short dope rockers follow. You should also follow someone to the nearest record shop and give this essential album a listen, if it's not already known to you.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 5/5 |


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