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LUULOSAIRAS / HENRY'S HIGHWAY CODE

Wigwam

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.59 | 8 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars "Luulosairas" is Jukka Gustavson's piano driven composition, and very similar to his other works on the band's first album ("Pidän Sinusta", "En Aio Paeta" etc.). These are slightly naive but still very sympathetic preachy songs, which are quite basic keyboard dominated soulful blues rock tunes, resembling Procol Harum on their sound. This song has also very peculiar high pitched bass sound on it. The B-side of the single is the third part of Jim Pembroke's long "Henry's"-epic from the "Hard n' Horny" album. I like to listen this as a part of the whole suite, but agree it is a wise choice as a single cut. The acoustic driven minor blues rock tune is quite catchy, and one of my friend who hadn't heard Wigwam, but liked Jimi Hendrix very much, got very excited about this song, and in my opinion "Henry's Highway Code" could have been the A-side of the single, and not vice versa. In addition of this single, "Luulosairas" has been re-released on the compilations "Reunion" (1970), and both of the tracks are on "Highlights" (1990) compilation and "Fresh Garbage" (2000) double CD.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |

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