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GUET-APENS

Ange

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 148 ratings

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TheRedPlanet
4 stars I just discovered Ange a few days ago... Really discovered... because i know their existance since more than 5 years (im 25) I read some french rock magazines & they often critizised Ange...

Its not surprisin' by a Magazine who talk more of Garage Rock & Modern Rock or the usual same old melody (hendrix-ledzep-stones-beatles...)

Ange is a good exemple that we dont have always to read Rock Critics as The Man Who Tell the Pure Truth...

Ange is a superbe band at less in their 70s records... I dont even want to listen their 80s... (as 90 % of rock bands records syntheticproduced LPs & less inspired & imaginative) I ve heard that recently Their 90s records were better...

Guet Apens is quite typical of 78 with Prog Bands becoming less progressive with a more Radiophonic Sound... But thank to Ange... they dont fell in the 80s trap directly ... this album mark a sort of combination of both era ...without the plastic prod & with a band who still inspired with Prog influences who still there...

The year 1978 saw the last good records of other bands like Journey (they were prog at the beg.) or Rainbow & many many more... and This same year is often considered as the last classic Prog year...

It s quite surprisin when I think about it.... that Punk Rock provoked the initial Decline of Prog Rock... but strangely the original Punk Movement lasted just 2 intensive years (77- 78)...As if Prog Rock rock as a vengeance catched The Punk Rock in his decline...

It s what i considered more or less as the last great year of rock n roll (65-78) before Arena rockers & MTV and his starifictation of the ego...will finally modify the original rock trajectory...

Maybe the simultaneous disappearance of Punk & Prog... let a big void ... it probably make it easier ...for the rise of the new modern cold 80s music

Sorry cause I talk about an analize of late 70s music rather than ANGE...

To finish i will say that the whole 70s where the Artistic Golden Age for ANGE

My fave Ange are their chronological 3 Mid 70s lp's...

'Au Dela du delire' 'Emile Jacotey' & 'Par les Fils du Mandrin'

Those are the cream of the band... Guet Apens is a bonus...a superbe bonus

TheRedPlanet | 4/5 |

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