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The Legendary Pink Dots

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3.74 | 30 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Casting The Runes (5:47)
2. A Strychnine Kiss (3:19)
3. Laguna Beach (2:21)
4. The Gallery (3:30)
5. Neon Mariners (4:46)
6. True Love (3:21)
7. The Peculiar Fun Fair (0:32)
8. Waiting For The Cloud (10:18)
9. Cloud Zero (5:48)
10. Under Glass (7:06)*
11. The Light In My Little Girl's Eyes (5:01)*
12. The Plasma Twins (2:55)*

Total Time 54:44

Line-up / Musicians

- The Prophet Qa'Sepel (Edward Ka-Spel)
- The Silver Man (Phil Knight)
- Stret Majest Alarme (Barry Gray)
- Graham Whitehead
- Patrick Q (Wright)
- Jason (Salmon)


- Lady Sunshine (Marylou Busch) / vocals
- Tony Copier / drums

Releases information

LP 1988 Play It Again Sam BIAS 80 BE
LP 1988 Play It Again Sam/Wax Trax! BIUS 1007 US
CS 1988 Play It Again Sam/Wax Trax! BIUSCS 1007 US
CD 1988 Play It Again Sam BIAS 80 CD BE
CD 1988 Play It Again Sam/Wax Trax! BIUS 1007 CD US
CD 2001 SPV Poland SPV-L 0022 PL
CD 2001 Cacciocavallo/Soleilmoon CAD 17 US

(The CD re-issues of this album added the Under Glass 12'' as a bonus*)

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THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS Any Day Now ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)


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Review by Warthur
4 stars Psych-tinged electronic-glazed goth rock for ghosts, leading off with a tip of the hat to the classic ghost stories of M.R. James (Casting the Runes, inspired by the same story that inspired the classic Dana Andrews movie Night of the Demon) and continuing through a range of intriguing sonic frontiers. The album has a chilly sound which may surprise those who from the charming band name expect a tripped-out hippy psychedelic rock exploration, but which lays the groundwork for the similarly strong release The Golden Age. Waiting For the Cloud offers a ten-minute exploration which represents perhaps the most progressive extreme of the band's sound at this time.
Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This is one of those rare LPD albums that didn't get a rise out me good or bad. While most hard core fans count this one among their best I continue to lament the sound of their 80's stuff while embracing their 90's albums completely. Again the fake drums and plastic electronics are a feature of that 80's decade and never being a huge fan of Ka-Spel's vocals makes this one a 3 star record in my world.

The band had just signed an agreement to have their music released in America and this one really does sound different from their earlier music. Safer, I mean I'm usually complaining about the insanity or those couple of tracks that are too silly but this one is fairly pedestrian for an LPD release. Favourite track is the opener "Casting The Runes" which features harmonium giving it a dark vibe. Electronics dominate with violin over top. Vocals after a minute and we get some guest female vocals too here.

Worst song, at least to start out is "Neon Mariners" for the fake beats and plastic 80's synths. Thankfully the song gets better. "True Love" is pretty good with the sequencers and that urgent sound. "Waiting For The Cloud" should be the one I'm raving about at almost 10 1/2 minutes but I'm just not feeling it. Feels too planned and forced the way it changes. I do like that piano/violin ending. I don't like "A Strychnine Kiss" again for the 80's stuff. "The Gallery" is actually interesting with the slicing violin and repeated melody. It ends with the sounds of people talking in the gallery.

A little disappointed for sure but keep in mind this one gets mentioned a lot by fanboys of this band.

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