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Godley & Creme


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3.33 | 29 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 realy

Kevin Godley and Lawrance Creme are well known musicians to prog connaisseurs, they being part of 10CC some years. Also they are known by developing an instrument that could replicate string arrangements and sounds named by them Gizmo, this instrument can be attached tot he guitar and can create polyphonic sounds. Quite intristing , because this instrument was used on some pieces from 10CC period and more and more used as a solo musicians after departute from 10CC. Third album under Godley and Creme name, released in 1979 and named Freeze frame, is a an original album, at least to me. I never or almost not many times had the chance to listen to such diverse and very strange and original in same time album lately. The gizmo, sax , keybords are very strong here, quite original if you ask me, for that period when everybody was or disco or punk, these two guys make a diffrence in musical market. The strong and elegant voice of Godley interluded very well with Creme's instrumental sections creating some intristing arrangements, not realy pop, not realy very progressive, always bordering, maybe clouse to art pop with prog elements. Helped on some pieces by famous Phil Manzanera and even Paul McCartney apeared on last track as backing vocals. O course the hit from this album was An Englishman in New York , but to me besides this great tune, I Pity Inanimate Objects and title track are simply great, quite unusual music I listen from what I listen every day, great and very intristing in the end. So, I don't know if this is among their best, maybe to some fans is less intristing then previous one, but to me is on same level. Not a masterpiece but a very worthy album even if you are not familiar with this kind of aproach to music, can easy trace the excelent moments of these two musicicns. 3.5 is best rate for this album.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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