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Heavy Rock Spectacular

Heavy Rock Spectacular

14 Feb 2011

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  • Label: Black Widow Records
  • Copyright: (c) Black Widow
  • Total Length: 37:51
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  • ASIN: B004OLYYDK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,535 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
Echoing the words of Massimo Gasperini,
As it announces Heavy Rock Spectucular is a spectacular album.
"Born to be free" is a striking with it's rhythm, Pete's vocals and hammond sound
"Ants" is a psychedelic piece where the band gets in to maximun expressive vein
"Fast decay" derives from a setting on the hammond organ with a driving bass and hammond riff
"Blitz" echoes the horrors of London in the 2nd world war were Pete and Jon ask the question "has anyone seen Mary"
"Idiot" where Pete has the last laugh
"Fingals cave" is a jazzy classic instrumental of the highest quality
"Extensive corrosion" is a pure rock song where Jon's vocals carrying a driving rhythm to an interesting middle 8 and beyond to it's final dramatic conclusion
"Poltergeist" is the piece de resistance of this album. Where Jon's bass solo and haunting vocals transport us to a foggy and haunting image of terror.

The band were Bournemouth based and consisted of
Tony Bronsdon - Keyboards
Pete Ballam - Guitars and Vocals
Bob Haines - Drums and percussion
Jon Bavin - Bass and Vocals
The band were sucessful on the college circuit in the early 70's and social secteraries were very keen to book them.
Their music has been compared to the Nice only heavier and more gothic. Tony's keyboard playing is up to that of Keith Emerson and Vincent Crane and the rest of the band follow in the same very high standard, with the tightest rhythm section of the time.
The band were never signed and this is their only recording.
Buy it I promise you will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Golovanov Alexey on 20 July 2011
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Finesse extraordinaire - an oustanding masterpiece of progressive brought to the point of perfection. Flawless harmonies based on classical melodies (treated with great respect and without cheap showmanship), virtuoso organ supported by quite heavy guitars and pulsating drumming. The band didn't need to be influenced (or to learn anything from) by overrated Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Or messy "Yes". Or "Nice" - "Bram Stoker" might remind it, but is way too heavier.
It stands as equal among true gems of prog - first of all, Act One, neglected Captain Marryat, and, of course, Rare Bird ~ Remastered with Bonus Tracks.
It might be goth, but aesthetically only. Apart from solid reputation in college/university circles, the band was readily accepted in the Netherlands (where they do have faithful following until now, perfectly matching the criteria of unique phenomenon - Dutch prog). "Stoker" might be considered as soulmates of cult Selected Ekseption, although they played their own compositions.
The only existing album is a priceless artefact of world progressive heritage, and really deserves proper re-issue - with the history of the band, with the photos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Burridge on 17 Feb 2010
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One of the better band's on the Bournemouth rock scene during the mid to late 1960's. After supporting The Who at their Bournemouth Pavilion gig, Roger Daltrey invited the band to record some demos at his Berkshre mansion. This they did, and a record deal and this album transpired. What other recommendation do you need?
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