Third Album from 1971 from British band Atomic Rooster.
There were so many line up changes, it's difficult to know who was actually playing in the band, at the time of production.
I think Rooster were at their best when they performed their brand of 70's British rock, evident on this release with "Head In The Sky" and "Break The Ice", displaying a dual attack of fuzzed up guitar and fast paced keyboards.
There are usually two things I dislike on albums; Instrumentals and Bonus Tracks (usually songs that were not considered good enough in the first place).
However, this release, features two excellent instrumentals, namely, "A Spoonful Of Bromide" and "The Rock", both again, with a guitar/keyboard riff attack, similar to early 70's Deep Purple.
Great guitar work from John Cann and also, a worthy mention for Paul Hammond behind the drum kit.
Also, on this release, you get three bonus tracks and surprisingly, they are very good quality.
"Devil's Answer" is the US version, which has the backing brass section and two live songs, which really show the quality of musicianship.
The live songs come from a BBC In Concert session, recorded in Paris from 1972, when Chris Farlowe was on vocals and Steve Bolton on guitar. It's heavier than the studio recordings and man, these guys can play.
Very enjoyable and a pity they folded so early on in their career.