Richard Wynne

"Lone Cadaver"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (85 of 90)
Location: Silver Spring, MD USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,210,942 - Total Helpful Votes: 85 of 90
Songs from the Acid Folk ~ Sonia Kristina
Songs from the Acid Folk ~ Sonia Kristina
57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Following the demise of Curved Air in late 1976, singer Sonja Kristina embarked on an eventful solo career. Her first solo band, Escape, was a hard-rocking outfit similar to Curved Air during their "Air Cut" period. The only recorded legacy of this group, the album "Sonja Kristina," appeared on a small UK label called Chopper Records in 1980. A very limited run of albums were made, along with a slighly larger number of the "St. Tropez/Mr. Skin" picture-sleeve single. Sonja feels that the recording was made after the band had peaked and it is not her favorite piece of work. Personally, I find several of the songs rank among her best, especially the stunning… Read more
Phantasmagoria ~ Curved Air
Phantasmagoria ~ Curved Air
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Curved Air's third album, "Phantasmagoria" was released in April, 1972 and immediately reached the Top 20 in the British album charts. The band had added a new member, bassist Mike Wedgwood, earlier in the year. An outstanding player and vocalist, his impact on the band was immediate, as he took Francis and Darryl's intricately scored bass parts and made them his own.
Following a telling pattern established on the "Second Album," "Phantasmagoria" is divided between Darryl Way/Sonja Kristina compositions on side one and those of Francis Monkman on side two. Less than three years into their recording career, differences in musical direction were beginning… Read more