Chris Kay

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (13 of 15)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,264,919 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 15
Rotters Club ~ Hatfield & The North
Rotters Club ~ Hatfield & The North
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rotters review, 25 Aug 2007
I used to listen to the Hatfields 30 years ago when I was a student, but I sold all their albums long ago and must admit to having forgotten about them. Recently, however, I decided to revisit the Band after hearing a review of the Canterbury scene as it used to be, which placed the Hatfields right at the top of a long list of similar Canterbury bands of the time.
Yes, The Rotters Club is of course beautifully played, with interesting arrangements, superb musicianship and an innate 'wackiness' which appealed to me when I was younger. Yes, it is better than any of the music that my lad listens to today. And yes, there is nothing being made today which remotely compares to the… Read more
Benefit ~ Jethro Tull
Benefit ~ Jethro Tull
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Benefit, 5 Jun 2007
This, the third Tull album, followed This Was and Stand Up. In its time, Benefit as well-received and it sold well, although Stand Up did perhaps have a little more popular acclaim. Stand Up had been an album of rather more gentle melody but Benefit was a little harder-edged: an album with rather more electric guitar. Although not fundamentally a blues album as had been This Was, one can still hear that the band is really not that far removed from the blues, especially on the track 'to cry you song,' which is Tull at their best, and not in the least dated.

I always remember a contemporary 'top 100 of all time' list which contained a review of Stand Up and Benefit in which these… Read more