Ms. Kate Shaw

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (61 of 76)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,105,027 - Total Helpful Votes: 61 of 76
Psychosync ~ Galahad
Psychosync ~ Galahad
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As you get older you realise that life can be so cruel, in not pointing out momentous events as and when they happen!

When I went to see Flash at Manchester's late, lamented Stoneground, it was the first gig I attended after leaving home. I knew of Peter Banks as one of the founding members of young, prog-rock darlings, Yes ( yes they were actually young once!). Flash were brilliant from start to finish. Obviously Banks was the star but the bass player and the drummer more than held their own. Only real weak link was vocalist Colin Carter, with his irritating vibrato. He sounded like he would be more at home teaching geography in a minor public school, than flirting with rock… Read more
As Your Mind Flies By ~ Remastered with Bonus Trac&hellip ~ Rare Bird
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A PHOENIX PERHAPS!, 29 May 2008
Bit of an oddity Rare Bird in that just like baroque n roll classmates, Procol Harum, they came to public prominence by virtue of the singles chart, rather than the album chart path much trodden by other prog-rock acts. The single in question 'Sympathy', which you will find on their first album, has stood the test of time thanks to a soulful vocal by Steve Gould and stunning Hammond playing by Graham Field/s. This album though is the classic and if a sample had been taken amongst me and my contemporaries around Dewsbury, West Yorks in the early seventies, this would probably have rated close to the favourite prog album of all time! Just about everyone I knew had a copy and listening to it… Read more
Farewell Aldebaran ~ Judy Henske
Farewell Aldebaran ~ Judy Henske
42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
To have this album released on cd. I'm fortunate in that I've owned it on vinyl, almost from the day of release. Over the years I've put many people on to this and very few have thought it anything but remarkable. Put together by Lovin' Spoonful refugee Jerry Yester and doyen of the early sixties USA Folk/Supper/Cabaret Club Circuit, Judy Henske, this is the weirdest, most eclectic, but ultimately most brilliant collections of songs, ever committed to a recording. Over 35 years have passed since it's release and it still sounds fresher than many things written tomorrow!!!! It encompasses Folk, Jazz, Rock, Satire, Psychedelia and Space-Rock and remarkably never… Read more

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