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5.0 out of 5 stars Budget-price reissue of first two Silver Apples albums....
This wonderful budget-priced c.d from the late 1990's collects the first two albums from cult-act Silver Apples, taking in their eponymous debut from 1968 and follow-up 'Contact' from the following year. I never really heard of Silver Apples until I read about them in an interview in the booklet of a reissue of Suicide's first LP. They have also been namechecked by people...
Published on 1 May 2005 by Jason Parkes

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3.0 out of 5 stars a difficult one....
these 2 silver apples albums are weird ones for sure. the drummer is a genius no doubt brilliant simple dancey beats almost like a drum machine so simple yet so difficult. the audio generator bits are also nearly excellent the audio gen is not a musical instrument its used for testing valves /electronics etc.... so to get musical tones out of it is clever. dikmik from...
Published on 23 April 2012 by charliemouse


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3.0 out of 5 stars a difficult one...., 23 April 2012
This review is from: Silver Apples / Contact (Audio CD)
these 2 silver apples albums are weird ones for sure. the drummer is a genius no doubt brilliant simple dancey beats almost like a drum machine so simple yet so difficult. the audio generator bits are also nearly excellent the audio gen is not a musical instrument its used for testing valves /electronics etc.... so to get musical tones out of it is clever. dikmik from hawkwind also nearly achieved this. however the flaw in the plan is the singing.... for me its just too naff and dated. however the song a pox on you is excellent really dark and creepy.... i often think that i would prefer certain albums without the singing.. the groundhogs spring to mind.... still make your own mind up. cheers
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's teh serious bizness, 21 Mar 2009
This review is from: Silver Apples / Contact (Audio CD)
This album is sometimes wonderous but mostly blunderous. A muchly flawed microcosm of the 1960s and it's flowery experimentalism. Oscillations and whirly bird are great tracks off this album, exploiting the mesmeric dexterirty of Taylor's drumming whimsical lyrics. This is where the album succeeds in it not taking itself too seriously. The duo use lyrics contributed by their poet friends, but these often only serve to show how pretentious the times were. The tracks have a good feel if not a mite flat, wherein Simeon and the drumming really mesh wheras other times it sounds like a bad jam session. Gyspy love is the funniest song on the album given the out of tune singing and nigh on farcical lyrics.
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1.0 out of 5 stars White Noise this isn't, 23 April 2007
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I bought this 'cause Amazon recommended it as a 'Perfect Partner' to "An Electric Storm" by White Noise. There is no comparison, don't be fooled. An Electric Storm is passionate, well written, thoughtful lyrics, wit and, above all, a sonic trip. Every track is different. Silver Apples isn't. It's mundane, samey, self-indulgent and, to be frank, boring.
If you want a 'Perfect Partner' for White Noise get 'Court of the Crimson King' or 'Relics' by Floyd. I can find little virtue in this offering from Silver Apples and am amazed by the enthusiasm of others. Sorry.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dated and Overrated, 21 July 2007
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Some albums become relics of their time and this is a good example.
Back in the day, I'd imagine this was something of an eye-opener as it had strange electronic noises and such, but today, it just sounds dated and tedious.

Maybe something to dip into now and again, but takes a real effort to listen to all of it in one go.
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