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on 7 June 2006
This isn't so much a review of the songs and technical apptitude - just a couple of comments. I just have to comment on this album :)
I honestly can't remember when I first heard this album. I must have been a child.
The reason I say this is that one day, when I was 20 something I found an old carrier bag with a load of tapes n stuff from when my parents moved. Inside was one labelled Sunfighter - it wasn't.
But anyway, I played it - for curiosities sake (and because when you grow up you realise your parents often have good taste in music - if only because it often influences yours without you realising).
I recognised Killer from somewhere - but couldn't put my finger on it.
House with no Door sent shivers up my spine and my hairs stood on end. The song is amazing but I couldn't for the life of me remember where I heard it.
Searching the net for Sunfighter returned no results - cos the tape was mislabelled :) (Typical of many students, whether now or 30 years ago).
Anyway, I suppose I'm trying to say that this album is pretty amazing on some level because when I first heard it as an adult I could remmeber snippets and melodies that I could only have heard as a kid.
Turns out my dad was into it before I was born ('74).
But as a prog rock fan anyway (fave being the neo-prog Marillion) this (and The Moody Blues, Nazareth and Sunfighter, King Crimson etc) probably had a massive influence.
So if you like classic rock stuff check it out - definately worth it.
If you're into anything melodic and rocky check it out anyway - who knows - you might recognise bits.