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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius never fades, 17 April 2007
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I heard this in 1970. Few albums have stayed with me in quite the way this one has. I was an impressionable 13 yr old with an older brother who introduced me to the wonders of rock music and along the way bought this to my attention. It is an absolutly unique album that sounds as amazing today as it did then. Facelift's opening organ solo creeps up like a creature from another planet and bursts into full band blowing. Slightly All The Time is a jazz-rock symphony, Moon In June shows Wyatt at his most extensivly weird and Out Blood Rageious finds Ratledge at his most facinating, incorporating his Terry Riley inspired tape delay experimentations sandwiched between jazz riffing wonderment. This, together with Terry Riley's 'A Rainbow In Curved Air' remains one of my all time desert island discs. It has opened me up to so much great music as a result, but has also proved to be a peerless achievement. This particular version of The Softs only managed to survive a short time, but the legacy of 'Third' is unquestionable. It is not simply jazz,rock, or avante garde experimentation. It is a unique sonic experince that has never really been matched by anyone scince. Buy it and treasure it. You will not be disapointed.
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Initial post: 17 Apr 2010 18:14:16 BDT
Crikey there's two of us! This and Riley set my pathwat for the next 40 years...

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2011 12:14:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2011 12:14:29 GMT
Bruce says:
Another one here - I heard this when I was about 13 too - and it changed the way I listened to music after that! Why couldn't all music be so weird and wonderful?

Everything else sounded so "ordinary" by comparison!
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