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Legendary Album for many reasons...
on 14 March 2016
Had this on vinyl way back in the day. It's a flawed masterpiece - but then a lot of the best albums are. Grief, what you could do with this today if you had the multi-track master... chuck it into your computer and spend a few weeks editing and mixing. So, one has to remember that this was made in 1973 before all the fancy audio tech we have to play with now.
As an aside - this is *the* first album to have a drum machine play all of the rhythm parts. The machine in question was call a "Bentley Rhythm Ace" and was made by the company that became the giant Roland Corporation - in many ways the Ace was the forerunner to the 808 and 909 drum machines that have dominated the electro house / acid /edm scene since the mid 80's to the present. It was pretty primitive though!
Some of the themes definitely got 'nicked' by Hawkwind.
Your not here for a music history lesson ..... :)
So, hey, as it stands, it has some brilliant moments and Arthur Browns voice is in superb form. Some of the motifs encased in this release are proper 'ear worms'.