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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius...The Beta Band Gone but never forgotten, 7 Jan. 2005
This review is from: The Three EPs (Audio CD)
Genius...Pure Genius.
Very rarely in life does a band come along that completley change the way you listen to music ,maybe in the same way watching Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction changed the way you watch movies.....for me that band was the Beta Band and the album 'The 3 EP's'.
I first heard a snippet of them about 5 years ago, on an NME programme ,where they played 'Dr Baker' and i was spellbound...
I immediately went on line and ordered a copy of 'The 3EP's' and my magical musical journey began.
The first track Dry the Rain is an incredible indie anthem which slowly meanders to a creshendo...just wait till that bassline kicks in!!!....you will be roaring the chorus'If there is something inside that you want to say...say it ,alright, it will be okay...i will be your light...i will be your life'....
Other outstanding tracks are...well all of them....but all in a unique and different way.....'Shes the One' will have you thrashing your Acoustic Air Guitar and belting out the chorus in a tonsil snapping fashion.
'Needles in my Eyes' is a gentle strole of a tune..beautiful...and 'Dogs got bone' follows in the same vein
giving you the impression they were horizontal when they recorded it!!..'Monolith' is not actually a song...more like a tripped out psychadelic dream sequence...it would help if you were 'in mode' to truly appreciate this track....'Push it out' is a tantric repetative tune that you will never tire of hearing ,with a message....repeat 200 times and you WILL feel better!!!.....i could go on but ill save the last mention to Dr Baker musically diverse punctuated with a sleepy piano rift that will take you by surprise the first time you hear it.......Breathtaking..
Sadly the Beta Band have split(Nov2004) but their musical legacy will continue on through their amazing catalogue....for me this album is their best with the following 3 albums all coming close to brilliance of their first....
Steve Mason is continuing with his King Biscuit Time project with the other lads all off to persue their own magical musical journeys...
Steve,John,Richard and Robin...it has been my true pleasure.....Pure Genius and truly seminal....Thank You.
Kev
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2012 12:55:50 GMT
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A customer says:
Yours is a review that affords the wonderful band that was The Beta Band due reverence. I only discovered this phenomenon a few days ago. I feel that I have been deprived in not having the good sense to have discovered this stuff much sooner. Everything about the band - that is, all I have learned in the ensuing short passage of time since I discovered them in earnest last week - removes all doubts in my mind: I have discovered the thing that I wanted The Doves, Elbow and The Eels to be; perhaps to evolve into; it went by the name of The Beta Band. In all honesty though, I feel that The Beta Band might well have edged all three of those worthies, invention-wise.

The Three EPs is an experience of singular quality to this bloke who considers his own musical tastes as varied and eclectic (don't we all?).

Having satisfied the impulse to comment on your review, forgive me, as I am about to put the majority of what I said here out there, in my own review.

Good on you, blue.
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