Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Episode Six - The Complete Episode Six (1964-1969)
|This is a comprehensive vault purge of one of Britain's more interesting pop-rock bands. Before they were Deep Purple, these guys were working hard to make the grade. They never did, but they did leave behind a remarkable body of varied work. Three instros are among the two discs in the package.|
Picks: Mozart vs. The Rest, Jack D'Or
Track by Track Review
This single b-side is a throwaway, unless you're into drums solos with odd narratives. While the drums are very well recorded for British recordings of the period, it's just not very interesting, and the narrative about aliens is as unimaginative as Doctor Who.
Classically based, intriguingly interpreted, with fiery guitar work from Tony Lander, this 1969 Love Sculpture ("Sabre Dance") inspired track simply rages. With a double picking style indebted to surf and compressed edgy guitar tone, this fine track fires the imagination and slaughters the calm of your Sunday afternoon.
This is a slow progression, a riff in search of a song, a backdrop to other activities... unremarkable and dismissible.