Monday 17 July 2017
Aunt Mary - Aunt Mary (1970)
The debut album from this Norwegian band.
Aunt Mary was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, flutes, bass, drums, piano, organ, harmonica, saxophone, keyboards, mouth-organ and English vocals.
Aunt Mary is supposed to be the first ever Norwegian hard rock band and I was looking forward to giving this album my full attention.
I am not so sure about this hard rock thing and Aunt Mary....... Not on this album, anyway.
Take a big chunk of the 1960s beat, add some fusion aka Chicago, add a lot of psych rock, a lot of soul and some hard rock. Add some traditional Norwegian pop music too. Then you get this album.
The music is pretty naive and colourful. It has a lot of colours taken from the flutes, piano and organs. It is also all over the place, the music.
The quality is not that good though and it feels very dated. It is a decent enough album and that is that.