Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Frumpy - All Will Be Changed (1970)
The debut album from this German band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of percussion, piano, organ, bass, drums, saxophone, mellotron and English vocals.
Frumpy was a band who released five albums between 1970 and 1991. The two final albums is not regarded as being of any interest so I am going to review their three 1970s album/you will find reviews of the other two 1970s somewhere else in this blog.
Frumpy's was started by disaffected members of the Hamburg based band The City Preachers. The members broke out and formed Frumpy with the now well known vocalist Inga Rumpf.
Inga Rumpf's vocals reminds me a bit of Janis Joplin as they are very bluesy and soulful. Which is suits the music on this album.
The forty-one minutes long All Will Be Changed is a bit special. Take a bit Jefferson Starship, add a lot of blues, symphonic prog and some ELP and hard rock..... then you get a taste of this album.
There is a lot of heavy and wild organs here from the French organ player Jean-Jacques Kravetz. That and Inga's vocals is the best part of this album.
The quality of the songs are all good with the fourteen minutes long Rosalie suite being the best piece of music here.
This is indeed a good album and one band to check out. They were a new band to me, although I have been aware of them for the last ten years. It was nice to finally check them out and finding a good album too !