Thursday 27 July 2017

Jane - Jane III (1974)

The third album from this German band.

Jane was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, piano, percussions and English vocals.

This album is most known as the Jane album without any keyboards. Jane did indeed use a lot of keyboards. But the keyboardist was sitting out this album and returned on the next album. So no keyboards.....

I really like their first two albums and have found, for me, a new and interesting band here. It pays to go back to the 1970s and dig around a bit for exciting bands.

The music is still hard rocking with some krautrock influences. But without any keyboards....
The music here is also pretty melodic with a lot of guitar harmonies filling the holes previously occupied by other sounds and instruments.

To say that this is a guitar dominated album is an understatement. The guitars are also pretty much spacy too. 

But........ There is also more than a nod towards the US hard rock scene on this forty-three minutes long album. Or the US rock scene, including the southern rock scene, if you like. The US influences here are pretty obvious.

The end result is not a good album. It is not really a bad or a decent album either. It is somewhere between decent and good. I prefer the band with a bit more colours and a bit more krautrock.

2.5 points


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