Saturday 15 July 2017

Out Of Focus - Wake Up! (1970)

The debut album from this German band.

Out Of Focus was a quintet with a lineup of flute, saxophone, bass, guitars, drums, keyboards and English vocals.

The band was one of those German bands who almost made it big.... but did not quite make it. The 2nd division of the league of great German bands. That is where they and their five studio albums can be found.

.... Which off course make the band a very interesting band. I love exploring bands and albums like this one.

The band was mainly a fusion band. But not quite on this, their debut album.

Take a mix of Jethro Tull, Maneige and some jazz. That is where you find this album. There is a lot of folk rock on this album. Hence the much used flute here. There is also some hard rock here.

.... Then there is some very noticeable jazz influences here.

This sounds like a band not sure where they were going. And I believe the band was a bit unsure about themselves. Which is what debut albums are for.

The quality is decent throughout. No great or even good songs. But there is a lot of hope here. Hence my rating and my desire to explore more of this band.

2.5 points

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