Thursday 10 August 2017
Jane - Lady (1975)
The fourth album from this German band.
Jane was a quartet on this album with a lineup of organ, bass, synths, electric piano, drums, guitars and English vocals.
I have so far enjoyed my journey through their first three albums. Reviews to be found somewhere else in this blog.
Jane did turn towards a US rock sound on the previous album. That without any keyboards and purely guitars based sound. The keyboards has returned to the band on Lady and everything is OK again.
Jane really relies on a strong organ sound. That is proven on this album. Yes, the guitars are good. But the organs adds that little xtra which is their sound.
Jane is still beavering around somewhere between USA and Germany. No, not in Great Britain or Ireland. Half of the sound, more than half of the sound on this album is US rock. The rest is krautrock.
What really matter is the good sound and if the quality is there. And it is.
This album is forty-five minutes long and it has nine good songs. The music has some hard rock influences and is really rocking. There are also some more softer songs here. The balance between hard and soft is about right, I reckon.
The end result is a good album and one to enjoy. Check it out.