Wednesday 27 September 2017

Jane - Sign No. 9 (1979)

The eight album from this German band.

Jane was a trio on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, percussion, keyboards, drums and vocals.

Peter Panka, Martin Hesse and Klaus Hess was the members in Jane on this album.

The band was in their midlife crisis on this album. Well, at the start of their midlife crisis. Those who knows this band and most other progressive rock bands from this period knows what I am talking about. The band starts out with a lot of fresh and great music. Then tries to go a bit more mainstream by ditching what made them artistic great = their midlife crisis and then finish with some rather good albums after returning to their roots. Some bands have had this midlife crisis.

In the case of Jane and this forty-four minues long album, gone is the Eloy influences. They have been replaced by a mix of mid-1970s Rolling Stones and hard rock.

Lots of guitars and mid-tempo songs with some guitar solos. The songs are not good and the sound as dull as watching paint dry. And frankly, this album is not far from being a turkey. And a cure against insomnia.

This is a dull, half-decent album with not much going for it.

1.5 points

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