Tuesday 12 September 2017

Thrice Mice - Thrice Mice (1971)

The one and only album from this German band.

Thrice Mice was a sextet on this album with a lineup of saxophone, organ, guitars, bass, drums and English vocals.

Thrice Mice released this album, did not get any success and morphed into Altona who released two albums. Both of them reviewed in # 1 of this blog.

Thrice Mice was a band from Germany who has been lumped into the krautrock genre by many magazines. And they are right. But krautrock is a broad church, a pretty wide scene with some genres lumped together. Which is fair enough and I am myself 100 % guilty as charged here.

The music on this forty minutes long album, later re-released on CD with lots of bonus tracks, is blues, psychedelia, prog rock and with some soul influences. The saxophone is pretty dominant and it is supported by some good vocals, organs and guitars.

The four songs are really long with the longest pushing thirteen minutes and the shortest one pushing nine minutes. Progressive rock and krautrock indeed.

The quality is somewhere between decent and good. I am no big fan of that saxophone. But this is still not a bad album. Check it out if you like Altona and early krautrock.

2.5 points

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