Saturday 21 October 2017
Jane - Germania (1982)
The tenth album from this German band.
Jane was a trio on this album with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars and English vocals.
I have reviewed their previous nine albums (?) and you can read the reviews somewhere else in this blog.
It is fair to say that this band has come/gone a long way from their debut album. There has been a lot of musicians in this band. Most of them has now gone.
Germania sees the band reverting to the basics. Which is pure rock. Hard rock in fact. The trio format does not really allow for anything else than pure rock. Or in this case; hard rock.
Music which even in 1982 was outdated. Jane was finding the times very hard and they were playing to mostly deaf ears. So they included a reggae song too on this album. Everyone did that back in those days. Rolling Stones...... everyone.
Germania is forty minutes long and it is not a disaster. It is actually a pretty decent album. One that those who loves stripped down hard rock will probably like..... the reggae song excluded. The nine other songs are decent enough. Hence my rating.