Wednesday 27 December 2017

Missus Beastly - Dr. Aftershave And The Mixed Pickles (1976)

The third album from this German band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, sax, flute, keyboards and vocals.
The band had help from some guest musicians who provided vibes, congas, guitar, sax and vocals.

Their second album and their first one after the reforming of the band, was a good album. Check my review here.

The band plays some good fusion with lots of references to Miles Davis, Return To Forever and Embryo.

Their music is also a mix of krautrock and Canterbury prog. The second track High Life, with the female vocals, has both of these two scenes. It is a pop song with lot's of fusion influences. It is like Caravan meets Embryo.

The music is pretty jazz influenced too with the saxophones taking centre stage. The bass is also thundering along in the background where the keyboards and the occasional guitars also adds their bits.

This mix of jazz and the genres above makes a very potent forty-five minutes long album (when the live tracks has been omitted). And it is also a hidden gem and a band I did not even knew about six months ago. Which is one of the reasons I run this blog.

This is a very good album and a nice addition to my life and the enjoyment of life. Get it.

3.5 points

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