Saturday 14 April 2018

Ivory - Ivory (1973)

The one and only album from this US band.

Ivory was a quintet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.

This US band is totally obscure and long, long forgotten........... unless if you are a curious cat like myself who likes and live for digging out and reviewing albums like this one. Hence this blog.

This album was released by Playboy Records. And yes, it was a record label owned by the Playboy Magazine. Hugh Hefner & co. Read more about this record label here.

I am not sure what attracted this male band to Playboy. Their music is progressive rock of some sort and that was not what Playboy and this hedonistic lifestyle was about....... Or so I believe.

The music on this thirty-five minutes long album is a mix of piano dominated rock, some pop music and some ELP like symphonic prog. Then there is some US rock anno the 1970s here and some psych rock. But this is mostly pop rock.

This is not a bad album at all. It feels totally outdated anno 2018 and an anachronism. But the music is decent enough from start to finish. Check out this album on LP or Youtube and you may be up for a surprise.

2 points


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