Saturday, 11 August 2018
Axcraft - Dancing Madly Backwards (1974)
The one and only album from this US band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of of keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
Axcraft was one of those forgotten bands the power of Youtube has brought to our attention again. This album was re-released on CD at the beginning of this century though, but that CD is impossible to find. That is what I have heard. So Youtube have to do. The music is the only thing that count here as I am not a music collector.
Axcraft is giving us half an hour of a mix of hard rock and symphonic prog anno 1974.
There are lots of piano and keyboards in their music on the top of some guitars who mostly acts as rhythm guitars.
The music is pretty decent throughout with some hard rock mixed in with some decent and melodic prog. The sound is not particular USA either. There is even some Supertramp influences here.
The title track is clocking in at nine minutes. It is an very decent song. The rest of the songs are decent too.
There is no really good music here and this album is nothing really special. But check it out if US symph prog is your thing.