Sunday, 26 August 2018
Birth Control - Rebirth (1973)
The fourth album from this German band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, guitars, flute, trumpet, trombone, mellotron, piano, electric organ, alto sax and vocals.
I have really liked their first three albums a lot and have found a new German band I really like in Birth Control. So I was looking forward to this album.... to review it.
The band is still playing hard rock. Hard rock with a lot of psych and progressive rock too.
The band has moved a lot towards normal hard rock and US hard and arena rock on this album, though. There is also some strong Focus influences on this album. That is the progressive rock influences on this album.
Most of all, the band seems to embrace US stadium rock on this album. The woodwinds also adds a lot to that impression. Some Lynyrd Skynyrd influences has been added and is lingering around on this forty minutes long album.
I am not really feeling that this is their best effort. There is too much US stadium rock here to make this a good album. It is a decent to good album and just that. I am no fan of this album.