Wednesday 29 August 2018

Iron Butterfly - Sun And Steel (1976)

The sixth and final album from this US band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.
They had help from five guest musicians who provided woodwinds, backing vocals and orchestration.

I am not a big fan of this band and their steady walk towards commercial US stadium rock on their two final album.

Stadium rock with some hard rock, country and blues rock is what we get on this album.

This album really rocks out and makes a racket. It is clearly on the more heavy side of the stadium rock spectrum. It still sounds like standard US rock.

This album is almost forty minutes long and it does not have much going for it. The songs sounds tired and run of the mill. Wheat is not good art and this album is run of the mill wheat.

A couple of half decent songs saves this album from the turkey yard. It is an album I am not that fond off and it is not an album I will ever listen to again.

1.5 points

1 comment:

  1. A sentimental favorite of mine.... I've owned it since about 1979 in one form or another...Beyond the Milky Way is totally fey and wimpy and yet I adore transports me to a simpler time when I was 12 or 13 and life held so much promise and mystery...