Tuesday 5 November 2019
Emergency - Emergency (1971)
The debut album from this German based band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of trumpet, saxophone, guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals.
This band, who were multi-national, released four albums before they gave up and were disbanded. I got all of them and reviews of the three other albums will follow in the coming weeks.
The band is a fusion band, to cut a long story short.
But that is not the full story.
This album gives us some forty odd minutes of jazz and blues influenced fusion. There are even some psych on this album. It is almost tempting to label this a krautrock album.
There are some really powerful vocals on this album in addition to some full on saxophones, guitars, trumpets and organs.
The music is not particular varied and flowery. Nevertheless, it is really groovy and powerful. There is some songs here which makes my feet wander away on their own.......... dancing. Yes, really dancing. There are also a couple of more ballads stuff here.
As a debut album, this is really good from a band who I feel has already found their groove. It is indeed a good album and well worth checking out. I am really, really looking into sinking my teeth into their remaining three albums now.