Sunday 7 February 2021

Atomic Roooster - Atomic Roooster (1970)

The debut album from this British band.

The band was a trio with a lineup of percussion, drums, bass, guitars, brass, flute, cello, acoustic guitars, organ, piano and vocals.

Atomic Rooster is a legendary band who released seven albums between 1970 and 1983. I will review all of them this year.

I am off course starting with their debut album. Carl Palmer, later in ELP, did the drums here. He and another member of Atomic Rooster had played together in Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come band. That is the Atomic Rooster nucleus. 

The music on their debut album, this album, is pretty varied. Much more varied than my prejudgements of this band. 

Take some blues, soul, hard rock, a lot of psych, brass rock, some Canterbury prog and a lot of symphonic prog. That is where you end up with this forty minutes long album. 

Nick Graham's vocals are really powerful and the brass is also adding a lot of this music.

There is a lot of things going on here.

The quality is good though and my first impression of this band is good. I am looking forward to getting to know this band a lot better in the coming months.

3 points




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