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Gift — Gift / Blue Apple
(OBH 033102-1/2, 1974/1995, 2CD)

by Paul Earney, Published 1996-03-01

Gift / Blue Apple Cover art

Gift is one of the second generation of German bands, which aims its sights on rock. Both albums released in the early 70s show the band's love of blistering guitar leads. "Drugs," one of the strongest tracks from Gift, opens with fury and does not slow down. The rest of the album follows the same path. However on Blue Apple, an organ is added to the instrumentation, yet the ride does not slow down. A blistering pace is set until "Psalm," a dreamy floating piece so the band can take a breath before fueling the blast furnace for the final assault. Great rock and roll.


Filed under: , Issue 9, 1995 releases, 1974 recordings

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