Under the Sun — Under the Sun
(Vinyl Tap MABEL 2, 1979/1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1997-02-01
According to the liner notes, this British six-piece ‘progressive’ band originally pressed only a few hundred copies of this, their only album. Aside from the two lame hard-rock numbers that start each side of the original record, it’s not a bad album, relying on dual guitar-based song based structures, with vocalist Andy Baker weighing in close to Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, which is also a pretty good point of reference for their overall sound. Overall, enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.
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