BATTERED ORNAMENTS ERA UMA BANDA DE ROCK PROGRESSIVA FORMADA POR PETE BROWN, CONHECIDO POR SER O COMPOSITOR DE MUITAS MUSICAS DO CREAM JUNTO COM JACK BRUCE!! O SOM DOS CARAS MISTURAVA UM POUCO DO PROGRESSIVO, JAZZ, PSICODELIA, GROOVY NUMA FUSÃO DE SONS BEM LEGAIS E COM UM VIOLÃO DE AÇO NOTÁVEL NA FAIXA "THEN I MUST GO"!! UM ÓTIMO E RECOMENDADO VENENO!!
The band's second LP, 1969's "Mantel Piece" was actually recorded with Brown still in the line up (he's credited with writing or co-writing eight of the nine selections). Unfortunately, during the recording sessions, the dreaded specter of personality conflict reared it's ugly head. With Brown and Spedding increasingly at musical odds, frustrations came to a head the day before the band's appearance at The Rolling Stones' famed Hyde Park concert. In what amounted to a revolt, Brown was summarily fired, leaving the survivors to erase and rerecord his vocal tracks. In theory Brown's loss should have spelled disaster for the band. Luckily it didn't work out that way. First off, given Brown's rough hewn vocals were always an acquired taste, Spedding proved a more than competent replacement, turning in some surprisingly impressive performances. Musically the set proved equally engaging. Exemplified by material such s "Sunshades", "Late Into the Night" and the instrumental "Staggered", the album was every bit as eclectic as the debut. Jazz, rock, country, early world beat ... it's all here! Melodic, yet challenging, it's a great album! To out ears the highlights include the rollicking, pedal steel guitar propelled "Then I Must Go" and the freak out "Twisted Track".
Pete Bailey/Percussion,Conga,Vocals,African Percussion
Nisar Ahmad Khan/Flute,Reeds,Vocals
Chris Spedding/Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards, Vocals
2.Late into the night(5:16)
3.Then I must go(4:11)
4.Crossroads and the safety pins(5:34)
8.Take me now(3:03)
9.My love's gone far away(3:38)
10. Week Looked Good on Paper (Bonus)
11. Living Life Backwards (Bonus)