GREAT POISON!!! ROCK, BLUES, PSYCH AND PROGRESSIVE IN PERFECT DOSES!! A BLOW IN THE BRAIN!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND RARE!!!
MAIS UMA REPOSTAGEM DA SÉRIE "PRA ETERNIZAR O VENENO"!! UM DOS MEUS DISCOS PREFERIDOS!! ESTA BANDA NA VERDADE É ESCOCESA MAS CONSIDERADA ALEMÃ!! TODA A BASE DE MÚSICOS, A GRAVAÇÃO DO DISCO, TUDO DA ALEMANHA, POR ISSO, NA MAIORIA DAS BIOGRAFIAS DE BANDAS ELA É COLOCADA COMO ALEMÃ!! SEJA COMO FOR, ESCÓCIA OU ALEMANHA, O LIGHT OF DARKNESS FAZIA UM SOM QUE ERA UM VERDADEIRO PETARDO NO CÉREBRO!! ROCK, BLUES, PSICODELIA E PROGRESSIVO EM DOSES PERFEITAS E REGADAS A PIANO, FLAUTA, VIOLINO E HARMÔNICA!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!! VAI FUNDO NESTE VENENO!! NÃO CONSUMA COM MODERAÇÃO!!
I was very doubtful whether I should include this Scottish group in the German rock section or not, but as they had a German drummer, were based in Germany and their album only was released in Germany, I think it is justified! If you don't have this album, buy it at once, it's an all time classic! This is a heavy progressive garage rock masterpiece with such a bizarre vocalist, his voice makes Captain Beefheart sound like Art Garfunkel! The line-up was: John Latimer (vocals, piano, organ, percussion), Byron Grant (guitars, fiddle), Mike Reoch (bass, flute, piano, harmonica) and Manfred Bebert (drums, percussion).
Their only album included a freaked version of "Soul Francisco" as well as self-written, thunderin' blues-rock classics such as "Movin' Along" and "Freedom's Fight". A stunning party record! The album came with impressive, absurd cover art. Original Phillips copies now sell for 400 DM or more. The album was re-issued in 1981 on ZYX in a single sleeve with completely different artwork. Luckily, Second Battle put it right again in 1990, when they released 1,000 copies of the album featuring the original cover plus and insert with information.
Mike Reoch (bass, flute, piano, harmonica)
Byron Grant (guitars, fiddle)
John Latimer (vocals, piano, organ, percussion)
Manfred Bebert (drums)