Thursday, February 9, 2012

Flied Egg - Good Bye - #67

Flied Egg - Good Bye

I was going to write some words about a band of which I bought two(!) CDs, barely on recommendation from a friend. And I wanted to name this the worst CDs bought this side of the year 2000. I'm not going to name the band, suffice to say, that the combo is wading deep in the mud and the singer seems to have hemorrhoids. But since I'm not going to say another word about this orchestra, here's something worthwhile.

Flied Egg is a band from Japan and "Good Bye" is their second (and final) album. The year of release was 1972 and, as far as I know, the album is available in several reissues on LP or CD. Just recently I managed to buy a 1997 copy (on Wa-Hanna Records New Zealand). Flied Egg are being put in the progrock corner, the dark one where the heavies are. And they do a great job. Side A is a live offering, while there's some studio noodling to be found on the B-side.

There are faint traces of Led Zeppelin and the likes to be heard. Of course, this is vintage stuff and can only have been recorded at the early seventies. Lots of attention is given to musical development and tight playing. Fine handling of the instruments with rather good vocalists. This is an album well worth checking out. Just a word of warning, there are a lot of negative reviews to be found on the internet. Don't believe a word these so called "experts" tell you and, especially, don't trust the more well known reviewers. I suppose, the bigger their ego, the more stupid their statements. Not that they just haven't the faintest clue about the Krautrock scene, they have also no idea about the Rock scene in Japan and yet, they believe they are god's chosen men to write about subjects that they think, they can push across at us. There is no 12 minute drum solo, even if a certain reviewer says so.



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