Friday, December 15, 2006

178. Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)




















Track Listing

1. Prelude/Nothin' To Hide
2. Nature's Way
3. Animal Zoo
4. Love Has Found A Way
5. Why Can't I Be Free
6. Mr Skin
7. Space Child
8. When I Touch You
9. Street Worm
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Morning Will Come
12. Soldier

Review

I really like this album, it is stange yet good. It is also slightly ahead of it's time, like 4 or 5 years, it sounds more like Glam Rock than most things we have heard before, something out of Bowie, T-Rex or Roxy Music more than psychadelia. Actually it is a kind of transition album, some songs wouldn't be out of place in Velvet Goldmine for example.

Spirit, which I didn't know before are a very innovative band, there a lot of fiddling about with effects which actually works pretty well. Some songs are unremarkable, like Space Child, but others are really great.

My girfriend is left cold by it however... what can you do? Personally despite some of it's weirdness I think it is a very instantly likable album and a little different from the previous stuff we've been listening to. So I strongly reccommend you to hear it and let me know what you think. I like comments. Buy it from Amazon UK or US.

Track Highlights

1. Morning Will Come
2. Prelude- Nothing To Hide
3. Soldier
4. Nature's Way

Final Grade

8/10

Trivia

Some french guy on YouTube playing Nature's Way... not bad:



From Wikipedia:

The album evidently had an influence on other groups -- the track "Morning Will Come" presaged the emerging glam rock trend and sounds strikingly similar to the music of Marc Bolan and T-Rex.

SEE, I THOUGHT SO TO! marc bolan is dreamy

1 comment:

BabaOhReally? said...

So I've been listening to this album at your suggestion and I must say I really am loving it. It's just ahead of it's time and innovative and totally refreshing