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Proves beyond a doubt they could recreate their incredible heavy sound LIVE,
This review is from: Live at Fillmore (Audio CD)
A must buy for any Move fans, of course, but what incredible music for younger music fans to experience for the first time. This is definitive proof that if The Move had played The Fillmore East they would have been The Top English rock band, right next to Led Zeppelin. But being inventive was all that mattered to these musicians, especially Roy Wood, so playing the same songs over and over on a national tour would probably have lead to boredom. These songs were perfected already so how could they have been improved upon. But superstardom would have been deservedly theirs, instead of others who just seemed to luck into it. Just to imagine where Roy Wood would have gone musically if The Move was a money making proposition. Their final albums were ignored Classics that in newly remastered form I highly recommend everyone to get. They never had the right promotion machine, which would lead to Americans in large numbers loving their music. As everyone else in 69 were declaring Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin as the only bands to really matter, in the 70's the musically smart people knew who the truly gifted musicians were. I for one always thought the Heaviest song ever was "Under the Ice" by The Nazz. Well this tune of incredible sustained energy is actually presented here in an extended version and is "Heavier" than ever. These guys surely had excellent taste in music, as their cover of Tom Paxton's classic "The Last Thing on my Mind", with it's mind melting guitar solo by Roy Wood, is done here perfectly in 2 versions! Same thing with "Don't Make my Baby Blue", with it's genius obnoxious Heaviness intact! Then their's "Hello Suzy", as perfect a rock song as ever been written. This release is surely one of Epic Proprtions and should be digested by every rock fan in the world.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2012 6:15:38 AM PST
Great review Dano!
Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:10:00 PM PDT
Bodhi Heeren says:
Well to say that Zappa, Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin were NOT 'truly gifted musicians' seems to be a rather strange statement indeed ....
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 9:27:34 AM PDT
S. Henderson says:
I agree, don't put down an artist to raise one up. Your review is a welcome promotion to a nearly unknown band; but to raise the bar will probably turn some listeners off.
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