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Timeless, Solid Metal...when it had some melody...
on August 19, 2017
BOC put out a lot of albums. My years of listening, this one competes with 'Agents of Fortune' for their best. Earlier, of course, a little less polished, but strong composition and tight performance. 'Veteran' is a powerful expression of PTSD from the inside. 'Sole Survivor' is a nice take on your basic post-apocalyptic nightmare...with space ships!!! 'Joan Crawford' earns the 1981 stripes for creepshow ( and slightly tasteless ;-) ) -- it's fun. They were classed as Heavy Metal for that day. In an interview, they said that the term came from the periodic chart, elements beyond lead. That ties to the very solid bass lines (well worth learning BTW). The bass actually dominates 'Burnin' for You', which is simply unusual, period. Making that work earns a couple stars by itself. Anyway, you get the idea. BOC wasn't the hit-machine Zeppelin was, but if this album and 'Agents of Fortune' are not in your library.......shame on you.