Friday, January 28, 2022

Move. The - Shazam (1970)

The second album from this British band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars and vocals.

Some guests added strings and woodwinds.

The Move was the forerunner of both Roy Wood's solo career and Electric Light Orchestra. They released four albums.

I have bypassed their pop/beat debut album. I may review it later on. I will review their final three albums this winter, in the coming two weeks. 

Shazam is the first of the albums where they were expanding into a more proggy and psych setting. One of the songs takes up past ten minutes.

The band is still a beat band.... but with proggy undertones. There is a long piece here with sitar.

The Beatles is still their main influence and they takes what The Beatles did and went their own way. Hence, this band is an important band in the development of progressive rock.

The music is also decent enough. There is not any really good song here. But I fully get why this was a popular band. 

2 points


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