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EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
PETER BARDENS – THE ANSWER – 1970
Peter Bardens was in one of my all-time favorite bands; THEM with Van Morrison, so I immediately gave this new release a listen.
“The Answer” is pure ProgRockPsychPop with a sense of fun; the title track is a great opener and sets the tone for the supernatural warnings of “Don’t Goof with a Spook” and the stoner in-jokes of “I Can’t Remember (what I just thought of)”, and the album ends with the bombastic orgiastic classic “Homage to the God of Light”, a psychedelic Wagnerian Rocker opus!
This album made 00individual’s Top 79 Historic & Classic 1970s Rock Albums list with these well-composed seriously extended tracks and would have been a perfect album if not for two tracks on side two; “I Don’t Want To Go Home” and “Let’s Get It On”, both were more in line with his next solo album, “Write My Name In The Dust” (a great song) and should have been replaced with a couple of mind-blowers – just a Rock fan’s desire for perfection.
1. The Answer 5:15
2. Don’t Goof With A Spook 7:23
3. I Can’t Remember 10:42
4. I Don’t Want To Go Home 5:15
5. Let’s Get It On 6:39
6. Homage To The God Of Light 13:33
Peter Bardens giving his “Hammond” a rest.
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