Dark - Around The Edges


Year of Release: 2002
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK007
Format: LP
Total Time: 37:21:00

This LP is a long lost rock classic. Some folks consider this to be progressive rock, I however would consider it as pre-progressive in that it was more like Blue Cheer than it was any of the other prog bands emerging at the time. The guitar is hard and fast and the vocals run hot and cold. The first side of the album was luke-warm from an overall standpoint ... side two however is excellent. The playing is superlative and the vocals are kicked up a notch to match the intensity of the music. There are only three cuts on side two, but they certainly get the job done and prove how talented a band they could be when they got down to business.

There is more to like than dislike when you listen to this album. I would suggest you listen to side two first then side one, you will see how their sound takes on different elements and influences, some stronger than others. The bottom line is that this is a worthwhile collector's piece and a slice of rock music worth hearing, especially if you are a progressive rock enthusiast interested in the development of the genre.


Tracklisting:
Side One: Darkside (7:27) / Maypole (5:02) / Live For Today (8:08)

Side Two: R.C.8 (5:05) / The Cat (5:21) / Zero Time (6:48)

Musicians:
Colin Bush - bass
Steve Giles - guitar
Clive Thorneycroft - drums
Ronald Johnson - bass
Martin Weaver - guitar

Discography:
Around The Edges (1972/2002)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin

Added: October 13th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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