Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Worth it for the cover alone...

Just got this album in the mail today! This is possibly the heaviest pop album ever recorded. For those of you who aren't in the know, Roy Wood was the co-founder of both The Move and Electric Light Orchestra. He quit ELO after their first album to start Wizzard with the idea of playing pop rock tunes using "classical" instruments. Most of what I've heard of them is a bit fluffy (not necessarily in a bad way) but this album really tears me a new one. It's 50's style rocknroll played with balls! The whole album sounds like it's recorded in a tin can which somehow adds to the overall heaviness. There's plenty of psychedelic guitar freakouts to boot.

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