domingo, 5 de julio de 2015

The Strawbs, Autumn



The Strawbs es la banda donde tocaba el legendario tecladista Rick Wakeman antes de ingresar a Yes en 1971. Esta canción, Autumn, es tomada del disco Hero and Heroine, considerado por Rolling Stone como uno de los 50 mejores álbumes de rock progresivo de todos los tiempos.

Led by the ambitious prose and untamed warble of mastermind Dave Cousins, Strawbs started as a bluegrass outfit called the Strawberry Hill Boys, briefly worked with future Fairport Convention singer Sandy Denny, and eventually evolved into full-fledged prog by the mid-1970s. Hero and Heroine is the band's heaviest, most symphonic album, anchored by John Hawken's ghostly Mellotron and guitarist Dave Lambert's stinging distortion. Strawbs hadn't abandoned their acoustic side — "Midnight Sun" is one of Cousins' most assured ballads. But the newfound muscle and energy broadened their appeal: Multi-part opener "Autumn" is the band's most majestic moment, a melancholy epic for the prog time capsule. Bonus fact: Production team Sid Roams sampled the title track for rapper Papoose's 2008 track "Bang Bang." R.R. - Rolling Stone magazine

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