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Mice & Rats in the Loft
Jan Dukes de Grey
Mice & Rats in the Loft
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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2008 digitally remastered edition of this album from the legendary Folk group, which was first released on Transatlantic in 1971. An album with only three tracks but these tracks are of incredible length which encompasses ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jan Dukes de Grey
Title: Mice & Rats in the Loft
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Breathless
Release Date: 11/18/2004
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Oldies, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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2008 digitally remastered edition of this album from the legendary Folk group, which was first released on Transatlantic in 1971. An album with only three tracks but these tracks are of incredible length which encompasses sheer brilliance and originality. Mischief.

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One of the Weirdest
Fred Rayworth | Las Vegas, NV United States | 12/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was into Captain Beefheart and thought I'd run across weirdness to the extreme, but when I found this gem in the base library at Torrejon AB in Spain in the mid seventies, I had to admit I had not heard it all.

The songs are long weird pieces with a scant sound that almost makes them seem like half the tracks on each song are missing. Yet, despite that impression, I kept playing this album over and over again. The album was also unusual for the fact that it had only three tracks. The band has been a big mystery to me for almost 30 years because info on them was practically nonexistent. I stopped listening to Mice when I stopped using my reel to reel and I may still have that tape buried in my garage. I'll have to dig it out someday.

Update. I finally dug out my reel to reel and burned this to CD. The fidelity is horrible but the music still comes out nicely. Yup, it's as weird and as wonderful as I remember. A fresh listen brings out more progressive than folk influences with a whole lot of weirdness thrown in. The vocals have a nasal, wavering quality that adds to the whole vibe. This is good stuff!

If you can find this gem and are ready for something unusual, you won't be disappointed.
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Progressive rock at its finest
Gyorgy Makranczy | Kansas, USA | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just bought this CD, which I havent't listened to since I sold my turntable. Yes, this is a little weird music, perhaps not for everyone, but you get the same quality as with "Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments". I absolutely like these albums for being so unique. Such music you can only find on this album and nowhere else.
The sound is not really what the sticker says on top: "1971's acoustic folk album". Well, 1971 may be correct. The rest are false. What you'll get is acoustic guitar with electric amplification, and flute/clarinet/saxophone played with great intensity. There's an orchestra in the background (which I do not normally like, but here works to a great effect). This is not really what folk music is about. I would rather call it prog rock.
Bottom line: You won't find this boring!"