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Mind Exploding
Lucifer's Friend
Mind Exploding
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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1998 reissue on Repertoire of this historic 1976 album by Germany's top prog/ metal band in the '70s. Seven tracks. Also includes the original cover art. First released on the Vertigo label.

      
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All Artists: Lucifer's Friend
Title: Mind Exploding
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Release Date: 11/27/2002
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4009910708521, 766481211877

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1998 reissue on Repertoire of this historic 1976 album by Germany's top prog/ metal band in the '70s. Seven tracks. Also includes the original cover art. First released on the Vertigo label.
 

CD Reviews

NATURAL BORN MOVER
Michael Courtney | San Antonio, Texas United States | 03/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Of the seven albums I own by Lucifer's Friend, I deem this to be their closest attempt at commercial success. Not to contradict the Editor supplying info for the release, but this was originally released on Janus Records in the U.S.A.. For those of you unfamiliar with the band the members include John Lawton[vocals], Peter Hesslein[guitar/percussion], Peter Hecht[keyboards], Dieter Horns[bass], Herbert Bornholdt[drums/percussion], Karl-Hermann Luer[sax/flute/violin/clarinet], and Curt Cress[drums]. The bands earlier works are compared to the Stones, Deep Purple, Zepplin, and Uriah Heep. I really don't see any of those comparisons, except for Uriah Heep, but that was only after Lawton left the band to join Uriah Heep! The familiarity to me is the lyrics and singing, but that's Lawton. He has a powerful voice that other than this disc is best showcased on FIREFLY by Uriah Heep. The music can best be descibed as experimental with a strong rock flavor.The songs are moody at times and the best songs are "Natural Born Mover" and "Blind Boy", which are also my favorites. They are also the most rock influenced songs on the disc with the exception of "Moonshine Rider", which is also a very good song. The other songs that warrant several listenings are "Broken Toys" and "Free Hooker". This is an excellent release and I recommend it to those looking for something a little different that breaks the rules a bit. Other good releases by Lucifer's Friend include I'M JUST A ROCK & ROLL SINGER, WHEN GROUPIES KILLED THE BLUES, and SNEAK ME IN, which has a much harder flavor to it."
This is a great cd, similar to Uriah Heep!
David K. Barrett | Seattle, WA | 01/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anything with John Lawton will be compared to his work with Uriah Heep, however I believe this album by Lucifer's Friend to be the most simliar to Heep in terms of songwriting, sound, and heaviness. A really classic CD. Also see "Where the Groupies Killed the Blues" 1972."