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7 Year Itch
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Seven years in the making, the 1998 solo offering by this key member of the Canterbury scene who has played drums for both Caravan and Gong. Line-up on '7 Year Itch' includes Dave Stewart, Jakko and Phil Miller. 10 tracks.... more »
Seven years in the making, the 1998 solo offering by this key member of the Canterbury scene who has played drums for both Caravan and Gong. Line-up on '7 Year Itch' includes Dave Stewart, Jakko and Phil Miller. 10 tracks. A Voiceprintrelease.
An all-star Canterbury scene mix of prog-rock & fusion
S. Mcausland | Lake Worth, FL USA | 10/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Seven hard years in the making, drummer PIP PYLE's first solo disc reunites for the first time in decades the original line-up of the HATFIELD AND THE NORTH. Songs include numerous French and English prog/fusion scenesters, including HUGH HOPPER, who joins PIP for a sonic noise freak-out in the old SOFT MACHINE tradition. DAVE STEWART is ubiquitous both on piano and synthesizers. RICHARD SINCLAIR plays bass and gives a couple of songs his wonderful vocal delivery. PHIL MILLER, as usual, shredding amazing guitar lines. JOHN GREAVES contributes some bass and vocal weirdness. The tunes are all unique, each a complete work in itself. This is an introspective album, with many delicate subtlties. There are few rock-outs as there always were with NATIONAL HEALTH or HATFIELD or GONG, and I was disappointed that PIP didn't get down and groove like an octopus on the drums more than he does, but that is a minor point on an otherwise historicaly significant masterpiece. PIP, I'll gladly wait seven more years for the next..."
And I thought they didn't write them like that anymore.
M. Sommers | Athens Greece | 09/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was always clear (to me, anyway) from his compositions for Hatfield and the North or National Health that there was a lot more to Pip Pyle than just being a drummer of astonishing brilliance, and this album largely confirms it. There are a couple of tracks on it which don't really grab me (specifically "Long On" and "Shipwrecked (with idle hands)", but I would say that the album is worth buying for the beautiful "7 Sisters" alone, and there is a lot more very worthwhile music here, too. Phil Miller in particular shines amongst a cast of fabulous musicians."