Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Originally released on the Crimson Records label as a private pressing of no more than 200 copies it is almost impossible to track down an original of this immensely collectable album. To demand the tag Prog Psych Monster ... more »
Originally released on the Crimson Records label as a private pressing of no more than 200 copies it is almost impossible to track down an original of this immensely collectable album. To demand the tag Prog Psych Monster we have a liberal dose of spooky swirling organ and fuzz guitars. Starfire sounds very much like Thunder Pussy but a bit more rockin'!!! 8 total tracks. Radioactive records. 2005.
G. Putman | Las Vegas, NV United States | 11/19/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Too bad they don't quite have the talent to achieve these ambitions. Considering their cult status, and the high prices that Starfire's original album go for these days, I thought that I would be treated to something really special within the realm of the prog/AOR crossover genre that they are associated with. Well, they try hard, but they really don't cut it. The main reason for this is simple....the songwriting is just not very good. The melodies are bland and forgettable, and the chord progressions are very boring, clichéd, and to repetitive. The playing is not all that special either. The really stiff and awkward drumming, and the really thin organ sound bothered me in particular. On the other hand, I thought that the singer was pretty good, but be prepared for some dramatic prog-rock vibrato from time to time. Of course, the packaging and mastering by Radioactive Records is typically lousy, and you don't even get a song list anywhere. If you are looking of some cool underground 70's AOR/prog stuff, there are many better places to go than here. I'm sure some collectors will think I am nuts though, as there are apparently a lot of people that like this one"