Lesser-known progressive rock
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 06/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even if you're really into progressive rock music, It Bites is not a name you hear very often, which is odd considering the band's obvious talent. Yes and Genesis are the obvious points of comparison, at least in identifying the band's influences. Their sound is also similar to the Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood bands World Trade and Conspiracy. Fans of the more modern progressive bands like Spock's Beard and the Flower Kings should find It Bites quite enjoyable as well.
Apparently there are different versions of Eat Me in St. Louis. The UK version is a full-length studio album, but the US version, which I own, is actually made up of tracks from Eat Me in St. Louis and Once Around the World. There is also a fairly pricey import version that has been remastered. If you're looking for a good introduction to It Bites, the US version is probably ideal. If you want the "real" album, you're going to have to seek out one of the import versions.