Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Illusion
"Man"

The Illusion
If It's So
LP
(Steed Records, 1970)


I bought this one a few years back 'cause it looked like it had potential. The colorful duds and frizzed mops on the band members made me think of Todd Rundgren's band Nazz, so I gave it a risk. It turned out to sound more like early Blue Öyster Cult (more cowbell!) than Nazz, but that is not a problem. It turned out to be another keeper, too! A few of the songs are a bit pedestrian, but most of it's slammin' hard rock with prog tendencies. This was the middle release of three albums, but I've not heard the others yet, as I have yet to see any for sale around these parts.

2 biased opinions:

Devil Dick said...

this record rules. did you see her eyes is the jam!!!

Biki said...

ok, im not usually a fan of 60's but this was a step up from the usual.. thanks!