Monday, March 27, 2006

Ocean - God's Clown (1976)

Many are fans of LED ZEPPELIN who ever regret that their favourite band was not giving all it has got in Progressive rock, even if Jimmy PAGE's bearing ant its friends frequently tended to be close, displaying too rarely ("The Battle Of Evermore", "Dazed And Confused", "Stairway To Heaven", "Kashmir", "No Quarter"...) a more than awesome potential. "God's Clown" certainly isn't an album of the mythic english Airship, although it's looking like, so much about compositions as the quality of the instrumentalists or as an outstanding production at the time. However, OCEAN is a true French quartet ! Founded in 1974 with the impetus given by the guitar and keyboard player Georges BODOSSIAN and after two years of wandering, the line-up releases this first album on major label Barclay, that is an epic portrait of 40 minutes ! Music appears to be blend with LED ZEPPELIN Progressive rock in a KING CRIMSON style. Exclusively English, Robert BELMONTE's sometimes androgynous vocal faithfully evokes Robert PLANT, as well as Andrй BALZER of ATOLL. Leader's guitars soli would be played by Jimmy PAGE having discover the Robert FRIPP style, while the rythmic section including bassist Noлl ALBELORA and drummer Bernard LEROY contributes to make this album a genuine misrecognized opus.

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10 comments:

Ras said...

Fantasctic stuff!!! Gracias Lisa

Chenard Walcker said...

"Love is Blind" is a KILLER!!!
sound is huge, thanks Lisa for this one

shreut said...

Another big THANKS to you, I can finally replace my old crappy vinyl!
OCEAN recorded another outstanding Hard Rock album in 1980.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

I think it's time to say THANK YOU for the albums you are uploading from time to time. It's much appreciated and that's what I want you to know.
I visit your blog every now and then to see what's (old)new.
Thanx, thanx, thanx

Friendlier said...

I love the posts too, but I must admit I have a very hard time understanding what you write. Is it translated from another language?

Lisa Sinder said...

2 friendlier

If you can speak English well you shouldn't experience any difficulties in reading ;)

Régis said...

Je n'arrive pas à télécharger, Le lien n'est plus valide ?

Regis said...

Lisa, j'arrive pas à télécharger ce LP,peux-tu me dire pourquoi?

joel said...

this album blew me away,thanks a lot!

Pedro said...

Hello. Great band! I also would be much gratefully if you post the others albums and stuffs of this band. I don't find them to download. Some chance? Thanks advance.