Sunday, July 01, 2007

Lagger Blues Machine - Lagger Blues Machine (1972)

Lagger Blues Machine were a Belgian band from the late 60's/early 70's that played something like progressive jazz rock. Their sound is a bit difficult to classify, but Soft Machine (although "rockier"), Eiliff and Moving Gelatine Plates could serve as reference points. The tracks are usually in the 7-15 minute range with a strong emphasis on instrumental interplay. Vocals are rare and not very good. Just like with the Moving Gelatine Plates, instrumental interplay between sax/flute, keyboards and guitar is preferred to long solos for one instrument only. Although not as sophisticated or brilliant as Soft Machine's Third or Moving Gelatine Plates, Lagger Blues Machine's progressive jazz rock (i.e. rock fusion) is one of my favorite albums in this style. Sjef Oellers Gnosis 2000

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Anonymous said...

Shame there's no comments for Lagger Blues Machine. Maybe everyone who would want it already has it? I bought mine a few years ago and let me say, these guys were a bit rough around the edges but they were a truly awesome band. If you're at all curious - take the dive and check it out!

Anonymous said...

I've put it on my to download list.

boogieman said...

I saw them numerous times in Belgium, around Brussels, in the Ardennes (the first Gouvy Pop Festival) and other places i forgot, lots of free concerts. They had the knack to be everywhere ... if another band defected in a festival or a show, who was there as replacement ... Lagger Blues Machine.
The early seventies were a great tine to see and hear great prog belgian bands live (Cos, Placebo, Univers Zero, Arkham ...).