Label: Viva Hate Records - VHR20 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Metal
Connection 2. Mercy And Tuesday 3. Earthworm 4. Sacrifice 5. Spam Folder 6. Hard to Realize 7. Madman 8. Suddenly Total Time However the line-up on this album was new and one-off. On vocals, lead guitars and dulcimer is an American long-term musician Bruce Duff.
That collaboration makes Hollywood a Madman - Circle - Hollywood Circle album. I can't say Circle in general would be among my favourites, but this one is certainly not up to my taste, mainly because I don't like Duff as a vocalist.
And vocals are here in an essential role unlike on most of Circle albums. Nearly 8-minute 'Mercy and Tuesday' is repetitive and built on a riff a feature very familiar in Circle's musicbut the instrumental latter half has quite nice twangling of acoustic guitars. Slower 'Spam Folder' gives slightly more space to Mika R'tt''s minimalistic keyboards.
Without Duff's vocals this would be closer Madman - Circle - Hollywood the hypnotic essence of Circle, now it's mostly just boring and too long. The two last lines of each verse end with the word Madman. The B.B. Boogie - Various - When Your Lover Has Gone (25 Blues & Soul Hits) the instrumental final section increases the speed and intensity is good, but frankly the track is seriously too long.
If you enjoy the Heavy Rock side of CIRCLE and a Tom Waits reminding vocalist sounds like a suitable addition into their riff-based monotony, this is your album, but otherwise most likely not. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please Madman - Circle - Hollywood supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Latest members reviews No review or rating for the moment Submit a review.
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