Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Riff Raff, Jan 1, 2020.
Is there a purpose to the point beyond the norm we hail??
Sabbath meets Doors, on tracks like "Futilist's Lament", serious proto-metal is going on.
A very unique album, with progressive and psychedelic elements.
The AllMusic retrospective review by Wilson Neate stated "On Sea Shanties, there's nothing fey and flowery in Hill's bleak lyrics or his doomy Jim Morrison-like delivery, and psychedelia's melodic whimsy is supplanted by a physicality more in line with the visceral heft of metal progenitors...High Tide weren't a power trio, though, and it was the interplay of Hill's guitar with Simon House's violin that created the band's unique signature. Showing that rock violin needn't be a marginal adornment, House whips up an aggressive edge that rivals the guitar... High Tide had the muscularity of a no-nonsense proto-metal band, but they also ventured into prog territory with changing time signatures and tempos, soft-hard dynamics, multi-part arrangements, and even some ornate faux-Baroque interludes... Far from the collection of nautical ditties its name suggests, Sea Shanties is an overlooked gem encapsulating the shifting musical currents in late-'60s British rock."
Can anyone else say killer?
Someone said a while back.."the cover image sounds like the songs"...i agree!
Disc one again "rattle yer goddamn heads"
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