Saturday, November 12, 2016

Zone Time - 1976 - 地方時

Zone Time 

01. Prologue
02. Coffee Cup
03. Cloud
04. The Big Needy
05. Nightmare
06. Bye Bye Vallentine
07. People
08. 'Cause I heard Your Grapevine
09. Autumn In Town
10. Hiiragi Avenue
11. Snowblink
12. Leave Me Tenderly
13. Then The Morning Has Come
14. Epilogue

Here's a very obscure album from Japan that appears to have just been discovered. The AC tells us: "Very obscure private press LP by a group of Keio University students. An extremely long (almost 55 minutes) and well-produced album that's all over the map musically, from keyboard driven semi-prog to ultra-heavy guitar psych/hard rock, soft rock, crooning balladry, etc. It's like they took every idea from the early/mid 70s rock scene that they could think of and tried to cram it in here. Quite inconsistent obviously, but with some real moments of interest. The guitar work stands out in particular, with some excellent psych and hard rock style soloing. Sort of fascinating, but it will probably try your patience by the end. Beautiful cover art, and comes with a nice booklet."

Can't add much to this. A diversified album, with an obvious background of the great acts of the day, perhaps once again The Beatles being a primary influence here, despite the late date. It is indeed more 70s rock than 60s psych, but in effect, the kitchen sink mentality is at play here. And do I hear some Peter Frampton in these grooves? Why I think I do! 55 minutes is an extraordinary length for the era. Perhaps too much so.

Does anyone have more info about these guys... lineup maybe?



  2. cool blog, any chance you have this,

  3. Wow Drago you have hit the jack pot in the last 2 weeks outstanding posts Thanks again