woensdag 24 maart 2010

Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink (1971)

After a week of non-stop reggae listening, this got me back on earth. Caravan is one of the most sympathetic and influential bands from the Canterbury scene of the early 70s. The Canterbury scene is what I see as 'the good side of prog', a community of bands with a good sense of English humor, with great songs, and with little pretentions. The thing with prog-rock is that it can be so incredibly outdated and boring, that is hurts your ears. Not with the Canterbury scene! Bands like Soft Machine, Gong and Caravan still sound extremely awesome as of today.

This album is one of the most hailed pieces of prog from that time. The first side has 4 great (pop)songs to offer and the second side has a side-long suite. Well done.

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