Friday, April 01, 2011

What Is This Record I Don't Even IV: Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage

Wow. If I'd known that this record was so classic, I wouldn't've fucked around without a turntable working for so long. The Harris-roots are a little more prominent than seven years later, but the point is really that this album is straight killer. Proto-metal in some parts, thickly prog in others, this immediately reverses the impression I had from No Smoke of these guys as Just Another 70s Band. There are parts of "The Pilgrim" that sound like nothing so much as old Atheist with the distortion turned off -- definitely one to keep for me, and one for the rest of yous to hunt up.

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