Friday, 4 July 2014
Flashmen - Pensando (1972)
The third of in total six albums between 190-1974 from this Italian band.
This band is not listed many places and this album fell into my hands by an accident too. I was ordering another CD but got this CD instead. The CD version was released in 1994 through Mellow Records.
Flashmen was flash in their music. Sorry, I could not resist the pun. But honestly, their music was flash. Flash as in a mix of beat and heavy rock with a lot of psychedelic rock infused into the mix too. That and a lot of Italian pop music too. The music is produced with a lot of Hammond organs, Italian vocals, guitars, bass and drums. The sound is typical 1970s and is very much suffering a bit, taken the 2014 standards into account.
The end result is a forty minutes long album which has a couple of good tracks and some not so good tracks. The music is surprisingly heavy and full in the face. The song Maria is a mix of a pop track and a Black Sabbath'ish doom rocker. It is also the best track here.
The end result is a decent album which may or may not be enjoyed by fans of Italian rock. That is all I can say about this album and I will not purchase their other five albums.