Saturday, December 8, 2012

40 Year Itch: Try to Run, Try to Hide

And so, finally  we come to 2066 And Then and their 1972 debut album Reflections On The Future.
Though only together for a year, this German hard rock band produced a hard rocking psychedelic marvel that would appeal to basement stoners who favor the riff rockers ( "At My H0me") and spaced out jams ( the 15 minute title cut) of Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly. The name of the band harkens back to the Norman Conquests and the Battle of Hastings. It's just a thousand years later...and then.

This band hits it on every level... from the exceptional musicianship to the husky, bad ass vocals. One of my favorite surprises in my year-long quest for great music from 1972.

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