Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Proud Peasant- Cosmic Sound 7” (Fruits de Mer Crustacean 70)

This is a band from prog band from Austin, Texas (lead by Xander Rapstine of the Evildoers), who give a go to songs by two classic bands and totally amazing versions. I was really blown away by this 7”. The A side is a cover of Daybreak by Eloy and played with a hell of a fury and powerful drumming. Reminds me of Astra in some ways. Great track. The B side is a cover of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Saturn-Lord of the Ring/Mercury. This brings things down but features some great guitar work and feelings in this rendition, which includes a female vocal here and there but the rest of the track is instrumental.  Great stuff..

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