So, having done your musical, what do you do next? That's right, a radio play! And boy, does it stink! Again.
The concept behind Townshend's previous album The Iron Man
may've been pretty stupid, but at least it didn't intrude upon the music. A listener could pretty much choose to ignore the story there, by not looking through the liner notes. But on Psyschderelict
, there's people talking all over the goddamn place.
"English Boy" is a listenable opener (though reprising it at the end was completely unneccessary), and "Flame" is probably the album's highlight (too bad there's dialogue over half of it), and there are a few other decent songs - "Let's Get Pretentious" and "I Want That Thing".
The rest of the album is filled with meandering instrumental snippets, and some of those are just bits of "Baba O'Riley" and "Who Are You", plus stupid bits of dialogue, along with just plain awful songs - "Now and Then" features a sickening falsetto, and is also reprised *aargh!*.
This album certainly wasn't worth the $4 I paid for it.Rated:
by Reviewer: Cole Reviews