Followers of the band or of 70s guitar rock in general should find plenty to please them here. The opening track, "Silver Shoes" is a near-seven minute portrait of an aging groupie, told via Martin Turner's plaintive vocals: "Silver lady, lost in a haze - regretting what you are.
The memory of your claim to fame has left a bitter scar. It hurts when people know you're not a movie star. It's harder now than yesterday, as the lines begin to show. The accomplished twin guitars make their presence felt right away, and Turner's crunching, floor-shaking bass is especially solid - as it is on entire album. Next up, "Don't Come Back" jacks up the pace. This rocker, which gives the "kiss off" to an unfaithful lover, has some particularly good axe work.
Turn it up, and break out the air guitar! We get some pretty, evocative mandolin from guitarist Andy Powell, as well as some truly soaring lead - very nice LP Track four, "Hometown," is another out-and-out rocker, and a joyous celebration of how it feels to travel back to one's long-missed place of origin.
I can relate. This one is also a great candidate for dusting off the old air guitar! The lyrics based on a Dartmoor folk legend tell a moving, tragic tale of forbidden love across class lines, leading to jealousy, suicide and heartbreak: "She found Death's open arms, and lay in them in grace - I watched as icy fingers clawed her lovely face.
Far beyond the clouds, we will laugh aloud - the spirit of our love will live again. I can honestly say this is one of my favourite Wishbone songs, and easily able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anything from their catalogue. The album closes with "F. If that is so, this nine-and-a-half minute instrumental opus certainly doesn't suit its title.
The piece starts out slow, with throbbing, gutsy bass, ringing guitars, and hard-hitting -- yet precise - drums, then gradually builds in power. About two-thirds of the way through, there's a transition to a funky end section with rhythmically-strummed guitar, singing lead, precision high hat, and chugging bass. In '74, disco was a force in the land, but if that sappy, repetitive dance music had ever sounded this good, I would have been a confirmed fan, instead of a committed member of the sneering, resignedly-seated "disco sucks" brigade.
Great fun, and a fine selection for the highway! After the obviously uninspired Wishbone Four album, Ted Turner left the band to pursue to my knowledge non-musical issues in life. In came second guitarist Laurie Wisefield and to the result of the album, his input was actually quite positive as TTR is a vast improvement on its studio predecessor. Not that the album brings you back to the awesome grandeur of Argus, far from it, but this is clearly the best post-Ted Turner album in WA's lengthy career.
A rather strange and bland artwork about crickett the same year that Roy Harper would release HQ also about the same weird gamesport is "gracing" the sleeve. Butplease do not expect the same sound as on their first three albums or anything really progressive for that matter that most progheads appreciate so much: rather now we have a much more compact and concise unit playing a hard rock with the band having a hard time finding its definite stride on the first side of the album: with only the brilliant Persephone as a highlight, the rest of the tracks are of the same calibre as their previous WF.
Truly an enjoyment. But between those two albums and this one is a huge time-gap 18 months I believe where the band proceeded to conquer the US market and actually resettled there. And while their success would climb to them being a fixture on the Stadium Rock circle, their will to do aventurous albums will gradually completely disappear and their output will be simply run-of-the-mill everyday business-as-usual.
Although remaining one of their four best album in their lengthy career, this album is hardly essential to progheads, but will certainly still please them, still. Band's technique and soundscapes are rising on a new level here: among the band's trademark - two guitar playing in thirds - you can find traces of Hendrix's style; expressive slides and bendings, Wishbone Ash - Theres The Rub (Vinyl, and the reinforcement with other instruments is worth mentioning too: mandolin fits nicely in "Lady Jay", and reminds me a bit of ZEPPELIN of the same periodand there are occasional touches of synthesizer, but don't expect any Wakeman here: just a few backwards-played-like sounds to enrich the musical picture, most notably on side B.
The album ends with a lion's roar. Maybe useless, but remarkable. The only compliant I can address is not about the very ingredients of the album; personally, I think the title and a front cover with slightly sexual implications accordingly is just a cheap joke or perhaps it was aiming at the market, but it had nothing to do with the major feeling of the music itself, really.
I'm strongly advising you to avoid or reluctantly digest the cover and the title of the album, and then to listen LP the album with open mind. This is the band and the album that both well deserve to be called prog-related; even if it's not a progressive rock in a strict sense, no purist should overlook this one easily. Really, really nice job indeed. Especially if you're into seventies rock. With "There's the rub", Wishbone Ash endured the first line up change of their career.
Out went a disenchanted Ted Turner, to be replaced by guitarist Laurie Wisefield. The album title is taken from Hamlet's "To be or not to be. This becomes a pun in the sleeve imagery of a cricket player preparing the ball before a delivery. To address the all too obvious production issues which arose with "Wishbone Four" which the band produced themselves, Eagles producer Bill Szymczyk 20, points in LP The differences are immediately apparent on the opening "Silver shoes".
An otherwise fairly ordinary guitar rock song is exploited to the full through the crisp production. The song represents the album well. The prog influences of "Argus" are largely left aside as they were on "Four" in favour of high quality rock songs.
Most of these are certainly extended, but the structures remain relatively straight-forward. Occasionally, such as on "Persephone", we have something more meaty. This slower number is vaguely similar to "Everybody needs a friend", with some fine twin guitar work and a strong melody. The other slower track of the album is the folk influenced "Lady Jay", the lyrics of which were inspired by an English west country folk legend.
The song is a sort of cross between "Warrior" and "Leaf and stream". The final track, "F. This lengthy instrumental builds from a solo bass guitar intro through a series of fine guitar workouts. The early part of the track tends to plod along a bit, until the pace is raised and a more dynamic element is introduced, with the album closing on a high. Unfortunately, the record company seemed to have lost faith, and without the appropriate promotion the album failed to sell well.
Not a great deal for those looking for traditional prog here, but a fine well produced album nonetheless. The intro to Don't Come Back is also great, with fantastic guitar work and a very loud and bottom bass sound otherwise heard only in Symphonic Prog. However, after the intro the song settles into a boogie grove that would have made the song boring if it wasn't for some good breaks along the way. Hometown is also not too interesting from a prog perspective. But a decent rock song.
Lady Jay, on the other hand, is a very nice folky semi-ballad that grew on me a lot since I first heard it. As usual on Wishbone Ash albums the guitar work is amazing. One thing that stands out on this album, however, is the strong presence on several tracks of mandolin, banjo and steel guitar.
This gives the album a very nice folky, sometimes country feel. There are also some simple keyboards in the background on some parts, but never in the foreground. The bass guitar is loud and has a really great bottom sound.
It is also true, I believe, that this album is better recorded and produced than their earlier albums. It sounds really good! For me this is the best Wishbone Ash album! One could have been scared by this change in personnel, but actually he is handing over the charge with conviction. Just listen to the excellent opening number "Silver Shoes" to be re-assured. It is a great classic WA song for sure. So far, I was only disappointed by their sophomore album and this "Rub" one is definitely another good album of theirs.
For progheads, the story might be different but the music is so good that you should be interested with all these great and solid guitar solos "Don't Come Back". Jazz Latin New Age.
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