Rock On! First Utterance – Wednesday, 17 june 2020
Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday June 17th, 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London. Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.
Dan’s pick of the week: Comus (First Utterance), Jan Dukes de Grey (Mice and Rats in the Loft), Synanthesia (Synanthesia), The Sun Also Rises (The Sun Also Rises) & Principal Edwards Magic Theatre (Soundtrack).
Ian Maxton van Spectrum Culture: “After First Utterance, Comus disbanded. They reformed in a different configuration a few years later to make the interesting, but less revelatory, follow-up To Keep From Crying and then kept quiet for four decades. This decade they brought back the original lineup and released Out of the Coma, as much a victory lap as a sequel to their first effort. But part of the revelatory nature of Comus is in the surprise, in the way first hearing their music is like the closing yells of “insane” that bounce back and forth between left and right speakers at the end of First Utterance. They infiltrate your mind. For that reason, First Utterance stands as unquestionably one of the greatest albums of the 1970s, which makes it, by many estimations, one of the greatest albums of all time.”