Rox, Robbie And The Monster Horn Band - Earl Owns The World

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Independent
Catalog Number: RRR 001
Format: CD
Total Time: 46:43:00

Sometime ago I checked out my mail and I found this work, even if I hadn't asked for it from anyone. But I was lucky because this is a good album. Very particular from a particular and expert player.

In fact, this release shows a nine-piece band (drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute and vocals) that is very tight and can switch between musical genres with great skill. The standard of musicianship is extremely high, and the arrangements are tasteful and bright. The music is very strange because it is a mix between Frank Zappa and brilliant fusion, with a great horn section.

The only problem is that the sound seems as if it has too much of a retro taste. So it reminded of old music, even if it is played in an original way.

For the rest, the only problem is that, with this type of prog, hard prog fans probably won't like it because the disc has a different approach.

Bumper Stocker People (4:11) / Earl Owns The World (4:44) / Everyone's Gone Rhinoceros (7:14) / Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Who's That Ringing? (6:17) / I Don't Wanna Play (3:01) / Albert (5:06) / Ever Been To Sea Billy? (7:31) / And The Alien Twitched (8:34)

Robbie Rox - congas, lead and background vocals
Vito Rezza - drums and percussion, background vocals, voice overs
Jono Grant - percussion, lead and rhythm guitars, background vocals
Lew Mele - basses Michael Fonfara - keyboards
Gord Myers - trombones
Perry White - saxes
John Johnson - alto sax, flute
Dave Dunlop ? trumpet

Construction Site (1978)
Raw (1979)
Do What I Do (1980)
Man Need Woman (ep) (1981)
Ghost Culture (1982)
Once The Head's Blown Off (1995)
The Big Screw (1997)
Radio Hits (comp.)
Earl Owns The World (2003)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: January 11th 2004
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
Artist website:
Hits: 1176
Language: english


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