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Procol Harum

Exotic Birds & Fruit

RS: Not Rated Average User Rating: 2.5of 5 Stars

1996

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Exotic Birds and Fruit is another slab of false majesty for which this band has become noted: elephantine, grandiose production, pretentious, empty lyrics and the sort of artistic posturing that would embarrass Ted Baxter. Except for the bouncy "Nothing but the Truth," every cut on the album has been heard at least twice already — and wasn't that interesting the first time around. The last sign of any vitality or originality in the band was heard on Broken Barricades; even the syphilitic attempts at humor attempted in Grand Hotel are now missing. Procol Harum is a perfect example of a band that has outlived its usefulness, and even staunch fans will undoubtedly be disappointed by this latest effort. (RS 163)


ALAN NIESTER





(Posted: Jun 20, 1974)

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