Rocky's Filj - Storie di Uomini e Non. 1973 Italy

Rocky's Filj's sole album is a superb progressive rock album, with a strong jazz leaning. Deep grooves and head bobbing melodies are just some of the characteristics of this fine work. File along with Duello Madre and La Seconda Genesi, though Rocky's Filj is a bit closer to the sound of Arti & Mestieri at times.

Interesting to read modern reviews scoff at the dramatic vocals, but honestly that's the style of the genre. Histrionic vocals are to be expected from the early 1970s Italian progressive rock bands. Il Balletto di Bronzo's Ys and Metamorfosi's Inferno are far crazier than anything you'll hear by Rocky's Filj.

Personal collection
CD: 2003 BMG / Ricordi

The CD is taken from vinyl, and at times, way too obvious at that. One of the few classic Italian prog albums not pressed in Japan in any format. It's also an original LP that continues to elude me, and it's definitely a want list item.

1 comment:

  1. Annnd... finally reissued on luscious vinyl! Sony/BMG has done a marvelous job and it is utterly delicious; same gatefold cover as orig.

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