Pantha - Doway Do Doway Do. 1975 Australia

Pantha's sole album is a real gem in the rough. The music is like a mixture of that unique Australasian take on symphonic rock, similar to Sebastian Hardie (Oz) and Dragon (NZ) - combined with some of those wonderful early Santana grooves with sustain guitar. Which also reminds me of another regional band: Living Force (NZ). The album can be somewhat poppy in places, reminding me a bit of late era Fruupp actually, but the melodies are highly infectious. This is an album I reach for more often than usual from my collection (well, I used to anyway...). Like I said, it's a real gem.

Personal collection
LP: 1975 Wizard

Originals come in a fine gatefold cover. Never been reissued and a long time feature of the CDRWL. At least one pirate edition exists each on LP and CD.

Last listen: January 2006

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