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Retrieved 15 November Rockville Music. Retrieved October 24, October 2, Rick Stockton's Obituary on St. Louis Post-Dispatch". Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 17 March The songs on that first album, Pampered Menial , were outstanding.
Several of them rocked, and the mellotron provided Prog overtones to what was essentially a singer-songwriter effort.
In some ways, that was a good thing. Roxy Music sax-man A ndy Mackay was on it as well. The music was a little more subdued, not as full and dynamic. But for those of us hoping for another Pampered Menial , well, hope springs eternal but is often unmet.
The instrumentation gives her plenty of space to show her stuff, and she does so to fine effect. But the thing that grabs the attention—as it did more than four decades ago—is the voice of David Surkamp.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Prog-Rock. Track Listing. Pavlov's Dog. For those who aren't familiar with this group, one of the most important characteristics of Pavlov's Dog's sound is their vocals.
Their front man David Surkamp owns a very peculiar and strange voice usually compared with Geddy Lee's voice from Rush. So, for those who don't know the band yet and don't like Lee's voice, compared by many as a sound of strangling a cat, certainly Pavlov's Dog isn't the best band that you are looking for.
Anyway, their music style was very song based and actually not all that far from some British bands but still with an American touch into their sound. As I've already reviewed these two albums previously on Progarchives, in a more extensive way, I'm not going to do it again.
So, if you are interested to know, in more detail, what I wrote about them before, I invite you to read those my both reviews.
However in here, I'm going to write something about them in a more short way. So, of course, I'm not going to analyze them track by track, as I made before, but I'm only going to make a global appreciation of both albums. It consists of strongly melodic tracks that focus more on strong melodies and tasty arrangements than complexity.
And I guess it's the arrangements here that give the music its progressive edge. The mellotron is present in the sound all the time, and some brief passages also include flute, violin, organ and tasty moog.
The synth solo in "Late November" has a very Wakeman feel and atmosphere. The latter must have one of the most emotional endings I've ever heard on a song, and David Surkamp takes his very distinctive high pitched vibrato voice to absurd heights. The most progressive tune here is "Of Once And Future Kings" and this complex track starts with a very medieval sounding intro called "Preludin".Doggie / Like We Still Do () [Single] Das Waldner Duo Der alte Straßenmusikant / Förster-Annemarie () [Single] Alice in Chains Alice in Chains () The Cruel Sea Three Legged Dog () Bad Religion Recipe for Hate () Travis Happy () [Single] Pieter-Jan De Smet Away From God and Far From the Action () Poor dog.