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1.  Review: Love the Vocal and Guitar work here!
Song Name: Alcatraz by Odin (Edit)
Date: 2010-09-14 14:51:29
Reviewer: The Er Brothers

2.  Review: Great Unique Sound and Powerful Song. Paul.
Song Name: Catherine (Edit)
Date: 2010-09-12 13:25:14
Reviewer: Davies Dawn -- Future Now

Song Name: The Deal (Edit)
Date: 2010-09-07 08:17:35
Reviewer: Kati


BunChakeze & Odin of London's Information


Progressive Rock

About Us:
Artist Bio IMPORTANT: CD available now from Odin, a great band(almost) in the 80s. But! by that time, Wakeman had been replaced by 1 fingered synth players with interesting hair, Bonzo&Bruford by a tiny machine thing & guitars were almost outlawed. Thatcher had successfully invaded Britain and "the exorcist" had been banned. London pubs swapped live music for disco tv pool tables. The true potential of Odin never came to fruition. It couldn't! We were too late and then again, too early. Nuff a that! Odin had a magic mix of writers, lyricists and players. A good balance clearly heard on Alcatraz. A fully formed piece worked on by all 6 of us. You know.. a real band with all of it's imperfections and individuality. Many of you know John Culley, a supreme professonal with a Strat and a great voice. Colin Tench had to keep up as we did alot of dual lead breaks. Cliff Deighton, an audience favourite and a maniac. He often would complete a song before the rest of us. Gary Derrick, lyricist, good looker and musician on bass kept things SO solid. Derek Sanderson(keys) could rustle up a tune while I was tuning my twin-neck and we have lost him! If you have him, give him back. Luke on vocals was a great frontman and we've lost him, AND his last name! Tough decision to fold the band but it was inevitable. There were no damn gigs any more! Derek & John quit the London scene really. Odin was done for. Cliff Deighton , Gary Derrick & Colin Tench decided to go forth and form BunChakeze. We needed a singer. Not easy! It took us 6 months but we landed a big fish.. Joey Lugassy. Like us, he had little time for mindless drivel oozing out of the radio all the time. An amazing voice & depth of feeling plus alot of imagination. Check him out . We all understood that we would never get a decent gig or a record deal whatever we did so we only wrote to please ourselves from that point on. The album was completed in 1986, then we ceased to exist too! Now we are back. The album has now been released! Look on cdbaby, amazon, itunes and anywhere else you like best!

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2010-09-07 at 18:25:21
Thank you are great keep in touch check us out on my page.
2010-08-11 at 08:35:28
We dig hearing your songs in IMRadio's radio rotation! Thanks for supporting our new radio station! Peace, Veronica
2010-08-10 at 18:25:23
"The Deal" 7:45 - a very Pink Floyd like guitar riff reminiscent of the chugging riff in 'Run Like Hell' or 'The Happiest days of our lives'... you know the one. It even features a helicopter effect mid way through just like on 'The Wall'. I really like this one and it pays homage to Pink Floyd in the guitar lead style too. I love that lead break sound, a huge blast of notes. The lengthy instrumental break is excellent. The vocals are estranged and echoing like a psychedelic song. The loud thunder crashes are effective and echoing scratches on guitar. One of the highlights for sure and it will definitely remind listeners of various riffs from 'The Wall', and that's not a bad thing. I like the lyrics too and the way they lock in to the various melodies; "Seem to be confused time to fade into, the words that you say, you can't run away... Now you understand it's taken from your hand... you've had your final deal". The final instrumental section features spacey synth and innovative guitar flourishes. A wall of sound.
2010-08-10 at 18:24:57
"Midnight Skies" 6:22 - the show piece of the album perhaps. The vocals are higher in places like Gilmour has performed in recent years. The lead break takes off and sounds beautiful like 'Comfortably Numb'. There is a quirky staccato guitar riff that grows on me. The majestic feel is echoed by lyrics about huge concepts, "dreams of peace are shattered all around..." It sounds like Gabriel again. The synth lines are great but the guitars especially blaze away on this with a phase effect and long sustained string bends, ala Gilmour. The lyrics are intriguing: "November 1964 rattlesnake boots at dawn by cannonballs shattering the peace.... run free as the wind under midnight skies".
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