Focus - Moving Waves

SKU 28-RBUL66188.2
Co-led by the great guitarist Jan Akkerman and keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, Focus are the best known Dutch progressive rock band, thanks to their 'novelty hit' Hocus Pocus. Novelty or not, it was a great song with unbelievable hot solos, and was one of the first progressive rock tunes to be a hit in the USA (and certainly was the first basically instrumental progressive rock hit). This is the album that contains "Hocus Pocus", but you are getting a lot of other good tunes as well. It's also the first to add drummer Pierre Van Der Linden, moving them one step closer to their classic lineup.

"Moving Waves is probably the one you'll want to begin with, anyway. Notorious for the six-minute novelty hit "Hocus Pocus," a rocker with Black Sabbath-like guitar riffing including wild yodelling, goofy cartoon voices and solos for flute and accordion! Whether they wanted it to or not, it became their signature song. But the real reason to own this is the 21-minute "Eruption," in which the various sections highlight Van Leer's flute playing, churchy organ and pillowy mellotron as well as Akkerman's top-notch guitar playing."-Mike Ohman/Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock.
  • LabelRed Bullet
  • UPC8712944661880
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