Halfway through the piece evolves into a brooding acid-rock stroll with rambling spoken-word passages before finally wrapping on a bass hoedown with devilish accordian. Sadly the piece is really just a bunch of slightly interesting fragments and improvisations strung together with no sense of flow or cohesion, and it kind of pushes the friendship at almost 21 minutes.
If you are wishing to investigate the Man band for the first time, it might be better to initially stay away from this one. But be alarmed by the two star rating, it's simply due to this being an inconsistent work, a clear case of multiple musical personalities, from a band that had several better albums to offer very soon after this one.
Two stars. You are usually doing something else whilst listening to music, however I can recommend eye drops or alternatively eye patches or those covers that posh older people using on the plane.
You listen to the music. As commented by other reviewers, Man's second album sees them getting into their stride and the style and line-up s that saw them through to All's Well That Ends Well. The music for me a prototypical Man, and captures some of style and flavour which was always best live at the Roundhouse, though 94's Official Bootleg from the Marquee is my personal favourite.
With Man you get a real sense of West Coast US meets Methyr Tydfil with and undercurrent of hard rocking trying to break out through the dreamy sounds of the Pacific surf, sort of. Spunk Box is the standout track for me, though again its better live and extended on the Greaser Truckers album. With my vision returning I flipped the album and totally oblivious to the ironing stack behind me, continued to enjoy and understand was is really a great album.
It's getting harder find on vinyl I sense, and my copy isn't perfect, but it's the only way to listen to this type and period of music. I am a fan or Man, their place in history and principally or is that principality their music. It's one of their better ones. Review by kev rowland Special Collaborator Honorary Reviewer.
My first introduction to these nutters was over twenty-five years ago, and I have had a sort spot for them ever since. In their normal organised manner it took them five years and two line-ups to record this mostly acoustic album, and of course the results are very pleasing indeed. Martin Ace and Deke Leonard have been playing together for nearly thirty years and they have a definite understanding of what they are trying to achieve. Just because they are not as popular as they used to be, this is no reason for the band to stop playing great music and this albums shows that they have a real empathy.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. The two fused together, and became a more progressive outfit, signing to Pye Records. Their debut album, 'Revelation', being a fully fledged concept album. This made about the same amount of impact, and they changed labels entirely for their third eponymous album that was released on Liberty.
Rather typically by now, this also didn't exactly set the world alight. It was only when they signed to United Artists, which had re-established itself as a prominent prog label at this time. However, again their fortunes started to dwindle and after a few less successful albums for MCA they split. However, a short term reunion in , and another in the early 90s which has continued to this day, has kept the band alive, despite the fact that pretty much every album has never featured the same line up twice!!
The first two represent space rock at its best, and the latter one shows a more structured approach yet some of their finest songwriting is on that album.
This is a delightfully told story, told via some lovely poetry that just flows off the page. The illustrations are really wonderful and special too. The descriptions were spot on: of the unbearable oppressive heat, of the refreshing and fun rain, of the joy of play, of how certain moments can be so special, and captured so well the compelling anticipation.
It reminded me of childhood and the magic some rainstorms seemed to have. It was both sophisticated and accessible, and both fun and emotionally This is a delightfully told story, told via some lovely poetry that just flows off the page. It was both sophisticated and accessible, and both fun and emotionally powerful.
View 1 comment. Mar 16, Ann rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ann by: Kathryn. Shelves: childrens-stories , picture-books.
What a great read! I love the illustrations that complement the text, and completely capture that hazzy summer heat. A longer picture book than most, Hesse really gives the feel of summer and that anxiousness when looking at those first storm clouds on the horizon! While at times I thought the text was a tad too artsy, that's really just my own personal taste.
Overall a really great and unique book! Definitely recommended! View all 4 comments. Shelves: picture-books , african-american-children , storms , summer-splendor. A lovely picture-book evocation of stifling summer heat, and the blessed relief that a rainstorm can bring, Come On, Rain! As Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi once wrote, "When bathing in the rain was no longer one of great pleasures of my existence, I knew I had left my childhood behind me.
Yes, I still feel the pull of the rain, and Karen Hesse captures that feeling with her words, just as the marvelously talented Jon J. Muth - better known for his Zen Shorts , and its sequels - does with his gorgeous watercolor artwork! It's a testament to the power of their creation that, although I grew up in an environment far removed from Tess's urban neighborhood, I instantly identified with her story. Just a beautiful book, highly recommended to fans of the artist, and to any reader who has longed for the rain, and its cool caress.
Jul 28, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-book. I normally don't review the books that I read to my daughter but this one did something to me. While I was reading it, I felt myself settle into my Southern drawl that I normally disguise every chance I get and I just enjoyed the words, explaining some to my five year old, and allowing the rest to settle over me. I felt like we shared something special while reading this, something that only mothers and daughters can share.
Karen Hesse has a lyrical way with words and I was thoroughly impressed. Jun 24, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s-books. I felt every page of this book. It is wonderfully written and the illustrations are perfect. My favorite two sentence was: It streams through our hair and down our backs. It freckles our feet, glazes our toes. Love it!
Dec 31, Kellee Moye rated it it was amazing Shelves: picture-book-or-board-book , unleashing-readers , multicultural-diversity , my-favorite-reads-in She just has a way of putting words together and making them sound like dances.
In addition to the beautiful writing, the watercolor illustrations adds an extra beauty to the story making it even more like a piece of art. I also truly appreciate the diversity of the families portrayed. Jan 28, Anya rated it it was amazing. As you can see authors like to use different crafts to convey life lessons to the reader. In come on, rain Karen Hesse teaches you to have hope in hard situations just like Tessie.
View all 3 comments. Oct 23, Liz Hammet rated it it was amazing Shelves: african-american-novel-for-group Come on, Rain! The story seems to be set in the Deep South. The main characters are Mamma and Tessie. Mamma and Tessie live together and they are witnessing a drought in the midst of exasperating heat.
The Mamma and little girl, Tessie, are beautifully illustrated and seem to have a good relationship. They are impatiently waiting on the rain to come, and while th Come on, Rain! They are impatiently waiting on the rain to come, and while they wait they are describing the heat and Tessie is constantly dreaming of the rain to come. Mamma and Tessie describe what their other friends are doing while they are impatiently waiting on the rain. The rain finally comes at the end of the story.
Tessie, along with other girls of other skin colors comes outside to dance in the rain. I think this is a beautiful story that illustrates African American attributes, but also symbolizes one thing that all humans witness and that is weather.
Mar 02, Luisa Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens-seasons , children , picture-books. Here's a children's book that you'll want to introduce your kids to - it's a fine display of how good creative writing can be!
The story is a simple one but it's very well told, from the word choice to the sentence structure. And the illustrations do the writing justice. Ages: 4 - 8 Cleanliness: some girls are wearing swimsuits. I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll kn Here's a children's book that you'll want to introduce your kids to - it's a fine display of how good creative writing can be!
Too much tertiary education Want to be a writer if I grow up Published July 31st From the mids through to the mids, Dire Straits were seemingly everywhere. Their laid back rock sound became the soundtrack for many a late-night party, and it seemed radio could not get enough of them. But in they released a minute, 5-track album that is a work of art: Love Over Gold. Dire Straits in July Events. August Events. September Events. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
Edit Cast Uncredited cast: Laura Cannon Maxine uncredited Shaun Costello Shaun uncredited Jamie Gillis Edit Storyline A rainy day forces four women to stay indoors. Genres: Adult. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Add the first question. Language: English.
Location: Denmark. Just picked up my copies of all 4 albums. HumbleBy , Dec 3, Plan9 , nick99nack , ispace and 2 others like this. Location: NYC.
George P , Dec 3, Location: Norman, Oklahoma. Plan9 and Musicisthebest like this. Location: Manchester, UK. Musicisthebest , Dec 3, Plan9 , nick99nack , markmck79 and 2 others like this.This album was the first to bring in drummer Terry Williams, who, in the s, found his fame and fortune in Dire Straits (he joined in just right after Love Over Gold came out). The album starts with "Romain", which apparently death with police treatment in Belgium, it's a blues-oriented rocker. This doesn't sound too encouraging.