CD Reviews

Genesis - 'Nursery Cryme' (landmark album review) Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     April 19, 2017    
0.0 (0)
756   0   1   0   0   0






This album opened my eyes to what music could be: moving, majestic and theatrical.

This is a Rocktopia™ landmark review (album review no. 4981, pls. click HERE for more information)

Up until 1972, I had been quite happy listening to, and playing along to Status Quo's 'Paper Plane', and most of the other tracks from 'Piledriver.' Then I happened to notice this older guy walking in the school yard with an album in his hand with an intriguing, painted cover that just caught my eye. And something that would probably never happen today, I walked up to him, despite not knowing who he was, and asked him if I could borrow it to listen to. And he said yes! I took the album home, played it, and was blown away. Here was intelligent, complex music, totally different to anything I had ever heard before, and unfortunately for Quo's record sales, my musical taste was changed forever.

That album of was 'Nursery Cryme' by an up and coming band called Genesis. This album had everything; beautiful melodies, great musicianship and an exquisite use of the English language. Every lyric told a story, or painted a vivid picture in my mind, from 'Harold The Barrel' cutting his toes off and jumping from a window ledge and the old couple going to church to pray for the friends they had lost, to the musical poetry of 'Harlequin' and the gorgeous music that started gently then built to a moving crescendo of 'Seven Stones'.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

The album also introduced me to elongated tracks, all of which were stories that were, quite honestly, mini movies. 'The Musical Box' about croquet playing Cynthia who beheads Henry then has to deal with his ghost, the true story of 'The Return Of The Giant Hogweed' (check it out, it's all true) and 'The Fountain Of Salmacis', which is Greek mythology put to music. There were so many new and original sounds on here, not least the very first time the hammer-on technique was used on guitar by Steve Hackett. Where else would you find this on music albums (this was a year before 'Dark Side Of The Moon' remember)?

This album then, opened my eyes to what music could be, moving, majestic and theatrical, and forced me to seek out everything they had done to that point, and everything after.

Andy Brailsford

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


Member Login


<<  January 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 1 day ago
  • Berny : @impellitteri: Can you please contact me at «email» ? MAny thanks in advance!
  • impellitteri : Why?
  • impellitteri : I'm triyng to buy in the shop but I can't, a message say "user registration is disabled, it must be enabled in order to proceed"
  • Berny : @GuyManning: I forwarded your mail to our reviews editor who will get in touch with you shortly. :)
  • GuyManning : Hi any chance of seeing the DAMANEK review?
  • Rocktopia Te : We wish you a Merry Christmas! : - )
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #81 is out now!
  • Rocktopia Te : DELAIN! MARILLION! AMARANTHE! LYNCH MOB! METALLICA! Check out the latest LIVE reviews!
  • SeaDog57 : Berny can't seem to find the download link for the free music of Fireworks #80
  • Rocktopia Te : AMBERIAN DAWN premiere their new music video for 'I'm The One' on Rocktopia!
  • Johns Band : Boulevard "Luminescence" is superb album, and Accept "The Rise Of Chaos" you can find review in Fireworks issue 80 . Same with Black Country Communion "BCCIV." All with Band interview & album review in issue 80
  • Rocktopia Te : Rocktopia interview JOEY TEMPEST of EUROPE and premiere THE UNGUIDED's new video!
  • Berny : You can now pre - order Fireworks Magazine #80! Please follow this «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Great interview with JON STEVENS (INXS, Noiseworks) is now online! Check out the review of his latest album, too.
  • Berny : Rocktopia EXCLUSIVE music video premiere: H.E.A.T - 'Redefined'!
  • Rocktopia Te : Discover new music with Rocktopia: Today we posted 20 new album reviews! More to come ...
  • Berny : @Johns Band: Thanks! Can we expect a review from you in the not too distant future? :) Having said that, I'd like to thank you for all your support! I know that our forum is far too 'silent' at the moment, but this is going to change soon. Watch this space & once again: THANKS! ... ;)
  • Johns Band : Good post for THE WHO "TOMMY LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL" I have pre - order double CD version.
  • Berny : New interviews: We spoke with Jon C Butler & Sass Jordan! Check out the Rocktopia interviews section.
  • PJS : Mid September.
  • KI2000 : Really like the latest issue of Fireworks, when will 80 be out??
  • Hysteria : Best melodic rock site! Thanks for the hard work guys! \m/
  • Berny : Rocktopia July 2017 update: 50 new album reviews, 17 live reviews, 4 interviews. In addition, we are now posting daily news from Monday to Friday. Have fun! :)
  • Berny : Another Rocktopia UK music video premiere: 'tonight' by The Midnight Ghost Train. Pls. check out the LATEST NEWS on the front page!
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the latest LIVE reviews!
  • mattnavy : For the record, the first issue of my order should commence with the latest edition.
  • mattnavy : Ok let me know please.
  • Berny : @ mattnavy: We'll sort it out now.
  • mattnavy : Just checked my post, still nothing arrived. My postcode is PL21 9JP.
  • Berny : @ mattnavi: I forwarded your question to the Fireworks team. Thanks for your patience.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us