Sunday, November 20, 2011

Forty Years ago- Three Man Army - A Third of a Lifetime

Third Of A Lifetime *

THREE MAN ARMY “A Third Of A Lifetime”, 1971

Using the ammunition of loud CREAM worshipping guitar harmonies and smooth vocals THREE MAN ARMY attack the listener.  Unfortunately at times the vocals seem somewhat weak and the lyrics seem trite as in “Butter Queen” which due its repetitive chorus annoys after repeated listens. While the hard rock instrumentation lends a heaviness factor to the band’s overall sound the easy listening vocal stylings take from the overall appeal of the band. There is a universal appeal due to the funky groove of instrumental “Nice One” but the disc isn’t capable of packing an overall wallop in every song akin to LED ZEPPELIN “IV”.  The punches are still delivered though in songs like “Three Man Army” but they’re just not hard hitting enough to convince.

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