Label: Polydor - PD 1 6149 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Fusion
This is the first solo date by drummer Bill Bruford after the first demise of King Crimson. Feels Good to Me goes far beyond the usual prog rock conceits of its time, and enters fully into the compositional structures and improvisational dynamics of jazz. He also enlisted the enigmatic vocal prowess of poet, singer, and songwriter Annette Peacock. The opener, "Beelzebub," is a furious staccato workout. Holdsworth trades eights with Bruford and Berlin executes loping basslines as Stewart waxes painterly with both organ and synthesizer.
It's knotty and stops on a dime before charging into a beautiful solo by Holdsworth and Power Strugglers - Bunny Wailer - Crucial!
Roots Classics itself with the ensemble restating the theme. It's a jazz tune -- funky, syncopated, and heavily and wildly lyrical both in groove and meter. It's a song about addictions and, given Peacock 's sultry treatment, it's hard to tell if they are chemical, material, or sexual. The band works hard staying behind the singer but can't help but overshadow her. On the two-part "Seems Like a Lifetime Ago," musical schizophrenia sets Feels Good To Me - Bruford - Feels Good To Me . After a colorful pastoral intro, Peacock glides beautifully through Bruford 's lyric of forlorn reverie accompanied by a gorgeous Wheeler solo.
Then "Part Rama Lama Ding Dong - The Sober Sisters & The Dirty Four - RocknRoll Party begins with her growling out the refrain and the band taking off for parts unknown.
Hard funky rhythms call Holdsworth 's lead guitar to move flat up against Bruford 's frenetic drumming. They challenge each other dynamically as the rest of the rhythm section nervously dances around them.
Holdsworth finally grabs the lead and plays a solo that is nothing short of breathtaking, giving way to a restatement of the theme and Bruford opening up the harmonic structure before bringing it to a transcendent close two minutes later.
The album's six instrumentals are tight: they hold improvisational breaks to the limits of compositional dictation rather than vice versa. The most beautiful, "Either End of August," features Stewart and Wheeler playing unusual yet melodic solos that entwine with each other as the rest of the band struggles to keep the drama out of the music.
They don't succeed entirely and the track is all the better for it. It's on Peacock 's favorite theme: Feels Good To Me - Bruford - Feels Good To Me emerge from love scraped and beaten, yet resolved to keep an open heart. The opening is spare and strange, coated with whispering keyboards and bass haunting the artist's every word.
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