Welcome to my progg blog! That's progg, not prog, because that's how the Swedish progressive music is spelt here. Progg isn't merely progressive in musical terms, it refers to the Swedish alternative political movement in the 70's as well. Therefore you'll be able to read about Fläsket Brinner as well as Knutna Nävar as my blog progresses. Please note there are no downloads here, only reviews and Youtube links!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
RHAPSODY – Rhapsody (Tyfon, 1978)
International relevance: **
I've never quite understood why Rhapsody
(also known as Rhapsody Sweden) are included in Tobias Petterson's
”The Encyclopedia of Swedish Progressive” when, for example, Neon Rose aren't. While Petterson states that ”Rhapsody” do has a couple of progressive
moves in ”Belly Dancer” and ”Take to the Highway”, this is mostly run-of-the-mill mid 70's heavy metal. It's competent enough and ought to interest hard rock and
heavy metal buffs, but it's irrelevant to anyone else.
However, it's curious for a Tyfon
release as the label mostly released Swedish dance band music, which
is a far as you can possibly get from heavy metal, and as far from
anything you'd ever want to expose yourself to. (The cover looks a dance band gone wrong though.)