Ocean: God's Clown

Year1976
Label/DistributionCrypto
FormatLP, CD
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional infoReissued on CD by MANTRA in 1998
Rarity grading
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4 out of 6 - Incredibly rare!

Review

OCEAN was formed by the guitarist Georges Bodossian in 1974. Finally, after numberous problems the first album "God's Clown" was released by Cryptics Records. 350 hours of work are required for this perfect album. This unique work consisting in a one and a long track divide in 8 pieces of progressive Hard Rock with Heavy riffs in the vein of Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. The voice of Robert Belamonte remembers me on a nervous "Robert Plant". But don't worry about the "progressive" word that I used, the sound is powerful, raw, hot, epic, great solos and no place here for a f*****g synthetiser. The only thing that you can do when you put this record in your CD player is to sit confortably, close your eyes, open your ears, and go for the Ocean of happiness... Also, great cover art.

Tracks
1. Sunny day
2. Strange rain
3. Love is blind
4. The loneliness fo the long distance
5. From death to life
6. Fields of pain
7. The juggler
8. With the sound I can escape

Created / updated: 2012-08-31
Laurent Lahierle