This is progrock from Wilmington, New Zealand, the other end of the world for us Dutchmen! This five-piece band that was rooted in '76 and disbanded in '78 has delivered an amazing album. The first thing that pops into my mind when i listen to AIRLORD's one and only album CLOCKWORK REVENGE is that it could possibly qualify as one of the first neo-prog albums as it has all the characteristics of the 70s Genesis style symphonic prog but smoothed out into more pop friendly and less proggy compositions with some like some.
A1. Clockwork Revenge. Clockwork Revenge (LP, Album). Nexus International, King Records.
Airlord - Clockwork Revenge. New Zealand 1976-78). Airlord are one of the more original late 70s progressive bands. From the unlikely country of New Zealand, Airlord emerged with a pretty crazy bent on classic era Genesis. The vocals are most reminiscent of Gabriel, whereas the guitars play in a more hard rock style, with an occasional blazing solo. The album opens with the sound of a wind up toy and then quickly jumps into a 'high energy piece' that is reminiscent of a Genesis classic such as Gentle Giant, featuring 'clown like' garble and rambling guitar & keyboard licks. Pictures in a Puddle" slows down the pace with its graceful vocal harmonies and is quickly followed by the symphonic masterpiece "Ladies of the Night" which is probably the best track on the album. The remaining tracks on the album have their own highlights and as a whole, this album grows on you with every listen.
Airlord 05 - Out Of The Woods (Clockwork Revenge 1977).
Airlord was formed in Wellington in 1976, played the pubs and flew to Australia the following year, recorded an excellent albeit ignored album, "Clockwork Revenge", and disbanded in 1978. The group failed to secure a large New Zealand audience, largely because they performed original material. Airlord had to escape to Australia to earn a decent living, and although they were never a top draw card across the Tasman, their lifespan was a lot longer than had they stayed in New Zealand
Airlord - Clockwork Revenge. 2. Airlord - Pictures In A Puddle. 3. Airlord - Ladies Of The Night. Airlord - Clockwork Revenge (1977, 2004 Re. /04 - Earthborn Pilgrim. /02 - Pictures In A Puddle. /03 - Ladies Of The Night. /05 - Out Of The Woods. /06 - Is It Such A Dream. /01 - Clockwork Revenge. /07 - You Might Even B. lac - 2.
Pictures In A Puddle
Ladies Of The Night
Out Of The Woods
Is It Such A Dream
You Might Even Be
Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.
Bass, Backing Vocals
Recorded at Festival Studios, Sydney Australia
Clockwork Revenge (LP, Album)
Clockwork Revenge (LP, Album)
Nexus International, King Records
Clockwork Revenge (CD, Album)
Clockwork Revenge (CD, Album, RE, RM)
Performer: Airlord Genre: Rock Title: Clockwork Revenge Country: Australia Released: 1977 Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1470 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1323 mb Rating: 4.1 Votes: 745 Other Formats: RA VOC DXD AAC XM DMF MIDI