- "enough energy to suggest the band have found a stash of Purple hearts somewhere"
Featuring the talents of ex-Prisoner Allan Crockford, “Live-o Graph” is a collection of previously recorded tunes from The Galileo 7 that have been given a new lease of live by recording them as live as possible, bringing the energy right to the fore meaning this ten song collection fairly sparkles from your speakers. Treading the line between Garage/RnB and Freakbeat/Psych this is a fine selection of songs with “Never Go Back” exploding out of the speakers sounding like The Who in 1966, whilst “Orangery Lane” has that same authenticity as The Dukes Of Stratosphear, a groovy slab guitar led Psych that has a timeless quality. Throughout the collection the songs are strong and memorable, with a catchy chorus, plenty of attitude and enough energy to suggest the band have found a stash of Purple hearts somewhere. Standouts for me include the pop sensibilities of “Anna Hedonia” which reminds me of The Aardvarks, the guitar driven “Don't Follow Me” and the manic “Modern Love Affair” a tune that needs to be cranked up high, but hey, it's all good and will blow away those blues and bring some joy back into your life, result.Andrew Young