Masked myth-makers Goat have pulled all of the psych rock fables, playing its light pop version as paying tribute to its noisy, distorted hellscape. Fuzzed In Europe is a collection of six tracks pulled from endless recordings of their continental tour, deciding upon the ones that sounded estranged from their source material. So it's worth having, basically.
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9/10 Andy Customer review, 10th November 2017
I'm often dubious about live albums, particularly ones with only six tracks or less but I have to say that Goat have excelled themselves here. After the disappointing double LP Requiem, which sounded for the most part like an pan pipes of the Andes band doing easy listening vibes in the high street and the sprawling and uninspired mess of the Live Ritual Album, this goes a long way towards reclaiming Goats crown as the Kings and Queens of world music infused screech rock.
The extended jams contained on this LP really show the band in full flow. The fuzz guitars are fuzzier, the bongo drummers are bongo-ing furiously, the the screechy vocalists manage to stay in key 99% of the time which all in all make the tracks here sound better than the studio albums. They include only one track from the first album two from the second and only one from the third. The two other tracks are from singles that were not included on the studio albums.
The cover art is fantastically psychedelic inside and out, I can only imagine how amazing it would look if one were truly out there, gazing through the window into the weird and wonderful world that Goat inhabit. The splatter vinyl is pretty cool too.
Goat fans will already have bought this so if you are thinking of testing the waters then this would be a good place to start, if you like what you hear then you can get the first album, world music, on any colour of the rainbow. This album comes highly recommended from me and I'm so glad that they have returned to form after the last two releases were a bit iffy.
9/10 TheBigOz Customer review, 10th November 2017
Wow! Very different from Live Ballroom Ritual.This is slower, funkier, psychedellier (yes, I know that's not a word!) Goat are my favourite band from the last (at least) 10 years, and as far as I'm concerned, all their albums are essential.
4/10 unimpressed, GOAT wont be missed by me Customer review, 10th November 2017
It's their first and last record I'll ever buy, unless they change their singers...couldn't believe how monotonous and boring each song were as I listened further through the album. Was anticipating a WOW moment which unfortunately never came. I only give it a 4/10 due to the great cover and awesome green splatter wax.
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