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Lukk Opp Kirkens Dører
Plastic Strip

Consumer warning: For those of you who consider the subtitle here attractive (A Selection Of Norwegian Christian Jazz, Psych, Funk & Folk 1970-1980), please do yourself a favour and check out the actual musical content before buying this album. The otherwise fine and trustworthy label Plastic Strips has gone overboard this time. Save a couple of track that could be described as forgettably uninteresting, the rest of the music here falls between embarrasingly bad and God damn awful. This release may of course be of interest to people involved in the "scene" at the time (Ten-Sing etc.), and is legitimate as a historic document, but labelling this "jazz, funk, psych & folk" is an insult to all these genres, and also to stretch the truth quite a bit. Psychedelic?! Sure, we get far-out lyrics and quirky singing, but what does "psychedelic" even mean in this context? The subtitle is so misleading that I can not help but suggest the more truthful alternative of A Selection Of Norwegian Christian Musical Shite 1970-1980.

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