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Album Review

A calamity of an album as Horslips, desperate for widespread success, abandoned all semblance of Irish roots and churned out an album of limp, tired pop-rock. The dissolution of the band followed soon after the release of this set, with members going on to other projects such as Barry Devlin's Zodiac album and the formation of the Host.

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While this is not their best album(See Man who built America for that) this does contain one great tune which is "Guests of the Nation". This song about Ireland has some great lines in it, even though some might be dated. "There"s two much rain for drive in movies" and "every black dress hides a story" are a few of the clever lyrics. Give it a try!


Formed: 1970

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

At one point in the mid-'70s, Horslips seemed poised to become Ireland's answer to Steeleye Span. But they also had a shot at being the next Jethro Tull (only a better hard rock outfit), or maybe Genesis, or even Yes in their folkier moments. Those events never quite happened, but Horslips released half-a-dozen...
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