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11 January 2018

Another great review for the Alan Clayson and the Argonauts album ‘This cannot go on…’

ALAN CLAYSON AND THE ARGONAUTS
This Cannot Go On…ALAN CLAYSON AND THE ARGONAUTS
This Cannot Go On…
[Rush Music]

Superlatives such as Legendary, Heroic, Lionhearted, Maverick, Icon(oclast) are being tossed ’round far too indiscriminately these days, but in the case of Alan Clayson, and his Argonauts’ first utterly new album in three decades, they really only tip the sonic iceberg so to speak. For instance? Had songs such as The Refugees and Looking For A Monday found their way on to any Roxy Music record, I might just have given B. Ferry the time of day after all. Also Angelette lolls in precisely the mode of shepherd’s pie balladry Ray Davies once served, I Hear Voices may at last be The Great Lost Saucerful Of Secrets Bonus Track we’ve all been waiting for, and Lone Cloud sends Donovan Leitch scurrying deep into Joni Mitchell’s nearest ice cream castle. Later, Alan’s old chum John Otway adds theremin to The Local Mister Strange – get this one over to Simply Saucer asap! – and If I Lost You could’ve, would’ve, should have been one big hit single …especially if Teenage Runaway ended up on its flipside. Oh! and in the 7-inch dept., could this here Landwaster be the same Claysong which appeared on the Argonauts’ Virgin vinyl debut circa 1978?! Somehow stacking perfectly strangely alongside the Sex Clark Five’s latest [see below], maybe Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine said it best when declaring that, quote, Somewhere there is a parallel universe where Clayson and the Argonauts are (dare I repeat it?) Bigger than the Beatles.[Rush Music]

Superlatives such as Legendary, Heroic, Lionhearted, Maverick, Icon(oclast) are being tossed ’round far too indiscriminately these days, but in the case of Alan Clayson, and his Argonauts’ first utterly new album in three decades, they really only tip the sonic iceberg so to speak. For instance? Had songs such as The Refugees and Looking For A Monday found their way on to any Roxy Music record, I might just have given B. Ferry the time of day after all. Also Angelette lolls in precisely the mode of shepherd’s pie balladry Ray Davies once served, I Hear Voices may at last be The Great Lost Saucerful Of Secrets Bonus Track we’ve all been waiting for, and Lone Cloud sends Donovan Leitch scurrying deep into Joni Mitchell’s nearest ice cream castle. Later, Alan’s old chum John Otway adds theremin to The Local Mister Strange – get this one over to Simply Saucer asap! – and If I Lost Youcould’ve, would’ve, should have been one big hit single …especially if Teenage Runaway ended up on its flipside. Oh! and in the 7-inch dept., could this here Landwaster be the same Claysong which appeared on the Argonauts’ Virgin vinyl debut circa 1978?! Somehow stacking perfectly strangely alongside the Sex Clark Five’s latest [see below], maybe Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine said it best when declaring that, quote, Somewhere there is a parallel universe where Clayson and the Argonauts are (dare I repeat it?) Bigger than the Beatles.

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