And the results, while smoother and more professional, were also a good deal duller without Brown 's contribution to the music. The original Battered Ornaments might have been unclassifiable in terms of their music, but with Brown as the frontman there was an unpredictable element -- which extended itself from his singing to the playing of the others, by emotional and musical osmosis -- that kept listeners of all sorts engaged in the finished tracks.
The second album, by the new Siekiera Nowa Aleksandria Ornamentssounded like a The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece of highly talented jazz players doing good work that was a lot more predictable and not half as interesting. In a sense, in terms of the internal dynamics of the band -- which very much shaped its sound and playing -- the departure of Brown had an effect similar to the loss of Brian Jones in the lineup of the Rolling Stones The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece the latter group had got Mick Taylora true virtuoso on the guitar, who could take solos that neither Jones nor Keith Richards ever would have thought of playing, in his place, but they lost all of the unpredictability that Jones himself had brought to the table, and lot of the edgy tension that went with it; except, of course, that the Battered Ornaments had no Mick Jagger in their ranks, or even anyone quite as charismatic in his dark way as Keith Richardsto keep pulling people into their The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece. It all ended byin the wake of the critical and commercial failure of Mantle-Piecewhen Spedding accepted an offer to work on Jack Bruce 's first solo album, Songs for a Tailor which, ironically, was comprised of songs with lyrics by Pete Brownand later joined Bruce 's touring band.
The Battered Ornaments were mostly forgotten over the ensuing decade, as the members moved on to other projects, Brown emerging with a new band called David Snell Harp while Spedding went on to become a top session player with one huge British hit "Motor Bikin'" to his credit, and Charlie Hart became a member of Ronnie Lane 's Slim Chancein addition to being The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece busy sessionman.
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It's The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece true, however, that the material on this record isn't as good or imaginative as the songs on The Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece Meal You Can Shake Hands With in the DarkThe Battered Ornaments Mantle Piece some of the jazz-blues-psychedelic colorings that made that prior LP interesting. The tunes are eclectic but disjointed, and while you can hear some of Brown 's unusual and striking lyrical imagery bob up to the surface on some of Johnny Moore The Caribbeans Big Big Boss Please Please better numbers especially "The Crosswords and the Safety Pins"the anonymous vocals make their quality far easier to overlook.
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