Italy - Full Moon 49 - 10/13/00
Monica Guareschi Group
And speaking of Italian groups, here's another group from the folds of Italian rock
scene that merits a lot of attention. Led by Monica Guareschi's charismatically wild
voice, the group meanders in the corridors between modern and progressive rock with
agility, untamable spirit and almost sexual energy.
The album, sung in its entirety in English, recounts a rather simplistic story of
"two kingdoms" - the good one (with spiritual values and a beautiful princess) and the
bad one (ruled by computers and technology) - that are in conflict with the expected
outcome. But the music is a very intricate and satisfying rock with echoes from the 80's
Brit groups and a morsel of Janis Joplin added for extra taste.
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