Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Liquid Trio Experiment 2 - Universal Mind (When the Keyboard Breaks)
The entire album is just one long jam session. Which isn't really a bad thing. These guys are a purely instrumental band, so it's not like they don't know how to jam, I quote from Portnoy, "this band is all about jamming, so you're gonna get your money's worth tonight". The plan is that they will just jam until Jordan gets his keyboard fixed then they'll continue on with the show.
Well Jordan never gets his keyboard fixed. On track 7 Jordan quits trying to fix his keyboard and plays guitar. Petrucci switches to bass. On track 8 guest drummer Charlie Benante plays drums and Portnoy plays bass.
Overall this is a decent album. Although these guys are good at jamming, I can only listen to it for so long before it starts to all run together. I rate this as a 7.7 of 10.
1. Universal Mind (When the Keyboard Broke)
2. The Chicago Blues & Noodle Factory
3. Fade Away or Keep Going?
4. The Haunted Keyboard
5. Close Encounters of the Liquid Kind
6. Ten Minute Warning
7. That 'Ol Broken Down Keyboard Blues
8. Liquid Anthrax
9. That's All Folks!