Machine were a 1970 Dutch group who played a mix of what was popular at the time: Psych, progressive, hard rock and horn rock.
Nederbeat was one of the more healthy psych/garage scenes coming out of continental Europe and Machine were like the latter stages of those groups such as Q65 and Cosmic Dealer.
The strong Hammond organ presence adds a proto-prog sound similar to Deep Purple and Mainhorse.
Horns were frequently inserted in those days to increase the odds of a chart appearance, given the wild success of Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears.And, as expected, there's also a strong blues influence throughout.
The album has a strong start but really crawls to the finish, as predictable 3-chord blues rock takes over the lion's share of the proceedings.
Recommended to fans for bands as diverse as Affinity, Ahora Mazda, Warhorse and Irish Coffee.
Rainmaker,Virgin,Say goodbye To Your Friends:
01 - Rainmaker
02 - Virgin
03 - Say goodbye To Your Friends
04 - God's Children
05 - Old Black Magic
06 - Spanish Roads
07 - Lonesome Tree
08 - Sunset Eye
John Caljouw - Vocals
Francois Content - Trumpet
Wim Warby - Tenor sax
Maarten Beckers - Saxophone, flute, clarinet
Hans Sel - Guitar
Paul Vink - Keyboards
Jan Warby - Bass guitar
Jan Bliek – Drums
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