ATTILA — Atilla (review)

ATTILA — Atilla album cover Album · 1970 · Heavy Psych Buy this album from MMA partners
1.5/5 ·
cannon
"Many critics, fans, and college students have spent hours debating the serious question of what the worst album in the history of rock and roll is. One listen to Attila would provide them with an answer. Attila undoubtly is the worst album released in the history of rock and roll -- hell, the history of recorded music itself. There has been many bad ideas in rock, but none match the colossal stupidity of Attila". Stephen Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide

It's bad, but not the worst in the history of rock, but close. I want to drink furniture polish after listening to this. It's a joke. I mean the album itself.

Some twenty plus years ago I walked into my favourite vinyl shop and the owner pulled out this album with two dudes dressed as Huns standing in a meat locker. I laughed at the album cover. Gary, the shop owner pointed out to me that one of the dudes on the cover was Billy Joel. "No way!", I gasped. He threw it on the shop turntable and turned up the volume. Now I like my prog and heavy psych over-the-top sometimes but this is silly. Knowing the album was a collector's item and it was in VG+ shape and at an excellent price, I decided to purchase it as there wasn't much else in the shop I wanted to purchase that day was my justification.

After my Saturday weekly trip through the vinyl shops in town that day I threw this record on my turntable and somehow, some way did manage to get through the whole thing. Agony. It sat on the shelf until about a year ago when it was brought up at another music forum so I decided to clean the dust off and give it another try. "Jeezuz! This is awful", I cried aloud.

After reading a review here at Metal Music Archives on Atomic Rooster's self-titled album and the reviewer putting it in the same sentence as Attila is absolutely dumbfounding and baffling. Reluntantly and with anxiety I once again pulled this abomination from my vinyl library and cringed as I put it on my turntable so I could do this review. I promised myself, NEVER AGAIN>

One star for the...ahhh...music(?) and a half a star for the humour, I mean the album cover.
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more than 2 years ago
I actually kinda enjoy this album, probably 2.5 at most but I thought the allmusic review was horrid. Too be honest most are, they rarely seem to be about the music per se just going on about whatever...kinda like me lol But yeah this is not a real good album but it's not too bad.


cannon wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Is there really a need for this comment? Vengeance and arrogance look foolish.
Certif1ed wrote:
more than 2 years ago
You're right - I shouldn't have put Atomic Rooster in the same sentence as Atilla - Rooster are sooo not worthy of this awesomeness!!!

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