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Dr. Z was lead by North Wales university professor Keith Keyes, who handles keyboards (harpsichord, piano, organ), as well as vocals, with Bob Watkins on drums, and Rob Watson on bass.

The lyrics flirt heavily with the occult; Here Keyes had the idea that in the afterlife, your soul is divided in to three parts, with a Latin term to each, Spiritus, Manes et Umbra. Spiritus was the soul that goes to heaven, Manes is the soul that's damned to Hell, and Umbra being the soul that stays on Earth to eternally haunt.
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Three Parts to my Soul
Proto-Metal 1971

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DR Z Three Parts to my Soul

Album · 1971 · Proto-Metal
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"Three Parts to my Soul" is the debut and sole full-length studio album by UK progressive rock act Dr. Z. The album was released in 1971 by Vertigo. The original version is a rare find (apparently only 80 copies were sold to the public while the rest were destroyed by the record company), but "Three Parts to my Soul" has been re-issued on CD several times and is more readily available in that form.

After listening to "Three Parts to my Soul" it´s quite obvious it´s a very unusual progressive rock album from the early seventies. First of all the vocals from Keith Keyes are pretty aggressive for the time (when they are most aggressive it sounds like Johnny Rotten joined the band) and his lyrics feature occult themes. Note the eerie whispering background singing in "Evil Woman's Manly Child". That sounds like evil incarnate if you ask me. Creepy stuff.

The music is centered around Keith Keyes demented vocals and his Hapsichord playing which I´ll come flat out and say I think are fantastic. Highly rythmic and quite unusual sounding. He also plays piano and organ. The rythm section is really great too. Just listen to the drums in "Spiritus, Manes et Umbra". Some pretty wild things going on in that track.

The musicians are very competent and I think the production and sound quality are very good. On the original album only featured 6 tracks but the version I own features two bonus tracks. The first bonus track "Lady Ladybird" is allright but nothing special while the second bonus track "People in the Street" really don´t work very well. The 6 original tracks are excellent though and I can highly recommend "Three Parts to my Soul" to fans of the darker side of early seventies progressive rock. 4 stars are well deserved.

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Certif1ed wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It's certainly one of the more esoteric additions - it's not often you come across a harpsichord-driven metal-related band... one of my faves so far. What am I talking about? I'm digging ALL the proto metal acts! Even Billy Joel ;o)
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Great addition. Dr. Z is a very aggressive act keeping in mind when the album came out. And those lyrics!!!


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