Pentagram – Be Forewarned (1972)

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The first time I heard Pentagram was on the compilation A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES. Their maudlin death trip ‘Be Forewarned’ particularly stood out among the other stuff because it was like an ever-descending sibling of 1970-period Love’s OUT HERE version of ‘Signed D.C.’ It took a traditional 6/8 minor chord sequence, stuck an ur-bass rumble underneath and sibilant Zildjian cymbal tinitus-inducing percussion over the top, and told a traditional tale of kidnapping your intended love in a manner redolent of ‘The Rape of the Sabine Women’ (only this weren’t no ‘SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS’ whitewash, motherfuckers!). [Source]

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