Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

POP MUSIC | RECORD RACK

In Brief

*** Imperial Drag, "Imperial Drag," Work.

June 09, 1996|Sara Scribner

With Jellyfish, Roger Manning borrowed from Burt Bacharach and Badfinger to cook up a virtual acid trip to Candyland. Now Manning and fellow Jellyfish veteran Eric Dover let all their self-indulgent guitar choogling hang out with the mightier Imperial Drag. Heavy on baroque, Zeppelin-esque riffs, majestic Freddie Mercury vocals, steely psychedelia and arena-glam bonbons, this debut overcomes its unsteadiness to flat-out rock. (Imperial Drag will be opening for Alanis Morissette at her Southland concerts, starting Wednesday at the Santa Barbara County Bowl.

*

Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good), four stars (excellent).

*

* TimesLine 808-8463

To hear excerpts from the albums reviewed, call TimesLine and press * and the artist's corresponding four-digit code.

Imperial Drag *5722

In 805 area code, call (818) 808-8463.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|