Ram (23) ‎– Where? (In Conclusion)

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A1 The Want In You
Written-By – Michael Rodriguez (6), Ron Terry (5)
4:20
A2 Stoned Silence
Written-By – John DeMartino, Ron Terry (5)
5:26
A3 Odyssey
Written-By – John DeMartino, Michael Rodriguez (6), Ralph DeMartino
3:41
A4 The Mother's Day Song
Written-By – Ralph DeMartino, Ron Terry (5)
6:15
Aza
Written-By – Ram (23), Ron Terry (5)
(20:57)
B1a Spiral Paths
B1b Bound
B1c Peril And Fearer
B1d Where? (In Conclusion)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RELCD3019 Ram (23) Where? (In Conclusion)(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Relics (2) RELCD3019 UK 2012 Sell This Version
AK 226 Ram (23) Where? (In Conclusion)(CD, Album, RE, Car) Akarma AK 226 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
PD-5013 Ram (23) Where? (In Conclusion)(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor PD-5013 US 1972 Sell This Version
PD-5013 Ram (23) Where? (In Conclusion)(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Breeder Backtrack Archive Series PD-5013 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
30.013 Ram (23) Where? (In Conclusion)(LP, Album) Polydor 30.013 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

November 20, 2011
This is one of those totally obscure bands that I'm glad I found out about. This was a New York band who put out their only album in 1972 on Polydor called Where? (In Conclusion). They could have easily ended up as another run of the mill hard rock band, but instead they had quite a few tricks up their sleeves. They moved from hard rock to prog, to space rock. "The Want In You" is a hard rocking number, reminding me of British groups like May Blitz or T2. There's also some Tull-like flute and sax. Get a load of "Stoned Silence". A truly mindblowing psychedelic number with trippy mellow passages as well as intense rocking passages too. Plus a short symphonic passage. "Odyssey" shows this groups was capable of full-on symphonic prog rock, which is dominated by flute and piano. "The Mother's Day Song" is another hard rock song with typical hard rock lyrics about life on the road, and returning to the city and found it's not any better from the place he once lived, but what I really loved is the unconventional use of wind instruments. The sax playing is in Van der Graaf Generator territory, even if the music itself isn't. "Aza" is a positively mindblowing four piece suite, with some mellow passages, and some just relentless guitar jamming. I really love how near the end you get these weird electronic choppy sounds and some spacy use of wind instruments.

Apparently this album used to be fairly common, until people discovered how good it is, now original copies don't grow on trees. Luckily Akarma reissued this, but I acquired an original copy at a Eugene, Oregon record convention in 2006, so I'm happy to have that original version. I really think this album is highly recommended.