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With Yes' Peter Banks on guitar, Flash was a progressive rock band that played furiously fast-paced and abrupt music, including speedy guitar riffs and painfully loud drumming. Without the whirlwind organ playing from Tony Kaye who appeared on their first self-titled album, Psychosync is a terribly recorded, six-track album of live performances taken from American TV and radio shows. Although their style is deafening, Banks' superb guitar playing is masked by the raunchy feedback and wavy sound that is truly annoying throughout the entire album. The feverishly explosive energy thrown forward from this band is amazing, with Michael Hough on drums, and Colin Carter singing full blast to the smacking bass guitar of Ray Bennet. Songs like "Dead Ahead" and "Psychosync" are best heard from 1973's Out of Our Hands album, avoiding all the noise that prevails from this release. Flash played some fine progressive music but can be valued to a greater extent on any of their studio albums, including 1972's In the Can.

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