UK, 1972, progressive rock
Strawbs – Grave New World: Whoa. Does anyone else hear the tanks invading the peace of the sylvan home, the helicopters hovering over the mountain retreat? The juxtaposition of the mechanical with the natural is unsettling. It happens for just a moment, but it’s enough to make me sit up. Anyway, in this grave new world, everyone rolls over. The band is leaping from folk into prog rock here.