"False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums
All things considered, "False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums [Read More...]
... an intriguing listen. Resistance is futile.
The reflective, haunting title track False Memory lane is underpinned with Mellotron akin to the Moody Blues' Days Of Future Passed and elsewhere the songs are tuneful and energetic, switching from dreamy Syd Barrett vocals and whimsical organ to the rapid fire of 'phasers set to stun' on Tide's Rising. [Read More...]
sharp, edgy but exuberant pop tunes with a blissful 1960's resonance
Allan Crockford as a songwriter can at times speak with a touch of light cynicism, but the 60's pop sounds of the Galileo 7 nevertheless seem to shine brightly and buoyantly. [Read More...]
"one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases"
With a catchy set of tunes, (driven by the sort of melodies Noel Gallagher would love to have written), plenty of bah-bah-bahs in the backing vocals, acoustic textures and vintage Mellotron upping the soft-psych quota, it's one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases. [Read More...]
"..Sublime..."
If Galileo 7 were a band of kids many would talk about them, maybe indicated as the "next big thing". [Read More...]
8.5 / 10
"....Galileo 7 will not be able to avoid worship..." [Read More...]
It's pure, authentic psychedelic pop
if you like really good, dynamic songs, incisive organ lines, bouncing
Mellotron, fat, dripping bass, rip snorting guitars, wasp-in-a-tin guitars, expressive drums and tight harmonies in widescreen stereo you should probably grab a copy of this. It's a proper record.
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"A terrific album by anyone’s standards."
"....on this evidence I want to hear much more. A terrific album by anyone’s standards." [Read More...]
"... a very invigorating potion..."
Somehow'' False Memory Lane'' tends towards a certain timelessness popistique, outside lights hypes and other flaws. Cosmic energy and that is a very invigorating potion to keep your head in the stars. [Read More...]
a remarkably vibrant collection of tunes
The songs are short, sweet and full of granny glassed psychedelic touches. ‘You’re Not Dreaming’ is a perfect example of their oeuvre, one part Dukes of Stratosphear, one part Strawberry Alarm Clock and full of Barrett-esque melody. [Read More...]
'.....the real deal and the Galileo 7 has an honesty and directness that can't be fudged.'
Crockford's songs, and the conviction of his performances are the key elements here though - these aren't the tentative doodlings of a sideman, but the confident outpourings of a born frontman who has had the grace and humility to allow others their time in the limelight before claiming his own moment or two. Top band too, with the Higher State's Mole on bass and great vintage organwork from Viv Bonsel providing able support. [Read More...]
a kaleidoscopic journey...
'...The Galileo 7 are painting from a broader palette..' [Read More...]
"...impressive body of well crafted Psychedelic Pop songs ..."
We were treated to a perfectly plotted set-list where the new numbers fitted in seamlessly amongst those more familiar songs. [Read More...]
If you love the British sound, "False Memory Lane" is bread for your teeth
An album that reveals the growth style of Crockford and Associates, engaged in a collection of songs that blend power-pop and garage-rock influences and a paisley underground psychedelia that takes spatial boundaries.... [Read More...]
Highly Recommended!
Overall not a wasted note here and a very worthy addition to your retro music collection. Highly Recommended! [Read More...]
A Great Album.. PLUS!
2we are totally caught surrounded captivated by this music ultra stylish..." [Read More...]
Allan Crockford – From The Prisoners to The Galileo 7
Allan Crockford is best known as the bassist in Medway’s seminal act, The Prisoners, who paved the ground in the 80s for the British baggy scene and 90s Britpop. However latterly as his song writing has bloomed he’s stepped out as lead for The Galileo 7. They have a great new album out, False Memory Lane, that is arguably more reflective than his collaborations with former Prisoner Graham Day.

Allan speaks to Jason Barnard to share his thoughts on his career, various projects (including the new, rather splendid, Graham Day and The Forefathers single) and flourishing creative outlet in The Galileo 7. [Read More...]
"...a thoroughly satisfying, brilliantly realized album."
2...crammed full of melodic Psychedelic Pop nuggets that are a worthy addition to the timeline and heritage of the best of great British Psych, Freakbeat, Garage Rock and Power Pop." [Read More...]
A rather stellar troupe...
Well, if I didn't know any better and was handed a CD-r with no way to ascertain just what this was I might surmise it was one of those great.....compilations from the..., erm, yes, "days of yore." [Read More...]
....you're going to get hooked on this album in someway.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that if they were around in the 60's, they would of become one of those timeless names that everyone still praises to this day, some 50 years later. If you can't manage to find the vocals catchy, you're going to find something that gets stuck in your head, be it the riffs, melodies, the whole thing is catchier than herpes. [Read More...]
A truly excellent record by a truly excellent band.
"...the music is very good, and the band bristle with integrity, but above all the songwriting is not just excellent, but it contains the seeds of something that truly could turn out to be extraordinary within it" [Read More...]
"An excellent album" 4*
The Galileo 7 with "False Memory Lane" made ​​an excellent album, I have listened with pleasure and me in the 60s imagined to go back, so I also can recommend to all sixties music lover this album wholeheartedly . [Read More...]
In the studio with The Galileo 7
PHIL ISTINE hears about first takes, digital recording and being "just a bassist" from former Prisoner and lead Galilean, ALLAN CROCKFORD. [Read More...]
"....an absolute stunner from start to finish."
'It would be impossible to attempt to pick a stand out track on this album, all twelve tracks here hit the mark, each and every one of them could be released as a single.' [Read More...]
I loved the predecessor! I waited for it impatiently. I am not disappointed!'
The first was a delicious discovery, although in line with the music which follows for more than thirty years. And the second does not lower the quality of its entire discography! [Read More...]