IN ROCK MUSIC it is often simplicity that makes the biggest splash; banal lyrics, play-in-a-day riffs and shouty vocals are two a penny but, at the outer regions of the rock n roll solar system some more interesting examples live and thrive. Step forward the Reggie Knighton Band, an ensemble fronted by - no prises for guessing - a certain Reggie Knighton and his quirky, some might say eccentric, views on life, love and long distance space travel. For Reggie all topics are game. If not singing about a Clone In Love, with obvious reference points to genetic modification, strange aerial phenomenon in UFO, the ever popular Walter Mitty fantasy touched on with Lear Jet and the extraterrestrial conundrum examined in Rock N Roll Alien, he's off with the fairies singing about the bizarre imaginary bond between him and Elvis in the King And I. It's all trippy stuff for sure, but if it wasn't for rock solid musical backing this album might not sound so appetizing. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, the Cars, Journey) the sound is enormous incorporating John Bonham style drumming, razor-sharp guitar work and flamboyant backing vocals in the mould of classic Queen. That this album rocks hard is a revelation in itself. So, climb on board for an extraordinary journey into the world of melodic, if quirky, hard rock by a man whose creativity has few boundaries.