Edgar Allan Poe or E.A.Poe was formed in 1972 by Giorgio Foti (vocals and keyboards), Beppe Ronco (guitar and mandolin), Lello Foti (drummer, only 14 at the time!), and Marco Maggi (bass). A band from Ornago, near Milan, whose identity has been surrounded by mystery until recently, they released a beautiful album in 1975 on the Kansas label.
The group had been formed around 1967 as Angelo e gli Spacemen, with the leader Angelo being much older than the others, all 11-12 years old kids! When Angelo left the group in 1969, the others kept playing, adopting the name E.A.Poe in 1970.
The album Generazioni (Storia di sempre), recorded in just three days in September 1974, is a true rarity and contains the best distinctive elements of the Italian prog: classical inspired keyboards, good guitar work, powerful rhythm section. As in many other minor productions the voice is the weakest point, but the vocal parts are short. The album includes seven tracks, not particularly long, and the best cuts are the opening Prologo, the delicate Ad un vecchio with a fluid piano introduction and Generazioni. The group kept playing until the end 1976. Track:
1. Prologo (4:48)
2. Considerazioni (5:29)
3. Per un'anima (2:37)
4. Alla ricerca di una dimensione (4:23)
5. Ad un vecchio (6:53)
6. La ballata del cane (4:54)
7. Generazioni (5:27) Personnel:
Giorgio Foti - keyboards, vocals
Beppe Ronco - guitar, mandolin
Lello Foti - drums
Marco Maggi - bass