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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:14

Hightea wrote:2010 NEARfest - they changed the band to Three Friends. It was a killer show.


I saw them around that time too.

Thrice actually - once with Yomptepi and The Fish





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:14

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Phil Shulman, the eldest brother, is still in the band at this stage.





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He played alto and tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, mellophone, piano, plus occasional percussion and vocals





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little confused here. Gentle Giant doesn't exist anymore. The Shulman's go as far as to say they are not interested in GG anymore and I believe they have another band.
Gary Green still may bring back Gg or the three friends band?

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:15

Hangs head - haven't seen them.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:17

love how GG always mixes up the tone and time signatures even in the middle of a jam.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:17

Working all day

ooooooooooooof!

Malcolm Mortimore was an excellent drummer but not as robust as Pugwash!

Gary's guiatr is always stunning understated but on the mark




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:17

Hightea wrote:love how GG always mixes up the tone and time signatures even in the middle of a jam.


I concur




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby Hightea » 07 Jun 2019, 21:17

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:2010 NEARfest - they changed the band to Three Friends. It was a killer show.


I saw them around that time too.

Thrice actually - once with Yomptepi and The Fish





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Assume you saw them back in the day too.
I saw them in 77 and 78.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:18

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:love how GG always mixes up the tone and time signatures even in the middle of a jam.


I concur




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Thriced.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:19

I loved the title of their self-mocking 'best of'

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:21

Toe is starting to move...
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, Friday 7th June @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:22

Hightea wrote:Assume you saw them back in the day too.
I saw them in 77 and 78.


Impressive .

I saw them 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1976




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:22

John aka Josh wrote:Toe is starting to move...


Body swaying, head nodding....




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:23

Probably Gary's heaviest solo....!!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:24

Oh, the head's starting with those rhythmical ascending and descending motions...
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:26

John aka Josh wrote:Oh, the head's starting with those rhythmical ascending and descending motions...


:lol:

I know the ones!

bouncebouncebounce....







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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:26

I wonder if Brian May listened to Gary.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:27

And the noddings continue!!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:27

"Gary Green's guitar solo on "Peel the Paint" uses an echoplex belonging to Mike Ratledge that Green's brother Jeff, a roadie with Ratledge's band Soft Machine, had borrowed"





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 07 Jun 2019, 21:28

C wrote:"Gary Green's guitar solo on "Peel the Paint" uses an echoplex belonging to Mike Ratledge that Green's brother Jeff, a roadie with Ratledge's band Soft Machine, had borrowed"





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Thank you - I do enjoy this kind of info.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Gentle Giant, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 07 Jun 2019, 21:29

John aka Josh wrote:And the noddings continue!!


The penultimate track that runs into one of the most beautiful tracks ever written

What a finale?




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