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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2020, 21:17

My first disc that featured Johnny Gustafson.









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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2020, 21:19

Oof!





Never mind the harpsichord, bring back an organ...
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:20

Let's ROCK!




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Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:20

John aka Josh wrote:My first disc that featured Johnny Gustafson.









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Nice!






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:21

A great track!






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Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:22

The group formed as a power trio with Hammond organ as the main instrument. Their first and only album sold itself through "...compactness, wealth of ideas, forceful lead vocals and complicated arrangements, enriched by pianist Robinson's tasteful use of classical strings which are on display along with spacious keyboard passages at their height in the mold of The Nice."One track, "Laughin' Tackle", includes 16 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, and 3 double bass, arranged by Robinson, and a drum solo by Underwood. Underwood remained in close contact with Blackmore, and visited Deep Purple in the studio while they were recording In Rock.






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:23

Very Vincent Crane....




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

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C wrote:Let's ROCK!




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With a respite for the slinky middle, chance to get your breath back. Head can keep noddin' tho'.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

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C wrote:
Their first and only album sold itself through "...compactness, wealth of ideas, forceful lead vocals and complicated arrangements,






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Got that right. And it should have sold more.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:29

That piano is awesome!




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Friday 3rd January @ 9pm (UK)

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John aka Josh wrote:
C wrote:
Their first and only album sold itself through "...compactness, wealth of ideas, forceful lead vocals and complicated arrangements,






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Got that right. And it should have sold more.


Indeed - although sales did pick up a bit of the release of Rainbow's debut containing Black Sheep








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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:30

A great sound for a three piece





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2020, 21:31

C wrote:That piano is awesome!




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Prefer its non identical twin, the organ!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

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C wrote:A great sound for a three piece





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Very full, just enough space and plenty of variation.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2020, 21:34

The burbling bass work in the first section is superb.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:34

A keyboard tour de force





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Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:35

John aka Josh wrote:The burbling bass work in the first section is superb.


Yes - the bass is superb throughout the album - very distinctive



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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:36

Like a film score to a 50s American detective film....!




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Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jan 2020, 21:36

C wrote:A keyboard tour de force





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Indubitably.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Quatermass, Now Rocking!

Postby C » 03 Jan 2020, 21:37

Again, that great resonating effect of the tubs





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