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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Rorschach » 12 May 2020, 21:23

LMG wrote:They certainly are a unique band.

There's a real leftfield prog band trying to claw its way out.

Then they lapse back into the folk stuff and it has to go hungry...


I think this is usually seen as their transitional album and they went full prog after this.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 12 May 2020, 21:24

John aka Josh wrote:
LMG wrote:My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.





Probably my favourite too, though Grave New World is up there too. Mind, they have a very good run up to & including Ghosts.


They surely did!
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby John aka Josh » 12 May 2020, 21:24

Love that organ sound! Solo leading to the calm down section in Sheep.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:25



excellent photos - that looks like Brian Willoughby - not a Strawbs regular but made an album called Old School Songs with Cousins (from memory circa 1979)

I saw Brian and Dave on the little tour they did to promote the album in Brentwood - the Hermit.

there were about 30 people in the audience






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:25

John aka Josh wrote:
LMG wrote:[
My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.





Probably my favourite too, though Grave New World is up there too. Mind, they have a very good run up to & including Ghosts.


c... which strawbs have we done? i know we did hero & heroine, bursting at the seams, antiques and curious, annnnd i dunno

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 12 May 2020, 21:26

In some ways Sheep is the black one on the album

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:26

John aka Josh wrote:Love that organ sound! Solo leading to the calm down section in Sheep.


Yep.

Nice kath percussion - no proper tubs





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 12 May 2020, 21:27

Carlsson wrote:


excellent photos - that looks like Brian Willoughby - not a Strawbs regular but made an album called Old School Songs with Cousins (from memory circa 1979)

I saw Brian and Dave on the little tour they did to promote the album in Brentwood - the Hermit.

there were about 30 people in the audience






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It IS Brian! Very lovely chap - quite shy as I recall.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:27

i love the feel here, when they kinda gentler-down, they keep it all so together

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:28

Oaky next week - put in order top to bottom (only vote if you will be joining us next Tuesday)

Yes
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Neil Jung » 12 May 2020, 21:28

You should do Ghosts! Their last Prog album.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:28

kath wrote:i love the feel here, when they kinda gentler-down, they keep it all so together


The album has a lovely warm feel.

Dave loves writing lyrics about women's bits......






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:29

Neil Jung wrote:You should do Ghosts! Their last Prog album.


We have done it!

But will again one day....

A great album





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 12 May 2020, 21:29

I never saw the Strawbs live. Is it a big miss?

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:30

more lovely piano, lightly dancing thru

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Rorschach » 12 May 2020, 21:30

Carlsson wrote:Oaky next week - put in order top to bottom (only vote if you will be joining us next Tuesday)

Yes
Soft Machine
Spirit


I'll try to join (now I know the rules!) if it's Spirit.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:30

A nice bit of clarinet and Moog

Calm down Dave - this is a family show





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:30

Carlsson wrote:
kath wrote:i love the feel here, when they kinda gentler-down, they keep it all so together


The album has a lovely warm feel.

Dave loves writing lyrics about women's bits......






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:31

Carlisle Wheeling wrote:I never saw the Strawbs live. Is it a big miss?

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Yes Dave and can you commit to be with us next Tuesday...?




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:31

Carlsson wrote:Oaky next week - put in order top to bottom (only vote if you will be joining us next Tuesday)

Yes
Soft Machine
Spirit





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yes
spirit
soft machine

... but happy with all