Wednesday 15 February 2023

M Is For Marillion.

 Script For A Jesters Tear and Misplaced Childhood are probably my favourite two Marillion records.   I probably know every word of Script.., when I attempt to sing along with it. "Overdosed on sentiment and pride...'

Marillion were formed in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and Fish was their front man, vocalist and lyricist.  He's a giant of a man with the imagination and sensitivity of a poet. He's also rather obsessed with growing things like a certain blog writer I know.  "Eh Dave?"

I saw them at Milton Keynes Bowl in 1986.  They headed the festival with Jethro Tull, Magnum, Mamas Boys and Gary Moore were on the undercard.  It was a great day and it's etched into my favourite concert moments.

Fish left Marillion and I never really took much interest in them until I saw them with Steve Hogarth in Loreley in Germany in 2017 at The Night Of The Prog Festival.  I saw Fish again in 2019 at A New Day Festival in Faversham near Canterbury in Kent.  

Last year I saw Steve Hogarth perform with the Trevor Horn band at Cropredy.  He sang and played a keyboard  with an incredible version of "Life On Mars" by David Bowie.  It's on You Tube.  Go on have a look.  Steve Hogarth Cropredy 2022.  Try typing that in.

Here's two of my favourite Marillion tracks from Misplaced Childhood.  Enjoy.


18 comments:

  1. For your interest:-
    "I was in 'Padres Bay' when suddenly I felt a child standing behind me on the stairs. I knew he was dressed as a soldier and vanished as soon as he entered the corner of my eye. Perhaps it was my muse; perhaps it was the drug. It was enough to propel me into reaming off a large scrawl of prose." - said Fish of this album.
    P.S. I copied that from Wikipedia

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  2. Thanks for that. I said Fish is a poet and a visionary YP. He's a modern day Coleridge. Man From Porlock would be a great name for our Prog Rock band.

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    1. We need our backing singer and tambourine basher Judith back from the drug rehabilitation unit.

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    2. It's OK her going on all these holidays. But it's our royalties that will be paying for them and the wrecked hotel rooms.

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    3. There's a lot of folk in blog land who are missing the Judith Chalmers posts from the IOM. Get well soon JayCee.

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    4. I chime in with Northsider on this one. You are missed, Jaycee.

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  3. No clue for next week’s N?

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    1. Neil Diamond. Sweet Caroline.

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    2. WHOT??? Have you forgotten Nirvana?

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    3. No. What about Neil Young? I think it will be a genius with a Toronto connection.

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    4. Another Canadian band. I would love to go there.

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    5. Debby - Nirvana were a grunge band so they are surely excluded.

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    6. Have a look at Pentecost Hotel by British band Nirvana YP. It's on good old You Tube.

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  4. I dunno Traveller. You might be in a Rush to read Ghost Rider by probably the best drummer since Buddy Rich. There's also a guy who I saw ho sang about getting an illness when scrat he'd by cats? Have you any suggestions for N Traveller?

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  5. I need to go to Spec Savers with those Typos. Sorry!

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