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.
For your interest:-ReplyDelete
"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
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.ReplyDelete
We need our backing singer and tambourine basher Judith back from the drug rehabilitation unit.Delete
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.Delete
There's a lot of folk in blog land who are missing the Judith Chalmers posts from the IOM. Get well soon JayCee.Delete
I chime in with Northsider on this one. You are missed, Jaycee.Delete
No clue for next week’s N?ReplyDelete
Neil Diamond. Sweet Caroline.Delete
WHOT??? Have you forgotten Nirvana?Delete
No. What about Neil Young? I think it will be a genius with a Toronto connection.Delete
Another Canadian band. I would love to go there.Delete
Debby - Nirvana were a grunge band so they are surely excluded.Delete
Have a look at Pentecost Hotel by British band Nirvana YP. It's on good old You Tube.Delete
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?ReplyDelete
I need to go to Spec Savers with those Typos. Sorry!ReplyDelete