Header

OCEAN

Heavy Prog • France


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Ocean picture
Ocean biography
French quartet OCEAN was founded in 1974 by guitarist/keyboardist George Bodossian. Their first album, God's Clown was released in 1976 by the renowned French label Barclay. Sung entirely in English, the album blends clear LED ZEPPELIN references(such as the androgynous, Plant-like vocals of singer Robert Belmonte) with KING CRIMSON and other progressive influences.

Further information on the band's activity is hard to come by. However, it seems they released four albums altogether, with the last, self-titled effort released in 1981 (though with a different drummer).

Raffaella Berry (Raff)

OCEAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

OCEAN forum topics / tours, shows & news


OCEAN forum topics Create a topic now
OCEAN tours, shows & news Post an entries now

OCEAN Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to OCEAN

Buy OCEAN Music


PelagialPelagial
Metal Blade 2013
Audio CD$12.36
$9.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Jape - Ocean of Frequency (CD 2011) *PROMO* US $1.64 [0 bids]
33m 46s
Tohoshinki: Ocean (2013) Japan Korea / CD & CARD TAIWAN US $14.69 Buy It Now 56m 9s
BILLY OCEAN "LOVERBOY" 7" 45 RECORD P/S US $5.61 Buy It Now 1h 6m
MERCURY REV - Across Yer Ocean - 7 inch Picture Disc Vinyl. US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 7m
1981 Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) US $2.47 [0 bids]
1h 8m
FINN RIGGINS-SOLDIER A SAINT AN OCEAN EXPLORER CD NEW US $12.33 Buy It Now 1h 14m
An Ocean Between Us-The Failings CD NEW US $13.41 Buy It Now 1h 15m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE - Free My Name - 7 inch vinyl single in picture sleeve. US $9.95 Buy It Now 1h 18m
Nature Rhythms - Ocean Storm [CD New] US $6.77 Buy It Now 1h 26m
We Are The Ocean Go Now And Live CD (UK Import) NEW US $13.90 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Billy Ocean(7" Vinyl)Suddenly / Lucky Man-VG/VG US $3.99 Buy It Now 1h 39m
CD Album Ocean Colour Scene - Marchin' Already US $5.95 Buy It Now 2h
BILLY OCEAN get outta my dreams get into my car 12" 3 track extended version b/w US $8.29 Buy It Now 2h 3m
BILLY OCEAN - There'll be sad songs - 7" single US $4.63 Buy It Now 2h 8m
Eloy - Ocean - Cassette, Polish Press US $17.49 Buy It Now 2h 10m
GERMANY import KOMFORT.LABOR presents OCEAN Club Arto Lindsay CD NEW Sealed US $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 12m
We Are The Ocean Cutting Our Teeth CD (UK Import) NEW US $11.03 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Ensemble Dastan & Salar Aghili - Endless Ocean [CD New] US $15.27 Buy It Now 2h 22m
Nektar - Tab In The Ocean [CD New] US $13.49 Buy It Now 2h 25m
Not Found - ATMOSPHERIC MOODS - ECHOES OF THE OCEAN US $4.09 Buy It Now 2h 36m
Sun David - Reiki Healing Ocean (2001) - Used - Compact Disc US $11.50 Buy It Now 2h 42m
THE UNDERTONES julie ocean/kiss in the dark ARDS9 uk ardeck 1981 7" PS EX/VG US $11.61 Buy It Now 2h 44m
Willy Mason - If The Ocean Gets Rough (2007) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.37 Buy It Now 2h 48m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE DOODLE BOOK RARE 1 TRACK PROMO CD ACETATE US $1.64 [1 bids]
2h 48m
Digital Ocean - Trinity 3000 (1995) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.37 Buy It Now 2h 53m
OCEAN/ BIFF ROSE/JAGGERZ. PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND.EXC US $16.59 Buy It Now 2h 53m
Levine/Jezzro - Ocean Blvd (2008) - Used - Compact Disc US $3.48 Buy It Now 2h 59m
Out of the Ocean [Digipak] * by Bess Rogers (CD, 2011, Hubbub) US $8.95 Buy It Now 3h
CLASSICAL BABY SLEEPS CD Mothers Heartbeat & Womb Sounds Music & Ocean LULLABIES US $12.11 Buy It Now 3h 12m
Owl City Ocean Eyes cd US $6.99 Buy It Now 3h 12m
461 OCEAN BOULEVARD [042281169717] - NEW CD US $18.92 Buy It Now 3h 12m
The Amity Affliction - Let The Ocean Take Me CD New US $23.23 Buy It Now 3h 12m
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY_Ocean Drive_used CD_ships from AUSTRALIA US $9.35 Buy It Now 3h 12m
BILLY OCEAN "LOVE IS FOREVER, DANCEFLOOR" PIC.SLEEVE 45 US $5.99 Buy It Now 3h 14m
BILLY OCEAN "THERE'LL BE SAD SONGS" PICT. SLEEVE 45 US $5.99 Buy It Now 3h 14m
G. Dunnett - Cottage For Sale/ Victory Military Band - Dreams On Ocean (7" 78) US $3.30 Buy It Now 3h 37m
5 Vintage 45 Records Bryan Adams Chilliwack Billy Ocean Styx Dr Hook US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $12.00 Buy It Now
3h 39m
BILLY OCEAN there'll be sad songs JAPAN 7" Used Rental US $6.99 Buy It Now 3h 49m
Billy Ocean(Vinyl LP)Suddenly-JIVE-HIP 12-UK-NM/NM US $18.99 Buy It Now 3h 58m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE - B-Sides Seasides & Freerides - 1997 Magazine Advert Poster US $7.47 Buy It Now 3h 59m
Billy Ocean(12"Vinyl)When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Go US $16.99 Buy It Now 4h
The She Rockers(12"Vinyl)Hands Across The Ocean-UK-JIVE T 259-Ji US $17.99 Buy It Now 4h
Indian Ocean(12"Vinyl)School Bell/Treehouse-UK-12 BRW 57 DJ-4th US $53.99 Buy It Now 4h
BILLY OCEAN 'EVERYTHING'S CHANGED' UK 7" SINGLE US $8.29 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH' US PICTURE SLEEVE PROMO 7" SINGLE US $3.30 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'THERE'LL BE SAD SONGS' US IMPORT 7" SINGLE PROMO COPY US $4.97 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH' US PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $2.47 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'LOVE IS FOREVER' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $2.47 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH' UK 7" SINGLE #2 US $2.08 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'THERE'LL BE SAD SONGS' UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" SINGLE US $2.08 Buy It Now 4h 2m
BILLY OCEAN 'WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH' UK 7" SINGLE US $2.08 Buy It Now 4h 2m
DENNIS WILSON (BEACH - PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE [886976404826] - NEW CD US $27.91 Buy It Now 4h 2m
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - OCEAN RAIN - 2564611652 US $10.88 Buy It Now 4h 5m
Billy Ocean(Vinyl LP)Tear Down These Walls-JIVE-HIP 57-UK-Ex/NM US $18.99 Buy It Now 4h 10m
Billy Ocean(Vinyl LP)Tears Down These Walls-JIVE-HIP 57-UK-Ex+/VG+ US $13.99 Buy It Now 4h 10m
THE OCEAN - ANTHROPOCENTRIC (LTD DIG-PAK) NEUROSIS US $3.30 [1 bids]
4h 16m
CULT OF LUNA - CULT OF LUNA (CD) NEUROSIS/THE OCEAN/ISIS US $3.30 [0 bids]
4h 17m
billy ocean, caribbean queen 7" single, jive 77 US $11.61 Buy It Now 4h 18m
CULT OF LUNA - THE BEYOND (CD) NEUROSIS/THE OCEAN/ISIS US $3.30 [0 bids]
4h 19m
THE OCEAN - HELIOCENTRIC (LTD DIG-PAK ) (CD) MASTODON/NEUROSIS US $3.30 [1 bids]
4h 21m
CULT OF LUNA - SALVATION (CD) NEUROSIS/THE OCEAN/ISIS US $3.30 [0 bids]
4h 23m
Ocean Put Your Hand in the Hand 1971 Kama Sutra KSBS-2033 Stereo US $2.99 [0 bids]
4h 24m
THE OCEAN - PELAGIAL (DELUXE) (2CD) MASTODON/NEUROSIS US $16.21 [6 bids]
4h 24m
Ocean Colour Scene - Ocean Colour Scene NEW CD US $21.86 Buy It Now 4h 25m
BILLY OCEAN Emotions In Motion Vinyl Lp SEALED US $6.30 Buy It Now 4h 25m
Ocean Colour Scene - Marchin' Already NEW CD US $21.86 Buy It Now 4h 26m
THE OCEAN - COLLECTIVE OBLIVION (3DVD) LTD DIGI-BOOK/NEUROSIS/MASTODON US $8.29 [1 bids]
4h 28m
CULT OF LUNA - VERTIKAL (LTD DIGI-PAK +1) (CD) NEUROSIS/THE OCEAN/ISIS US $3.30 [3 bids]
4h 30m
Billy Ocean "Night (Feel Like Getting Down)" Disco Boogie 12" Epic mp3 US $8.50 [2 bids]
4h 30m
HOUSE OF FREAKS BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN 45 RECORD AND PICTURE SLEEVE RHINO 74409 US $7.00 Buy It Now 4h 36m
Ocean Colour Scene-this day should last forever.7" US $8.30 Buy It Now 4h 45m
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard , 2-CD Deluxe edition , New & Sealed US $26.56 [0 bids]
4h 53m
Ocean Colour Scene US $4.09 Buy It Now 4h 54m
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE 1998 Tour Programme US $14.95 Buy It Now 5h
La Mer / Un Barque Sur L'Ocean/Poeme de l'Amour et.... US $2.13 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Ocean Colour Scene hundred mile high city JAPAN CD OBI RARE US $7.99 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Ocean Colour Scene one from the modern Bonus track +2 JAPAN CD OBI + LYRIC BOOK US $8.99 Buy It Now 5h 4m
PLAYERS clear the decks Bonus +3 JAPAN CD Stone Roses Style Council Ocean Colour US $8.99 Buy It Now 5h 5m
SOLID GOLD-DANCING IN THE STREETS-ALBUM(PROMO CD)SUPREMES,JACKSON 5,BILLY OCEAN US $1.81 Buy It Now 5h 16m
**Billy Ocean - L.I.F.E. - Love Is Forever (1998) - OOP & Rare - Exx Condition** US $7.46 Buy It Now 5h 19m
CLASSICAL BABY SLEEPS CD Mothers Heartbeat & Womb Sounds & Music & Ocean MZK8693 US $12.11 Buy It Now 5h 20m
I THREW A KISS IN THE OCEAN sheet music IRVING BERLIN US $13.29 Buy It Now 5h 27m
FRANK OCEAN CHANNEL ORANGE SEALED CD NEW 2012 US $4.48 Buy It Now 5h 29m
Call of the Ocean - Wychazel - New ! US $9.95 Buy It Now 5h 32m
INFINITE LOOP - ACROSS THE OCEAN NEW CD US $27.37 Buy It Now 5h 32m
BILLY OCEAN LOVE ZONE LP ALBUM US $1.34 Buy It Now 5h 35m
Eric CLapton-461 Ocean Boulevard 2-CD Edition US $16.99 [0 bids]
5h 38m
Ocean LP "Put Your Hand In The Hand" NM 1971 US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $19.50 Buy It Now
5h 42m
Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive US $1.66 Buy It Now 5h 56m
NEW - Slow Dancing on the Ocean Floor US $3.00 Buy It Now 5h 59m
Billy Ocean(7" Vinyl P/S)Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car-JIVE-UK-Ex/Ex US $9.99 Buy It Now 6h
Ocean Colour Scene-Golden Gate Bridge CD Single New US $14.93 Buy It Now 6h 14m
Manic Street Preachers - Ocean Spray - Scarce 2001 9trk Enhanced 2CD set US $8.29 Buy It Now 6h 16m
Manic Street Preachers - Ocean Spray - Scarce 1999 6trk 2CD set US $8.29 Buy It Now 6h 16m
Ocean Colour Scene - I Just Need Myself - Scarce 2003 6trk 2CD single set US $8.29 Buy It Now 6h 21m
Paul Evans 'Happy-Go-Lucky-Me/Fish In The Ocean' 208 Guaranteed 45 RPM 1960 NM US $19.99 Buy It Now 6h 48m
Indian Ocean "School Bell/Treehouse" Oddball Disco 12" Sleeping Bag WLP mp3 US $21.50 [3 bids]
6h 52m
Billy Ocean "African Queen (No More Love On The Run)" 45 rpm vinyl record EX US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $6.99 Buy It Now
6h 58m
Billy Ocean?- Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) 1981 Japan CD With Obi 2001 US $12.99 Buy It Now 6h 59m
Mary Hopkin "Earth Song/Ocean Song" Apple SMAS 3381!!! US $9.99 [0 bids]
7h

More places to buy OCEAN music online Buy OCEAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OCEAN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OCEAN shows & tickets


OCEAN has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

OCEAN discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

OCEAN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.52 | 10 ratings
God's Clown
1976
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ocean
1981

OCEAN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
A Live + B
1979

OCEAN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

OCEAN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OCEAN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

OCEAN Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 God's Clown by OCEAN album cover Studio Album, 1976
4.52 | 10 ratings

BUY
God's Clown
Ocean Heavy Prog

Review by Sagichim
Collaborator Eclectic Prog Team

5 stars One of the best heavy prog jams in PA, so unknown and rated so low, it borders a crime ( below 3 stars ). So here is the first review of the album just to let you in on this very obscure band. Ocean are a 4 piece band from france founded in 1974, but it wasn't until 1976 when they released their debut album, lying heavily on the tasty guitar work of Georges Bodossian, so this may appeal more to hard rock, guitar 70's style playing lovers. The band plays some heavy progressive rock reminiscent of other power trios in style and in sound, but does not hold any french elements like other bands Ange or Mona Lisa do, the music resembles heavy prog from england rather than from france, another element helping that is the english sung vocals by Robert Belmonte, who sometimes manages to sound like Robert Plant or a woman rather than a man. Trying to sing in english to get out of the french boundaries was not a good choice for the band since they didn't have the right marketing to push them out of france. As good as the vocals are maybe they should have been in french rather than in english, an element the band occupied later.

The album is divided into two parts, each part contains 4 songs that flow from one to the next very easily, although moving to other directions the songs are still connected as a whole with that heavy guitar jamming. The music is in hard rock style never going in one direction but keeping the listener on his toes with all kinds of twists and turns, and a lot of fiery guitar solos that will make you air-guitaring for sure. The guitars by Bodossian are tasteful and exciting ranges from clean lines, to rhythmic to hard rocking riffing and of course those frenzy fiery solos, located in the middle with generous volume just to nail your ass to the floor. The rhythm section certainly is keeping up with those guitar runs and add a lot of power to the music, making this release a nuclear bomb.

Said they are reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, i would say maybe the first Zep album comes to mind, but this is more hard rocking sound like other albums by Budgie, Night Sun, T2, Rush and more aggressive Frippian leads. The writing is very good and although this is not 100% progressive stuff, the music is still interesting, fun and always changing, definitely aiming towards progressive rock fans. The songs are mainly upbeat and have a real sense of drive and power, making you think " who the hell needs keys?? " but then again i can not but wonder what would they achieve with a good keyboardist on board?. Not a lot of information is available about the band, but it seems they have released more albums in the 70's not listed in PA. Their 1981 album is totally different pointing to the local french scene. I wish there is a second album like this one, because this is exactly my cup of whiskey.

In conclusion if you are looking for something that will boil your blood, and like any of the bands mentioned, you shouldn't miss out on this masterpiece jam. I was thinking over between 4 or 5 stars, but actualy this is so good and i can not give it 4, this is 4.5 rounded up proudly.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to raff for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.58 seconds