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    Posted: January 04 2015 at 10:45
- the beginner being me. 

I'd like to make a start on Ozric Tentacles' discography but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions, folks ? Thanks kindly. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 10:49
Erpland is their best album imo and a wonderful place to start. It very aptly conveys all the different facets there is to this band - and very successfully to boot.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 10:57
Start here.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G_74QnaNtc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 10:58
Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 10:59
Thanks, folks, much appreciated.

The stuff I'm now writing sounds like, er, an Arabic krautrock version of Ozric Tentacles, apparently. No one could be more surprised than I am. 

Better give them a listen. ;-)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 11:09
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.
 
All 3 are excellent though my friend Tom, a self described Ozric fanatic, likes Hidden Step the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 11:21
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.
 
And it kinda stops there. When Jon left, the whole thing was over. Today it is nothing but a family affair and it is not very good, or even interesting and is missing the "sensual" side that those three albums so well portrayed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 16:05
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.
 
All 3 are excellent though my friend Tom, a self described Ozric fanatic, likes Hidden Step the best.
 
Yes, ALL those are excellent (my first was Strangeitude WAY back when...yikes!), and to this lot I'd like to add Arborescence, which was their last great album, IMO, before they took a step back with Become The Other.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 16:08
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.
 
And it kinda stops there. When Jon left, the whole thing was over. Today it is nothing but a family affair and it is not very good, or even interesting and is missing the "sensual" side that those three albums so well portrayed.
 
I'd be inclined to agree with you, BUT they have really turned out some great albums in the last 15 years, like The Hidden Step, The Yum Yum Tree and Paper Monkeys, which was a big surprise.
 
And hey, you don't like Arborescence or what? To the back of the line! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 17:31
Jurassic Shift

I was given that advice on this site and it was Perfect

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 17:34
Don't miss out on this album- despite its "newness"





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 17:37
ERPLAND without question.
My first Ozric entrance was Curious Corn in 1997. I never looked back. Can't really go wrong with any of the 90's albums. There are gems amongst the earlier material from the 80's which shouldn't be overlooked either.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 20:04
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.


 
And it kinda stops there. When Jon left, the whole thing was over. Today it is nothing but a family affair and it is not very good, or even interesting and is missing the "sensual" side that those three albums so well portrayed.

 
I'd be inclined to agree with you, BUT they have really turned out some great albums in the last 15 years, like The Hidden Step, The Yum Yum Tree and Paper Monkeys, which was a big surprise.
 
And hey, you don't like Arborescence or what? To the back of the line! LOL
I find the post-2000 albums rely heavily on programmed beats and electronica, still have some awesome tracks peppered throughout them. On the recent(ish) Paper Monkeys, some tracks hint at the classic 90's material more so than their last few releases before it (IMO).
Tough call here, but quite possibly my absolute fave track from OT would have to be Tidal Convergence (from Erpland).
Strangeitude is not to be missed by any means -White Rhino Tea is just outrageous.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 21:50
I like only one of their albums, where they have a fish eye lens view of a trippy-looking bus. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2015 at 22:03
^ Live Underslunky !! And it is a 5 star live album to me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2015 at 02:11
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:

Thanks, folks, much appreciated.

The stuff I'm now writing sounds like, er, an Arabic krautrock version of Ozric Tentacles, apparently. No one could be more surprised than I am. 

Better give them a listen. ;-)


You just got my attention.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2015 at 07:36
Cheers, folks ! Started giving Erpland and YumYum a listen... interesting stuff !!! I'm not hooked at the moment, but there are some pretty good moments. I'll carry on with it, I don't honestly expect to get prog albums on the first take. But all good so far. ;-)

This might make more sense to UK viewers, but a kind of "Prog family tree" a la Pete Frame (shows age) might be helpful....... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2015 at 06:39
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.


Exactly this!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2015 at 07:55
I remember good things from 'Become the other' & 'Spirals in Hyperspace'
I've created an atmosphere where I'm friend first, boss second. Probably entertainer third.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2015 at 09:40
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Erpland, Strangeitude, Jurassic Shift.


Exactly this!
 
I have everything up until the last 2 albums ... when the band has really lost it for me. Nothing against Brandy, but all she is doing is providing backup for Ed and not helping take the music somewhere else. Ed needs someone to go against the grain, not with the grain!
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