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Prog World Cup-Round Of 16: Frank Zappa- Horslips

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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

And The Tain and The Book of Invasions are two of the very best albums ever recorded, vastly better than anything Zappa did.

Come on, Hercules, don't be silly.

Not being silly at all. They are both incredible pieces of work.

We can agree on that but the 'vastly better' part is quite laughable, man...probably not as much as this whole cheesy world cup though.
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Poll's over. Frank Zappa advances to quarterfinals. Final score 35-8.

Edited by Morningrise - October 12 2018 at 18:19
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2018 at 21:02
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

I had never even heard of the Irish outfit. How much like Tull are they?

 
Not really like Tull, though Jim Lockhart's flute work is often compared to Ian Anderson's. There's much more of a traditional folk feel about Horslips, and they use fiddles, mandolins, concertinas and Uillean pipes a lot in the early albums. They also sing some songs in Gaelic and even Manx.

This is their best known song, off The Tain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5G8AJf4Xzw

or this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cfNEW3pCY






I haven't even finished listening to this song, and I already like it better than anything I have heard from Zappa (which is not reallly all that much anyway).
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

I had never even heard of the Irish outfit. How much like Tull are they?

 
Not really like Tull, though Jim Lockhart's flute work is often compared to Ian Anderson's. There's much more of a traditional folk feel about Horslips, and they use fiddles, mandolins, concertinas and Uillean pipes a lot in the early albums. They also sing some songs in Gaelic and even Manx.

This is their best known song, off The Tain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5G8AJf4Xzw

or this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cfNEW3pCY






I haven't even finished listening to this song, and I already like it better than anything I have heard from Zappa (which is not reallly all that much anyway).

Pity others didn't take the time to listen!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2018 at 09:40
I find the two recommendation's interesting. I will add Horslipa to my buying list....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2018 at 16:18
Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

I find the two recommendation's interesting. I will add Horslipa to my buying list....

As have I.

Funny how long they escaped me since I'm so into Celtic influenced music.  Celtic Prog?  Not sure it's a match made in Heaven, but it does have me highly intrigued.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2018 at 16:49
I adore Sheik Yerbouti, and Frank was a mad genius, but after careful consideration, I voted for Horslips for their equally important significance in the broad, broad world of prog.
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Horslips are my most Vinyl/CD/Cassette collected artist; in fact my moniker on Discogs is "Horslips". So if you are on the Discogs database and you see a contributor called Horslips; it's me!

They were truly unique and diverse...they ended up being new wave; still with a hint of Celtic instruments.

Love them.
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If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.
 

To me, "Irish rock" = Thin Lizzy, Horslips, Mama's Boys.

U2 doesn't even count. LOL
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.
 

To me, "Irish rock" = Thin Lizzy, Horslips, Mama's Boys.

U2 doesn't even count. LOL


Yep.

Although I would add in some Rory Gallagher and some Gary Moore.

Also some Irish punk with Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, and The Pogues.
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Originally posted by Fischman Fischman wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.
 

To me, "Irish rock" = Thin Lizzy, Horslips, Mama's Boys.

U2 doesn't even count. LOL


Yep.

Although I would add in some Rory Gallagher and some Gary Moore.

Also some Irish punk with Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, and The Pogues.


Horslips were an enormous influence on The Pogues. Philip Chevron from the Pogues was an avid Horslips fan; even interviewing them for his school paper back in 1972 and ended up being a great friend of the band Below is one of his quotes from a Pogues forum where Chevron discusses Horslips and there influence on him 

"Horslips (especially) were one of the greatest live acts I've ever seen - it was like they opened the door to a whole new Ireland of possibilities and invited all us Irish kids to walk in and discover it for ourselves."

Here is the complete forum
http://pogues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=16763
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.

It's nice stuff, I'd listened to it before but not for a very long time, I don't get the "vastly better than anything Zappa has done" but I'm glad I listened to the two albums you recommended and have noted them for further exploration. Thanks!
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

If this poll has introduced a few people to the music of the most influential band ever to come out of Ireland (as U2 admit, they were inspired by Horslips), that's great news.

If they are even partly to blame for U2 that's enough to damn them for eternity ;)
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