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    Posted: November 22 2019 at 05:31
Ireland short-lived prog band with one album (Grinilla from 1973), pressed with small number copies and without big impact. Totally unjustly! 
Grinilla is very interesting album (without keyboards) with emphasis on lead electric and acoustic guitars (played by Jimy Slevin and Jimy Gibson).
It sounds maybe a bit in style of Rush mixed with T2 and May Blitz, but has it's own character with big dose of folk influences.
Music is diverse with classical overtones - most visible in heavy rocking version of Sarbe Dance (Mekong Delta would like to do something like that!) and only single-released "William Tell Overture".
Also a lot of guitar dialogues have this classical feel, for example 22:05 - 26:20 and 28:15 - 29:40.
What a taste!



Grinilla 1973


full album:

1. History Tells
2. Think For Yourself
3. Variations For Huxley
4. Into The Nightmare
5. Just Another Journey
6. Sabre Dance
Bonus track from 2001 reissue
7. Son Of Girilla

Vincent Duffy / bass, guitar
Don Harris / drums, vocals
Jimmy Gibson / lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Jimmy Slevin / lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals


William Tell Overture/Brownox 1973

"William Tell Overture"


big, nice info from discogs:
Formed by ace guitarist Jimi Slevin, ex of Alice / Brogue towards the end of 1972, Peggy's Leg were known for their adaptations of classical music. Their live set included covers of Yes and Emerson Lake & Palmer as well as music by Bach ("a blistering rendition of Bach's Sinfonia from Cantata Nr. 29"), Katchaturian ("Sabre Dance"), Rossini ("William Tell Overture") and Handel. Their self-released album "Grinilla" came out in late 1973. Managed by John Donohue (Mushroom) who is credited with organising the recording of their self-released album that came out in 1973:

"This is one of the rarest albums of the seventies. Peggy's Leg were an Irish classical rock outfit and their sole album was recorded in just 23 hours. 500 copies were pressed originally and as most were sold to local fans, originals are extremely difficult to locate nowadays, particularly with the inner lyric sheet. The album consisted of six tracks and, aside from an unadventurous cover version of Love Sculpture's Sabre Dance, they comprised self-penned compositions which forged frantic heavy rock sections with soft dreamlike passages into a series of well structured songs. They also recorded a pretty frantic and indeed demented version of the William Tell Overture, which was put out on a 45."--Kissing Spell PR blurb.

The distinctive cover artwork for "Grinilla" was designed by Bad Taste Productions, i.e. Tim Booth of Dr.Strangely Strange. The album release was preceded by a headling concert at Liberty Hall in Dublin on October 24th.

Jimi Slevin was also a member of Crossroads, Jimi Slevin Band , Alyce , Skid Row (2) at various times in his career.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rivertree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2019 at 02:39
listening now ...
sounds somewhat eclectic to me ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2019 at 06:22
I had given a first ear to this a couple of days ago...
 
It's folky enough to be considered by the PF team, but we"ll have top discuss between us.
 
The album artworls makes me think of Mellow Candle's Swaddluing Songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2019 at 20:04
 we added Jimi Slevin a while back and in so doing I learned about Peggy's leg.  I'll have to check them out
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