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    Posted: July 17 2006 at 06:09
a full statement is on http://www.itbites.com.

john mitchell of arena, the urbane and lately kino is
replacing francis dunnery on vocals and guitar, who
is unable to take part due to his residency in the U.S.

since mitchell, john beck and bob dalton have already
been together in kino and pete trewavas is currently busy
with the next marillion album, this will probably make
kino obsolete (richard nolan will "replace" trewavas
on bass).

interesting prospect though. i think that dunnery is way
too central to the it bites-sound to ever be
replaceable, but, hey, i am ready to be surprised and
i look forward to follow their renewed path
"once around the world".
    
    
    
progressive rock and rural tranquility don't match. true or false?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2006 at 22:25
Wow.

Love It Bites...

...but as much as I enjoy Kino, I think too much of the sound of It Bites is directly a result of Francis Dunnery's vocals (John Mitchell is a good vocalist, but nowhere near Francis), his playing (I DO think Mitchell could cover this), and his songwriting. While I am simply jazzed about hearing this classic music again, I will wait to see how the new line-up handles the classic songs, but I suspect any new material will inevitably sound like Kino (not a bad thing).

Eventually I hope for a full on reunion to hit the states. I first saw It Bites live in 1990, and have been a huge fan ever since, I hope I get another chance.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2006 at 08:45
well, if mitchell can pull off all these little warblings
that dunnery comes up with like – pardon me –

"chumchumchumchumchouwwa-
dowayayoooo–googagack-zack-rrrrrrt"

in "plastic dreamer" – and he has played that song,
when they did the KINO thing – he is most certainly
the man for the job!

i wonder what ol' frank dun' thinks of these
developments? he is an outspoken character after
all and – from what i've heard – carries a bit of a
chip on his shoulder from time to time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2006 at 09:22
I betcha ol' Frank bowed out because of the stars or something, what with being all astrology-obsessed of late.

While I really liked Kino, they didn't strike me as all that It Bitesy, but maybe that was deliberate. If they decide to go in a more IB direction, I for one won't complain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2006 at 07:39
Originally posted by Teaflax

I betcha ol' Frank bowed out because of the stars or something, what with being all astrology-obsessed of late.

While I really liked Kino, they didn't strike me as all that It Bitesy,
but maybe that was deliberate. If they decide to go in a more IB
direction, I for one won't complain.


To me,and I am not baiting you here,It Bites are the very epitome of AOR in a Prog disguise.
    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2006 at 11:27
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To me,and I am not baiting you here,It Bites are the very epitome of AOR in a Prog disguise.
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i beg to differ – AOR can at times sound very cheesy
and has a very conservative air about it – that's two
attributes that i would never associate IB with – i'd
say 80's wave pop in a prog disguise – opinions?
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