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    Posted: December 19 2006 at 21:52
Personally, I'm not sure if they're prog or not...so I wasn't sure where to put them...
Anyway, I've only been listening to them for a short while, but am a fan none the less (I only own the album Spooky Two)...
Any fans here???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 05:31
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 06:47
We've been here before. I can see why they are considered prog and many years ago I considered Spooky Two to be a prog album. But in all honesty, it's a blues/ heavy rock album (yet is one of my all time favourites- their output gets no better than that album imo), really. 'Ceremony' is the one where they branched out yet that's less their music than the avant garde electronics that goes with it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 07:09
I only have "Ceremony". Very weird stuff... (Bluesy) rock meets experimental electronic music. The avant part courtesy of Pierre Henry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 07:35
Originally posted by salmacis salmacis wrote:

We've been here before. I can see why they are considered prog and many years ago I considered Spooky Two to be a prog album. But in all honesty, it's a blues/ heavy rock album (yet is one of my all time favourites- their output gets no better than that album imo), really. 'Ceremony' is the one where they branched out yet that's less their music than the avant garde electronics that goes with it.
 
Hit it right on the button, JamesWink, I'd say their proggiest album is their last one, the collab with Pierre Henry.
 
But all in all ST is not really anymore than a good blues-derived band that went along with the prog tendencies of the day.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 08:10
Originally posted by salmacis salmacis wrote:

We've been here before. I can see why they are considered prog and many years ago I considered Spooky Two to be a prog album. But in all honesty, it's a blues/ heavy rock album (yet is one of my all time favourites- their output gets no better than that album imo), really. 'Ceremony' is the one where they branched out yet that's less their music than the avant garde electronics that goes with it.
But my usual complaint about hindsight being used to label something prog: this that Spooky Two was not labelled progressive music originally. Spooky Tooth were most definitely a Hammond driven blues/underground band - you'll find a track on one of those Island Records samplers - You Can All Join Ii (???) - when the Island  band signings were seen/heard as 'underground' - hey the archetypal Traffic (from whom the sampler title was borrowed), had a cottage in the country (soon a dwelling type to be copied by Led Zep) and indulged in chemical modification of the mind thereby losing whole months of reality. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2006 at 10:18
I was just unsure where to put It, I'm not as smart as all of you :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 19:06
Spooky Thooth one of the greatest band i consider them to be protoprog, but Ceremony have one of the most fiery guitar played, only ruined by the electronics of Pierre Henry.
 
Also The Last Puff was a great album with a killer version of  I am the Walrus.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 19:35
Not prog, I think, and I wouldn't even call them proto-prog. But great melodious songs, fantastic autumn-like atmosphere and two magnificent singers. I'm talking about Spooky Two now: fantastic album for the biggest part.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 20:34
Yep, they were your standard issue heavy blues-rock band.  Spooky Two is a great album, one I enjoy every time I listen to it, and I've been listening to it for nearly 40 years now.  The guitar solo on Evil Woman is worth the price of admission.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 21:01
i think they have some prog elements to call them protoprog


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 22:18
Originally posted by zafreth zafreth wrote:

Spooky Thooth one of the greatest band i consider them to be protoprog, but Ceremony have one of the most fiery guitar played, only ruined by the electronics of Pierre Henry.
 
Also The Last Puff was a great album with a killer version of  I am the Walrus.
 
AGREE!! I am not much into covers, but I AM THE WALRUSThumbs%20Up by Spooky Tooth is wonderful.
SPOOKY TWO is maybe one of the 100 best rock albums ever made...Lost in My dreams (if i am correct) is a wonderful athmospheric song and the 9mn Evil Woman a great hard rock epic.
Mike Harrison had a heck of a voice!
 
Not a prog band, but i have seen even less proggish artists listed here on PA.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2008 at 23:50
Spooky Tooth were a great rock rock rock and rollll band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2008 at 10:57
Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

Originally posted by zafreth zafreth wrote:

Spooky Thooth one of the greatest band i consider them to be protoprog, but Ceremony have one of the most fiery guitar played, only ruined by the electronics of Pierre Henry.
 
Also The Last Puff was a great album with a killer version of  I am the Walrus.
 
AGREE!! I am not much into covers, but I AM THE WALRUSThumbs%20Up by Spooky Tooth is wonderful.
SPOOKY TWO is maybe one of the 100 best rock albums ever made...Lost in My dreams (if i am correct) is a wonderful athmospheric song and the 9mn Evil Woman a great hard rock epic.
Mike Harrison had a heck of a voice!
 
Not a prog band, but i have seen even less proggish artists listed here on PA.
 
You are quite right like for example Iron Maiden, is more Heavy metal that progressive rock or Messugah and the like
 
i vote that Spooky Tooth enter in Prog archives!!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2008 at 12:29
I dont care what they're categoerised as, but they're a great band. They should have been much bigger.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2008 at 12:34
The Mirror is probably the closest to the fringe's of prog, with Gary Wrigh't swirling synths leading the way. The whole album is exceptional but the title tune is an outright FM rock classic . Great drumming on the album also. Anyone heard this one, used to play a lot on FM radio back then

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2008 at 13:04
Spookytooth is a great great band, but it is hard to say if they should be included in here. If so, they should be in the "proto prog" or "prog related" section. They're so awesome that I chose their name to be my user name on these forums...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2008 at 13:04
Originally posted by spookytooth spookytooth wrote:

Spookytooth is a great great band, but it is hard to say if they should be included in here. If so, they should be in the "proto prog" or "prog related" section. They're so awesome that I chose their name to be my user name on these forums...
 
I Agree with you totally  they should be in the prog related section, and nnow how do we do this?
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2008 at 13:20
Originally posted by zafreth zafreth wrote:

Originally posted by spookytooth spookytooth wrote:

Spookytooth is a great great band, but it is hard to say if they should be included in here. If so, they should be in the "proto prog" or "prog related" section. They're so awesome that I chose their name to be my user name on these forums...
 
I Agree with you totally  they should be in the prog related section, and nnow how do we do this?
 


Suggest them to the Admin Team, and if they are accepted, volunteer to write a bio and add the albums. That is how we go about PP and PR additions. If you write the bio, whoever adds them physically will credit you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2008 at 13:28
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

Originally posted by zafreth zafreth wrote:

Originally posted by spookytooth spookytooth wrote:

Spookytooth is a great great band, but it is hard to say if they should be included in here. If so, they should be in the "proto prog" or "prog related" section. They're so awesome that I chose their name to be my user name on these forums...
 
I Agree with you totally  they should be in the prog related section, and nnow how do we do this?
 


Suggest them to the Admin Team, and if they are accepted, volunteer to write a bio and add the albums. That is how we go about PP and PR additions. If you write the bio, whoever adds them physically will credit you.
 
A question? how is the procedure to add a band??
 
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