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    Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:44
NOTE: This is not an announcement.
 
It has been confirmed that Celtic proggers Mostly Autumn will be in charge of supporting Bryan Adams on his concert at Murrayfield Stadium (somewhere in Scotchland, I guess - pardon my ignorance LOL) on Saturday July 21st.
 
The band seem very fired up for the event, claiming it will be "biggest gig of the band's career to date". It is understanble, opening for an international superstar while hardly being known in York.
 
Mostly Autumn have been under fire for diverting from the straight path of prog lately. However, will they be acessible enough for the type of audience who pay to see Bryan Adams? They are schedueld to play 75 minutes of their work, that while being not the most adventurous and demanding progressive rock, will probably have some moments confusing for the brains of some of the audience.
 
Could it be a success for them? Could it be good for modern takes on progressive rock as whole, a band like MA perform to an audience mostly used to mainstream music? Or are they in risk of being boo'ed throughout the show? Confused


Edited by Kotro - June 19 2007 at 16:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:52
Personally, I think they will go down quite well. I am one of those who loved their first four albums, but haven't been so keen on their later stuff.
Nevertheless, they are very talented, and I think they could do really well, if the audience gives them a decent chance.
Of course, Bryan Adams has a big following, and some fans won't be interested in the support act, whoever it is. I suspect that, even if it was Rush supporting their Canadian compatriot, they wouldn't go down well with some fans. But others may be more receptive. Having Heather Findley and Angela Goldthorpe there should attract some attention, apart from the music! And Fish may be in the wings, watching his wife. He'll stand no nonsense!
It will at least be some exposure for MA, and that is what they are probably excited about. They have nothing to lose. (Imo of course!)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 16:54
I'm very proud of my fave band, and hope they'll gain a lot of new fans.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 19:15
Er, Fish and Heather Findlay split up a couple of weeks ago, so he probably won't be there.

In my view, Bryan Adams should be supporting them.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 19:29
I've heard rumors that Meshuggah will be opening for Mariah Carey....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:03
^^ Sign me up for that one
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:14
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Er, Fish and Heather Findlay split up a couple of weeks ago, so he probably won't be there.



but they were my favorite prog couple... who will feel the void in my soul now¿?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:26

Mostly Autumn are a very talented band but whether this is wise will prove to be another matter.Their new album has some very good songs on it but i do prefer their earlier works.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 21:35
There was the whole King Crimson opening up for Tool thing.  Granted they're moderately related, but Tool has a pretty big fanbase with juvenille dipsh*ts, and heavy metalers and others so it would seem odd that one of the founding groups of progressive rock would open for them but I guess Fripp prefered openning.  At least thats what he told me....errr the audience I was in. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:23
well that's just a mean judgment to make. Think of all the juvenile dipsh*ts who listened to King Crimson in 1971.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:28
I hope nobody takes this the wrong way, but it's quite often us prog fans  who are the biggest snobs and the last to give anyone a fair chance. Sadly, I saw Ambrosia booed off the stage when they opened for Rush in Phoenix years ago.
 
Regarding MA with BA, I think the audience will be quite pleasently surprised. Adams appeals to a more adult contemporary crowd these days and I think (in most venues) MA's sophisticated, intelligent, and quite beutiful song writing will be very well received. I'm certain they will make many new fans, and I congratulate them for landing such a high exposure gig. All the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:44
Originally posted by puma puma wrote:

well that's just a mean judgment to make. Think of all the juvenile dipsh*ts who listened to King Crimson in 1971.


BURN! LOL I would have killed to see that show.



I would love to see two this come out of this:
1) Mostly Autumn remains proggy.
2) Mostly Autumn is well received.

I haven't even heard their music... and I didn't put much thought into this comment as it is very generic, but I felt bad for commenting without some sort of contribution to the thread, so...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 22:59

My goodness, scary thoughts what with progbands opening for POP giants, so let’s have some fun (that’s a prog tradition) with a few nightmare scenarios:

On stage,

Dream Theater opening for Celine Dion

The Flower Kings opening for Cher

IQ warming up the crowd for Shakira (Yipes!)

Magma warming up for Madonna (now, THAT’s Kinky!)

Brand X opening for Justin Timberlake

Fish starts off the Pink show (stop giggling!)

The Watch kicks off Tim McGraw (spaghetti country, anyone?)

Hawkwind opens for Dolly Parton (Damn! talk about Space Ritual!)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2007 at 23:15
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:


In my view, Bryan Adams should be supporting them.
Ain't it the truth!  Got that right...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 04:48
Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:04
Well, I am amazed, I saw Bryan Adams at Wembley Stadium in '91 (ok snigger all you like but it WAS fun!) He was supported there by Squeeze and Extreme.... having seen the kinda crowd he pulls, I just don't see the Mostlies getting 'em jumin' in their seats to be honest!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:15
^ Would have been worth it just for Squeeze - as long as Jools Holland was with them. Cant think of a Bryan Adams song I like..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:19
I can think of loads of Bryan Adams songs I like.
Mostly Autumn on the other hand................not one.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:32
Originally posted by Harkmark Harkmark wrote:

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2007 at 05:41
Originally posted by Anthony Anthony wrote:

Originally posted by Harkmark Harkmark wrote:

Well, I am not impressed with what I have heard by Mostly Autumn, but they seem to have lost their judgement totally. Maybe it's time to change management... I would prefer not to have a "Bryan Adams fan" enjoying my music...and that's not snobbery, only common sense...
 
The band manages themselves, so changing management will not happen! Also, I guess that when you're watching "The Wall live in Berlin"-DVD, you always skip "Empty spaces" and "Young Lust"?


Ok. At least they know what they are doing then.
As for the rest of your comment, I don't know what you are talking about.
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