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    Posted: September 05 2008 at 08:10
1 The Three Legged Table ( 1971) - brilliantly compact, four-part multi-movement suite
2 Essence Of Porphyry (1971) - English pastoral whimsy meets Zappa
3 Slark ( 1971) - 14 minute folk epic expanded to symphonic proportions
4 Purple Spaceships Over Yatton (1972) Gustav Holst inspired cosmic epic with peerless flute
5 Lummy Days (1972) - 'pocket symphony' par excellence
6 Syracuse The Elephant (1972) - dizzying programmatic travelogue of styles
7 Teatime (1972) - medieval flavoured flute & violin, simply beautiful
8 God Speed The Plough (1973) tone poem redolent of Thomas Hardy's Dorset countryside
9 February In Shropshire (1973) violin, sax, piano & harpsichord driven masterpiece
10 McGregor/Zorgan's Daughter (1973) Jazz fusion meets Anglican church music
11 Rufus T. Firefly (1974) super smooth flute/guitar unison
12 Pocket Billiards (1974) Wah-wah meets the Big Top
13 Who's That Up There With Bill Stokes? (1974) Tympanic blood & thunder
14 Fish In A Glass (1976) Beatles/Zappa flavoured cocktail
15 Wildebeeste (1999) violin driven surrealism
16 It Must Be Time For Bed (1999) minor ninth flattened fifths and elevenths abound, psychedelic cut-up
17 Charles Louis Dance (2002) chamber music for decaying English dance halls
 
1-3 from 'Stackridge' (1971)
6 single B-side (1972)
5-7 from 'Friendliness (1972)
8 from 'The Man In The Bowler Hat' (1973)
9-10 from John Peel Sessions (1973)
11-13 from 'Extravaganza' (1974)
14 from 'Mr.Mick' (1976)
15-16 from 'Something For The Weekend' (1999)
 
A large corner of my heart will be 'Forever Stackridge'....
17 from 'Lemon' (2000)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2008 at 10:53
Nice list.
 
In mine, I'd have found space for "The galloping Gaucho", "Happy in the lord" and "There is no refuge".Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2008 at 11:06
Another three of my all time  favourites  and all back in the current live set - catch Stackridge at The Boardwalk, Sheffield tonight, Fibbers, York tomorrow and The Brook, Southampton on 17th September ( see you there??)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2008 at 00:58
I have many fond memories of watching Stackridge in the early 70s. The Man in the Bowler Hat album is sheer joy from start to finish.
 
Syracuse the Elephant (from Friendliness) and No-One's More Important than the Earthworm (from Extravaganza) are also worth a mention from a prog rock angle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2008 at 06:55
Originally posted by AlanD AlanD wrote:

Another three of my all time  favourites  and all back in the current live set - catch Stackridge at The Boardwalk, Sheffield tonight, Fibbers, York tomorrow and The Brook, Southampton on 17th September ( see you there??)
 
Unfortunately, just a bit too far to travel (by boat by the sound of it!LOL). I'm sure they will be a great nights though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2008 at 04:25
I think if I had a choice, Road to Venezuela would be my all time top Stackridge tune.  The rolling percussion, the soaring fiddle and the vista offered by the lyric just about sum up how Stackridge are always more than the sum of their parts.  Someone was talking about a Stackridge newsgroup or message board the other day - any ideas where I should look?

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