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    Posted: February 14 2009 at 15:32
Hi folks just joined and done a search for Greenslade and not one post came up, the songs melange and time to dream are two of my all time favorite prog tracks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2009 at 12:12
There are a few posts around - go to the Band's page and part way down there are some forum posts. I'm partial to Cactus Choir myself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2009 at 19:54
Tony Reeves is one of the most icredible yet underated bassists. MacCulloch wasn't too shabby either!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2009 at 09:17
Bedside Manners Are Extra is one of my faves...I'm always absorbed by complex double-keyboards.
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Anyway, is this thread-master Dave? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2009 at 12:42
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Bedside Manners Are Extra is one of my faves...I'm always absorbed by complex double-keyboards.
 
Yeah that's my favourite too, a great album. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2009 at 17:29
Nice symphonic music by Greenslade, i also think Bedside Manners is a very cool album, the other i have is the eponymous and its quite good.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2009 at 05:04
Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Yeah that's my favourite too, a great album. Clap

Originally posted by memowakeman memowakeman wrote:

Nice symphonic music by Greenslade, i also think Bedside Manners is a very cool album, the other i have is the eponymous and its quite good.


Their first- and second-album sleeves (drawn by Roger Dean) are excellent, too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2009 at 06:04
McCulloch did not play drums on King Crimson's "Lizard" for nothing.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2009 at 06:12
I saw Greenslade at least half a dozen times in the seventies, always great live, tremendous rhythm section (Reeves/McCulloch) and band has links to two of my all-time faves - McCulloch played on Crimson's Lizard (my all-time fave album) and Dave Lawson played in the Mr.Mick incarnation of Stackridge (my second all-time fave band).
 
I bought the first two Greenslade albums in the seventies, the debut shades it for me with An English Western and Drowning Man my two top tracks. Rare Bird had a similar vibe to Greenslade and both owed a debt to Procol Harum with their twin, intertwining keyboards.
 
The debut album from Rare Bird is a real gem too, always loved it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2009 at 15:54
Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Tony Reeves is one of the most icredible yet underated bassists. MacCulloch wasn't too shabby either!
 
Reeves is a great bass player, with a heavy penchant for fuzz sounds and the use of jazzy cadences; from his Colosseum days, he could make his instrument be noticed despite the starrign role assumed by other instrumentalists in the band.
 
MacCulloch is the perfect companion in rhythm. As proficient as Ian Wallace was during the final stages of KC's 69-71 era, I can only admit that Wallace's input in the "Islands" album suffers from the comparison against MacCulloch's deliveries for the "Lizard" album.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2009 at 15:59
Originally posted by memowakeman memowakeman wrote:

Nice symphonic music by Greenslade, i also think Bedside Manners is a very cool album, the other i have is the eponymous and its quite good.
 
 
Definitely, their frist three studio efforts are solid exhibitions of very good symphonic prog wit ha distinct English flavor, including elements of jazz-rock and R'n'B. Dave Lawson's peculiar singing style feels at home in this band's overall sound. Like most posters in this thread, I feel their sophomore album is their apex.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2009 at 18:18
Greats albums love the sound




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2009 at 17:03
Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Bedside Manners Are Extra is one of my faves...I'm always absorbed by complex double-keyboards.
 
Yeah that's my favourite too, a great album. Clap
I prefer both Greenslade and Spyglass Guest over it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2009 at 22:49
Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Tony Reeves is one of the most icredible yet underated bassists. MacCulloch wasn't too shabby either!
 
Not bad, not too bad,... just kidding. The powerful rhythm section of Reeves and MacCulloch is a major asset oin Greenslade's overall sound.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2009 at 03:49
I prefer the debut over Bedside but both are pretty good albums. Not my favorite band though. I always felt that they were second league symphonic prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2009 at 04:04
Yep, I think Greenslade are rather unjustly relegated to being considered as a Serie B prog band (perhaps in sales only) but their output is very strong and even with perhaps 'Spyglass Guest' being the patchiest.

'Sunkissed You're Not' is a 24 carat surefire classic IMO

Furthermore, I've always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Lawson's voice, which sounds a tad strained and scratchy on some of the material.

Perhaps this polarizes opinion about the group ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2009 at 04:04
 ^ ^second league maybe but with their own special brilliance, Morgan Fisher's band in a similar vein and worth checking out for Greenslade fans









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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2009 at 04:45
Yes, Morgan's album 'Nova Solis' is well worth hearing and those of you who may only know Mr Fisher from Mott the Hoople, will be astonished at how accomplished a player and writer he is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2009 at 16:17
do u not think being a prog fan commercial maybe puts u off  a band rather than making u like it?
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