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    Posted: March 31 2013 at 21:29
The Canterbury Scene on BBC Prog Rock Britannia [2008]
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What about Supersiter ? Canterbury sound ?
 
 
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Pierre, a terrific band, some of my favourites! Great sense of fun, very energetic and likeable!

So, the problem comes down to something Moshkito kind of mentioned a page or so back....Like Moogg, Moom, etc, bands not linked to the original movers in the `Canterbury Scene', but bands that carried on in the tradition of them.

I know some people scoff at the idea of bands like Supersister and the ones I mentioned being considered `Canterbury', so perhaps the idea is like what you suggested - we should have a `Canterbury Scene' tag for the original players, and `Canterbury Sound' for the ones who've carried on in the same style?

I don't want to start a `thing' here though!
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Speaking about Canterbury related acts - here's an unusual item :
'Neil's Heavy Concept Album' Big smile. From 1984.
As many of you know, Neil was the sadsack Hippie from the series 'The Young Ones'.  This album is by Nigel Planer (Neil), with main co-conspiritor Dave Stewart.  Other musicians involved are Pip Pyle, Barbara Gaskin, Jimmy Hastings, along with Bryson Graham (who was drummer in Patrick Moraz's band 'Mainhorse') AND Gavin Harrison !!  There are a few other lesser known names too.  We get cover-versions of such psych gems as Hole In My Shoe (Traffic), My White Bicycle (Tomorrow), The Gnome (Pink Floyd), Golf Girl (Caravan), Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan - Steve Hillage as well) and a section of The Amoeba Song (Incredible String Band).  Some of the original pieces which D.S. helped shape are also pretty cool, not to mention the Neil character, whose banter is just side-splitting.  Great album that slipped under the radar somewhat. 
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Pierre, a terrific band, some of my favourites! Great sense of fun, very energetic and likeable!

So, the problem comes down to something Moshkito kind of mentioned a page or so back....Like Moogg, Moom, etc, bands not linked to the original movers in the `Canterbury Scene', but bands that carried on in the tradition of them.

I know some people scoff at the idea of bands like Supersister and the ones I mentioned being considered `Canterbury', so perhaps the idea is like what you suggested - we should have a `Canterbury Scene' tag for the original players, and `Canterbury Sound' for the ones who've carried on in the same style?

I don't want to start a `thing' here though!
Supersister are AMAZING !!!  They may not be from Canterbury, but they nailed it.  Check out their track 'Judy Goes On Holiday' (Pudding & Gisteren). 
Dave Stewart states he was from Waterloo, miles from Canterbury LOL
CAMEL were from Kent - Canterbury is in Kent......    Camel and Kent are cigarettes, but I digress......Wacko
When I got my first Camel album back in '92 - 'Mirage', I was in Canterbury heaven. 
I think the truly Canterburian instigators were Caravan and Soft Machine (both forming out of the Wilde Flowers).  After that, we all have the amazing, whimsical, complex, distinctively English jazzy-prog labeled the  'Canterbury Scene'.  Again, it is just a recognisable classification for bands playing in that style and mode.
I bought the Amoeba Split dbl LP a while back, and whilst they wear their Canterbury influences on their sleeves, I'm not fully convinced at their 'Canterbury' sound.  Maybe a bit of Phil Miller-like guitar, quirky song-titles, and an airy, jazzy mellowness is discerned throughout, but compositionally speaking, they just don't go to the same places that bands like Caravan, Egg, Hatfield, Supersister etc. take their music.  Maybe it's just me..........
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MILES AWAY FROM CANTERBURY AND THOUGH ...
 
 
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Sorry, but I'm not feeling that noise up above.................
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I understand. It's just me Big smile
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The Canterbury relation of the above is slightly tenuous - but it includes Wyatt, Dean, and a few other future SMers.
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Kew Rhone is five stars - everyone should have a copy of that album.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Speaking about Canterbury related acts - here's an unusual item :
'Neil's Heavy Concept Album' Big smile. From 1984.
As many of you know, Neil was the sadsack Hippie from the series 'The Young Ones'.  This album is by Nigel Planer (Neil), with main co-conspiritor Dave Stewart.  Other musicians involved are Pip Pyle, Barbara Gaskin, Jimmy Hastings, along with Bryson Graham (who was drummer in Patrick Moraz's band 'Mainhorse') AND Gavin Harrison !!  There are a few other lesser known names too.  We get cover-versions of such psych gems as Hole In My Shoe (Traffic), My White Bicycle (Tomorrow), The Gnome (Pink Floyd), Golf Girl (Caravan), Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan - Steve Hillage as well) and a section of The Amoeba Song (Incredible String Band).  Some of the original pieces which D.S. helped shape are also pretty cool, not to mention the Neil character, whose banter is just side-splitting.  Great album that slipped under the radar somewhat. 
Wait, WHAT?

I had no idea this existed.  Wow! Shocked

There were occasional prog references in The Young Ones.   One time, Neil gets a job as a policeman and has to bust up his friend's hippie party.  The song playing at the party when he enters is "Electrick Gypsies" by Steve Hillage.  He stops the music by beating his club on the record player, then realizing what he did, says regretfully, "Oh no.... Steve Hillage..."  In another episode, they're all watching TV and some musical group comes on, and Neil yells at the TV, "Boo! How about some Hawkwind or Marillion!"


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Shocked Never noticed those. I do remember the Rik line: "God I'm bored... Might as well be listening to Genesis." LOL  
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The Ghoulies is an excellent unknown band from the 80s featuring Dave Stewart and Pip Pyle. They made one album in 1982 called 'Dogged By Dogma' and it is a forgotten gem of the Canterbury Scene.
Here is a link to their Prog Archives page:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2013 at 10:23
Nice cover Clap
 
 
 
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^ Looks interesting! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2013 at 10:32
I'm listenning to the first song of the album right now "Listenning to my neighbour singing". Sounds like Canterbury with hints of post punk like The Ruts or Gang of four. Love it.
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Cool! I shall give it a listen. 
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