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Topic: Skin Alley
Posted By: Rocktopus
Subject: Skin Alley
Date Posted: May 13 2007 at 07:50
Reviews of their albums here: http://www.progressiveworld.net/skinalley.html - Skin Alley. by mailto:contributors@progressiveworld.net?subject=TO%20KEITH - Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck

There's about a hundred bands that i could suggest, but Skin Alley are pretty well known. Its a mystery thay aren't here already.

As early as in '69, they released their undeniable (proto)prog debut. Quite advanced with great melodies and nice (quite Jim Morrison-like) vocals. More sophisticated and defined progrelease than Caravan, VdGG, Jethro Tull, Camel's etc. releases of the same year. Comparable to Cressida, Jethro Tull and Tonton Macoute, but also Soft Machine, Nucleus and early Canterbury. Plenty of jazzy flute, organ, mellotron.

The two albums I got:

Skin Alley: st '69                                                                          Skin Alley: To Pagham an Beyond  '70.

Both essential must haves. Add!!



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Posted By: salmacis
Date Posted: May 13 2007 at 07:55
Yes, I heard a good track of theirs called 'Living In Sin' from an old CBS sampler called 'Fill Your Head With Rock'. I believe they housed Atomic Rooster's vocalist Nick Graham at some stage...that track was very much in the early Jethro Tull vein.
 
I thought they were here already actually. Been meaning to pick up these albums, plus there is a 2cd anthology on Sanctuary Records of their albums for Transatlantic as well.


Posted By: Rocktopus
Date Posted: May 13 2007 at 08:27
You'll love them Salmacis.

BTW: Funny thing that when Skin Alley's debut was released, Jethro Tull hardly sounded like that themselves, yet.


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Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me


Posted By: mystic fred
Date Posted: May 14 2007 at 03:43
Skin Alley have been proposed and are on the consideration/discussion list Smile


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Posted By: Rocktopus
Date Posted: May 14 2007 at 04:46
Great! They might just be the last forgotten gem from the UK-prog scene not included here. Prog-related sites where they are already inlcuded/reviewed:

http://www.vintageprog.com/sss.htm#ski - Vintageprog
http://www.progressiveworld.net/skinalley.html - Progressiveworld
http://www.hippy.com/review-496.html - Hippy
http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/index.php?content=band&bandId=2717 - Babyblaue
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=4032 - Sea of Tranquility
http://www.dragonjazz.com/progrock7/progrock7_v6.htm - Dragonjazz
http://www.progwereld.org/cd-recensies/skinalley.htm - Progwereld mm


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Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: May 14 2007 at 05:01
Skin Alley could easily be included, IMHO.
 
I think I once said otherwise, but I was mistaken with another band.


Posted By: Rocktopus
Date Posted: May 14 2007 at 08:28
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Skin Alley could easily be included, IMHO.
 
I think I once said otherwise, but I was mistaken with another band.


You probably mistook them for being the belgian psychobilly band: Sin Alley.






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Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: January 29 2008 at 10:04
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Skin Alley could easily be included, IMHO.
 
I think I once said otherwise, but I was mistaken with another band.


You probably mistook them for being the belgian psychobilly band: Sin Alley.


 
No, most likely I think I mistook them for the horrible Babe Ruth
 
Apparently there's been no decision yet on this one, so I'll get on the case
 
 


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: January 29 2008 at 13:43
Sounds like a porn flick title. Shocked

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: February 12 2008 at 05:21
Now addedWink



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