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drumhedd 12-29-2008 08:35 PM

Gentle Giant
 
Anyone listen to them? They're a 70s prog band, my friend just gave me their first CD and it's very good. Some excellent drumwork on that album, especially on the track "nothing at all"

check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIlG0TmxzTs

LM201 12-29-2008 08:52 PM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Love em, love em, love em

bermuda 12-29-2008 11:42 PM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Power & The Glory is a great album! Back in the day, that was called Art Rock.

Another great track & performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_DC...eature=related

Are they still playing?

Bermuda

bilkay 12-30-2008 02:18 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Gentle Giant is, sniff sniff, long gone. There was some talk of a reunion but it's not going to happen.

Check out this site: http://www.blazemonger.com/GG/

Deltadrummer 12-30-2008 04:04 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Great band. I, too, enjoy Power and the Glory, as well as Octopus.

LM201 12-30-2008 05:52 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Octopus is the greatest.

I only own their DVD/CD package so I don't have many songs

Retrovertigo 12-30-2008 07:28 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
i always loved "Spooky Boogie"

drumhedd 12-30-2008 08:21 PM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LM201 (Post 520340)
Octopus is the greatest.

I only own their DVD/CD package so I don't have many songs

I just picked up Octopus, but haven't listened to the whole thing yet. They seem very King Crimson influenced, strange because I can't stand king crimson and yet i love gentle giant.

Mediocrefunkybeat 12-31-2008 12:16 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Can't stand King Crimson? Some people never learn...

LM201 12-31-2008 01:29 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
I'm a dinosaur

65695

Mediocrefunkybeat 12-31-2008 01:31 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LM201 (Post 520785)
I'm a dinosaur

65695

...Somebody's digging my bone.

I'm all about David Cross quoting 'A Lark Ascending' personally.

drumhedd 12-31-2008 10:15 PM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mediocrefunkybeat (Post 520748)
Can't stand King Crimson? Some people never learn...

Hahaha that's what my friends keep telling me, but I find them way too pretentious. And "out there" I guess...

Mediocrefunkybeat 01-02-2009 01:00 AM

Re: Gentle Giant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drumhedd (Post 521231)
Hahaha that's what my friends keep telling me, but I find them way too pretentious. And "out there" I guess...

It depends on the KC you've listened to. I can understand ITCOTCK being seen as 'pretentious' - parts of it are - but something like Larks' Tongues in Aspic I can't really see it like that. I suppose it is very esoteric and difficult music; but I've been a fan since I was thirteen or fourteen, so I don't really see it that way. Really it's a case of familiarity with the material; when I first started learning guitar I attempted learning a number of KC compositions (ones that I generally knew on the drums already) with very mixed results; but once you break the shell of the music it really isn't all that hard at all.

I can completely understand somebody not liking them. I really can. It's hard music and it can be pretentious at times - but their 73-75 stuff I can't see that way, and a few other albums I can't either. They have had some pretty poor albums, so understood there!


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