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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who here is familiar with the British progrock band Gentle Giant?

I'm listenin to their album Three Friends from 1972 and Gentle Giant from 1970 now and I noticed a lot of things that we hear Brian do since 1973.

Of course there's "The Queen" which is a guitar rendition of the God Save the Queen.
Then, on Peel The Paint - in the middle - there's a Brighton Rock kind of solo with slightly distorted/clean guitars playing to itself with a delay.

I wonder how much Brian was influenced by these guys. If you like bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson you should check them out, cause they're awesome!


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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great band.

My favourite album is "The Power And The Glory".

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Posted: 27 Aug 10, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 28 Aug 10, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote: "Queen - Serious Discussion"
How is this not serious???


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Posted: 28 Aug 10, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good catch, Mr. Chicken.  It's indeed possible that Brian was influenced by these pieces of music, as he was very in tune with the prog rock movement in the early 70s.  Perhaps not even by choice, as Queen were often on the bill with many of the prog bands, like Yes, Genesis, and Hawkwind.


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