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« Reply #27570 on: March 28, 2008, 05:43:53 PM »
Quicksilver have been touring recently with Gary Duncan and David Freiberg in the line up. David Freiberg is still in great voice and hopefully, if he's with Starship, then he'll be with Quicksilver as well at the Rhythm festival during August. When I saw Starship at the end of 2006, Freiberg sang Pride of Man from Quicksilver's first album and it were right fab.

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« Reply #27571 on: March 28, 2008, 06:12:50 PM »
I was updating the gig list the other day, and just happened to notice that Man have played more American gigs than they have Scottish gigs. It's no wonder you guys feel a bit under-served.

Ok, America is perhaps slightly bigger, but travel over the water was limited to just three or four tours across three years. You'd have thought with this being the 25th year post-reformation that there'd have been more ventures north.

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« Reply #27572 on: March 28, 2008, 06:14:33 PM »
Thinking on that a little more, this weekend is probably the closest you'll get to a 25th Anniversary.

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« Reply #27573 on: March 28, 2008, 06:25:40 PM »
Bill Rait, is that you then? Colin Salter here, Sue's brother. I emailed you, but maybe HM govt won't like it. If it isn't you, keep on crinting anyway!

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« Reply #27574 on: March 28, 2008, 06:29:42 PM »
Has anyone seen Jethro Tull recently? Just bought tickets for THEIR 40th Anniversary tour, the Queen's Hall Edinburgh gig (that's in Scotland ...) I've heard that Anderson's voice is shot but that the band can still deliver the goods.

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« Reply #27575 on: March 28, 2008, 06:36:50 PM »
I have no idea who is in the current Quicksilver. For some reason I think a child of Dino Valenti is in the line up. I'm sure there is a Gary Duncan QMS site to find out. My feeling is it wouldn't have much to do with the sound you think of as QMS. Have you heard the contemporary records? Some have been dreadful.

Duncan seemed like a surly sort of chap the one or two times I encountered him. That was a very long time ago. The interview with him in Pop Culture Press makes him seem like an ok fellow, so might be worth going to see, just to see. On another list, someone wrote that drummer Greg Elmore is now a delivery man for DHL.

Man only did 3 US tours 74, 75 and 76. I wouldn't call the visit in 94 a "tour"... A tour of two bars in Seattle!
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« Reply #27576 on: March 28, 2008, 07:13:01 PM »
Anderson's voice has been "shot" for the past twenty years, although I do think that those who criticise this are being most unfair.  His singing is more than fine but doesn't have the sharp edge that it had in the 1970's.

I saw Tull in Edinburgh last year and they were pretty good.  They played all of the Aqualung album (spread through the set and not in sequence) along with a good smattering of ancient and recent tunes.

Live, I find them a little lacking in spontanaeity (is that how you spell it?) although they were much imrproved on this score from my previous gig which was about 10-12 years prior.  So if you like Tull, you probably won't be disappointed but don't expect to be overly thrilled with the gig.
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« Reply #27577 on: March 28, 2008, 07:15:34 PM »
Bill - contact me at allanheron@ntlworld.com with your address and I'll get a copy of that gig to you
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« Reply #27578 on: March 28, 2008, 07:17:19 PM »
Re Scottish gigs, I did get a nice e-mail from George apologising for absence of same this time around, and asking for some advice on venues.  Just need to get round to answering it!!

My front room would be nice :-)
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« Reply #27579 on: March 28, 2008, 07:20:13 PM »
1974 Man gig on DimeADozen.

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« Reply #27580 on: March 28, 2008, 11:48:50 PM »
Really glad to get that - it's an era where there doesn't appear to be much around.

Would be grand to get a full length show from Rhinos line-up with Malcolm.
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« Reply #27581 on: March 29, 2008, 12:24:21 AM »
Voodoo in Edinburgh would be a good venue for the Manband, not too big, good atmosphere the coupe of times I've been there - but I'm not very up on live venues here yet relatively new in town. Jules Holland's Jam House is snooty, cavernous and has lousy acoustics apparently. Liquid Rooms also have a good reputation, eclectic range of events, but I've never been yet. Queen's Hall, where Tull are playing, is a lovely venue and not huge, although perhaps too big just at the moment?

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« Reply #27582 on: March 29, 2008, 02:12:27 AM »
I do agree that Queen's Hall would be too big for Man...but I think it's a poor venue for a rock gig in general and for any gig if you find yourself in the pews on the balcony.

Having said that, thoroughly enjoyed seeing AFL there when I was downstairs and it was set out in cabaret style.

Liquid Rooms is excellent, by the way.  Seen some great gigs there.
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« Reply #27583 on: March 29, 2008, 01:37:25 PM »
Cabaret Voltaire, I now realise, is the venue I was thinking of which would suit Man in Edinburgh - the old stone arches under the bridges, great atmosphere, intimate space.

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« Reply #27584 on: March 29, 2008, 01:39:44 PM »
Shame about the Queen's Hall then - my tickets for Tull are for standing behind the side pews upstairs! The only tickets left. Should have gone to see them in Dunfermline the night before, perhaps. Too late now, ?52 too late!