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Plus ... tubular bells

Known to millions of Dutch children as the chase music in Bassie en Adriaan, Mike Oldfield's avant garde rock classic Tubular Bells is forty years old this year. Largely a one man creation, with Mike Oldfield himself playing most of the instruments from bass guitar to tubular bells, a small army of friends was assembled for the BBC performance of the album's A side. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 12, 2013 - 16 comments

Who says a funk band can't play rock music

“Stylistically, Demon Fuzz’s single album, 1970’s Afreaka!, is hard to pin down. But then, I guess that’s the point. Demon Fuzz went out of their way to keep people guessing; at gigs, they’d let people assume they were a reggae band, only to launch into some African-influenced jazz/rock number. Jaws hit the floor and feet started tapping. “We were different, totally different,” says Demon Fuzz trombonist Clarance Crosdale.” -- Demon Fuzz was a shortlived British, African-Carribean prog rock group that had started life as a soul cover band. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 2, 2013 - 10 comments

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