marillion dies fishless,,fish lives on.
Occasionally it hurts to start following a band , seeing them live ,and buying cd's ,and DVD's ,and sell the band to your buds ,and somewhere around the fourth release , an amazing ,terrible ,black cloud sets itself around the band ,as the singer leaves,or a different , and almost impossible search begins to fill that hole , or they just break-up.I was turned onto MARILLION ,by a buddy who owns a record and cd,dvd shop,he advised me to get in bed with them on a high note , buy "MISPLACED CHILDHOOD".It was on .....from the first listen it grabbed me,and now I was a fan.
I picked up SCRIPT FOR A JESTERS TEAR ,THEN FUGAZI AND CLUTCHING AT STRAWS, THELIVE ,THIEVING MAGPIES ,REEL TO REAL, 6 OF ONE, then found through my buddy "FISH" left ,but the band replaced him and continued forward.Marillion released their first fishless album ,called "SEASONS END" I asked him if I should by this , and do you still like the band .He advised me not to buy it. So I bought it and everything was different ,the vocals ,lame lyrics ,but it takes you on a journey, and I fell in love with it and continue to. Everything after that one are unlikeable to me.
This is the bands first release ,and I cherry picked my faves ,and skipped what I knew I needed to give a listen to. I bought their first DVD which was called the same as the album ,i got up and took a shower as my girl wanted to watch it.
As i dried down I asked her if she put something else on , and who is that ? It was a track I would skip ,As I listened I was captivated by its eerie haunting melody.
The title track is just awesome ,"CHELSEA MONDAY" ,about a young naiive girl who wanted to become a star , against her managers ,(FISH") , heady advice."FORGOTTEN SONS" is a politicly charged song of rebellion in the war ,and how they join forces with the dark side. The guitar work is great.."THE WEB" has the dark ,eerie, haunting sound ,but it is one of the best songs here.. :HE KNOWS YOU KNOW" was a top 10 song over the pond.
TO SUMMARIZE , I LOVE MARILLION WITH FISH ,NOT HOGARTH AND HIS FALSE FALSETTO....
- Audio CD (March 11, 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
- Label: EMI Int'l
- ASIN: B00004UFTU
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