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Titel Marillion - Clutching At Straws Artiest Marillion Aantal units 1 Ranking top 100 N/B Artikelnummer M74611 Ean 825646413492? Genre Pop, Rock Kwaliteit vinyl M Kwaliteit hoes M Kwaliteit label M Score 10 Kwaliteit Nieuw
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Marillion - Clutching At Straws
Marillion are a rock band formed in Aylesbury, England . Their 30-year career is marked by two distinctive phases; the early years fronted by Fish which saw their greatest commercial success, and much longer period fronted by Steve Hogarth in which the band have constantly re-invented themselves so as to continue to be relevant into the 21st century.
The Fish era is often categorized as neo-progressive. They originally started as 'Silmarillion' (from Tolkien's book) with heavy influences from classic Genesis but went on to develop their own distinctive sound. The band was formed in 1979 by Mick Pointer (drums), Steve Rothery (guitar), Doug 'Rastus' Irvine (bass), and others, soon adding vocalist Fish (real name Derek W. Dick), Diz Minitt (bass), and Brian Jelliman. By the time of their first album, 1983's Script For A Jester's Tear, the bass position had been taken over by Pete Trewavas and keyboards by Mark Kelly.
The studio albums Fugazi (1984), Misplaced Childhood (1985), and Clutching At Straws (1987), as well as the 1984 live album Real to Reel all sold respectably, and the band scored a hit single in Britain with Kayleigh in 1985.
When Fish left the band in 1988 after four albums he was replaced by Steve Hogarth. A former member of The Europeans and some-time collaborator with The The and Julian Cope, Hogarth brought a new energy to the band.
The band continue to tour internationally, and were ranked 38th in Classic Rock's '50 Best Live Acts of All Time' in 2008. The band have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
Tracks :Hotel Hobbies
Warm Wet Circles
That time of the night (The short straw)
Just For The Record
The last straw / Happy ending