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Infinite Ceiling
Thursday January 7th, 2021 with mark
Happy Birthday Dave Cousins: Tracks from the Strawbs and then more mellotron soaked tunes inc. Genesis, PFM, White Willow, Morte Macabre, Anekdoten, and Celeste

Happy Birthday Dave Cousins and then more mellotron soaked tunes. Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper formed the bluegrass group the Strawberry Hill Boys in 1964 moving forward over the next few years into a folk-rock outfit until the addition of Rick Wakeman, Richard Hudson on drums, and John Ford on bass (Hudson Ford / The Monks) in 1970 steered more towards a folk-rock / progressive sound. Keyboardist Blue Weaver from Amen Corner replaced Rick Wakeman the next year continuing with the major keyboard presence. 1974 saw the addition of Chas Cronk on bass and Rod Coombes on drums(Juicy Lucy and Stealers Wheel) and with John Hawken, one of the founding members of Renaissance and The Nashville teens (Tobacco Road), cemented the mellotron sound of the "classic" Strawbs and also their most commercial years. Dave Cousins is still active today and has appeared on over 80 releases. The mellotron has long been associated with progressive rock and other genres, but too many examples too play in a single show, so tonight just a few. "tuning a mellotron doesn't" Robert Fripp
Infinite Ceiling Theme
Dave Murphy - <single> - independent Canadian
The Battle
The Strawbs - Recollection - Witchwood Media
The Hangman and the Papist
The Strawbs - From the Witchwood - A & M
The Strawbs - Grave New World - A & M
Hero and Heroine
The Strawbs - Hero and Heroine - A & M
The Life Auction
The Strawbs - Ghosts - A & M
-- set break --
The Fountain Of Salmacis
Genesis - Nursery Cryme - Charisma
Appena un Po'
PFM - Per un Amico - BMG
Chemical Sunset
White Willow - Storm Season - The Laser's Edge
Apoteosi del Mistero
Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust - Mellotronen
Depuis L Automne
Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin d'une Cinquième Saison - Celebration Canadian
-- set break --
Principe Di un Giorno
Celeste - Celeste - AMS
Sad Rain
Anekdoten - Vemod - Arcàngelo
Interactive CKCU
Yay Mellotron :-D

8:48 PM, January 7th, 2021
hey... I'm doing "air keyboards"

8:50 PM, January 7th, 2021
I was listening to The Association, 1970 live on vinyl, and was wondering what little edge was missing. Found it! Thanks again, and thanks for the big blue "Listen Now" button, because today's show is a definite re-listen.

9:24 PM, January 7th, 2021
Thx to all who tuned in and a safe and Happy New Year to all

9:56 PM, January 7th, 2021