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Date: 02/05/14 07:13 AM

13 Responses to Gentle Giant Live In 1978

  1. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    February 5, 2014 at 7:13 am
    Link: Gentle Giant Live In 1978 - These guys never did things the easy way.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    February 5, 2014 at 7:53 am
    Nice. Reminded me of Rush meets Jethro Tull.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2014 at 9:57 am
    Great submission, Jake J - I love this band but very few people have heard their music. Always very complex. And yes, DromEd, definitely Jethro Tull-ish but with much more musical complexity. Note that the lead singer in white and the violin guy in the suit vest are brothers (Derek and Ray Shulman) so they have that sibling harmony thing going. All of them play several instruments.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 5, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Thanks, Jake. This is truly a classic. If I`m correct, this is from a BBC concert when they were touring behind "The Missing Piece." The whole concert (1 hr.) is available here.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2014 at 10:15 am
    the lead singer in white I mean the guy that talked at the very beginning. Not the guy with the glasses, that`s Gary Green. Kerry Minnear on the cello. The guy in the Oakland A`s jersey is John Weathers. Sort of funny that he`s a baseball fan since he is from Wales. The Shulman brothers are from Portsmouth.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    February 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I had the pleasure of seeing Giant live about a half-dozen times in the 70`s. The first time was in 1972 when they opened for Mahavishnu Orchestra at Madison Square Garden`s Felt Forum. What a show! That was back when all three Shulman brothers were still in the band.

    If you love Giant, check out videos on YouTube by an outfit called Three Friends, started by Gary Green, Kerry Minnear and Malcolm Mortimore (the drummer from the first album) to perform Giant music live.
    This is a good one.
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2014 at 11:35 am
    Cool song, but the recorder should not make a pro comeback.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I was hoping for a rockin` xylophone riff!
    Drat
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    February 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm
    The poor mans Genesis
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    dixon323 Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm
    Interesting, im getting a kind of Animal Collective vibe from this
  11. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    @Gerry If you go to link for the full concert that I posted earlier in this thread, there`s a very nice vibes solo starting just before the 47:00 mark. Unfortunately, though, I don`t think they use a xylophone in concert.

    There is, however, a very nice xylophone solo at the 2:00 mark in the studio version of Knots.
  12. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    Oh no another Jake_Justus bizarre music video. Rating 1
  13. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm
    Will someone please post some Justin Bieber for Draculya?

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