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    Default the official MARILLION thread

    I know that many of you are asking yourselves, who the hell are MARILLION? Well let me tell you. They are a band that hit big (outside of the Uniteds States) back in 1985 with a song called "Kayleigh" and another called "Lavender". But that is not where there genius starts or ends my friends, not by a long shot.

    I suppose they would considered prog-rock. From 1981-1988 they put out four outstanding studio albums:

    1. Script For A Jester's Tear
    2. Fugazi
    3. Misplaced Childhood (the masterpiece of the 1981-1988 line-up)
    4. Clutching At Straws (another masterpiece of the '81-'88 line-up)

    Each of these albums represented a story which are far too detailed to accurately describe here (if you want to get the whole story on the band go to www.marillion.com).

    The band continues to this day albeit with a different vocailist (Fish, being the name of the singer of the "classic" Marillion line-up) but there is definately something special about the Fish fronted incarnation of this band.

    Thoughts? Anyone else into them?

    By the way, on one of their songs called "Sugar Mice" they have an absolutely awesome line near the songs end it goes:

    "If you want my address, it's number one at the end of the bar.
    Where I sit with the broken angels clutching at straws and nursing our scars..."
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    Wow! Over 12 hours later and nobody but me here. I'm surprised that nobody is into them especially those of you that live in Europe.

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    The only thing I've ever heard from them is Kayleigh. I always thought they were cool though....
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    I'm with you dude!
    Marillion is AWESOME! I saw them live 3 times and they always delivered. I love the Steve Hogarth line-up too. The album "Brave" is a masterpiece. "Season's End" is also fantastic, with a song for every season.
    The art on Marillion's album covers has always been top-notch.
    Of course there are a lot of simillarities with our favorite band, with a "classic" period in the eighties and then a more "mature" period last ing through the 90's and 2000's.
    A bit of trivia: they ALSO released a Best Of compilation titled "The Best Of Both Worlds", and that was like 10 years before VH came up with theirs.
    Another interesting thing is that Marillion is NOT on a mojor label anymore, they have set up their own Internet record company and are one of the few bands being very succesful at it: their new album "Marbles" cracked the Top 10 in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5150
    I know that many of you are asking yourselves, who the hell are MARILLION? Well let me tell you. They are a band that hit big (outside of the Uniteds States) back in 1985 with a song called "Kayleigh" and another called "Lavender". But that is not where there genius starts or ends my friends, not by a long shot.

    I suppose they would considered prog-rock. From 1981-1988 they put out four outstanding studio albums:

    1. Script For A Jester's Tear
    2. Fugazi
    3. Misplaced Childhood (the masterpiece of the 1981-1988 line-up)
    4. Clutching At Straws (another masterpiece of the '81-'88 line-up)

    Each of these albums represented a story which are far too detailed to accurately describe here (if you want to get the whole story on the band go to www.marillion.com).

    The band continues to this day albeit with a different vocailist (Fish, being the name of the singer of the "classic" Marillion line-up) but there is definately something special about the Fish fronted incarnation of this band.

    Thoughts? Anyone else into them?

    By the way, on one of their songs called "Sugar Mice" they have an absolutely awesome line near the songs end it goes:

    "If you want my address, it's number one at the end of the bar.
    Where I sit with the broken angels clutching at straws and nursing our scars..."

    Yeah, l dig marillion, l was just listening to one of their cd's the other day. Nice guitar work, ah yeah!!!!!

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    I mentioned them in the guilty pleasure thread. Back in high school, 'round 1985, my buds and I would stare at the album covers looking for clues.

    Oh yeah I saw 'em live in Montreal I think Helix opened up for them. It was a wild night on St. Catherine Street. Those little brown bottles sure do pack a whaollop,
    Boy I miss that town.

    Phoenix just doesn't come close.

    So why did Fish leave? And how can any band continue without the original lead vocalist, I can't accept that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabot
    I mentioned them in the guilty pleasure thread. Back in high school, 'round 1985, my buds and I would stare at the album covers looking for clues.
    Clues to what? Didja find any?

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    Marrillion album cover art







    After 20 years and nearly 80% of my brain cells being burnt away you want me to recall some stoney afternoon? LOL

    It had to do with all the progressive rock stuff and all the tiny Easter eggs on their album cover art. Subtle references to Led Zep and Pink Floyd. We all had a good time trying to read into every little thing like lyrics and stuff.

    That's kinda what was fun back then, it was total creativity. The whole package was thought out.
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    After 20 years and nearly 80% of my brain cells being burnt away you want me to recall some stoney afternoon? LOL

    It had to do with all the progressive rock stuff and all the tiny Easter eggs on their album cover art. Subtle references to Led Zep and Pink Floyd. We all had a good time trying to read into every little thing like lyrics and stuff.

    That's kinda what was fun back then, it was total creativity. The whole package was thought out.
    Common themes seem to be "The Jester" with all three of those CD's and also with Clutching At Straws. Also "Carnations", "Birds (Magpie's), and "lizards".
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    Since last year when my appreciation for prog started to grow, I seeked out these guys, and don't regret it one bit. Was gonna start my own thread, then I found this one.

    These guys are great, though I never looked into their post-Fish catalog. It is, however, something I want to do, since I'm told that the quality of the music never really diminished. Their stuff is very Genesis-ish, based on the writing, especially "Selling England By the Pound" era.

    Here's a couple vids:

    Script For A Jester's Tear (live 1983?)


    Jigsaw (live 1985)


    Fugazi (live 1984, personal favorite)


    Punch & Judy / Assasing (live 1984)


    Fish doing 'Fugazi' (live 2007)


    Fish has still got it, sure the band does as well. Would love to see these guys live someday.
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    Need to resurrect this thread.
    I saw them a couple of months ago in LA and they were amazing.
    Zach, did you hit the Chicago show? Awesome setlist.

    Also Marillion has one of the best band web site around (if not THE best one):

    www.marillion.com

    the new album "Sounds That Can't Be Made" will be released next month and the single "Power" sounds great:

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    The Marillos specialise in being under-appreciated.

    Lost count of how many times I've seen them. Check out Sounds That Can't Be Made and Power from the new album.

    Got to meet the band many times and have some footage that I'll have to upload.

    Rothery is an incredible guitarist.

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    Word.

    "Blue Sky Above The Rain" is a great song too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Word.

    "Blue Sky Above The Rain" is a great song too.
    Absolutely.

    As is Invisible Ink, as is Montreal, as is Gaza etc.

    Every album tries to outdo the previous one. Incredible band who I was lucky to hear and get into right from the beginning back in '82.

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    The other things is, they are all good friends with each other and have managed to put out nearly twice the amount of music that VH have in 5 years less.

 

 

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