Rock On! Wednesday, 21 february 2024 – Gryphon, Jethro Tull, Greenslade, Hatfield and the North & Steeleye Span

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday february 21st. Dan’s pick of the week: Gryphon (Red Queen to Gryphon Three), Jethro Tull (Thick as a Brick), Greenslade (Bedside Manners Are Extra), Hatfield and the North (The Rotters’ Club) & Steeleye Span (All Around My Hat).

Gryphon is een Engelse progressieve en middeleeuwse folkrockband, opgericht in Londen in 1972. Ze staan bekend om hun middeleeuwse en renaissancemuziekstijl. Ze waren actief van 1972 en 1977. Vanaf 2015 is de groep terug actief.

Prog Archives review: “Gryphon is a very unlucky “prog beast” since their fine repertoire did not assure them enough popularity to continue releasing their own music. Once you listen to Red Queen… you won’t believe your ears, as I did! How did is possible a band like this not to have gained a more wide success?

We all progressive aficionados know well the circumstances involving bands that, despite, their impressice capability and performances too soo were out of games and, at the same moment, other bands (I won’t name them, though…) that did establish their own market place during many years to come! That’s life, after all. And Gryphon is not an exception.

By the way, the structure and the conception of such a concept album, completely instrumental arranged, is really awesome. It could deserve its own place on the PA’s top ten. Two impressive and elaborated tracks each side. It is lesser folkish than the previous works and more keyboard drenched. (…) No other words to say about it: 5 stars!”

Wednesday, 7 february 2024 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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