Sunday, July 12, 2009

gentle giant

i first heard these guys via their alb free hand at brian quigley's apartment in albany ca. '76. we did a lot of some drug and i passed out reading bukowski's notes of a dirty old man, awaking alone and imagining i'd been abandoned for some reason.

i saw gentle giant at carnegie hall the following year with my friend frank santora (r.i.p.) who was actually a giant (7' 1"). i remember being quite impressed by their stage act (switching instruments in mid-song, the synchronized foot-stomping they all did) as well as their contrapuntal, almost baroque, and very english sounding (but still rockin') music.


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