Wishbone Ash fans

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  1. sinner

    sinner Supporting Member

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    I've been a Wishbone Ash fan since their debut self-titled 1970 album. Love the dual lead guitars, great bass player and drummer. Andy Powell's Flying V tones are full of woody goodness, bite, and melody.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biG5CNlu3dM&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etzadAfjFR8&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYvckvAepYk&feature=related

    I think my favorite work (including that first 1970 album) is Argus, Pilgrimage, and Live Dates.

    I recently got all these on Vinyl (again) and glad. They sound just like I remembered back then.

    They don't seem to get mentioned too often around here so I thought a thread would be in order.

    Any Wishbone Ash fans here?
     
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    I love those guys! I was just playing Blowin free on my guit this afternoon!

    I saw them live in Buffalo NY a couple of years ago and they were great. Andy Powell has still got it! Unfortunately, the show was very sparcely attended.............

    ~Joe
     
  4. GTRJoe

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    Great band. I've seen them live 4 or 5 times. They are always stellar.
     
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    Great band, I grew up with Argus spinning on the turntable quite a bit. I haven't listened to them in awhile but some of their stuff still comes out when I'm playing sometimes.

    Mark
     
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    I've had the first three studio records and Live Dates since around the time they came out. A couple years ago I picked up Wishbone Ash, Pilgrimage and Argus on CD. Those were very influential albums for me. Over the last 35 years I haven't gone long without pulling them out and listening. I was not terribly interested in their work after Ted Turner left.

    -Scott
     
  8. sinner

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    I've always liked Argus,it's a really underappreciated album,great from beginning to end.Powell and Turner played some great harmony parts.
     
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    I saw them at the Long Beach Arena in early '75-they were the headline act on a bill that had Camel up first (real good band) followed by Kiss (good time to take a piss and roll some more joints!) then Ash. My favorite album of theirs is "Wishbone Four".
     
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    Always loved the band and TONE of the guitars.
    Had the albums since they came out.
    How about that photo spread with guitars in the Live Dates album?!!
     
  12. GuitarsFromMars

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    I always thought Laurie Wisefield was an excellent choice to replace Ted...monster chops and cool on stage.
     
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    great band, big fan
     
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    I edited Scott's post to reflect my Wishbone Ash years. :)

    I saw them in San Antonio in '72 as front band for JoJo Gunne. They were the highlight of the evening, for sure. I saw them a couple years later in St. Paul, Mn as headliners. Excellent again.
    Live Dates is a great live album, IMO.
     
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    Argus is just fantastic!
     
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    Classic Rock Magazine did a great story on them several months ago, well worth the cost if you can get the back issue. It's the one with Slash on the cover. Just a great underrated band.
     
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    Vas Dis! Cool tune and album! (Pilgrimage)....

    Saw these guys right around the Live Dates record, a weird mix of a kind of celtic, prog, Almost southern rock, whatever else, really great. I liked the Laurie Wisefield records, but the 1st three records (with Ted Turner) were it for me. Seemed like they would break it big at one point, whahappened?
     
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    Yeah, one of my teen-age years bands used to do Vas Dis and the song that said "wonder why your face no longer...."...can't remember the name though. In doing some further research I found out something I hadn't remembered in a good while. A local player I believe I shared a gig or two with back in the mid-70s (Cheap Trix, Whatever's Left...some of those names pop up), was in Wishbone Ash for awhile..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Kishman.
     
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