• I'm wondering if there are any Greenslade fans here? If so, I would love to hear favorite songs/albums.


    I got into them after finding out the former Crimson drummer Andrew McCullough had played in this band (I loved his work on Lizard). What an interesting and talented group I found them to be. 2 great keyboard players, no guitars (first 2 albums), an underrated bass player, and the drummer could have had quite a career as well. They kind of slipped into the prog scene a bit under the radar best I can tell. Maybe the singing wasn't their strong point and made them a little less approachable, but to me it kinda worked. Besides, their instrumental work was top notch much of the time, with kind of a bluesy feel at times.


    I'd say overall my favorite album is Spyglass Guest. All but one song works for me on that one and it also has Joie de Vivre which might my favorite song of theirs. So many great moments over their first 4 albums, not to mention how much Mellotron was all over their music!


    Anyone else into them?

  • Was a Greenslade fan since the 70s. Yes I agree, Spyglass Guest is my favourite album.

  • Don't know anything about them other than some album covers . I have often wondered over the years what they are like. Seeing that these days you can listen to anything you fancy, now you have mentioned them again , I ll give them a go. I'll try Spyglass Guest . Are there any particular songs or other albums you recommend to try ,?

  • Time and Tide is my favourite album of theirs. It never really falters, while the others don't keep the standard up quite as well.

    Ian


    There is a church bell

    That rings on the hour

    Filling the streets

    Stopping the world awhile

  • Don't know anything about them other than some album covers . I have often wondered over the years what they are like. Seeing that these days you can listen to anything you fancy, now you have mentioned them again , I ll give them a go. I'll try Spyglass Guest . Are there any particular songs or other albums you recommend to try ,?

    I would recommend Spyglass Guest, the song Joie De Vivre is great off of that one! They had only 4 albums in a short period before breaking up and really just about any of their albums are good.


    Other songs I'd check out for a sample of their stuff would be "Sundance" off their 1st album, "Bedside Manners are Extra" off their 2nd album of the same name, and "Chalkhill" as well from that one. Time and Tide is a terrific album as well as Foxfeeder mentioned. I especially like "Tide" (ohh the Mellotron!!) which segways into "Catalan." Also really enjoy "Asses Ears" from that one as well.

    Time and Tide is my favourite album of theirs. It never really falters, while the others don't keep the standard up quite as well.

    That is a good one as well, one I've come to like quite a bit more over the years. It's a bit more on the shorter song side, but it works for where they were headed at that point. I particularly like some of the lyrics on this album which come off pretty humorous at times.