February 25, 2014

An English book with pages about the Third Ear Band...

"Witches Hats & Painted Chariots. The Incredible String Band and the 5,000 Layers of Psychedelic Folk Music" is a A4 paperback book of 112 pages dedicated to the Williamson & Heron's wonderful band with a deep excursion in the British psychedelic folk scene.

Here's the description by Shindig!, the magazine that edited it: "Witches Hats & Painted Chariots covers a broad spectrum of British underground folk-rock from a lengthy selection of articles on acid-folk pioneers The Incredible String Band to the acts that followed in their footsteps.
Folk and psychedelia held hands around the maypole while drug-inspired lyricism collided with traditional music, pagan mythology and spiritualism to create a sound and lifestyle that still resonate today.
This delightfully-designed book overflows with sumptuous visuals and exclusive features – no one has presented the work and influence of the String Band with such vivid colour and insight".

About the book contents, the author writes "the Incredible String Band's whole story with album-by-album critiques, solo work, their legacy and influence on 21st century bands " as Comus, Mark Fry, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Spirogyra, Forest, Dr Strangely Strange, The Wicker Man, Medieval folk-rock of the ’70s, Third Ear Band and Circulus. 
Copies of the book (£ 7.00 from UK, £ 10.50 from Europe and £ 13.50 from the rest of World) can be obtained at:
The Reviews Editor
Shindig! Magazine
PO Box 4447
BA11 9AS
through the Web site (here) or Facebook (here).

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February 18, 2014

TEB's stuff never published on this Archive found!

Waiting for the interview with first TEB cellist Brian Meredith (now disappeared...), I've found in my personal archive some stuff never published on Ghetto Raga.
So I've updated the two chronological files (here and there), expecially that about the last period the Band played in Italy with reviews, magazine articles and photos as this one here below.

  Carter, Smith, Sweeney, Dobson (and L. Ferrari) with TEB fans at Psycho Club (Genova).
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February 06, 2014

Other arguable quotation of music inspired by the Third Ear Band...

Just few days ago I've found another  arguable quotation of a recent track apparently inspired by the Third Ear Band: on an Italian Web magazine titled "Distorsioni", Ignazio Gulotta writes about a composition titled "Oh, I am stuck" performed by Norwegian band Susanna and Ensemble neoN (it's included on "The Forester", published in 2013) that "the sound of strings bring to the Third Ear Band"...
Listen this very interesting track  here and form an opinion about it.

Susanna & Ensemble neoN

Also in this occasion, my idea is that journalists/musicians/fans often use to quote the Third Ear Band as a reference or an inspiration for some artists' music  but... often there's no a trace of it.
Ignorance? Boasted credit? Naive ambition?
Difficult to say...

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