Top-rate pop harmonies Beatles-influenced craftily blended with a hint of psychedelia and venturing into prog. The band started in as The Cortinas by Paul Griggs who was 19 at the time joined by his younger brother Nigel who was 14 ; the name was changed to "Octopus' in Page who at a time was touring with Cliff Richard and preceded Elton John with huge spectacles was trying to repeat the success of his previous label, Page One Records, and although he had his share in The Troggs and The Kinks, no sufficient advertising budget and distribution were at hand.
The debut album of "Octopus" sold merely copies. Needless to say that as usual it comes with well researched leaflet written by Stefan Granados full of information and rare photos. In fact, it covers the whole heritage of "Octopus" and is an impressive testimony of versatile talent. I'd loved this CD, but I expected a heavier sound the cover promises it.
For my delight, I've found gems of pop psychedelia: "Rainchild" is my favourite, but "Summer", "Thief", "Tide" and "Laugh at the Poor Man" are pretty good too. But it worths the money, surely. Need customer service? Click here. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. Music categories. Rock General. Current Rock.
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Top reviews from other countries. It had been pre-recorded by session musicians. Guys 'n' Dolls spent their last years in the Netherlands and during that time Griggs released two solo singles, the first a medley of Shadows instrumentals under the title of "Guitar Collection" for EMI Holland.
After the group disbanded in Griggs assumed responsibility for Everyday Music Ltd in England, and concentrated on writing and producing. Griggs received his award from McCartney at a dinner in London. Hillage decided to form a new line-up with a slightly different direction, retaining the services of Peachey and asking Stewart back, and adding Nigel Griggs later of Split Enz on bass.
Gong band System 7 band Canterbury scene Khan band Uriel band. Schnell Fenster were an Australian pop, rock band formed in by Noel Crombie on drums and percussion, Nigel Griggs on bass guitar and backing vocals, Phil Judd on lead vocals and guitar, and Eddie Rayner on keyboards and piano — who were all former members of New Zealand-formed rock group, Split Enz. Things Enzology Philip Judd.- Nigel Griggs / bass, guitar - Paul Griggs / lead vocals, guitar, piano There are more members in this band. Releases information. LP Penny Farthing PELS / LP Essex LP () / CD See For Miles SEECD () Musicians. Tracks Paul Griggs - Lead Guitar- Vocals. Nigel Griggs - Bass Guitar - Vocals/5(4).