1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Nektar (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by theleafs, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Gabble Ratchet

    Gabble Ratchet Senior Member

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    Re: Nektar

    I'm listening to Remember The Future now, and it's impressing me already, 3 minutes in!

    Definitely going to give them a good listen :D
     
  2. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    10,107
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    Re: Nektar

    I can recommend "A Tab In The Ocean" some great tunes on it ..




    My fave though is King Of Twilight excellent song. :)
     
  3. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

    Age:
    48
    Posts:
    7,537
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Location:
    U.S. of freakin' A
    Re: Nektar

    Nektar is a great band Remember The Future is a favorite but gotta agree w/ Sox

    A Tab in the Ocean is their best.
     
  4. OptimisticFutureBlues

    OptimisticFutureBlues Pschonautic Outlaw

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Location:
    Gilbert, Arizona
    Re: Nektar

    MP Edit: Video removed from youtube

    Love that bass drum! Nektar is a great band. Once I lost interest in Rush I went straight for this band, great stuff for sure.
     
  5. joe

    joe Senior Member

    Posts:
    6,717
    Likes Received:
    1,580
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Location:
    Cascadia
    Re: Nektar

    Thier first five albums are all excellent IMO. I agree with Wolf and Sox that Tab is thier best but I haven't heard anything after Down To Earth(1974). I think the band went to more of a mainstream sound in the mid/late '70's which was typical for prog bands during that time period. Sadly.
     
  6. Nololob

    Nololob Long Live Wock 'n' Woll

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    7,988
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Re: Nektar

    Exactly, it is my favourite song from this album. Just listened to it, truly brilliant piece of English krautrock!
     
  7. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

    Age:
    48
    Posts:
    7,537
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Location:
    U.S. of freakin' A
    I love Nektar. I watched the DVD Live in Germany a little while ago ..just bought it recently. GREAT STUFF
     
  8. Abraxas

    Abraxas :)

    Posts:
    18,447
    Likes Received:
    6,514
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    .
    I only have Remember The Furure which is great. I'd like to get their other albums but they want a lot of money for the imports. :/
     
  9. Big Ears

    Big Ears Music Lover

    Posts:
    5,223
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Location:
    Hampshire, England
    Nektar is a great band with an excellent guitarist in Roye Albrighton. The first six albums from the original lineup are all very good:

    1971 Journey to the Centre of the Eye
    1972 A Tab in the Ocean
    1973 ...Sounds Like This
    1973 Remember the Future
    1974 Down to Earth
    1975 Recycled

    Roye Albrighton left the band to form his own group and the subsequent album, with Dave Nelson and Larry Fast, is in a slightly different style but is still a strong album (ignore the critics):

    1977 Magic is a Child

    The band recorded two albums live in New York. Both are good, but I cannot track down the second on CD. The NearFest album may be an offical bootleg and again, is excellent, but seemingly impossible to find:

    1977 Live in New York
    1978 More Live Nektar in New York
    2002 Unidentified Flying Abstract - Live at Chipping Norton 1974
    2002 Nearfest 2002 (Studio M Recording)

    I do not know much about these later albums:

    1980 Man in the Moon
    2001 The Prodigal Son
    2004 Evolution
    2008 Book of Days
    2011 Juggernaut

    When the 'classic' Nektar lineup reformed in 2002, Larry Fast also rejoined the band. The Nektar project site says Dave Nelson went on to some solo work and joined a band called Spy, before going into finance. I have not heard his solo work or his work with Spy. Roye Albrighton formed his own band, following the split with Nektar, and the musicians seem to have disappeared.

    An interesting little ditty: Roye Albrighton played the nifty guitar parts on the excellent Lone Ranger single by Quantum Jump.
     
  10. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

    Age:
    48
    Posts:
    7,537
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Location:
    U.S. of freakin' A
    I personally feel that Nektar are a bit underrated by the 70's Progressive Rock
    aficionados. Very cool stuff, I have the following on CD and or vinyl, plus two Live DVDs :

    1971 Journey to the Centre of the Eye
    1972 A Tab in the Ocean
    1973 Remember the Future
    1974 Down to Earth
    1975 Recycled
     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">