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Wishbone Ash (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Sox, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Wishbone Ash Official Website
    Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash Official Website

    Discography:

    1970 Wishbone Ash
    1971 Pilgrimage
    1972 Argus
    1973 Wishbone Four
    1974 There's the Rub
    1976 Locked In
    1976 New England
    1977 Front Page News
    1978 No Smoke Without Fire
    1980 Just Testing
    1981 Number the Brave
    1982 Twin Barrels Burning
    1985 Raw to the Bone
    1987 Nouveau Calls
    1989 Here to Hear
    1991 Strange Affair
    1996 Illuminations
    1997 Trance Visionary
    1998 Psychic Terrorism
    2002 Bona Fide
    2006 Clan Destiny
    2007 Power of Eternity
    2011 Elegant Stealth


    Formed in 1969 they released their first album in 1970 "Wishbone Ash", they followed it with a stream of great albums including the classic "Argus" and the brilliant "Pilgrimage". The amazing twin lead of Andy Powell and Ted Turner showcased the bands musicianship driven effortlessly along by the bass of Martin Turner and Drum work of Steve Upton. The band has since branched off into two factions, one lead by Andy the other by Martin...





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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    I've only got Argus, but I love it. A brilliant piece of music, and the dual guitar is a rockin' force! :D
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    Throw Down The Sword


     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    I love this band I have about 6 or 7 of their albums I do like Ballad of the Beacon...

     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    Love the lead guitarist!
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    I was introduced to this band by, Truckin'. I really like them. I haven't had time to give them a decent listen, but when I do, I will more than likely do a couple album reviews......

    Edit: Truckin' really gave me a ton of information about Wishbone Ash if anyone is interested in reading the post: Whishbone Ash
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    i am another wishbone ash fanatic. freak. no, freakazoa. yes.

    argus is the masterpiece, but my second fave is there's the rub. in fact, "silver shoes" from that album is the first ash song i ever heard on the radio, and it remains near and dear to my heart. (i can't find the straight album cut on youtube, alas.) i remember buying new england the day it came out.

    i saw em in '02 in nashville, for bona fide (a very good album, by the way), before the schizm, and a great show it was. although their whole catalogue is patchy, and i should know... i think i own somewhere around 20 or 21, mwhahaha, i am batty... so much of it is so good, and so relatively unknown. a strange thing.

    i kinda think of ash the same way i think of golden earring... a few hits known in the states and that's about it, when the truth is, there are at least several albums worth of primo material, just waiting to be discovered by classic rockites. truly. siiigh.
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    Which one? :tongue:
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    I have picked up a copy of Argus, the deluxe edition and will get around to playing it one of these days.

    Nice thread Sox.:hab:
     
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    Re: Wishbone Ash

    Have seen them a few times over the last few years, sorry to say that Martin Turner's version are not as good as Powell's version (the official one) Even my partner who has seen both says that Martin Turner's are ok but the guitar has no passion, this coming from someone who had not seen them untill a year ago so the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

    I know that Powell is the guitar player but when he plays it is like the mermaids are calling from a distant shoreline and the waves a rolling slowly over the pebbles...mmmmmmmmmmm...............calm.
     
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