I recently took a deep dive into the solo career of ex-Marillion singer Fish. The music of Marillion has had an incredibly deep impact on my life going back to 1987. Fish, the band's iconic vocalist, is a big reason for that impact. In life all great things do come to an end. This was … Continue reading Ranking The Solo Albums Of Fish
I am a longtime fan of Fish, first and foremost for his phenomenal work with Marillion in the 1980's. The four studio albums that he helped to create with Marillion hold a special place in my heart. His final studio album with the band, Clutching At Straws (1987), has had a profound impact on my … Continue reading A Fish Out Of Water? My Reappraisal Of The Solo Career Of Fish
To put it simply, Marillion is a special band. They have been producing groundbreaking progressive music over the last forty years. During that time the band has experienced its share of highs and lows, yet they have continued on. Over the course of their history Marillion has been fronted by two of the most creative … Continue reading Song Spotlight: One Fine Day By Marillion
Many fans divide Marillion into two eras, the Fish era and the Steve Hogarth era. This is a fair assessment. Marillion has been fronted by two extraordinarily talented and different singers. After Fish left the band he, nor Marillion, was ever the same. As a long time fan I see some crossover of the Fish … Continue reading Ranking The First Seven Marillion Albums
How many would you accept? How many band members add up to a legitimate band? These days a band that consists of all it’s original members, like U2, is an extremely rare thing. Bands like Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey are the norm. Their rosters mix and match founding members, long standing members with new … Continue reading Genesis – And Then There Were???
What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
What a classic pairing of two progressive rock greats. Over the course of two albums Tony Banks collaborated with one time Marillion singer Fish on three songs. Those albums were Tony Banks' solo albums Soundtracks (1986) and Still (1991). It is said that Fish auditioned for Genesis after Phil Collins departed in 1996. True or … Continue reading Tony Banks And Marillion’s Fish