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Lyth

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« on: October 08, 2002, 02:00:27 AM »
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Anybody here heard any IQ?

Of all of the 80s 'new wave' of prog bands, these were arguably the most individual as they weren't afraid to dabble in various other musical styles (jazz, reggae, punk) as well as have their moments like Marillion , Pallas and Twelfth Night, when they ripped off Yes and Genesis.

Their output in the late nineties has been excellent. The 1997 album 'Subterranea' is a masterpiece that you should all check out. The accompanyng tour featured a stunning full multi-media show (with back projections a la Rush). It's available on DVD and well worth having a look at.

Anyway, they're doing a few shows in the next few months starting at The Met in Bury on Saturday night.

If it's anything like the last few shows, it'll be a good one.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2002, 10:24:38 AM »
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Anybody here heard any IQ?



Judging by the silence, obviously not.

Oh well. It's your loss.  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2002, 21:51:06 PM »
 8) Hey, hey, not everybody visits all the forums quite that often. First time round ' ere at the "other bands" part. IQ has been very dear to me ever since "Ever" but I have known them for quite a longer time (I feel a Billy Joel coming on) and think their first albums rank among the best British prog coming out of the 80's. I mean, "The last human gateway" is a terrific eh song (?) and what about those songs like "The wake" or "Outer limits". Nah, actually IQ rank among my all time favourites!! The Subterannea show was good as was the 20 th anniversary tour!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2002, 14:56:03 PM »
Count me in Lyth! I've been a big fan since 'The Wake' and I liked the two Paul Menel albums as well. I think 'Ever' is my favourite, the whole album just progs like a beast.... For some reason 'Subterranea' never grabbed me, but I like 'The Seventh House' a lot and the lyrics on the last track 'Guiding Light' are just heartbreaking. Great stuff !  

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2002, 00:31:55 AM »
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Good men!!!

I saw them on Saturday at The Met in Bury. Great gig.

The set was taken up by all of the best songs from Ever, Subterranea and The Seventh House with a couple of songs from The Wake in there as well.

Wolverhampton in December is the next one.

Looking forward to it already.  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2002, 00:34:03 AM »
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I liked the two Paul Menel albums as well.  


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Me too Dave.

It's a shame that the support slot on the European leg of the Hold Your Fire tour in 1988 never happened.  :(

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2002, 01:11:00 AM »
I saw them with Menel in '87 at the Astoria and very good they were too. I was due to see them on the 'Are You Sitting Comfortably' Tour two years later at the Kentish Town (London) Forum, but after watching Jadis, an announcement was made about my mate's car alarm going off, and when we got back there, it had been broken into.  >:(

We kinda lost the urge after that.

Also saw them on the Ever tour. It was a great night, but goes down as the only time I've ever been to a gig where there was a raffle halfway through.. I kid you not, and no, I didn't win..

They have also been known to cover Madonna's Material Girl during their show  :o

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2002, 03:45:58 AM »
 ::) And what about Abba's "Mamma Mia": that sure had a lot of raw power in it... Ever so prog...
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2002, 10:21:47 AM »
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They've done loads of covers as encores, including "School's Out", "Watcher Of The Skies", "Ace Of Spades" and "Sweet Transvestite". All good clean fun.  :D

"Mamma Mia" was usually featured as part of "Out Of Nowhere".

Last Saturday their second encore was "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds.

Fantastic.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2002, 15:48:25 PM »
I saw them do Deep Purple's Burn back in '87, so at least that was a little more 'traditional.'

My favourite IQ tracks are:

The Wake, Further Away, The Darkest Hour, Nothing At All,
Still Life and Guiding Light.  :)


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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2002, 00:01:34 AM »
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I also saw them do burn on the Nomzamo tour. Good fun.

Dave, looking at your favourite tracks, you would have enjoyed the set in Bury last Saturday...

The Wong Side Of Weird
Erosion
Subterranea
Sleepless Incidental
The Thousand Days
The Magic Roundabout
The Seventh House
Speak My Name
The Darkest Hour
Guiding Light
The Narrow Margin

Encores

Crazy Horses
Further Away
The Wake

Not a bad set, eh?  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2002, 14:58:32 PM »
Lyth, I think you've just talked me into going to their London gig in December! Not that I needed too much persuading...  :)

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2002, 17:50:31 PM »
Just wanted to say that IQ rank about second to Rush in my fav list.  I usualy get to see them once a year - can't wait till Dec 14 at LA2.  The XXth aniversary gig there last year was absolutely brilliant (Osmonds and Wings (I think) encore - who'd a thought it?).  Memories of new years at the Marquee as well...

Still, I'm even more looking forward to Thursday - I'm off to NY tomorrow:) (plus do the letters M and G mean anything to anyone?!!:):))