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Ron

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« on: July 18, 2002, 02:06:16 AM »
Anyone familiar with this other Canadian threesome?
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2002, 02:08:49 AM »
I though they came from Boston  ;)

No I'm not - do you like Max Webster? (I know you might say only coz of Rush, but I really like some of their stuff -Universal Juveniles rocks and Paradise Skies and a Million vacations are great rock tracks

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2002, 02:11:35 AM »
Yes, great music indeed. And Kim Mitchell solo is not bad either.

As long as we are in Canada; familiar with Saga?
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2002, 02:15:12 AM »
Only by name I'm afraid

What sort of stuff?

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2002, 22:04:16 PM »
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Only by name I'm afraid

What sort of stuff?


Synth heavy, with great guitar playing. If you are interested, check out their earlier stuff and their last 4 or so releases. They had a period with rather disappointing albums from the mid eighties until the early nineties.
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2002, 06:42:53 AM »
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Saw the Tea Party prior to Queensryche's last show in Ahoy. Blew me away. Fortunately I already knew them. Dream Theater was less fortunate. They brought Pain of Salvation with them. They should' nt have: PoS seemed far more eager, more kick in the ... and more than just a wee bit more original, imho. Although "Scenes"  was a great album, I think DT sometimes try to put in just too much. And then it's bye to the songs and hello to extrema...
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2002, 22:17:31 PM »
Been to that same show in Ahoy. If they blew you away there, go see them in smaller venues like Nighttown (Rotterdam) or Paradiso or Melkweg (Amsterdam).
They are absolutely amazing live!
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2002, 19:38:22 PM »
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Anyone familiar with this other Canadian threesome?


I've just replaced my copy of TRIPtych with the special 2 disc tour edition, so the first member who wants to try out this excellent The DOORS meets ZEPPELIN band can have it for free.I'd rather it go to a good home than see it gathering dust at Kelly 2nd hand records.

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2002, 20:03:13 PM »
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Hi Ron,

I have one Saga album - Behaviour - which I think is very good. What other albums would you recommend?

Never heard of The Tea Party

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2002, 04:29:29 AM »
Christ it's so bloody obvious!

If Saga subsidise their Euro tours by taking the elderly on bus trips with them, then Rush could do the same. Neil could even hire out the back end of his tandem!

Stew get on to Pegi with this one.

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2002, 04:42:22 AM »
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Hi Ron,

I have one Saga album - Behaviour - which I think is very good. What other albums would you recommend?

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Andy, their first 4 or 5 studio albums (up to Heads or Tales) and try Generation 13 and their last two albums.

Get Triptych from Huw. The one prior to that Transmission is a great, great album (check out Psychopump). So is their latest effort, The Interzone Mantras (Lullaby and Requiem, amongst others).
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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2002, 04:12:29 AM »
Never actually heard Saga being uninspired by a feature on them in Sounds way back under the banner headline BIG IN PUERTO RICA.

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2002, 04:14:36 AM »
Talking about Canadian powertrios does anyone remember Triumph? Man, they were pish but I still sing I Live For The Weekend to my kids every Friday when I get home.

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Re: The Tea Party
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2002, 04:35:32 AM »
Remember them well, was quite a fan at one stage.

Basically you could divide their output into 2 sections - great songs sung by Rik Emmett & dumb-ass rock 'anthems' sung by drummer Gil Moore.
Still dig out some of the old vinyl occassionally, some great tracks like 'Just a Game', 'Fight The Good Fight', 'Ordinary Man', 'Never Surrender' etc.

Emmett's a great guitarist & still has a (somewhat patchy) solo career on the go.  Not sure what happened to the others but I'm sure I heard they carried on under the name without Emmett.
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