Beltane Fire

Started by zoony, October 04, 2004, 04:28:40 am

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zoony

I used to like Marillion in the mid-80s and went to see them 3 times. They were supported by a band called Beltane Fire, who i thought were quite good. I don't think they went on to bigger things and i was wondering if anyone else ever heard of them, or knows what happened to them?

cygnusxdave

QuoteI used to like Marillion in the mid-80s and went to see them 3 times. They were supported by a band called Beltane Fire, who i thought were quite good. I don't think they went on to bigger things and i was wondering if anyone else ever heard of them, or knows what happened to them?

I remember seeing them support Marillion on the Misplaced Childhood tour. They were sort of celtic-y type rock if I remember correctly. As far as I know, they only released the one album, but I stand to be corrected.
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captainkurtz

I remember they were reviewed in Kerrang No. 105 with Roger Daltrey on the cover and if memory serves correctly Power Windows was also reviewed in that same issue.  It was reviewed by Mark Putterford and I think he gave it 41/2 K's.

I have no idea how or why my brain retains this stuff and I havent cheated because I dumped all my Kerrang's in the dumpster at Asda a few years ago.

Probably could have made a few quid on ebay with a few issues.  :-/
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zoony

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I remember seeing them support Marillion on the Misplaced Childhood tour. They were sort of celtic-y type rock if I remember correctly. As far as I know, they only released the one album, but I stand to be corrected.
Ican remember a couple of the tracks, Nightfishing and Excalibur.

Bassassin

October 06, 2004, 09:13:18 am #4 Last Edit: October 06, 2004, 09:23:23 am by Bassassin
I saw Beltane Fire twice supporting the Marillos on that tour - actually liked them considerably better than the headliners (my then GF was a big Marillion fan, which was why I went).

I bought their album, called Different Breed, and a subsequent 12" EP, Captain Blood.

My abiding memories were that they were all big lads, the bassist played a stand-up bass, and they seemed fixated with Arthurian mythology!

And - a little Google fiddling reveals:

http://www.mrbluestrain.com/rock.htm

Well - that explains the double bass!

And the plot thickens....

http://www.rockabilly.nl/artists/bluecats.htm

It's the same band, believe it or not!

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zoony

QuoteI saw Beltane Fire twice supporting the Marillos on that tour - actually liked them considerably better than the headliners (my then GF was a big Marillion fan, which was why I went).

I bought their album, called Different Breed, and a subsequent 12" EP, Captain Blood.

My abiding memories were that they were all big lads, the bassist played a stand-up bass, and they seemed fixated with Arthurian mythology!

And - a little Google fiddling reveals:

http://www.mrbluestrain.com/rock.htm

Well - that explains the double bass!

And the plot thickens....

http://www.rockabilly.nl/artists/bluecats.htm

It's the same band, believe it or not!
Thanks for that link mate, that took me back nearly 20 years!