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String Driven Thing
6 April 1998 | Format: MP3

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2:56
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3:06
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5:19
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4:03
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 April 1998
  • Label: Ozit
  • Copyright: 1998 Ozit
  • Total Length: 1:17:23
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001H9LJL2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,871 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Stylo on 30 Sep 2000
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The year is 1972, I was living in west London, my first job after graduating from University. I had an orange VW beetle. My mates and I used to go to a local bar/club, forget its name, but its where a lot of groups used to play trying to make it big. Can't remember their names now but they were all good. One name that sticks is String Driven Thing.
The year is 2000. I'm racking my brains to get names to search on Amazon.com/Amazon.co.uk. String Driven Thing comes to mind don't know why. And it's there Amazon have it.
Three weeks later. I have the CD and put it on. The sounds that come out are still so fresh and timeless. They haven't dated and it is no wonder the name has remained on my brain. This is real music played by real talent. It's rustic, it's basic, it's folksy, it's jazzy it also rocks. The live tracks are a bit poor in sound quality but don't overlook the budget these guys were working on. Whoever you are and have a wee bit of money to spare and appreciate good but different music from the stuff that MTV dredges up get this one.
Word has it they are still performing. Wonderful
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sentinel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Sep 2010
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Remember dancing in a bierkeller in Glasgow (on a table!) to this band about 1970. Subsequently bought both this album, and 'The Machine That Cried', which for my money is the better of the two overall, in terms of consistent quality. Both albums also have indifferent production, though the messy rawness of it does give a certain edge to the rockier pieces. This first album is without a drummer, only guitar, bass and percussion, plus some gloriously wicked, soaring and keening violin from Graeme Smith, one of this album's highlights; truly the sound is 'a string-driven thing'.
Despite my reservations over the uneven quality of the material, and dodgy production values, there are a few gems here which are well worth investigating. The outstanding song is 'Very Last Blue Yodel', where the band connect melodically and lyrically to superb effect: it is a song of regret, and a deep tender, yearning beauty 'the wind will invade me and cloud my soul', as the heartfelt lyrics pile memorable image upon memorable image. I'm shivering just recalling this! Other notable tracks include the powerful and strangely desperate 'Circus', with great driving violin work; 'Let me down' is a similar, more bluesy rocker, shared by the swaying refrain of 'Hooked on the road', while 'Easy to be free' and 'Fairground' are softer pieces, especially the latter which allows Pauline Adams wistful voice to cast its own spell.
Just remember, there are no drums here, but oh that violin really sings...
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By dimart65 on 21 Feb 2013
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Remember hearing this band on a Charisma sampler LP in the early 70's.. Ah nostalgia .... love the album. If you are into early 70's prog rock try this..
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I can remember going to see this band every week in a pub in Glasgow,it must have been just before the 70's,always remember that at the end of each set they played 'Spoonful'and 'Im so glad'which for me was the highlight of the evening as me and my mates were well plastered by then.Sadly i cant remember any notable hits.Happy memories tho!
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A modest original 16 Sep 2010
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Remember dancing in a bierkeller in Glasgow (on a table!) to this band about 1970. Subsequently bought both this album, and 'The Machine That Cried', which for my money is the better of the two overall, in terms of consistent quality. Both albums also have indifferent production, though the messy rawness of it does give a certain edge to the rockier pieces. This first album is without a drummer, only guitar, bass and percussion, plus some gloriously wicked, soaring and keening violin from Graeme Smith, one of this album's highlights; truly the sound is 'a string-driven thing'.
Despite my reservations over the uneven quality of the material, and dodgy production values, there are a few gems here which are well worth investigating. The outstanding song is 'Very Last Blue Yodel', where the band connect melodically and lyrically to superb effect: it is a song of regret, and a deep tender, yearning beauty 'the wind will invade me and cloud my soul', as the heartfelt lyrics pile memorable image upon memorable image. I'm shivering just recalling this! Other notable tracks include the powerful and strangely desperate 'Circus', with great driving violin work; 'Let me down' is a similar, more bluesy rocker, shared by the swaying refrain of 'Hooked on the road', while 'Easy to be free' and 'Fairground' are softer pieces, especially the latter which allows Pauline Adams wistful voice to cast its own spell.
Just remember, there are no drums here, but oh that violin really sings...
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