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One keyboaqrd good, two keyboards better.
on 28 October 2009
In the early 70's BBC Radio One used to have "live" concerts on Saturday evenings. One week it was Wolf (Daryll Way ex. Curved Air) and Greenslade playing for a half-hour each; both new groups. Greenslade were dual keyboard band with no guitarist - Dave Greenslade (ex. Colosseum) and Dave Lawson. They were not the first two keyboard band (e.g. Rare Bird) but their level of symphonic progressiveness and sheer range of "sounds" was, to me, a revelation - although Dave Lawson's singing voice was a bit of a audio 'Marmite'. The key songs on this, their first LP, were - as in the live performance - Feathered Friends, Drowning Man and Melange. More records followed of good music (the next, "Bedside Manners are Extra" often rated as their best - but not by me) but none to compare with this one. By 1976 it was all over - Dave Greenslade has had a fairly good solo career and has put formed / reformed Greenslades from time to time - but not even close to this!