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Ship of Fools
« on: January 11, 2020, 03:00:08 AM »
Here is another obscure one. This is some cool spacey shit here.

Ship Of Fools were a neo-prog/space rock band from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The band consisted of Sputnik (bass), Damien Clarke (keyboards), Les Smith (keyboards) and Mick Reed (drums). Andy Banks (guitars, mandolin, gliss) joined the band soon after, along with Graham Wilkes (flutes, harmonica).

Friendly with the heads of the Dreamtime label, an offshoot of heavy metal distributors Peaceville Records, the band eventually signed with them and became the premiere psychedelic eccentrics on the label, releasing their first album, Close Your Eyes (Forget the World) in 1993. Following this release Wilkes apparently left the band (although he would appear as a guest musician on their next release), and was replaced by Oko (guitar). With this slightly revamped line-up in place a new album was recorded, released as "Out There Somewhere" in 1994.

The band broke up in 1996. Smith (who had gone on to join the decidedly un-psychedelic black metal phenomenon Cradle of Filth) compiled their music and in 2002 released Let's Get This Mother Outta Here, a farewell compilation.

This shit is great, Love it !

Elevator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIDoAocXoyI

Out There Somewhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQtoD9ztSw

Diesel Spaceship:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRovbyOtRKA

Guidance Is Internal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJrWe1jSk0

From Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXVoZ3XLbmI

First Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2UDH34cHRE

Starjumper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEw5BNPwdQ

In The Wake Of...: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZbENjVhGjo

Close Your Eyes (Forget the World): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVXl-fb6ZrE
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Re: Ship of Fools
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 10:08:24 PM »
was listening to this stuff earlier, these guys were pretty good. Never heard of them before. Nice find.

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Re: Ship of Fools
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 12:21:34 AM »
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