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Ian Gillan Band/ Gillan
« on: March 08, 2016, 10:29:26 PM »
Ian Gillan has recorded some rather interesting and sometimes awesome solo material after his initial departure from Deep Purple after a few year break he formed the Ian Gillan Band (IGB) which featured Ray Fenwick (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards) and Mark Nauseef from Elf (drums). Colin Towns was later added replacing Moran on keyboards (Mikey Lee Soule from Elf/Rainbow was a brief touring member before Towns joined). This band was a heavy jazz fusion type band but with a hard rock edge at times, performing interesting versions of a few Purple classics amongst their original output live. From 75 to 78 they released three albums, plus the Budokan Live releases.

In 1978 Gillan scraped the whole band and dropped the jazz fusion direction retaining only Colin Towns from the previous band and returned to a harder rock formula under the band name Gillan. This band released six albums from 78- 82 before the band was disbanded when Gillan accepted the offer to join Black Sabbath for the Born Again album before rejoining a reformed classic lineup Deep Purple. The band featured Gillan along side Colin Towns (keyboards), John McCoy (bass). Three different guitar players played with the band, initially it was Steve Byrd (78-79) followed by Bernie Torme (79-81) and last but not least Jannick Gers (yes that Janick Gers from Iron Maiden (81-82), also three different drummers passed through the band Liam Genockey (78), Pete Barnacle (78-79) and Mick Underwood (79-82). I've searched out a wide variety of representative music from both bands featuring some Deep Purple covers, some of his best screaming, some of the best overall tunes. A good representative of a little of everything that I'll be posting up on here. Enjoy some really cool stuff from both these bands.

Mad Elaine: 77 promo:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mh7GBi8728
Money Lender: Live 77:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKas0OztpI4
Clear Air Turbulence: 77: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQR9BY2nVyY
Raped By Aliens: 76: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASlwqLvolLA
Child In Time: live 77: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwgeEnv6uDw
Fighting Man 79: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rADpPpE2cv4
Woman From Tokyo: live 77: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANRxv3hMeMY
Sleeping on the job: 77:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGGHIOvjP8U

Live At The Rainbow 77: Full Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFdaqfM7BnA
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