Friday, October 27, 2006


An historical band from Wales that, though it never reached a big success, is still on the road and can count on a cult-following, as proved by this very rich and detailed official website.
Since their debut in 1969 with the album Revelation, on whose cover they apperaed naked, several years before the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Man have been considered as a crossover between progressive rock and west coast psychedelia. Their friendship with John Cipollina, the legendary axeman of Quicksilver Messenger Service, is testified by the 1975 live album Maximum Darkness. Concerts are the ideal context for Man's music, a band that, through many changes in its line-up, is always been a sort of "open space" for musical improvisation.
In the beginning they received more attention in other European countries like Germany or France, so it's no surprise that they appeared two times at the Beat Club.
2.30 Definetely is a compelling rock-blues, an instrumental tune that never appeared on any official album. Would The Christians... is a long track taken from their third self-titled album, another great instrumental piece. It has an evocative atmosphere with reminiscenses of Pink Floyd, and a strange noisy electronic coda. Both these perfomances are included on a bootleg called Yesterdays Papers. Check their website for more informations about these records, and much more.

Man - 2.30 Definitely (1969)
Man - Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw (1971)





Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing, thanks, these guys rule, and I've been looking for live stuff for years. Nobody plays like them. I also have a video version of 'Duaghter of the Fireplace" from the beat club. I'm looking for more!

10/28/2006 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Non me li ricordavo più e si che li avevo visti in un concerto a Parigi dove,se non ricordo male,furono di spalla ai Grateful Dead,ma gli anni passano ...purtroppo!

10/29/2006 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you from Brazil.

Love Man!

11/02/2006 9:24 PM  
Anonymous clive said...

Great Stuff. First concert I ever went to - Man with John Cipollina on the Maximum Darkness tour, Middlesborough Town Hall, UK

12/24/2006 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this version of "Christians...." complete? I saw a Beat Club video on youtube that cuts in late.

12/26/2006 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/28/2007 6:22 PM  

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