Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #6

For this week’s Sunday Big Note, I’ve got a fantastic gem of a listening session in store – a soundboard of Wishone Ash from 1976. Although short (approximately one hour in length), the sound quality is excellent, and the performance, superb.

Considered to be one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format – along with such groups as the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd (three-guitar mix) – Wishbone Ash was one of the most successful progressive hard rock bands of the 1970s. Along with the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas, and last week’s Sunday Big Note, Led ZeppelinWishbone Ash also had major rotation time on my stereo turntable back when vinyl was king.

Listening to Wishbone Ash at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on April 2nd, 1976, it’s easy to hear to the influence they had on their musical contemporaries, as well as their influence on present day bands and music:

Rest In Peace

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The King Will Come

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Persephone

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Half Past Lovin’

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Time Was

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Blowin’ Free

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It Started In Heaven

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No Easy Road (Incomplete)

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Wishone Ash:

Andy Powell – guitar, vocals

Martin Turner – bass, vocals

Steve Upton – drums

Laurie Wisefield – guitar, vocals

Graham Maitland – keyboards

Note: the above video, “Warrior” was performed by Wishbone Ash on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert in 1973.

One Response to “Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #6”

  1. HotRats says:

    Wow! I love Wishbone Ash!
    Argus is a masterpice 🙂

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