Nights At The Roundtable. Welsh pub-rock, prog-rock, San Francisco-tinged band Man from their 1974 album Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics, California Silks and Satins.
December 9, 2010

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Man - A Welsh band more West-Coast sounding than a lot of West Coast bands in the early 70's.


If you didn't know for sure that Man came from Wales, and had a reputation all throughout the UK as a great exponent of Pub-Rock, you would swear they came out of Sausalito. They had fallen in love with the West Coast sound early in the 1970's, so much so that at one point they recruited Quicksilver Messenger Service guitar virtuoso John Cippolina as a defacto member.

Man never really got the recognition over here that they did in the UK, even though they toured here extensively in the 1970's and had much support from their label United Artists. Somehow they just didn't take off here, so they may not be all that familiar to listeners but they were a good band who are still in various forms and fashions together and even recently recording new material.

Tonight though, it's a track off their 1974 album Rhinos, Winos And Lunatics. The haunting California Silks and Satins. It pretty much sums up their sound and their feelings about being on this side of the pond.

Good Hump-Day music, especially if you're looking at two feet of snow on the ground where you are.

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