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Thread #26206   Message #1486628
Posted By: GUEST
17-May-05 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Out on the Rolling Sea (Joseph Spence)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: joseph spence - on a rolling sea
I remember reading (probably in "Be Glad", an ISB fanzine) that the Incredible String Band had been influenced by Joseph Spence. On their 3rd album (The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, regarded by many as their finest, although speaking personally I prefer several others) they include "Bid You Goodnight" by the Pindar family as part of "A Very Cellular Song."

However they seem to have incorporated (with slight variations) some of the titles of Spence songs into the lyrics of their own albums, eg "Out on the Rolling Rolling Sea" is the last track on "Earthspan" (?1972) and "Happy happy happy all the time" occurs on "Dust Be Diamonds" on their album "Changing Horses". Possibly there are other examples. I would need to listen to a JS album to hear his guitar work to decide if it was also an influence on the ISB. Can anyone out there recommend any of his albums which might appeal to a fan of the ISB?