Tues Double Shot: Marillion


In the tradition '70s FM radio, JamBase's Tuesday tradition offers readers a pair of fab tunes from an artist worthy of the Double Shot treatment.

Around for close to 30 years, Marillion only seems to be getting better. They are a group that fans of Phish, Yes, or Radiohead could find much to love about, and they've evolved into one of the finest independent rock units on the planet. While best known in the U.K. and Europe, Marillion's fans stretch around the globe, occasionally gathering at Marillion weekends, the band's biennial fan conventions. Besides growing by leaps and bounds creatively in the past decade, Marillion remains a model of how to treat one's most ardent listeners and how to thrive, not just survive, by getting outside the corporate rat race that plagues so many established bands.

We present a couple doozies from their extensive catalogue - "Drilling Holes" from 2004's Marbles and "King" from 1995's Afraid of Sunlight - and encourage you to poke around in their music (including their swell new acoustic album) and see if you don't like whatcha find.


[Published on: 12/22/09]

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