here we have a CD with the Constable's painting of Stonehenge on the cover. I'm not sure if there's a direct connection but 'That was The Immortal Hour' by Rutland Boughton was first produced at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival in 1914 and was later to run for 376 consecutive performances in London. In its day, it was as popular as a Lloyd Webber musical.
Posted 15-05-2012 at 11:50
I too boggled at this early date for the mud-and-music-frolics-in-front-of-a-pyramid until I saw this on Wikipedia -
"The first Glastonbury Festivals were a series of cultural events held in summer, from 1914 to 1926 in Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. The festivals were founded by English socialist composer Rutland Boughton and his librettist Lawrence Buckley."
Kind of very heavy melodic rock with a Heathen Icelandic theme with tracks such as Hold The Heathern Hammer High. My last serious foray into heavy metal was in the 80s with the likes of Saxon but it appears there is now actually a genre identified as 'Viking Metal'.
The original Vikings being an 'occupation' rather than a race remember. So not a bad listen from Tır although headphones recommended!
Posted 07-11-2012 at 23:29
If you're interested in hard rock with a twist then check out Mastodon - another prehistoric name reference there of course.
"Mastodon, like their namesake, are big, hairy and pretty damn unstoppable when they get going. The band's last album, the wonderful Blood Mountain, saw them on the cusp of really perfecting their part prog/part metal, pagan philosophy. but this fourth one sees them come up with an album that may be filled with an almost impenetrable concept, yet contains such an invigorating merger of styles as to make it very accessible indeed."
Posted 21-11-2012 at 22:59
Aah, now here is a beaut! I was a Sabbath fan for years but have never heard of this. Watch from about 37' 30secs to hear Geezer and Ian Gillan talking about their Stonehenge set.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDTMeYZj8m4&feature=related Is this where Spinal Tap got their idea from?
[ This message was edited by: Andy B on 2012-11-21 23:03 ]
Posted 25-11-2012 at 16:10
i have a battery operated amp electric guitar, loop pedal, echo pedal etc and take them to circles on a regular basis to ponder and write music...being at these places helps me get into a certain mindset!! DDx
On 2012-11-26 11:49, SonofHerne wrote:
The Irish band Clannad has a pretty cool song about Newgrange.
Loreena Mckennitt has one with the line 'standing stones of the Orkney Isles, gazing out to sea...'