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Strawbs @ Wikipedia
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One of my favourite bands and perhaps one of the best prog rock acts. They had some strong material with their singles, particularly "Part of the Union" and it's album Bursting at the Seams along with the Grave New World album.
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.13.08 @ 12:03pm
Strawbs were a unique band and should definitely be in along with other prog rock bands like The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra, Procol Harum, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes. It's unacceptable that biased ignorants like Jann Wenner have a say in who goes in and who doesn't.
Posted by Mr. Octagon on Saturday, 09.20.08 @ 14:52pm
Love The Strawbs,respect Dave Cousins songwriting ability.
Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:36am
Strawbs perfectly combined prog rock with folk rock. They also had a big influence on early prog rock in the UK. Yes to Strawbs!!
Posted by Tribbter on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 12:22pm
This is a very poetic group that at times soared with some gorgeous songs. There is an old English folk melody underneath the electric guitars and mellotrons that make The Strawbs very different than other prog groups from the 70's.
Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.13.09 @ 22:02pm
Good Strawbs story. When "Grave New World" first came out in PA some of the local radio stations starting playing it. Strawbs played a concert somewhere in Phila. out near the Main Line. It was in a coffee house folk type of place. I forget the name but myself and a couple of friends went to the show.
Posted by Ed on Wednesday, 03.25.09 @ 16:37pm
The fact that The Strabs have any support at all shows that the people who frequent this website are every bit as small minded as the Jann Wenners and Little Stevens of the world that they love to rail against. Both are more interested in their pet projects, rather than acutal deserving acts. Only here, it's a bunch of prog acts who might have had a niche of fans, but aren't actually Hall worthy any more than Little Steven's Do Wop Crusade De Jeur.
Posted by Johnny Six String on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 07:45am
I should also add to the above that I'm not saying they're a bad band. They're not. They're just not a Hall of Fame band.
Posted by Johnny Six String on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 07:49am
There are a whole list of undeserving prog acts that also shouldn't get in before you even get to the Strawbs. Yet the're prog, so they get blinding support around here.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 11:04am
Dunno how Paul Stanley cme to the onclusion critics liked ELP
Posted by GFW on Friday, 09.28.12 @ 16:39pm
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