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    Happy The Man

    Hey, how come nobody ever mentions this great band on this site??
    We are the grandchildren of apes, not angels
    But only we are gifted with the eyes to see
    On days without FEAR, when our heads are clear
    That angels, we could be
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    No mellotron.

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    My favourite Genesis tribute band!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    Hey, how come nobody ever mentions this great song on this site??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    Hey, how come nobody ever mentions this great band on this site??
    I think they deserve not just a thread, but a thread for every one of their releases!
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I think they deserve not just a thread, but a thread for every one of their releases!
    I have a bootleg CD from "Sounds Reasonable Studios" of them. I'll start a thread for that one too!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    I'm surprised you haven't already! You've been holding out on us!
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

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    I think its total crap that they don't have a thread for each tune they wrote.

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    Cut the dude a break, he means well : )

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    What he does not realise though is that he'd have had more success with just one thread called "Happy The Man" where all their music (and Oblivion Sun) could have been discussed. The broader the subject matter, the better success a thread has.
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

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    I think all of Kit Watkins' solo albums should also get a seperate thread, so we can see the whole picture clearly

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    HTM will get their own thread when Phil Collins gets around to ruining them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    HTM will get their own thread when Phil Collins gets around to ruining them.
    good one to end this thread on!

    would everyone prefer to see the same old boring threads on the usual suspects?
    I'm glad to see a change of pace here... even if it is still just a Symph band
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    What he does not realise though is that he'd have had more success with just one thread called "Happy The Man" where all their music (and Oblivion Sun) could have been discussed. The broader the subject matter, the better success a thread has.
    I realize now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Griffin View Post
    Cut the dude a break, he means well : )

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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand Kelly View Post
    I realize now.
    Just passing on some friendly advice. You look at the most successful non-Yes threads out there and they're generally fairly broad-based topics; allowing for a more open ended conversation, thus more posts.

    For the record, you made me dust off the first two HTM records and I was glad to revisit them. So from that point of view, mission accomplished.
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

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    Has Happy the Man ever reglazed a bathtub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    For the record, you made me dust off the first two HTM records and I was glad to revisit them. So from that point of view, mission accomplished.
    Same here. CH was the only one that wasn't in the basement, so I got the rest out yesterday and today I'm going to rip them all and put them on my iPod. I'm psyched to revisit these as it's been ages. So I appreciate the HTM bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Has Happy the Man ever reglazed a bathtub?
    Nice!

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    Although Happy The Man has a website of their own, I advise to visit the Happy The Fan-forum if you want to read a lot of interviews, reviews etc. The forum doesn't get much new posts anymore, but for archive-issues it's a lovely site.

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    I want to apologize for flooding the board with the individual albums. I can see now that nobody does that. I am also glad this thread evolved into education over denigration. I am here to learn and boy did I ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rand Kelly View Post
    I want to apologize for flooding the board with the individual albums. I can see now that nobody does that. I am also glad this thread evolved into education over denigration. I am here to learn and boy did I ever.
    Personally, I thought it was fun to have a HTM Fest for the long weekend. (Long for some of us anyway.) It's a band that for whatever reasons hasn't gotten that much discussion time in a while.

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    People have committed worse offenses here than to gush over a classic 70s prog band...
    "Corn Flakes pissed in. You ranted. Mission accomplished. Thread closed."

    -Cozy 3:16-

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Although Happy The Man has a website of their own, I advise to visit the Happy The Fan-forum if you want to read a lot of interviews, reviews etc. The forum doesn't get much new posts anymore, but for archive-issues it's a lovely site.
    Someone wrote a nice post on a thread on that forum dedicated on the cover-artist Mario Grimaldi, who did the Crafty Hands-cover.
    He was in contact with the son of Grimaldi, who has been posting a lot of video's on the work of his father lately.
    Here's one (which leads you to the others): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W21R...i_6BqcxXiUT3df

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