Forgotten Gem: Marillion – Clutching at Straws (1987)

Forgotten Gem: Marillion – Clutching at Straws (1987)

“We live out lives in private shells Ignore our senses and fool ourselves To thinking that out there there’s someone else cares Someone to answer all our prayers” – The Last Straw 1987 saw the release of the final studio album by British Prog heroes Marillion with the enigmatic Scottish singer Fish.  Clutching At Straws was not the commercial success that had been anticipated after the giant Misplaced Childhood long-player of 1985, but it is…

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Forgotten Gem: Affiance – No Secret Revealed (2010)

Forgotten Gem: Affiance – No Secret Revealed (2010)

“You’ve got to say “I’m a human being dammit. My life has value”. I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now, and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!“” Thus, opens up the Pandora’s Box that is Affiance‘s…

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