Week of October 5, 1997
TONY BROCK drums
GARY MARGETTS guitar, vocals
TRISTIAN MARGETTS bass, vocals
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION (Harvest SHVL 801) 1972
TRIAD (Harvest SHVL 805) 1972
Lonely Singer/200 Lives/Leaving (Harvest HAR 5046) 1971
Gay Time Night/Spaceship (Harvest HAR 5060) 1972
Sabre Dance Pts 1 & 2 (Harvest HAR 5066) 1973
This obscure outfit formed in 1971. Greg Lake spotted their potential and produced their debut album, which was a pretty typical progressive offering with lots of guitar and synthesizer. The follow-up, Triad, was more of the same. They are classic examples of albums nobody much wanted at the time becoming collectable - which is largely due to the label they appeared on.
After their demise Tristian Margetts resurfaced playing and recording with Greg Lake, but brother Gary quit the music business. Tony Brock was later in Strider and The Babys. In the 80s, he was in Rod Stewarts backing band.
Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The
Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and
Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 04 1
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