Spock's Beard

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Spock's Beard er en amerikansk musikkgruppe innenfor sjangeren progressiv rock. Bandet ble til i 1992 i Los Angeles.

Kort tid etter utgivelsen av albumet Snow i 2002, forlot vokalist og hoved-låtskriver Neal Morse gruppa av religiøse overbevisninger. Etter det overtok trommeslager Nick D'Virgilio som sanger, ikke ulikt hvordan Phil Collins overtok roret i Genesis etter Peter Gabriel sluttet. Neal Morse opererer nå som soloartist innenfor samme sjanger som Spock's Beard, men med langt sterkere religiøst budskap i sangene.

Medlemmer[rediger | rediger kilde]

Diskografi[rediger | rediger kilde]

Studioalbum[rediger | rediger kilde]

Konsertalbum[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • The Beard Is Out There (Official Live Bootleg) (1996/98)
  • Live at the Whisky and NEARfest (1999)
  • Don't Try This at Home (2000)
  • Don't Try This at Home Either (2000)
  • There and Here (2001)
  • Gluttons for Punishment (2005)
  • Spock's Beard Live (2008)

Annet[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • From the Vault (1997) (samling av rariteter og bonus-spor)

DVD/Video[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Spock's Beard Home Movie (1998)
  • Live at the Whisky (1999)
  • The Making of V (2001)
  • Don't Try This at Home (2002)
  • The Making of Snow (2004)

Bakgrunnen for navnet[rediger | rediger kilde]

Navnet Spock's Beard henviser til den skjeggløse Mr. Spock fra Star Trek, og har sitt opphav i en fyllekule. Her følger en forklaring i Neal Morses egne ord[1]:

Sitat Al and I were having this really weird night out one night, just one of those bizarro David Lynch type evenings. Al said "wow, it's like we're in a parallel universe. It's like Spock has a beard. Wouldn't that be a funny name for a band, Spock's Beard." That was about 89 or 90. Then when we were choosing names, around 92, Al made this list, like 2 pages of names. We all voted on them. He snuck Spock's Beard in as a joke, and it won. Then we were all like, are we going to commit to being known as Spock's Beard for all eternity, hopefully? Especially our first album, The Light, is kind of like music from a parallel universe. It's pretty out there, so that was part of it, too. Sitat
– Neal Morse

Eksterne lenker[rediger | rediger kilde]

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ Utsagnet er hentet fra et intervju i Music Street Journal i 1999.