MARILLION - "FUGAZI" 1984

 MARILLION


 "FUGAZI"

1984


ASSASSING - The band's second studio album opens with their second single from the set.  It reached number 22 in the UK chart.  A big and brash anthemic track that combines their unique Progressive style with Classic Rock and a pounding drumbeat.  A powerful chorus and various vocals in his own inimitable style from Fish.  A brilliant track and a big favourite of mine.

PUNCH AND JUDY - The debut single from this album that reached number 29 on the UK chart.  This is a more familiar modern Progressive Rock track with its medieval styled backing.  Still has a catchy chorus but its not as radio-friendly as the opening track but a classic to Marillion fans.


JIGSAW - A lovely slow ballad kicking into a mini Progressive Rock opera.  So many changes in the song and vocals make this a brilliant experimental 6 minute jam.  Keeps you captivated to the last.

EMERALD LIES - A mild, sprinkling soft intro until just after two minutes in when it kicks off into eeriness.  The dark, weird backing threw me off this track, it had started so nice.  Not a favourite.

SHE CHAMELEON - Soft vocals from Fish throughout with screeching guitars giving it a very Gothic Rock vibe.

INCUBUS - A variety of angry and calm vocals front an indulgent and uninspiring slow Progressive Rock backing, and at 8 minutes plus this is far too long to keep my attention.

FUGAZI - A great epic Rock trip to finish the album.  With spoken parts, effects and a pounding backing with hints of Progressive, Classic and Gothic Rock.  Superb end to the album with a little of everything that was Fish's Marillion.

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