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Old 08-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quintessence were a quite awesome progressive/psychedelic rock group from the late sixties, featuring Raja Ram (of Shpongle fame) on flute. I checked them out a while ago after learning that he was in an old school psych rock band. They incorporate middle eastern stylings into their jams. Worth a hear.

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Old 08-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting group. Seems like some other groups of that era had some similar influences, like Iron Butterfly, Strawberry Alarmclock, and the Yardbirds.


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Old 08-06-2013, 02:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Quintessence are one of my favourite bands and Notting Hill Gate is one of their best tracks. I first heard them as a child in the seventies, when one of the TV channels unusually transmitted a compilation of Christian music by rock bands (on a Sunday teatime). My memory of the programme is vague, but it also included Ashton, Gardner and ****. All of the Quintessence albums are good and worth owning.

I have not heard any of the spin-off bands like Shpongle.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought this was going to be about this. :-/

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