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Sunday, 9 November 2014

LOOK WHAT MARK MURDOCK SENT ME (Peter Banks was, of course, the original guitarist with Yes)

Classic Rock Radio (Dot EU)

08 Nov 2014

*Mark Murdock - Empire featuring Peter Banks*

In the wee hours I put this on my own personal FB wall and then afterwards figured what the hell, I'd share. 

*MUST SEE TV (also works on computer screens...tablets...cell phones, etc...)*

See a band from Japan that Mark Murdock (drums) is in called 'Machine Messiah' do a hot cover of a Peter Banks Empire rocker called; Out Of Our Hands. The title is also the name of a Flash album (1973), but on that album there was never 
a title song offered. The song 'Out Of Our Hands', is found on another Peter Banks project called Empire. The song can be found on the bands first release; Empire featuring Peter Banks - Mark 1. The beginning number as a matter of fact. Note...On that album also is Genesis drummer Phil Collins. He's credited (read...plus help from Phil Collins) for drums, and backing vocals.

Look out for the new (posthumous) Peter Banks Empire release; The Mars Tapes. A cool archival project that I read about but have not heard YET. Looking forward! Will keep y'all posted.

Meanwhile, if interested in hearing what nowadays could be called, some cool ass retro-prog, then check out the link provided.


Eat, drink, and be merry 

Gary Brown
American Correspondent for CRR (Dot EU)

The Mars Tapes
2CD - £11.99

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Rob Ayling and Gonzo for this wonderful album! You have been such a pleasure to work with! And thank you Mark Murdock and Machine Messiah for keeping the music of Empire alive!
    Sidonie Jordan



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