Mystery cassette from thrift store - who is this 70s prog rock band

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/07/30/mystery-cassette-from-thrift-s.html

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Someone with a wizard on their van will pull up shortly and tell us.

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Someone on Reddit says they got a Renaissance vibe from it - and I thought that too even before I read that comment, but the vocals are not any member of that band, I’m pretty certain.

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aCK, ear bleach STAT

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No one knows who it is, but the YouTube content id algorithm has determined it to be a violation

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Just don’t come knockin’.

I was thinking the first incarnation of Renaissance, but the vocalist doesn’t sound like Jane Relf, who was the vocalist before Annie Haslam.

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“Sorry, Mister44, I got nothing. I’ll check with some of the other members in the local Custom Van Club though.” image

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I got nothing, but I got the wrong kind of van…

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“Let’s make a band that’s like Jefferson Starship, but not as threatening or edgy.”

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Perhaps the band is from 2020, and this is a clever viral marketing gimmick?

I don’t really think that is the case, but I’m sure somebody has thought to do something like that as a way to promote their music.

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Drop copies in used record shops and thrift stores, then go a reunion tour.

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Pretty bold to release on a medium that becoming increasingly hard to find players for.

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Somebody called?

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Maybe something like this

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I don’t know why you deleted your comment, but I’m glad I caught it before you did, 'cuz I’m really digging the song you had posted.

eta: ah, you reposted it! very good tune, thank you!

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Sure, but all you need is just one person with a cassette player to digitize it and put on youtube!

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You should update this post — someone on the original thread has identified it (Johnny Cash).

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i was thinking Renaissance as well, but it’s rockier than they were. the voice sure is similar, though.

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Gonna bookmark this thread…

Very curious.

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There’s no way that’s Annie Haslam.

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