History Music / Marillion

10th Jul '16 12:32:24 PM NemesisKane
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Fish. An amiable Scot and by virtually all accounts a GentleGiant, but the backstory of the song "Incubus" reveals just how vindictive he can be. According to one account given by him at a concert, he met an ex at a pub six months after she had dumped him (the aftermath of said dumping detailed in an earlier song, "The Web") along with the ex's new boyfriend. After calmly sitting through 10-15 minutes of snide remarks from said ex, her boyfriend retreats to the toilet, and Fish produces a particularly racy Polaroid photo from their past. He hides it once her new boyfriend comes back, but she realises that if she doesn't cease the veiled hostilities, said Polaroid might start making the rounds... Hoo boy.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Fish. An amiable Scot and by virtually all accounts a GentleGiant, but the backstory of the song "Incubus" reveals just how vindictive he can be.be when given cause. According to one account given by him at a concert, he met an ex at a pub six months after she had dumped him (the aftermath of said dumping detailed in an earlier song, "The Web") along with the ex's new boyfriend. After calmly sitting through 10-15 minutes of snide remarks from said ex, her boyfriend retreats to the toilet, and Fish produces a particularly racy Polaroid photo from their past. He hides it once her new boyfriend comes back, but she realises that if she doesn't cease the veiled hostilities, said Polaroid might start making the rounds... Hoo boy.



** Fish is ''literally'' a big guy at 6'5".



* BreakupSong: The Fish albums alone are jampacked with breakup songs of almost every variety, including "Script for a Jester's Tear", "The Web", "Jigsaw", "Cinderella Search", "Kayleigh", and "Sugar Mice". Hogarth's lyrics are often a lot more ambiguous, but a couple of his tracks can be seen as breakup songs, like "Splintering Heart".



** Old days' live favorite "Margaret" on the other hand plays the trope absolutely straight.

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** Old days' live favorite "Margaret" "Margaret", on the other hand hand, plays the trope absolutely straight.


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* GriefSong: "Chelsea Monday" to a certain extent. "Estonia" definitely qualifies.
30th May '16 8:11:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The resulting LastSecondWordSwap ("I'm ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin miming]]''") would beget one of the funnier moments in the band's career when they appeared on TopOfThePops.

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** The resulting LastSecondWordSwap ("I'm ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin miming]]''") would beget one of the funnier moments in the band's career when they appeared on TopOfThePops.Series/TopOfThePops.
19th Feb '16 2:23:37 PM CrankCase
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* UnfortunateNames: Fish' real name is Derek William Dick. No wonder he used a [[StageNames stage name]].

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* UnfortunateNames: Fish' Fish's real name is Derek William Dick. No wonder he used a [[StageNames stage name]].
19th Feb '16 1:58:17 PM CrankCase
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** A strange example occurrred on the 2012 ''Sounds That Can't Be Made'' tour. The shouw would start with the sounds of "Splintering Heart", one of the bands traditional show-openers... only for the song to break down and [[StuffBlowingUp actually explode]] before the band came up, as if a bomb went off. The band would then enter and kick off with "[[WarIsHell Gaza]]" instead.

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** A strange example occurrred on the 2012 ''Sounds That Can't Be Made'' tour. The shouw show would start with the sounds of "Splintering Heart", one of the bands traditional show-openers... only for the song to break down and [[StuffBlowingUp actually explode]] before the band came up, as if a bomb went off. The band would then enter and kick off with "[[WarIsHell Gaza]]" instead.
14th Jan '16 10:35:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreShift: A few cases, most notably "House", a MassiveAttack inspired chillout dub groove.

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* GenreShift: A few cases, most notably "House", a MassiveAttack Music/MassiveAttack inspired chillout dub groove.
20th Dec '15 4:23:02 PM nombretomado
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** And the band's name was originally [[TheSilmarillion Silmarillion]], shortened to avoid legal conflicts.

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** And the band's name was originally [[TheSilmarillion [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Silmarillion]], shortened to avoid legal conflicts.
18th Nov '15 3:01:28 PM Exxolon
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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Three Minute Boy", "Happiness is the Road"

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Three Minute Boy", "Happiness is the Road"Road". Also if the current lineup play any Fish era material expect an epic singalong.
14th Nov '15 12:07:03 AM Exxolon
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Both the lead singer and the guitarist are named Steve.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Both the lead singer and the guitarist are named Steve. To avoid confusion, Steve Hogarth normally goes by the name "H".
16th May '15 2:18:47 PM PrincessTogezo
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* BlackSheepHit: "Kayleigh", to the point of OneHitWonder-syndrome.



* CreatorBacklash: The band in its current line-up has stepped away from some (though by no means all) of the very early stuff. "Grendel" gets the worst of it, even from Fish. Of course, this doesn't stop some fans from [[IconicSongRequest gleefully shouting for it]]...
* CreatorBreakdown: Hogarth seems to suffer these on a regular basis, but the divorce that inspired half the songs on ''Somewhere Else'' stands out. A bit of a subversion as the album got a [[SoOkayItsAverage lackluster response]]. Fish had his share of these as well; for example, ''Misplaced Childhood'' grew out of a difficult breakup he went through, while a number of the songs on ''Clutching at Straws'' were directly inspired by his alcoholism.



* ThePeteBest: Mick Pointer, who was the drummer on the first album and went on to found another ProgressiveRock group: Arena.



* TheRedStapler: The name "Kayleigh" more or less did not exist until the song was released, but has become a popular girl's name in the years since the song was released.
6th Dec '14 12:27:52 PM MarkLungo
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-->''Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?''
--> -- '''Marillion''', "Separated Out", from ''Anoraknophobia'' (2001)

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'''Marillion''', "Separated Out", from ''Anoraknophobia'' (2001)



* BlessedWithSuck: Thanks to "Kayleigh", no matter how hard they try to reinvent themselves, the MainstreamMedia will always view them as a OneHitWonder from TheEighties.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Thanks to "Kayleigh", no matter how hard they try to reinvent themselves, the MainstreamMedia UsefulNotes/MainstreamMedia will always view them as a OneHitWonder from TheEighties.
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