History Music / SteeleyeSpan

29th Oct '16 9:35:42 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/PeterSellers: Guests on "New York Girls", playing the banjo and supplying vocal interjections as Henry Crun, Minnie Banister and Major Bloodnok of ''TheGoonShow''.

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* Creator/PeterSellers: Guests on "New York Girls", playing the banjo and supplying vocal interjections as Henry Crun, Minnie Banister and Major Bloodnok of ''TheGoonShow''.''Radio/TheGoonShow''.
10th Jun '16 2:23:37 AM 06tele
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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Saucy Sailor" is (on paper) a rollicking comic tale about a sailor who tries to woo a girl, gets rejected, but then mentions that he's got money, whereupon she accepts him -- whereupon ''he'' rejects ''her'' and cheerfully swaggers off saying he'll marry someone else. The first half of Steeleye's version (the half with the words) is set to an eerie and rather menacing backdrop, and the second half is a sad little melody played on the piano with ghostly wordless vocals.
8th Jun '16 10:47:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* BertoltBrecht: Slightly uncharacteristically, the band covered a couple of Brecht songs, including a darkly comic rendition of "The Black Freighter" from ''Music/PirateJenny''.
13th Apr '16 7:29:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* StartMyOwn: Ashley Hutchings formed Steeleye Span after leaving Music/FairportConvention, another British FolkRock band which he had also co-founded.
8th Nov '15 3:08:16 PM DaibhidC
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The album ''Now We Are Six''; in addition to being an Creator/AAMilne reference, it's their sixth album and it came when the band added their sixth member.
10th May '15 5:40:50 PM Maxiboy136
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** "Allison Gross" is another example. If you never believed drumless, guitar-driven folk-rock could sound loud, harsh, and abrasive, you will now.

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** "Allison Gross" Gross", which last for 5 and a half minutes, is another example. If you never believed drumless, guitar-driven folk-rock could sound loud, harsh, and abrasive, you will now.
9th Feb '15 5:48:04 PM porpentine
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* ConspiracyTheories: "Little Sir Hugh" is a seven hundred year old medieval ditty about the Blood Libel, the assertion that Jews stole away good Christian children for nefarious purposes. The band edited out the anti-Semitic aspects of the song.

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* ConspiracyTheories: "Little Sir Hugh" is based on a seven hundred year old seven-hundred-year-old medieval ditty legend (that of the fictional St. Hugh of Lincoln) about the Blood Libel, the assertion that Jews stole away good Christian children for nefarious purposes. The band edited out the anti-Semitic aspects of the song.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: "Long Lankin" is the story of the (extremely) bloody murder of a baby and his mother; the title character of "Child Owlet" is pulled apart by horses, with the results detailed over the final two stanzas:
--> There was no stone on Elkin Moor
--> No broom nor bonny whin
--> But's dripping with Child Owlet's blood
--> And pieces of his skin.
--> There was no grass on Elkin Moor
--> No broom nor bonny rush
--> But's dripping with Child Owlet's blood
--> And pieces of his flesh.



* IntercourseWithYou: ''[[http://youtu.be/3OivzThpJbk Drink Down The Moon]]'', eight minutes of robust rural English sex circa 1400, disguised as ornithology. "The Two Magicians", in which a wizard and a witch get it on. "Spotted Cow" and "Bonny Black Hare", where finding animals leads to finding fun times (the latter with a gun/penis metaphor). "King Henry", in which good old loving turns a monstrous hag into a beautiful woman. "Royal Forester", who uses his (alleged) title to sleep with a woman he finds. "The Ups and Downs" and "The Gentleman Soldier", both dealing with a woman sleeping with a soldier who then leaves her. And that's just songs where the main characters are actively getting it on.

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* IntercourseWithYou: ''[[http://youtu.be/3OivzThpJbk Drink Down The Moon]]'', eight minutes of robust rural English sex circa 1400, sex, disguised as ornithology. "The Two Magicians", in which a wizard and a witch get it on. "Spotted Cow" and "Bonny Black Hare", where finding animals leads to finding fun times (the latter with a gun/penis metaphor). "King Henry", in which good old loving turns a monstrous hag into a beautiful woman. "Royal Forester", who uses his (alleged) title to sleep with a woman he finds. "The Ups and Downs" and "The Gentleman Soldier", both dealing with a woman sleeping with a soldier who then leaves her. And that's just songs where the main characters are actively getting it on.
5th Jan '15 12:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* PeterSellers: Guests on "New York Girls", playing the banjo and supplying vocal interjections as Henry Crun, Minnie Banister and Major Bloodnok of ''TheGoonShow''.

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* PeterSellers: Creator/PeterSellers: Guests on "New York Girls", playing the banjo and supplying vocal interjections as Henry Crun, Minnie Banister and Major Bloodnok of ''TheGoonShow''.
16th Dec '14 5:24:39 PM MarkLungo
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* BertoltBrecht: Slightly uncharacteristically, the band covered a couple of Brecht songs, including a darkly comic rendition of "The Black Freighter" ("Music/PirateJenny")
* BigApplesauce: The band's cover of the shanty "New York Girls." This featured guest performer {{Peter Sellers}} on ukelele and {{Goon Show}} voices.
* ConspiracyTheories: "Little Sir Hugh" is a seven hundred year old mediaeval ditty about the Blood Libel, the assertion that Jews stole away good Christian children for nefarious purposes. The band edited out the anti-Semitic aspects of the song.
* DavidBowie: guests as saxaphone player on ''To Know Him Is To Love Him''.

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* BertoltBrecht: Slightly uncharacteristically, the band covered a couple of Brecht songs, including a darkly comic rendition of "The Black Freighter" ("Music/PirateJenny")
from ''Music/PirateJenny''.
* BigApplesauce: The band's cover of the shanty "New York Girls." This featured guest performer {{Peter Sellers}} Creator/PeterSellers on ukelele and {{Goon Show}} ''[[Radio/TheGoonShow Goon Show]]'' voices.
* TheCameo: Music/DavidBowie guests as saxophone player on the band's version of "To Know Him Is To Love Him".
* ConspiracyTheories: "Little Sir Hugh" is a seven hundred year old mediaeval medieval ditty about the Blood Libel, the assertion that Jews stole away good Christian children for nefarious purposes. The band edited out the anti-Semitic aspects of the song.
* DavidBowie: guests as saxaphone player on ''To Know Him Is To Love Him''.
song.
22nd Nov '14 11:04:44 AM AgProv
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* DavidBowie: guests as saxaphone player on ''To Know Him Is To Love Him''.
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