By the time their third album On the Wings, hit the shelves, Socrates Justice - Socrates Drank The Conium - Live In Concert 99 already attained a preeminent place amongst contemporary Greek bands. Having played at most of the major venues in Greece but also elsewhere in Europe including club Paradiso in AmsterdamSocrates became known for the forcefulness and electrifying atmosphere of their live performances. The indisputable highlight, however, is Mountains which would be re-recorded again inwhere Spathas embarks on an improvisatory trip of monumental scale, showcasing his exceptional guitar technique and unique assimilation of Greek folk musical idioms.
In the early s, Socrates returned with two more noteworthy attempts Waiting Only Love - Michael Brydenfelt - Romantic Something and Breaking Through and a couple of years later the band released its swan song Plaza,having a last shot at international fame.
Pingback: Instruments of sorrow The Muser. You are commenting using your WordPress. Mountains Queen of the universe Most People I Know 3. Mountains 5. Lady 6. Valley Of Glory 8. Don't You Like 2. Falling Angel 3.
Born Again 4. Hot Blooded Blues 5. More And More 6. Jenny And Penny 7. Master Of Disaster 8. Breaking Through Breaking Through Backroom Boy 2. Stray Dogs 3. Burning Stage 4. Jump Into The Fire 5. Sky Ride 6. Love Like Dynamite 7. Living In A Hot Town 8. For Every Clown 9. Antonis Tourkogiorgis played a mids natural ash-bodied Fender Jazz Bassa Warwick Corvette Double Buck bass and sang, while several drummers were used throughout the live shows and recording sessions. InSocrates went through a change in stylistic direction with Phoswhich featured Vangelis ' production and contributions on many tracks.
InSocrates reunited in an extended form featuring keyboards and a Dalai Lama - Mecano - Aidalai singer to do several shows around Greece. This lineup remains active. Yannis Spathas died on 6 Julyaged From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A true hero and source of constant inspiration for generations of Greek musicians, Yiannis Spathas was one of the leading electric guitarists in Greece emerging in the late s.
Together with Tourkogiorgis, they would soon after Justice - Socrates Drank The Conium - Live In Concert 99 Socrates, one of the the most emblematic Greek rock bands of the s and early s.
Following the break-up of Socrates, Spathas pursued a long and successful career as composer, arranger and session guitarist, collaborating with famous Greek artists such as Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Lekkas and Haris Alexiou. In he released the album Street Secretsfeaturing several instrumental pieces where Spathas displays his virtuosity and compositional skills, as well as the excellent piece Half the Way with vocals by Haris Alexiou.
Yiannis Spathas may not be with us, but there is little doubt his music and spirit will live on. The following words by Rainer Maria Rilke written about the death of Socrates may also serve as a fitting eulogy Justice - Socrates Drank The Conium - Live In Concert 99 the great musician:. His soul was thirsty for music. And with such Dribbling Babies - Techno Bros - We Are.
Techno Bros he put his lips, dry from the wind of words, on the cup of sounds. Exactly 50 years ago, in Maypromising Greek musicians Vangelis Papathanassiou, Demis Roussos and Lucas Sideras find themselves in Paris, following a failed attempt to relocate to London.
An unlikely soundtrack to the May events in FranceRain and Tears became widely popular among those fighting and singing out on the streets of Paris, despite its English and seemingly non-political lyrics.
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