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Thinking Plague

The group of Colorado experimentalists known as Thinking Plague venture in adventurous, challenging, and sometimes knotty musical directions similar in many ways to the multi-genre explorations of European Rock in Opposition bands, although Plague members may sometimes be inclined to reject the RIO comparison. Led by guitarist and composer Mike Johnson (the sole bandmember who has been present on all the group's releases), Thinking Plague were initially formed in the early '80s by Johnson and bassist/drummer Bob Drake; after releasing an album titled A Thinking Plague on their own Endemic Records, the duo added vocalist Suzanne Lewis and released Moonsongs in 1987 for the British label Dead Man's Curve. Critical praise was glowing, and Thinking Plague continually added members -- reed player Mark Harris, keyboardist Shane Hotle -- and recorded In This Life for ReR in 1989. Though Lewis and Drake later left the area for other projects, drummer Dave Kerman (of 5uu's), vocalist Deborah Perry, and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dave Willey of Hamster Theatre joined for In Extremis, released by the Cuneiform label in 1998. (And Johnson and Harris returned the favor by joining Willey's Hamster Theatre group.) The Early Plague Years, a remastered compilation of the group's first two albums, A Thinking Plague and Moonsongs, followed two years later. Dave Kerman subsequently left the band, and was replaced by drummer David Shamrock; the new Thinking Plague lineup released the Cuneiform CD A History of Madness in 2003. Decline and Fall followed in 2012, featuring new vocalist Elaine di Falco and drummer/keyboardist Kimara Sajn. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Word. Truly inspiring
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scrypt has it right. great music.
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Totally disagree with the song form criticism as well as the aping progressive styles comment. Someone in Thinking Plague studied classical composition and was influenced by modernist composers (as were Henry Cow, Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and others of that earlier generation). Which means it isn't about song forms but classical forms and pastiche. They sound nothing like Schnittke but are approaching that idea. I like their dissonances, chromatic lines and extended forms.
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yes it is coo. dude's a deeb.
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I Love It!!!
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I've got to generally agree with you, Chris, but sometimes that kind of chaotic approach is a refreshing listen. The singer (on "This Weird Wind" anyway) reminds me quite a lot of Jon Anderson of Yes.
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What a mess. A lot of aping of prog styles with no continuity or songcraft.
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Sounds like they had a huge influence on Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. At least for their more textural stuff.
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tjstrat2
Powerful, stunning stuff, the logical extension and advancement of King Crimson circa 1974...

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