";s:4:"text";s:5213:"“Fish had never really had anything to do with the writing of the music. Clutching At Straws-era Marillion: the cracks were already beginning to show (Image credit: Marillion Pres courtesy of Mark Wilkinson) Their career wasn’t dashed on the rocks at Loreley, but they were listing badly. “It was the same bits going up on the fucking blackboard: this is the Joni Mitchell section, this is the Floyd section. “I think it was to disguise some of the excess in the lyrics that I was talking about. Musically, Clutching at Straws is more atmospheric and gloomy than Marillion’s previous albums. But to be blunt and honest about it, neither party has ever reached the commercial success we had in the 80s. Maybe we could have been a bit more understanding about that. Marillion - Clutching at Straws review: Not quite a masterpiece, but a stellar piece of work that should be heard by fans of Progressive Rock or intelligent Pop. All rights reserved. Or, in Fish’s words, “Trying to put them together with a hammer.” I can’t deal with it.’”“Fish said he wanted 50 per cent of all the publishing and all the writing,” says Mosley. At one point, Pete said, ‘I think I saw somebody up in the lighting truss during the show.’ The manager said, ‘Yeah, you’ve got 10 people up there, operating things.’”“It seemed to be that the thing Fish used to love doing, he started to hate,” says Rothery. “We were comrades. It had to be: ‘So-and-so is going to pick you up at this time, then you’re going to drive around to the back of the building, that’s going to take about 40 minutes.’ Everything was being over-thought.”“Fish’s departure was, ‘OK, this is part of the process,’” says Peter Trewavas. This was not included on the vinyl or cassette versions.Marillion took a break after their tour in support of the album (with Fish eventually quitting) after it was released. It was over-dramatic, that whole, ‘Carry on like this, you won’t reach 30’ thing. Within 18 months, the Fish era had come crashing to an acrimonious end, leaving the wreckage of broken friendships in its wake. No fue tan comercialmente exitoso como Misplaced Childhood, aunque está considerado como una de las mejores obras de la banda. Barbs were exchanged in the press, and there was a debilitating court case between the two sides. “The tour bus was not a good place to be. “We were playing these concrete halls in Italy with shite sound, and I’d just had enough. The band was certainly fracturing, but on one side was the singer and on the other was everybody else.A gulf had opened up between what the band wanted and what the singer wanted, and neither side were ready to compromise. Then suddenly you’ve finished the show and you’re still getting pepped up. “That’s when it got out of hand. It was, Steve Rothery recalls, “A fairly dismal day all round.” They didn’t know it at the time – though they may have sensed it – but it would be Fish’s last gig with Marillion.The powderkeg finally exploded towards the end of the sessions. On most other points, they’re in surprising accordance, albeit with markedly different individual perspectives. The band began working on new material in Trewavas’ garage, before eventually decamping to Dalnaglar Castle, a stately pile in Perthshire which was miles away from civilisation.The Freilichtbühne Loreley is one of the world’s great venues. Everybody said, ‘This has gone too far.’”The split was bitter and nasty.
“Nowadays, we’re absolutely fine.
The song "Incommunicado" describes the pitfalls of the business, and how pressures in real life exerted by the band's US label Capitol Records were crushing in from outside for them to either succeed or get dropped by the company, which would happen to Marillion anyway a few years later. Clutching at Straws is the fourth studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1987. He did carry on and he’s still with us now.”The 20,000 fans gathered at Loreley to see them might not have been aware, but Marillion were under a dark cloud. “They wanted to get us away from the clubs and bars and dark influences,” says Fish. Don't buy! We had to check into hotels under pseudonyms. People were getting tetchy.”“It was just fucking draining,” says Fish. I'm so pissed. Since Torch has no other real outlet at his disposal, he ends up in bars, hotel rooms, and on the road, screaming and drunk, thus, he is described as beyond redemption or hope.All songs were written by Fish, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery and Pete Trewavas.The CD version of the album includes the bonus track "Going Under" (2:47) between "That Time of the Night" and "Just for the Record". So we knew that our musical identity was still there. England and Wales company registration number 2008885.“We went back to the same routine,” says Fish. You’ve got to remember, I’m going out there every night singing about how shite it is being out on the road. ";s:7:"keyword";s:29:"marillion clutching at straws";s:5:"links";s:1014:"Middle East News Agency,
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