RECORD STORE TALES MkII: Getting More Tale
#413: Just for the record, Meat’s gonna put it down
By special request of Aaron at the KMA, yesterday I ranked all the Marillion studio albums in order of preference (see #412: Just for the record, I’m gonna put it down). It’s not an easy thing to do, because any band with two distinct phases (and lead singers) is going to have lovers and haters of both, as well as fans who can accept both equally.
During Sausagefest weekend 2015, I discussed my already-completed list with Uncle Meat, who also wanted to take part. He has his own feelings about Marillion’s discography. In fact he only listed six albums. Meat is very much a “Phase One” fan, a follower of Fish who had a hard time accepting the changes that occurred after Seasons End. It’s important to note that Seasons End was mostly written (musically) with Fish. After that album, the band had to come up with new material for the new singer, and that is when they started to write very differently from before. It’s not Steve Hogarth’s fault, in Meat’s eyes, just the way the band wrote for and with him.
Here are Uncle Meat’s top Marillion albums, without commentary. He’s going top down:
How’s that for a “Big Wedge”? More Marillion tomorrow!