Mudcat Café message #56032 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8816   Message #56032
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
28-Jan-99 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
Subject: RE: Incredible String Band: An Appreciation.
I was one of a vast number of long-haired, bluejean clad Americans who invaded Europe in the summer of 1972,thanks to $149 round trip airfares on Icelandic airways. I first heard the music of the Incredible String Band in a sunlit courtyard in Holland. That sound will always be associated in my mind with the sunshine,smiles,hashish aromas and white wine of that afternoon...a sound that was at the same time haunting,innocent,funny and definitely exotic. I was also introduced to a band called Pentangle during my stay. Vivid memories of a beautiful young girl dancing by herself to "Basket of Light" by that group.