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ACANTHE is a french progressive rock band from Grenoble (France) wich existed in the 70’s. The recent discovery of old tapes recorded by the band has incited one of his member to reconstitute some songs. The band lasted only four years, it had a very intense existence, it evolved quickly and often performed live. At this time, new french prog rock bands as Ange or Pulsar have incited ACANTHE to sing some songs in french. The band consisted of four musicians who were: Pierre Chorier (drums), Michel Gervasoni(guitar), Frederic Leoz (guitar, keyboards, singer), and Christian Gendry (bass), who left us at the end of the 80’s: this page is dedicated to him. We must not forget the fifth man who allowed this story to happen, Herve Martin, who made the live sound, lights, light-show and found gigs for the band. ACANTHE performed some relatively original songs wich were a mix between progressive rock and french pop songs.

The Bands Influences where a right mixture of bands who include Pink Floyd, Genesis, King Crimson, Soft Machine, The Doors, Robin Trower, Van Der Graaf Generator, Hawkwind, Amon Duul 2.

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