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Flying Circus


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There are two bands with this name and the first one is an Australian / Canadian band from 1969-1975. The second is from Germany from 1988 onwards and the information below relates to them.
The Concept

FLYING CIRCUS are fusion, bringing together the energy of 70ies hard rock and the artistic approach of progressive rock bands of the same period.

The Influences

LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW & URIAH HEEP on the one hand. PINK FLOYD, GENESIS, YES, JETHRO TULL & KING CRIMSON on the other. And of course all the bands that can be classified as ‘somewhere in between’ (RUSH, PAVLOV’S DOG, WISHBONE ASH, MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND…). Moreover: folk, metal, psychedelic, blues rock, kraut rock, jazz rock - you name it! BERT JANSCH, IRON MAIDEN, HAWKWIND, FREE, CAN, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - ANYTHING fitting in with the concept.

The Sound

FLYING CIRCUS sound old-fashioned. They avoid polished sterility and replace it with a sound which lays its emphasis on warmth and earthiness. Acoustic instruments, Gibson Les Pauls, Hammond sounds and analog synths play an important role.

The Ever-recurring Question

Why take to musical styles and sounds which - allegedly - are dead and gone? Another question: Why not? A lot of people LOVE the music of the 70ies and are frustrated because almost nobody dares to look back to past times. And: Fusion createssomething new - HardProg.


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