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Aylesbury, England (1979 – present)

Marillion are a rock band formed in Aylesbury, England . Their 30-year career is marked by two distinctive phases; the early years fronted by Fish which saw their greatest commercial success, and much longer period fronted by Steve Hogarth in which the band have constantly re-invented themselves so as to continue to be relevant into the 21st century.

The Fish era is often categorized as . They originally started as “Silmarillion” (from Tolkien’s book) with heavy influences from classic Genesis but went on to develop their own distinctive sound. The band was formed in 1979 by Mick Pointer (drums), Steve Rothery (guitar), Doug ‘Rastus’ Irvine (bass), and others, soon adding vocalist Fish (real name Derek W. Dick), Diz Minitt (bass), and Brian Jelliman. By the time of their first album, 1983’s Script For A Jester’s Tear, the bass position had been taken over by Pete Trewavas and keyboards by Mark Kelly.

The studio albums Fugazi (1984), Misplaced Childhood (1985), and Clutching At Straws (1987), as well as the 1984 live album Real to Reel all sold respectably, and the band scored a hit single in Britain with Kayleigh in 1985.

When Fish left the band in 1988 after four albums he was replaced by Steve Hogarth. A former member of The Europeans and some-time collaborator with The The and Julian Cope, Hogarth brought a new energy to the band.


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  • Ravenkraft

    Never were the same band after Fish left. 80s stuff is pure gold.

    25 Jun 11:08pm Reply
  • slean1

    Kayleigh <3

    8 Jun 3:38pm Reply
  • Tenozuma

    The more time goes on, the more I think Anoraknophobia is a brilliant and absurdly underrated album. The songs on it are legitimately great.

    1 Apr 4:50am Reply
  • uriah_stsch

    Hogarth is one of the best frontman i've ever seen. [2]

    17 Mar 10:48am Reply
  • Mad-Muz-Man

    such a great band, miss about the 80's

    4 Mar 6:16pm Reply
  • _Johannes

    Marillion > Genesis

    20 Feb 3:19pm Reply
  • thelistener93

    this MUZU is a piece of shit, never work! put your video on youtube!

    20 Jan 11:20am Reply
  • Hermes3megisto

    I follow Marillion since late '82. Ok, no big deal. But I can assure that the last thing I could have in mind is a compilation about "christmas songs".... please... "A Collection Of Recycled Gifts"??? Well, at least "The Ghosts Of Pripyat" it's a perfection! XD

    10 Jan 7:56pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Best '80s prog band, unless Queensrhyce counts with Operation MIndcrime.

    8 Jan 4:05pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Великолепны. И еще не понимаю, почему все спорят о каких-то периодах з разными вокалистами, оба поют в одинаковом ключе, а музыка у них всегда шикарна и проникновенна.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NightBeast666

    Goddamn! People are still bitching about which vocalist is better. Jeez, give it a break. Just listen to some music!

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • karmamechanic

    ..H or's not the focus....we're talking about a band with many different shapes.. but an unique heart..

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Davie_UCF

    Whats happened to the charts? Mostly 100 listens and less? Something odd is going on.

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MutambaBrazil

    Hogarth is one of the best frontman i've ever seen.

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Fish: Juggernaut, Jester and (sometimes) Jerk.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    Why does it matter which singer you prefer? Personally I prefer Fish, but Brave may be my favourite Marillion album of them all.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Bezapelacyjnie największy szkodnik rocka progresywnego w historii gatunku. Dzięki niemu wielu prog-fanów, których raczej należałoby nazwać "neo-progresami" uważa, że istotą rocka progresywnego jest połączenie kilku popowych sentymentalnych piosenek w rockową suitę albo zrobienie z popu koncept albumu. Porównanie Marillionu do co lepszych zespołów, które wypłynęły na nowej fali wypada dla niego miażdżąco. Gdzie temu np. do Dead Can Dance, czy Cocteau Twins? Nawet w porównaniu z This Mortal Coil, z którym Marillion dzieli pomysł na piosenkowe koncept albumy przeplatane klimatycznymi wstawkami instrumentalnymi, wypada blado. Nie jestem w stanie za Chiny zrozumieć, skąd się wzięła tak ogromna popularność tego zespołu. Jedyna dobra rzecz, która mi przychodzi do głowy, to fakt, że Fish był dobrym wokalistą. Ale to za mało, aby uznać kapelę za wybitną...

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • Davie_UCF

    "Still laughing at anyone who can be bothered to say they prefer the band with a singer who left more than 25 years ago" Well look at the charts, mostly Misplaced Childhood.

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • skiesrblue

    Still laughing at anyone who can be bothered to say they prefer the band with a singer who left more than 25 years

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • gildegarde

    je suis fan de marillion moi aussi j'adore.

    16 May 2014 Reply
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