Interesting points rab...as always!
When marill were big in the 80s i wasn't a fan,in fact i could'nt stand them...
Then in 94 a fellow work colleague lent me a few albums by the h era marill and then cas and misplaced,first of all i fell in
love with the h era albums brave/holidays in eden and seasons end..the albums spoke to me.
Shortly after that cas and misplaced started to bite,at the time i was living in edinburgh and i picked up script and fugazi 2nd hand
on cassette from the flea market behind waverley station..fugazi hit the spot but script not so much(still to this day).
As for fish's solo career,i didn't come on board until sunsets on empire...i was at a marill gig in the garage seeing the band on their strange
engine tour were a fan told me to check out the new fish album..duty called and i purchased said album from goldrush records in perth(i was
studying music there).
Slowly i got into the fish solo material and continued loving the h era...afraid of sunlight blew my mind big time
After strange engine the quality began to dip for me,radiation and dot com followed by anorak..patchy!
Marbles has some great moments but so overrated imo,i enjoyed somewhere else and loved happiness is the road..
Then came sounds....feck me,what a dull album(piss poor)..imo.
All in all,i'm on the fish side of things and prefer when the big man plays the emi material.
Heres to the next gig in glasgow with the company...whisky o'clock