Musical Influences

The Sex Pistols

It's only in the past 30 years or so that the word "Reboot" entered our lives and even less time since it gained its alternative use as a metaphor to indicate "starting something already established again in order to get a clean slate" Now possibly overused (which Superhero film is NOT a reboot?) - the idea has worked well in the cinema/TV industry where reboots of many franchises from Star Trek to Batman and the Addams Family have made great stories and characters relevant to a new generation.

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Joni Mitchell

As we approach the release of "Slow Rust" - here's the third of 10 albums which I feel have been part of the inspirational makeup of The Tangent over the years. It's not a "best of" or a chart, there is no Number One. The first one featured was UK's first album and the next was Van Der Graaf Generator's "Still Life". Today we move out of the formal Prog Rock arena to Joni Mitchell, almost certainly my favorite solo artist ever - and this album which in case you hadn't realised was inspirational to the titles of so many Tangent Records - "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns".

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Van Der Graaf Generator

Here's the second of 10 albums which I feel have been part of the inspirational makeup of The Tangent over the years. It's not a "best of" or a chart, there is no Number One. The first one featured was UK's first album. Today I'm looking at the darker world of Van Der Graaf Generator. A Dark Metal Goth band if you look at it one way and a full on Progressive Rock Band another way - who used organs and saxes and (on this album) very little guitar at all.

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