Gentle Giant have released previously unseen and unedited footage of the band being interviewed backstage at the Gusman Cultural Center in Miami in June 1980, which you can watch below.
“It amazes me that there are still things to be discovered,”e says Noah Shulman, son of Derek, and the man who put together the Proclamation fan video earlier this year that saw the surviving members of the band reunite (virtually) for the first time since 1980.
Jack Skelly who compiled Gentle Giant’s Tour History had chronicled the events of that evening:
“Interestingly, Derek introduced the song Knots to the crowd as a “psychedelic” song. One fan claims Giant looked ill during this concert, even remembering John Weathers repeatedly throwing up into a bucket on stage during the show. As it turns out, the fan was correct. The band had eaten some bad burgers beforehand, jokingly described by Derek in a backstage press interview after the gig, as “Kentucky Fried Rat”. This also explains why Derek frequently left the stage when he was not singing. The food poisoning hit the players when the opening act, a group called Hoochie, took the stage, and continued through all of Giant’s set. Gary recalls this difficult gig, but says they still managed to put on a good show, even though they played without their own lighting and sound rig. This equipment was, unfortunately, on its way to Houston, the site of the following night’s show.”
The film is used with permission and courtesy of HistoricFilms.com.
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- Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste - 1st - toc - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $257.40, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 04-Dec-2021 12:47)on December 8, 2021 at 10:23 am
GENTLE GIANT Acquiring The Taste (1971 first UK issue 8-track LP, on the Vertigo 'swirl' label. This album took the band into more experimental & darker areas but is still their own recognisable sound - a rich blend of hard rock & orchestration - with hints of influences from King Crimson & Van Der Graaf Generator, gatefold picture sleeve with swirl inner. The sleeve is in fine shape, despite a small sticker tear to the front, there is otherwise just only minor wear, pretty damn good considering it was never laminated. The vinyl is clean & Excellent with just a few signs of play)
- Gentle Giant - Interview - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.80, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2021 12:02)on December 8, 2021 at 10:23 am
GENTLE GIANT Interview (1976 UK green label 7-track LP, a firm favourite among Giant fans, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light storage wear and the vinyl is in excellent condition with just minor surface scuffs CHR1115)
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GENTLE GIANT Pretentious For The Sake Of It (1977 UK 'spaceship' label 14-track double LP, a fantastic career-spanning overview including the memorable favourites Knots & An Inmates Lullaby, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent [small tape mark to front] with a little light scuffing to edges & the vinyl discs grade Excellent with few signs of play)
- Gentle Giant - In A Glass House - White Label Test Pressing - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $257.40, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 12:59)on December 8, 2021 at 10:23 am
GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House (Rare 1973 UK white label test pressing for the 6-track LP. With plain labels, housed in a title-stamped plain die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl shows minimal wear, with a nice clear sheen. A great collectable for arguably Gentle Giant's finest record WWA002)
- Gentle Giant - Live - Playing The Fool - 1st - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $46.20, €41.30 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Jul-2021 07:45)on December 8, 2021 at 10:23 am
GENTLE GIANT Live - Playing The Fool (1977 UK green label 9-track double LP, the group's fantastic official live album recorded between September 23 – October 7, 1976 in Düsseldorf, Paris, Brussels & Munich, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeveshows just a little light sheflwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in superb condition & looks barely played CTY1133)
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