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 - Gentle Giant - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2022 17:54)on May 16, 2022 at 1:56 pm
GENTLE GIANT Gentle Giant (Mid 70s UK issue of the debut 1970 7-track LP on the 'spaceship' label, the innovative first album from the Shulman brothers & co, housed in the 'Giant with band in hands' gatefold sleeve. The sleeve is Very Good [small price sticker tear on front] with light edge scuffing & the vinyl is clean & grades EX/EX- with the odd faint paper hairline to show play)
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GENTLE GIANT Octopus (2006 Japanese limited edition 8-track 24-bit remastered CD issue of the classic 1972 album, replica mini LP-style gatefold card wallet picture sleeve, with Vertigo Swirl inner reproducing the original LP artwork, complete with Japanese/lyric booklet & 'Rock Legend Series' obi-strip. The obi has faded slightly otherwise remains in a really nice condition UICY-9029)
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GENTLE GIANT Civilian (1980 US 8-track vinyl LP, cut in LA with former Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, picture sleeve with matching illustrated lyric insert. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play JC36341)
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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)
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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)
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