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My Wishbone Ash Fan History
In 1972, I think, Finnish national broadcasting company played side 1 from 'Argus'. I wanted at once to record as much as possible of this kind of music. Both the bass guitar work and the twin lead guitars were something that 'rang a bell' in me. In 1973 I bought my very first own Wishbone Ash album as a C-cassette; 'Wishbone Four' (we had no record player at home at that time). So the first Wishbone Ash song that I played from my very own cassette was 'So Many Things To Say'. I still get the same feeling when I hear the dual lead/bass solo as I got when I heard it the very first time.
My parents were not interested in buying a record player, but their sons (five of them) were. So after 'There's The Rub' (1974) still as a cassette we got ourselves a record player. The first three LP:s I got were 'Wishbone Ash', 'Pilgrimage' and 'Argus'. From then on it was simple: every new Wishbone Ash album could be found in my collection as soon as I've seen it in a record shop.
I've been lucky enough to see my favourite band continue on to the 21st century.
I'm only in it for the music.
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