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I looked no thead.The album was a bit spotty but "Smile" & "Bedlam" are classic prog rock.Were they ahead of their time or 20 years too late?

evan chronister (evan chronister), Thursday, 23 February 2006 17:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well, they were no Republic Of Heaven, that's for damn sure.

Edward III (edward iii), Thursday, 23 February 2006 17:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well, they were no Republic Of Heaven, that's for damn sure.
Edward III (ehonauer@gmail.com), February 23rd, 2006

Thank you for making my day a little brighter.

evan chronister (evan chronister), Thursday, 23 February 2006 17:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 23 February 2006 18:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

damn fine band.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 24 February 2006 02:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh dear, they were dreadful through and through. i suppose the guitars were impressive on their own but the records were completely unlistenable. i always thought they served as proof that guy chadwick was the only one that mattered in the house of love.

keyth (keyth), Friday, 24 February 2006 03:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think i disagreed and possibly argued with keyth about this ten years ago but now i have to agree.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Friday, 24 February 2006 06:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

Save for "Squirrel," a complete and utter dud.

hector savage, Saturday, 25 February 2006 13:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like 'em just fine but I barely listen to them.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 25 February 2006 14:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

Seriously, is this the only Levitation thread on ILM!? I could swear I've ranted here on them before.

Just giving "Need for Not" a dust off. Its a fine album - possibly ahead of its time in the sense they did the prog thing about 10 years before everyone else (*coff* muse *coff*) copped it.

Love this album.

demiurge overkill (Trayce), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's a good album, especially 'Resist'. Not so much prog as complex psych-pop. Also very good mates with a certain band I don't have to name.

coalition to me (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 12:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Levitation made an awful lot more sense when you stared directly into their mad eyes from four foot away on stage at King Tuts or similar, like I seemed to find myself doing a lot in the early nineties.

Gazing *cough* backwards through rose coloured granny glasses, I can honestly say that they tore shit up in a live setting and in a strangely unique fashion like very few bands I've seen before or since.

double shyamalan (MaresNest), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

im pretty sure i commented on levitation before too.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Truly weird, because last sunday I listened to them for the first time in one million years.
Oh, the memories - Trayce is right, what really amazed me was how much some of their songs seems to predate Porcupine Tree (who are huge here in Italy).

Marco Damiani, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I listened to "Even When Your Eyes Are Open" earlier this week (and flirted with the notion of selling my Dark Star CD, but recanted).

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 14:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Was alerted to these by a friend, nobody probably gives a shit but what the hay.

https://soundcloud.com/moke72/sets/levitation-92-demos

MaresNest, Monday, 24 December 2012 01:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Bickers is far more visceral and energetic than Shields; and i get far more pleasure from his brand of chaos -- the critics are completely wrong.

"Loveless" is noise; "World Around" is sound.

suspecterrain, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 07:40 (1 year ago) Permalink


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