Ozric Tentacles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: progressive rock space rock psychedelic rock psychedelic instrumental seen live ambient Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A UK festival band playing a mixture of progressive rock and 60s extended-jam music, Ozric Tentacles was originally a name conjured up by the band for a psychedelic breakfast cereal. Their original line-up featured Ed Wynne (guitar), his brother Roly Wynne (bass), Nick ‘Tig’ Van Gelder (drums), Gavin Griffiths (guitar) and Joie ‘Ozrooniculator’ Hinton (keyboards). They met around an open campfire at Stonehenge in 1982. By the following year a second synthesizer player, Tom Brookes, had joined. They started gigging in clubs such as the ‘Crypt’ in Deptford, south-east London. There they met their second percussionist, Paul Hankin. They soon became regulars at another psychedelic ‘head’ venue, the Club Dog, at the George Robey pub in Finsbury Park, north London. The band’s long existence has seen a number of shifts in personnel. In 1984, Griffiths left to form the Ullulators, and Brookes left a year later. Hinton remained...

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