Memory:SHudson

From The Gentle Giant Home Page
This fan memory was written by SHudson.

I am a 42-year-old father of two who also considers Gentle Giant the greatest Rock band of all time. Between 1971 and 1978, I saw them live many times. I was also fortunate once to meet the entire band in their hotel room in Boston. I also visited London England in 1976 and actually went to Kerry Minnear's house in Portsmouth. He took myself and a friend to dinner and a pub and paid for it all, not allowing us to spend any money. About what you would expect from Kerry. They were great live, but I remember how much I enjoyed "getting into" their albums as they were released during the 70's. They went downhill starting with The Missing Piece, but that was obviously related to record company pressures and the "Punk" movement. I think that In a Glass House is technically their best album, but Octopus and Free Hand are great in their own right.