Norman Lamont went from becoming a String Band fan to a String Band nerd in two stages. Stage 1 was when Licorice McKechnie gave him a kiss for his 18th birthday backstage at Glasgow Kelvin Hall. Stage 2 was when he went to the first Incredible String Band fan convention in Hebden Bridge twenty years after the band’s demise and surprised himself by winning a String Band trivia quiz.
Among other things he is a singer/songwriter. His 2014 album tracks and lyrics are at http://www.allthetimeinheaven.com. Some of it was described as 'Nick Cave meets Robert Fripp'.
But he has never been a government minister. That was an imposter.
Published: March 22, 2014.
Nonfiction » Music » Folk
The Incredible String Band can seem a little, well, strange to the uninitiated listener. Songs that leap from one genre to another in the course of two lines, long mystical poems and schoolboy humour, wayward harmonies and soundscapes beyond the wildest dreams of a synth. If you've ever wondered what they were all about and were just a bit curious - this little book is for you.