The Web (band)

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The Web were a British jazz/blues band, with a style simultaneously related to America’s West Coast groove and UK’s proto-prog movement. Hailing from the British psychedelic scene, their style is often described as atmospheric, moody, melancholy, and dark. They were originally fronted by African-American singer John L. Watson, with whom they released two studio efforts, Fully Interlocking (1968) and Theraposa Blondi (1970).[1] The band increasingly delved into a progressive rock sound with which Watson's vocal style was incompatible, so they set Watson up with a solo career and replaced him with keyboardist/vocalist Dave Lawson. Shortening their name to simply "Web", the band fully embraced their new jazz-prog sound on their third LP I Spider (1970). Following the departure of saxophonist/flautist Tom Harris, the band changed names again, to "Samurai". A final, self-titled album followed in 1971. With the band losing steam due to financial struggles and lack of recognition, Lawson accepted an invitation to join Greenslade.

Members[edit]

  • John L. Watson - Vocals (1968-'70)
  • Dave Lawson - Vocals/Keys (1970-'71).
  • Tom Harris - Woodwind.
  • John Eaton - Guitar.
  • Tony Edwards - Guitar.
  • Dick Lee-Smtih - Bass.
  • Lennie Wright - Drums/Percussion.
  • Kenny Beveridge - Drums/Percussion.

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Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

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  • "Hatton Mill Morning" / "Conscience" - Deram DM 201 - 1968
  • "Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone" / "Mcvernon Street" - Deram DM 217 - 1968
  • "Monday to Friday" / "Harold Dubbleyew" Deram DM 253 - 1969

Albums[edit]

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  • Fully Interlocking - Deram SML 1025 - 1968
  • Theraphosa Blondi -Deram SML-R 1058 - 1969
  • I Spider - Polydor 2383 024 - 1970 (as Web)
  • Samurai - Greenwich Grammophone Co. GSLP 1003 - 1971 (as Samurai)

CD Compilation[edit]

  • Goraias Bird Eater - Disk Union Japan 7287 - 2008 [Bonus Tracks] (CD Compilation)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/The+Web
  2. ^ Powell, Mark (2008). "Samurai". In Samurai (pp.3-13) [CD booklet]. London: Cherry Red Records Group.
  3. ^ Joynson, Vernon (1995). The Tapestry of Delights. London: Borderline Books.
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p21351

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