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 Post subject: SAGA
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:28 am 
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Had the pleasure of seeing SAGA on their farewell tour last night at the Grey Eagle Event Centre in Calgary. Really a good show especially since I even won the tickets at a Stampeders game earlier this year. They have been on my concert bucket list for quite a while. I don't recall them rolling through Calgary before but apparently they had been?? Sound wise -though it was pretty loud was tough to judge as I had my earplugs in (as my ears ring enough as it is these days), but a great show none the less.
Forty years and 22 albums later - pretty impressive. Really good musician ship overall.
Any other SAGA fans out there??
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 Post subject: Re: Saga
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:36 am 
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Was just listening to them last night. As a teenager I had no idea they were from Oakville, ON.

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 Post subject: Re: Saga
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:58 am 
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My older brother bought the then new album 'Heads or Tails' when I was in grade 7. We listened to it constantly, and I fondly remember the song 'Scratching the Surface', among others. This lead us to explore their other work, which we loved. Never had a chance to see them live, so that would be a treat. Looks like they are playing in my neck of the woods on the 26th (Ancaster)...hmmm.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:14 am 
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supaDean wrote:
Was just listening to them last night. As a teenager I had no idea they were from Oakville, ON.


One of the band members lived across the street prior to us moving to our house. His mom sold the place and it was torn down to make way for a new build.

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supaDean wrote:
Was just listening to them last night. As a teenager I had no idea they were from Oakville, ON.


One of the band members lived across the street prior to us moving to our house. His mom sold the place and it was torn down to make way for a new build.


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Never had the chance to see them live,but have always been a fan of their music. Supposedly they are absolutely huge in Germany where they still sell out large arenas and sell hundreds of thousands of albums. Many of these recent records were never released in their home country.

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Saga and Rush are my 2 favourite bands. Can't wait for the Ancaster show.

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Saw them at the legendary Maples Inn in Pointe Claire (Montreal) in the late '70's. Loudest band I have ever heard and second loudest event in my life (second only to watching the Concorde take off right at the blast fence at Heathrow). My ears rang for days, which meant of course that it was a great night!

For those who don't know the "Mapes" as it was called back then, have a look at this:

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My Mother, who is now 92, went to the Maples Inn on her high school Prom night in the early "40's.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:58 am 
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I was listening to a German pressing of In Transit the other day, great album . I'm somewhat of a fan and could never understand how SAGA was always bigger in Europe, in particular Germany than they are in Canada.


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Musicware4u wrote:
I was listening to a German pressing of In Transit the other day, great album . I'm somewhat of a fan and could never understand how SAGA was always bigger in Europe, in particular Germany than they are in Canada.


I lived in Germany through most of the 80s/early 90s...SAGA were absolutely huge over there...my theory was that the emphasis on keyboard as main rhythmic instrument made it so...euros loves the keyboard...Americans and Brits loves the guitar...

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Saw them around 1979 when they played our high school. And again around 1981 or so at Maple Leaf Gardens when the opened up for ... Ozzy maybe? My mind was rather foggy. :wink:

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...I meant to write rhythmic and melodic...

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One of my favourite bands. Have many of their CD's and albums.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:27 am 
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I saw them in the early 80s at the 'Aud' in Kitchener, still have 3 of their albums on vinyl. As I recall the 'drummer' played a synthesized percussion instrument in a brief case. But who knows, as I live with amnesia.


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