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Old Aug-12-2009, 8:43 AM
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Thumbs up hocus pocus by focus

Does anyone remember this song? ['Hocus Pocus' by Focus] There is a live version on youtube recorded in the early 70's on a pop show and they were introduced by Roberta Flack [?]. Anyway, the musicianship is AWESOME!! The song is bonkers, the singer is a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but it always puts a smile on my face. Check out the drumming; fantastic. The guitarist squeezes out some fresh shapes too. If you've never seen it before, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
YouTube - Focus- Hocus Pocus (live '73)
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REMEMBER IT ??? Still listen to it religiously.
Jan Akkerman is one of the all-time great guitarists and has put out some sensational solo work. Keyboardist/flutist/yodels/vocals...from Thijs Van Leer were crazy cool. They reformed a few years back and have done some prog fests, though Akkerman is no longer with them.
Saw them live at the "Academy of Music" in NYC once, and was floored.
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Wow - blast from the past (for me) but obviously the band is still going strong

My fave track was 'Sylvia' (one of the first singles I bought).

Here's a video of Sylvia leading into
Hocus Pocus by Focus (classic! )

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