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Official Arena Forum => Talk to the Band => Topic started by: Unicorn on Sat, 2008-10-11, 11:29:39

Title: Ex-members
Post by: Unicorn on Sat, 2008-10-11, 11:29:39
Don't know if it has been discussed before.
I wonder why the first singer and first guitarist had to go or left the band. The guitarist atleast was really good I think. So it would be nice if someone could tell me what was the motivation behind changed the line-up ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Nicky007 on Sat, 2008-10-11, 13:19:45
Unicorn, I take it that the singer you mean is John Carson, who sang on Songs From The Lion's Cage, and the guitarist is Keith More, who played on Lion's Cage and Pride.

It's easier to discuss these things when one has person and album names  ;) :)

There's a book written on Arena. I don't have the title and links immediately at hand, but maybe someone else here can list'm.

Nicky.
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: PH on Sat, 2008-10-11, 14:31:37
If I remember correctly, John Carson left because of musical differences.
Keith More didn't want to be part of the writing core of the band, he wanted to be a session player. So the rest kicked him out and found John Mitchell who was willing to write and be part of the band.


EDIT: This is the biography Nicky's talking about:
(http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/news/images/Salt%20and%20the%20Sand_cover.jpg) (http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/cage_releases/the_salt_and_the_sand_e-book.pdf)
The Salt And The Sand (http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/cage_releases/the_salt_and_the_sand_e-book.pdf)


-Paco
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-11, 14:49:49
Blimey, I didn't know there was a book!  I'll have to get a grown-up to read it to me ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Deenfan on Sat, 2008-10-11, 20:45:13
Send her over to me after you're finished with her...
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Steve Jones on Sat, 2008-10-11, 20:54:52
Send her over to me after you're finished with her...

Certainly.  Would you like her washed first?  ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Deenfan on Sun, 2008-10-12, 09:27:15
Uhm... we're annihilating this thread. Better stop now! :-[
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Unicorn on Mon, 2008-10-13, 10:50:34
Unicorn, I take it that the singer you mean is John Carson, who sang on Songs From The Lion's Cage, and the guitarist is Keith More, who played on Lion's Cage and Pride.

It's easier to discuss these things when one has person and album names  ;) :)

Yes, I meant those. Sorry for being unclear.

Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2009-02-14, 22:19:39
EDIT: This is the biography Nicky's talking about:
(http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/news/images/Salt%20and%20the%20Sand_cover.jpg) (http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/cage_releases/the_salt_and_the_sand_e-book.pdf)
The Salt And The Sand (http://www.verglas.com/cage_page/login/cage_releases/the_salt_and_the_sand_e-book.pdf)

Make sure you get you copy of that E-Book, it's excellent! ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Sat, 2009-02-14, 22:36:43
Get ready for a shock....


..


.


I still haven't read it.  :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sat, 2009-02-14, 22:56:02
A good time to highlight that it is a good read! ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2009-02-15, 15:25:49
Get ready for a shock....


..


.


I still haven't read it.  :-[ :-[ :-[

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o You really are Mad. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Sun, 2009-02-15, 15:49:56
A good time to highlight that it is a good read! ;)

However, I do also think that this situation is insane.

After all it has been out for ages, and we were both here when it did come out, and you still haven't read it.

I'm not angry, you just broke my heart, that's all... :'(
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-02-15, 16:52:05
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o You really are Mad. ;D ;D

Yep, a typical case of: What's in a name.  :-[  ;D
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: johninblack on Sun, 2009-02-15, 18:16:35
Yep, a typical case of: What's in a name.  :-[  ;D

Lol. ;D You did ought to read it, it's very good. Some very interesting stuff and some good pictures!!
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2009-02-15, 21:13:50
Actually i've begun reading it several times but somehow i haven't finished it.
I even printed (if that's okay to the authors  :-[) a copy of it and i keep it next to my bed (note: not under my pillow  ;D) but again...

I still haven't finished it.  :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Mon, 2009-02-16, 00:09:46
Well, that's a start...  :)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Bupie on Mon, 2009-02-16, 10:04:28
Sometimes there are things that can't be explained, Mad. But I'm sure you will finish it one day. And yes, it's really a GREAT biography ...
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-02-16, 10:28:51
So when do we get to discussing your sexlife, Mad ?  ;D

Nicky.
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Mon, 2009-02-16, 14:14:12
So when do we get to discussing your sexlife, Mad ?  ;D

Nicky.

That'll be a short story.  :-[







 ;D
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: Nicky007 on Mon, 2009-02-16, 15:00:25
That'll be a short story.  :-[

Two kids. (full stop)

 :P

Nicky.
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: JJ II on Wed, 2009-02-18, 16:08:28
Quote
I even printed (if that's okay to the authors  ) a copy

You're very welcome to do so....

Thanks to all for all the nice compliments... 
We might feel to do an update somewhere in the future (as well as some small corrections and additions here and there), but I think that'll have to wait at least until a new album.
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2009-02-18, 18:30:06
This reminds me........I still have to read it! :-[

Tom
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Wed, 2009-02-18, 19:15:28
This reminds me........I still have to read it! :-[

Tom

Ah....Thank god i'm not the only one.  :D
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: PH on Wed, 2009-02-18, 20:06:27
We should really ban you from this forum...
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2009-02-18, 22:49:02
We should really ban you from this forum...

I think we should smack his legs! :o
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: The Butterfly Man on Thu, 2009-02-19, 11:47:17
I think we should smack his legs! :o

I don't think so.

Tom
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2009-02-19, 21:13:14
I don't think so.

What are our options? :P
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: maddox on Thu, 2009-02-19, 21:30:34
What are our options? :P

A safe retreat through the back-door.  ;)
Title: Re: Ex-members
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Thu, 2009-02-19, 21:38:21
A safe retreat through the back-door.  ;)

Oh, no, I live in a bungalow. ;D