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August 10 2017 at 1:00 PM
Nigel Ipinson  (no login)


Hi folks

Further to the earlier post by iaws2, I can confirm that I am in possession of the demo of “Mantis” on which I played piano for the Roses. It’s an eight minute Giorgio Moroder disco type track with a great krautrock bassline which breaks down 5 minutes or so in, where the band let me cut loose to do my thang. After that Squire goes absolutely ballistic with a searing solo. It has a great refrain from Ian throughout, “I wish I’d never planned this/ Said you’d take me to Atlantis/ You’re nothing but a preying mantis/ An insect cannibal, and a fantasist”

It’s disappointing that Ian isn’t using it for his solo record which is out soon so I plan to post it on you tube.


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  1. Re: "Mantis" - stiv on Aug 10, 2017, 1:51 PM
    1. Re: "Mantis" - Nigel Ipinson on Aug 10, 2017, 3:10 PM
      1. Mantis - Cy Twomble on Aug 10, 2017, 9:23 PM
  2. Re: "Mantis" - Jim on Aug 11, 2017, 12:07 AM
  4. Re: "Mantis" - Bonjour on Aug 11, 2017, 11:13 AM
  6. Re: "Mantis" - georgie on Aug 14, 2017, 8:55 AM
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