I Forgot to Push It [Happy the Man cover]

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A cover version of I Forgot To Push It, by Happy the Man. Multi-track recording from the summer of 2009. The session was done fairly quickly in our old rehearsal facilities in the basement of the school Hersleb in a rather rough part of Oslo.

We've always been devoted fans of Happy The Man, and due to the fact that Happy The Man and Panzerpappa have a very similar line-up doing a cover version of one of their tunes seemed like a very natural thing to do. We had to change the key of the tune to accommodate for the alto saxophone playing the duet-section with guitar instead of HTM's original guitar/keyboard-rendering. Moving the song from G major to D major gives it quite a different feel.

It's a really fun tune to play live, and it still pops up in our set-lists from time to time.

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from Pappa Xmas' Box of Avant Delight, released December 1, 2016
Steinar Børve: Saxes, Keyboards
Trond Gjellum: Drums, percussion
Anders K. Krabberød: Bass
Jarle G. Storløkken: Guitars

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Panzerpappa Oslo, Norway

Panzerpappa is the definitive Norwegian instrumental Avant/Progressive Rock/RIO group. Their inventive and playful sound ("Progressive Rock with a friendly face") is at once reminiscent of inspirational precursors such as Samla Mammas Manna, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Univers Zero and Frank Zappa, while at the same time sounding unmistakably like ... Panzerpappa! ... more

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