Comments: Next came A Tab in the Ocean, Journey to the Centre of the Eye, Recycled then Sounds Like This - yes, totally non-chronological, I know! - and each album I found something delightful and addictive in it's own way. Just a brilliant band with a superb vision.
My aim now is to absorb their whole back catalog, buy some merchandise (anything collectible would be great) and, were it not for the devastating passing of Roye Albrighton - taken from the world about a month or two after I discovered Nektar, which [selfishly] feels unimaginably cruel - I would be itching to see them play live, if they were ever to tour again. It doesn't seem likely now, certainly not in the same, true guise.
They'll never die in our hearts though. Just never gets old. I've got Remember the Future Pt.2 as I type this, still as beautiful as on the first listen.
Comments: I don't quite know how I find myself here, other than for the sheer quality - majesty! - of the band itself. I'm 25 years old and have reached my musical zenith: embraced prog rock. I haven't looked back, and Nektar were the band that started it all.
I came across them entirely by chance. I thought Remember the Future was utterly beguiling on the first listen, and I was hooked right away. I laugh now, but at the time I tried to find a radio edit/cut of the funkier ending to Pt. 2, the kind of music I gravitate towards. So naive, so ignorant! Like any good prog rock fan I'm disgusted at the notion of cutting down when we should be building, extending, cascading, complexifying. The simplistic early hooks melt away into the background once you get a taste for the expansive, ambitious depth that the best of prog delivers - and Nektar are definitely up there with the best. To me, they are the best.
Added: December 13, 2016
Submitted by Name: Mick Brockett
Comments: Just to say, 2016 was not a good year for Nektar as a whole, thus very little to add over on the forum. I also needed to do "something" to show some kind of activity here on the main site.
Comments: I still have my ticket stub from 6/1/1978 Great Gildersleeves. It was the only time I ever saw Nektar live and it was a TREMENDOUS show. Been to many concerts in my life, but this show sticks in my memory for some reason. I was 18 at the time, and when I walked up to GG and saw * * * Angels everywhere I was wondering if I'd make it out. The stage was setup center. We all sat at a table that raised a bit and it was just a great musical experience. Is there a way to listen to the archives? 1978060601? Peace and thanks for all the work putting this site together.