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Mike Brown
09-19-2006, 05:21 PM
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Jan Ackerman was a freaking monster on guitar.

Chris Hill
09-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Classic tune with some HOTT LIXX!

Jesper Maintz
09-19-2006, 05:50 PM
Hocus Pocus always rule - no matter what version you hear!

John G.
09-19-2006, 11:14 PM
Yeah, these guys are too cool for school.

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 08:52 AM
Now, if I could only find a video for Hamburger Concerto...

John M. Bernhard
09-20-2006, 10:16 AM
Live Hamburger is on this DVD...sadly not the entire song but a nice chunk of it.

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=5535912&BAB=A

Mike Howlett
09-20-2006, 11:43 AM
I've been rekindling my love of Focus for the past few months. They were great. I wish I could play 1/18th as good as Akkerman (sp?) Then I'd still be great!

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 05:11 PM
Live Hamburger is on this DVD...sadly not the entire song but a nice chunk of it.

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=5535912&BAB=A

Wow, that looks great John. Thanks for the tip!

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 05:13 PM
They were great. I wish I could play 1/18th as good as Akkerman (sp?) Then I'd still be great!

Ditto. He's freaking amazing.

Chuk H
09-20-2006, 06:58 PM
Killer riff! And yodelling!

Steve P.
09-20-2006, 07:06 PM
I always thought Focus were pretty underrated. It's too bad they're only known in the US for the novelty song "Hocus Pocus". Don't get me wrong, it's a fun track but anyone who bought the "Moving Waves" album expecting yodeling polkas must have been a wee bit surprised! And "Focus III" has some godlike jamming!! Then there's the last song on side one of "Hamburger Concerto". I can't think of the name now, but it's great.

They have a new album coming out soon and I believe Pierre Van Der Linden is back in the band. No Jan Akkerman, unfortunately.