Darien Spirit

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A British folk-rock band notable mainly for the presence of bass guitarist Dennis Cowan, who arrived fresh from the dissolution of the Bonzo Dog Band and went on thereafter to end up in the original band…
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A British folk-rock band notable mainly for the presence of bass guitarist Dennis Cowan, who arrived fresh from the dissolution of the Bonzo Dog Band and went on thereafter to end up in the original band for The Rocky Horror Show. Darien Spirit were one of many brief, bright sparks in the Lindisfarne mold of melancholy pop-folk, leaving behind only a single album, Elegy to Marilyn, chiefly memorable for its cover gimmick (3D changing lips on a picture of Marilyn Monroe) and its earnest songs. Of the band members, only Cowan and percussionist Frank Riccotti continued to be visible in the music business.