Octopus - The River, from their mega-rare debut album, "Restless Night", released in 1970. Formed in Hatfield in England as The Cortinas in 1968, Octopus was the brainchild of the Griggs brothers, Paul on vocals,guitars and piano and Nigel on bass and guitars. They were discovered by The Troggs' Tony Murray, who also produced their album. Musically, they were pretty much pop/rock with the occasional touch of psychedelia, with "The River" featuring some really good fuzz guitar. They split shortly after the release of the album, but reformed for a one-off single in 1973. Nothing came of the reformation, save for that one single, and they faded into obscurity, although Nigel Griggs did surface playing bass with Split Enz in the eighties.

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