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« Thread started on: Sep 21st, 2015, 4:53pm »

Thought I'd try to bring back the tradition tongue

Today I recorded three of my dad's LPs that I hadn't heard before:

The Best of Curved Air
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Gong - Camembert Electrique


Pleasantly surprised by Gong, I followed this up by listening to a load of other Canterbury scene-related albums I've got from my dad's LPs:

Matching Mole - self-titled (now that's an odd one)
Caravan - Waterloo Lily
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Caravan - Cunning Stunts
Camel - The Snow Goose


I mixed it up with The Buggles' Age of Plastic (recorded from cassette tape!), but now I'm going back to Canterbury with Kevin Ayers - The Confessions of Dr Dream and Other Stories.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 21st, 2015, 10:38pm »

on Sep 21st, 2015, 4:53pm, Merryman72 wrote:
... I followed this up by listening to a load of other Canterbury scene-related albums I've got from my dad's LPs:

Matching Mole - self-titled (now that's an odd one)
[b]Caravan - Waterloo Lily
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Caravan - Cunning Stunts

...


Since getting into Caravan about five years ago, I've been meaning to dig deeper into some of the off-shoot bands like Matching Mole and Hatfield And The North.

What's held me back, perhaps, is the impression I have that MM, H&TN and Soft Machine are possibly a bit more on the quirky side and less accessible than the two Canterbury bands that I am already a fan of.

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 23rd, 2015, 07:00am »

on Sep 21st, 2015, 10:38pm, Witchwood wrote:
Since getting into Caravan about five years ago, I've been meaning to dig deeper into some of the off-shoot bands like Matching Mole and Hatfield And The North.

What's held me back, perhaps, is the impression I have that MM, H&TN and Soft Machine are possibly a bit more on the quirky side and less accessible than the two Canterbury bands that I am already a fan of.



I think your impression is fairly accurate. Speaking for Matching Mole, they did one very nice song - "O Caroline" - on their debut, and a couple of other more quirky pieces that still resemble songs (I'm thinking of "Signed Curtain" on the first album and "God Song" on the second), and everything else is either jazz fusion or some kind of sonic experiment, really. Which is great if you like that sort of thing, but a bit structureless and, as you say, not very accessible.

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Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
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