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178: Soft Machine

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:30 pm
by Des
Out Bloody Rageously wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsdgu_KtjvA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:41 pm
by NormanD
Thought you didn't like jazz, Des?

Cue for a new list:

Band Names Inspired by William Burroughs
- Soft Machine
- Steely Dan
- The Soft Boys
- Heavy Metal (generic)

Norman

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:42 pm
by Chris P
And so's this: fanflickintastic - there's so much here ranging over many years :

Robert Wyatt : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ8vEKKQbQ8

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:25 pm
by Rob Hall
normand wrote:Thought you didn't like jazz, Des?

Cue for a new list:

Band Names Inspired by William Burroughs
- Soft Machine
- Steely Dan
- The Soft Boys
- Heavy Metal (generic)

Norman

The Mugwumps

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:26 pm
by Rob Hall
Funny: I ordered a copy of Soft Machine "Third" just the other day, but it hasn't arrived yet.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:44 pm
by Des
normand wrote:Thought you didn't like jazz, Des?



I lied.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:16 pm
by NormanD
Des wrote:
I wrote:Thought you didn't like jazz, Des?



I lied.
You lied?? Next thing you'll be telling us that you didn't wake up this morning....

Norman

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:27 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Yes the Softs were brilliant. Loved 'Teeth' on Fourth. But also the wacky Wyatt stuff.

Just thinking of that other thread on your first gig, my not quite first, though I had the hear the full story numerous times from my friend who did get to go, was Soft Machine supported by Loudon Wainwright, Liverpool Stadium 1972. Quite a bill.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:06 pm
by Des
Hugh Weldon wrote:Yes the Softs were brilliant. Loved 'Teeth' on Fourth. But also the wacky Wyatt stuff.

Just thinking of that other thread on your first gig, my not quite first, though I had the hear the full story numerous times from my friend who did get to go, was Soft Machine supported by Loudon Wainwright, Liverpool Stadium 1972. Quite a bill.


Yep I saw them on that tour - they were amazingly loud for a non-heavy metal band. I think Karl Jenkins had joined them by then. I would have loved to have seen the Wyatt/Hopper/Ratledge/Dean lineup.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:42 pm
by Chris P
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:43 pm
by Adam Blake
Thank you so much for posting that, Des. I hadn't seen it before and it's a feast for "Third" fans. That little guy on alto - Lyn Dobson - was my music teacher in the 80s. He was a great teacher and a lovely guy too. I played in his band - Fire Escape - very briefly. I only lasted a couple of gigs. It was way too complex for me but that's the kind of teacher Lyn was: he'd chuck you in the deep end and see if you'd float. I heard he'd gone to live in Spain. Hope he's alright.