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Old 01-30-2008, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Soft Machine

Has anyone heard them? 70's psych/jazz/fusion/etc. stuff that featured Allan Holdsworth for a short period of time. I think they're one of my favorite bands, especially the earlier material that was less structured and more trippy.

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Old 02-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think ths was one of Holdsworth' first bands...or maybe it was "Gong?"
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, Soft Machine are one of my favourite music acts of all time. I too love the early era, but I think they were at their best when Wyatt was still with them and they were starting to employ a bit more structure (Third and Fourth). I'm prone to going into a "jazz trance" when I listen to them.
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I have tried so hard to get into them but their free form style just freaks me out. Talented guys but I just can't do it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have tried so hard to get into them but their free form style just freaks me out. Talented guys but I just can't do it.
Omg, you actually fear it!

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No I just don't dig it. Neither do I like The Mighty Boosh so that's definitely put me off!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have tried so hard to get into them but their free form style just freaks me out. Talented guys but I just can't do it.
Have you heard any of Robert Wyatt's solo stuff? Rock Bottom is an excellent album.
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Yeah Rock Bottom is wicked genius but I reckon that Kevin Ayer's solo albums, particularly Bananamour, may prove more accessible to someone who gets freaked out by free form. Check it out, jack.
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Soft machine is genious! I started listening to them just recently. Third is my favorite album of all time. I also own 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, Noisette, and Bundles.
I also think that Teeth and Slightly all the time are two of the best songs ever written. amazing.Man, whenever I listen to Third or fourth, I just space out lol...
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Have you heard any of Robert Wyatt's solo stuff? Rock Bottom is an excellent album.
No I have'nt. May well check it out.
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