Still no Zappa being played, but it has surfaced a couple of excellent tracks by Soft Machine from their excellent album Third that I'd forgotten about, and also a Hatfield and the North track from their Rotter's Club album. So, despite being sorely disappointed at not hearing any Zappa yet, I have been taking a pleasant trip down memory (or should that be Canterbury) lane.
And so, without further ado, and in no particular order, my top 5 'Canterbury' albums would be:
- Soft Machine - Third
- Matching Mole - Little Red Record
- Hatfield and the North - Rotter's Club
- Camel - Mirage
- Caravan - In the Land of Pink and Grey
I'm very sure that as soon as I post this blog entry that I'll suddenly remember many other Canterbury greats, but these 5 are all classics in my book, and a great starting point for anyone not familiar with that scene.
Anyone interested can check out my Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt, Caravan ... CDs for sale