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The Muffins


Canterbury Scene

3.73 | 20 ratings

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4 stars This album is a real goodie! It contains previously unreleased material from The MUFFINS; recorded 1977-1980, including outtakes from "Manna/Mirage" and Fred Frith's "Gravity" LP, live performances and demos. Although the album contains live performances and demos, the sound quality is really good. The MUFFINS music is a blend of GONG, HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, HENRY COW, MAGMA and SOFT MACHINE. The main part of the material is complex and all- instrumental. Often the songs are closer to Jazz then Rock. Some sort of avant-garde free form jazz that is really amazing. This album is interesting both as a supplement for the collector and as an introduction for newcomers to the band.
Greger | 4/5 |


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