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IN PRAISE OF LEARNING

Henry Cow

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.91 | 125 ratings

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The Neck Romancer
5 stars HOLY COW

When pretty much every "progressive" band in the British rock scene was recording albums with way too many side-long pieces and trying to fit 3-minute-long Minimoog solos in their compositions because it was "in" at the time, the Cow was deconstructing those clichés and writing lyrics that should have the same effect as naming this album 'F**K YOU CAPITALIST SCUM'.

Well, that's just how I see this album regarding its proposition. I don't want to describe the music as others have done it just fine.

PROTIP: In Praise of Learning will be hard to digest if you're not familiar with the Rock in Opposition movement, avant-garde music or even free jazz, so prepare your ears before giving it a listen.

HIGHLIGHTS: War, Living in the Heart of the Beast, Beautiful As The Moon.

The Neck Romancer | 5/5 |

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