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    Posted: November 26 2005 at 00:35
I've heard a lot of good things about the Soft Machine, and I just heard a song by them called "10:30 Goes To The Bedroom" or something along those lines, and I like it a lot.  Right now I can only get one album, so which one should I get?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 03:11

of course their masterpiece 'Third'

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 03:40
I like the albums Bundles,Land of Cockayne and Third.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 05:17
The first two albums are available as a single CD and are very much in the style of the track you heard (which comes from volume 2). Start with that or the brilliant Third.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 09:01
There is a wonderful compilation called "Out-Blood Rageous" tha covers their golden age, 1968-1973.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 15:26

I'd say that as an introduction, the 2cd anthology 'Out Bloody Rageous' is hard to beat. However, you can't go wrong with the first three albums, which have imagination aplenty, and arguably influenced the Krautrock genre more than any other UK prog band did.

However, thereafter, the flair and imagination was largely lost; the albums that followed were not bad by any means, but they were relatively stagnant jazz fusion affairs.

They did gain a second wind when they signed to Harvest, yet there were no original members left after a while. Indeed, the band by this point had more members of Nucleus than they did Soft Machine...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 17:12
Get Third, Fourth or Bundles
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2005 at 23:51
I'm thinking I'll get Third.  Not only does it seem the best choice, it is conveniently the only one available at the store I plan on getting it at

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 00:51

third. without a doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 17:37
Originally posted by The Wizard

There is a wonderful compilation called "Out-Blood Rageous" tha covers their golden age, 1968-1973.


Excellent suggestion - at least tracks from the first two albums have been remastered (good choices) for this 2005 release and there is half of Third including Moon In June
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 21:26
don`t forget live in nyc 1974 allan holdsworth era
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 21:35

Originally posted by TimothyLeary

don`t forget live in nyc 1974 allan holdsworth era

I never knew Holdsworth was in the Soft Machine! Amazing guitarist, by the way.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 21:38
he got around and indeed is afine musician
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2005 at 21:51
I bet not a lot of people know that Andy Summers ("Police") was briefly in Soft Machine too!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2005 at 04:46
I still like first the best with Ayers/Ratlidge/Wyatt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2005 at 08:36
Got Soft Machine's British Tour yesterday form Amazon.UK - really good quality and excellent performance; strongly  recommended it as an example of the Soft Machine immediately before its collapse
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2005 at 09:25

i'll give you some recommendations...

  • THE SOFT MACHINE (1968)
  • THE SOFT MACHINE VOLUME TWO (1969)
  • JET PROPELLED PHOTOGRAPHS (1967) released in 1989.
  • LIVE AT THE PARADISO 1969
  • THIRD (1970 2 lps)
  • FOURTH & FIFTH ( you can find them in 1 cd) (1971/1972)
  • SIX (1973 2 lps)
  • LAND OF COCKAINE (1981)

THE FIRST TWO ALBUMS ARE PSYCHEDELIC ORIENTED, WHILE "JET PROPELLED...." ARE RECORDINGS AS A WHOLE BEFORE THE FIRST ALBUM:1967.

"THIRD" IS THEIR MASTERPIECE:PROGRESSIVE JAZZ-ROCK AT HIS BEST!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2005 at 21:15
-- I bet not a lot of people know that Andy Summers
("Police") was briefly in Soft Machine too!


Wow, interesting little piece of info. I never knew that, and have been a fan
since the 70s.

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