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Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers or Daevid Allen?

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Poll Question: Wich ex Soft Machine got the best solo career?
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    Posted: July 27 2010 at 17:37
Who is the best Soft Machine, dude?!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UndercoverBoy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2010 at 17:41
While I know the correct answer is Wyatt, I have yet to hear the other two, so no vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adams Bolero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2010 at 17:44

Impossible poll. All three are wonderful in their own way so I canít vote.

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Not all that impossible. Wyatt is the one with Rock Bottom.


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In the sunlight, see - it flashes
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2010 at 17:52
Mr. Robert Wyatt.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

Not all that impossible. Wyatt is the one with Rock Bottom.


Yes but Ayers has ''Joy of a Toy'' & ''Shooting at the Moon'' while Allen has the whole Gong mythology and the Radio Gnome Trilogy.
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I didn't know Daevid was on any Soft Machine albums.  Wich one or ones?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anirml Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2010 at 18:39
Robert Wyatt play drums while he sings!

I play alot of Soft Machine these days. Drumming and singing is really fun (but hard). Moon in June is amazing to play!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kawkaw123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2010 at 23:15
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

Not all that impossible. Wyatt is the one with Rock Bottom.



Yep. That album is one of the most emotional, beautiful master piece i have ever heard. Its just stunning.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Syzygy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2010 at 05:00
I love all 3, but Robert Wyatt has been the most consistently excellent in his solo output. Even if that weren't the case, neither Allen nor Ayers has released anything that equals Rock Bottom.
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I've got my doubts about how much to contribute
to the already rich among us...'

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2010 at 17:21
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

I didn't know Daevid was on any Soft Machine albums.  Wich one or ones?

He's on the Jet-Propelled Photographs album, which was released much later (originally a pre-RGI Trilogy album).

Originally posted by Adams Bolero Adams Bolero wrote:

Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

Not all that impossible. Wyatt is the one with Rock Bottom.


Yes but Ayers has ''Joy of a Toy'' & ''Shooting at the Moon'' while Allen has the whole Gong mythology and the Radio Gnome Trilogy.

Exactly.  That's why I can't vote either.
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