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Poll Question: pick your favorite.
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11 [16.92%]
2 [3.08%]
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4 [6.15%]
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15 [23.08%]
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    Posted: September 08 2013 at 05:03
Richard Sinclair mainly because of his amazing contribution to In The Land... (Golf Girl and Winter Wine) but Robert Wyatt is definitely up there
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Daevid Allen/Gong were the first Canterbury related artist I heard, I actually bought a Gong compilation from a bargain bin in a K-Mart store down here....I have NO idea how they even came to order a Gong album in the first place!

However, Gong to me exists....in it's OWN universe lol! They're like nothing else, and have existed in many forms and styles over the years. I especially like Daevid's `Sacred Geometry/Microcosmic' ambient albums.

But I'll vote for Richard Sinclair...when I first heard `Grey and Pink' at the start of my prog adventure, I had NEVER heard anything like it. The thing that stood out right away were Richard's distinctive vocals! My friend (Archives member Stratcat) and I always (and still jokingly do!) refer to him as `the guy with the posh voice from Caravan '!

To me, that voice kind of defines Canterbury for me....oh, and he's a damn incredible bass player too!
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Hi,
 
Interesting poll that makes you think.
 
Sad to see that more folks did not vote for Daevid Allen ... there are two people, still alive, that have talked and written about those days, and they both have become the only true Canterbury ambassadors that still have the artistic gumption to live it out ... but they are so out there and esoteric that most people can not handle them!
 
Deavid Allen and Robert Wyatt
 
Next on the list is Mother Gong -- ie. Gilly!
 
There are musicians that are nice, but in the end, there are only two BEAT POETS alive today, and some of us may call them wierd, old bags, and boring ... but they are lovely human beings that still speak well of everyone and everything, and laugh with you like they were kids!
 
I think too many of the other folks took everything else too seriously.
 
And now ... so I don't forget that the whole scene was not just weird and funny for the sake of weird and funny ... I will play one of the best ...
 
NP: Wild Child - Mother Gong
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A thread about Canterbury ? I'll take the opportunity :

Does somebody know where to find on the web the Whole Canterbury Tree, by Pete Frame ?
 I had a photocopy of it but it "disappeared" and I was unable to get it again (I tried to find it, but excepting the main branch "Wilde Flowers -> Soft Machine -> Matching Mole -> Wyatt", there is not much to learn in it.

(Phil Miller hasn't been chosen once ??? Too bad I can't vote)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2013 at 17:30
Richard Sinclair is a genius. Alan gowen should be in the poll too

Edited by dr prog - July 29 2013 at 17:31
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote courtzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2013 at 13:15
Richard Sinclair
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2013 at 09:17
^ didn't wanna make the poll too big. I considered him though 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote floydist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 21:04
How come Kevin Ayers isn't on the list? he would be my pick for sure
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 19:14
Originally posted by irrelevant

Phil Miller doesn't have a vote yet!? sh*t. He's like, one of my favourite guitarists. 

i know, how is he the only guy without a vote??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 09:37
Originally posted by twseel

Originally posted by BrufordFreak

One tough list to vote for only one! Went with Wyatt for his creativity, mutability and strength. 
Surprised Pierre Moerlen isn't on the list.

I'm pretty sure Pierre Moerlen is French.
However, Gong were considered to be part of (or at least associated with) the Canterbury Scene [only a few of the artists and bands actually came from Canterbury, or even from Kent come to that - Robert Wyatt has frequently complained about the tag as he comes from Bristol]


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Post Options Post Options   Quote twseel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 08:15
Originally posted by BrufordFreak

One tough list to vote for only one! Went with Wyatt for his creativity, mutability and strength. 
Surprised Pierre Moerlen isn't on the list.

I'm pretty sure Pierre Moerlen is French.

Edited by twseel - July 28 2013 at 08:18
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Phil Miller doesn't have a vote yet!? sh*t. He's like, one of my favourite guitarists. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 06:38
I'll vote for Pye Hastings because he shouldn't go without a vote. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HannesHolmqvist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 16:01
Dave Stewart, one of my favourites overall. Not only for his playing, compositions and arrangements, but I also love his book(s) on music!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 15:47
Steve Hillage. Daevid Allen maybe if I could switch my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 22:41
Really tough choice....they are all great.
Went with Stewart because he's been excellent in so many Canterbury bands.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 21:17
One tough list to vote for only one! Went with Wyatt for his creativity, mutability and strength. 

Surprised Pierre Moerlen isn't on the list.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 00:36
Originally posted by hellogoodbye

I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.

If only Jennings used a fuzz-box on his Hammond..............their debut album is simply magic, but not what I'd consider Canterbury.......

Edited by Tom Ozric - July 26 2013 at 00:44
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I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.

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