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Topic: Favorite Canterbury Musician
Posted By: pfloyd
Subject: Favorite Canterbury Musician
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 10:55
I searched for this and I don't think a thread like this has been done before. So, pick your favorite.

Mine would have to be Dave Stewert. Love his work with Egg, Hatfield and National Health. Closely followed by Robert Wyattt and Phil Miller.


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Posted By: The-Winkler
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:16
Geoffrey Richardson all the way, great allrounder


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:28
^ what he said, followed by Phil Manzanera
 


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:33
Dave Stewart.

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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:51
Terrific list of musicians Clap.

Voted Dave Stewart.


Posted By: twseel
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:55
I like many of 'em, but I'm a Wyatt-freak, so that's my vote.

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 12:09
Hugh Hopper.  Love that fuzz bass, and I think he's a fine composer.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 12:24
Richard Sinclair for me :)

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 12:43
Went with Stewart, just over Hillage

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 12:49
Steve Hillage.

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Posted By: The Mystical
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 14:50
Hillage <3

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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 14:52
The Hillfish followed by Dave Stewart. Maybe that's why I like Space Shanty so much.

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 14:58
Daevid Allen.  While I like many of the bands represented by other members in this poll, GonG's accomplishments stand way above the rest.  I can't imagine a world without Camembert, Flying Teapots, Angel's Egg's or Pothead Pixies Wacko

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Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 15:25
Dave Stewart-i love Egg, immensely.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 15:34
This is immensely impossible.

I love them all

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 15:59
Originally posted by pfloyd

Mine would have to be Dave Stewert. Love his work with Egg, Hatfield and National Health. 

Mine too, closely followed by Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle. 
Both made some excellent compositions, and Richard has a great voice too.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:01
Originally posted by presdoug

Dave Stewart-i love Egg, immensely.
Same goes for me !!!


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 17:23

Richard Sinclair for me, as Caravan is by far my favourite Canterbury band, though I do like Egg and Soft Machine.

Never liked Gong and their hippy trippy music.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 18:59
Too hard. 

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:37
Richard Sinclair for that whimsical voice of his. Dave Stewart for being probably the best keyboardist I have heard.

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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 20:39
Ooh, tough one - all great musicians. Canterbury's one of those genres I'm so vague on, I've only heard a handful of albums to be quite honest. Richard Sinclair is a pretty prolific guy though, not my favourite musician, but he gets around. Big smile


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 20:53
Originally posted by Hercules

Never liked Gong and their hippy trippy music.

I would think all Canterbury is hippy trippy music. Psyched ouutttt.


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:12
^ Not fusion, though, right?

Me: Bob Wyatt. His work with SM, Matching Mole, solo - he really knew how to get it on. An outstanding drummer, vocalist, and writer (what an ear for melody).

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 00:01
I voted Mont Campbell because he's the coolest, especially as an old man

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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 00:06
Wyatt, Stewart, Sinclair. Impossible choice.


Posted By: pfloyd
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 09:08
kinda shocked Phil Miller has no votes.

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 11:51
Originally posted by twseel

I like many of 'em, but I'm a Wyatt-freak, so that's my vote.


Same.  I love Wyatt in Soft Machine, Matching Mole, his "solo" work, as well as various other projects/albums he contributed to.  He's also the artist included in PA that I'd most like to meet.


Posted By: the lighthouse keepe
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 11:56
Originally posted by Moogtron III

Originally posted by pfloyd

Mine would have to be Dave Stewert. Love his work with Egg, Hatfield and National Health. 

Mine too, closely followed by Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle. 
Both made some excellent compositions, and Richard has a great voice too.
Correct. Richard Sinclair's voice is so unique.Still waiting for a re-release of "Back to Front ",a really under-rated  Caravan album.


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 15:05
Originally posted by Man With Hat

This is immensely impossible.

I love them all
Me too, and I would add Clive Brooks to the list. Voted for Mont Campbell anyway.


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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 18:52


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 22:22
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

I voted Mont Campbell because he's the coolest, especially as an old man

Yeah, he's chill. Forgot about him.


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 22:24
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Not fusion, though, right?

What Canterbury being Fusion? Or Fusion being trippy?



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Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 01:48
Mr Steve Hillage


Posted By: VOTOMS
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 16:10
1. Wyatt
2. Richard Sinclair
3. Hillage


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 16:22
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks


Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ Not fusion, though, right?

What Canterbury being Fusion? Or Fusion being trippy?
That's what I was saying. How can all Canterbury (incl. JRF stuff like that from National Health and Matching Mole and SM) be hippy-trippy?

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 17:59
Based on last weekend's excessive use of Caravan, I'm going with Dave Sinclair. There are so many others I could've voted for here, but Sinclair fulfils every need I crave for in music. He's got feel, intonation, a natural naiveness and maybe some of the most recognisable organ licks known to man. I simply adore his playing.

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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 18:18
I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.



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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 26 2013 at 00:36
Originally posted by hellogoodbye

I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.



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


Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date 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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Posted By: dr wu23
Date 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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Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 15:47
Steve Hillage. Daevid Allen maybe if I could switch my vote.


Posted By: HannesHolmqvist
Date 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!


Posted By: irrelevant
Date 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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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: July 28 2013 at 06:41
Phil Miller doesn't have a vote yet!? sh*t. He's like, one of my favourite guitarists. 

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Posted By: twseel
Date 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.

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Posted By: Dean
Date 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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Posted By: pfloyd
Date 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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Posted By: floydist
Date Posted: July 28 2013 at 21:04
How come Kevin Ayers isn't on the list? he would be my pick for sure


Posted By: pfloyd
Date Posted: July 29 2013 at 09:17
^ didn't wanna make the poll too big. I considered him though 

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Posted By: courtzz
Date Posted: July 29 2013 at 13:15
Richard Sinclair


Posted By: dr prog
Date Posted: July 29 2013 at 17:30
Richard Sinclair is a genius. Alan gowen should be in the poll too

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Posted By: titso6
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 07:32
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)




Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: September 06 2013 at 10:48
Steve Hillfish

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: September 07 2013 at 15:45
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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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: September 07 2013 at 16:52
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!


Posted By: Xonty
Date 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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