RELEASE
1975
LABEL
Thirsty Ear
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Canterbury Scene, Art Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

There was no way that Wyatt's follow-up to Rock Bottom could be as personal and searching, but this album that came barely a year later instead collects some earlier material to be revamped for this release. "Soup Song," for instance, is a rewrite of "Slow Walkin' Talk," written before the forming of Soft Machine. "Team Spirit," written with Phil Manzanera and Bill MacCormick of Quiet Sun, would turn up the same year as "Frontera" on Manzanera's Diamond Head. While some of the songs tend to plod along, the dirge-like "Five Black Notes and One White Notes," a lethargic cover of Offenbach's "Baccarole," Charlie Haden's "Song for Che," and Fred Frith's piano team-up with Wyatt on "Muddy Mouth" are magical. As usual, the assembled band, including the underrated Gary Windo on sax and Mongezi Feza on trumpet, never dissapoint.
Ted Mills, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Muddy Mouse (A)http://itunes.apple.com/album/muddy-mouse-a/id292514307?i=292514308&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Solar Flareshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/solar-flares/id292514307?i=292514311&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Muddy Mouse (B)http://itunes.apple.com/album/muddy-mouse-b/id292514307?i=292514312&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. 5 Black Notes and 1 White Notehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/5-black-notes-and-1-white-note/id292514307?i=292514313&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Muddy Mouse (C)/Muddy Mouthhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ruth-is-stranger-than-richard/id292514307?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Soup Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/soup-song/id292514307?i=292514317&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Soniahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sonia/id292514307?i=292514320&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Team Spirithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/team-spirit/id292514307?i=292514333&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Song for Chehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/song-for-che/id292514307?i=292514344&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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