31. Dezember 2017

Henry Cow - Nirvana for Mice

Henry Cow were an English avant-rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by multi-instrumentalists Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson. Henry Cow's personnel fluctuated over their decade together, but drummer Chris Cutler and bassoonist/oboist Lindsay Cooper were important long-term members alongside Frith and Hodgkinson. An inherent anti-commercial attitude kept them at arm's length from the mainstream music business, enabling them to experiment at will. Critic Myles Boisen writes, "their sound was so mercurial and daring that they had few imitators, even though they inspired many on both sides of the Atlantic with a blend of spontaneity, intricate structures, philosophy, and humor that has endured and transcended the 'progressive' tag." While it was generally thought that Henry Cow took their name from 20th-century American composer Henry Cowell, this has been repeatedly denied by band members. According to Hodgkinson, the name "Henry Cow" was "in the air" in 1968, and it seemed like a good name for the band. It had no connection to anything. Leg End is the debut album of British avant-rock group Henry Cow. It was recorded at Virgin Records's Manor studios over three weeks in May and June 1973, mixed in July 1973, and released in August 1973. The album cover art work was by artist Ray Smith and was the first of three "paint socks" to adorn Henry Cow's albums. 1."Nirvana for Mice" (Frith) -- 4:53 2."Amygdala" (Hodgkinson) -- 6:47 3."Teenbeat (Introduction)" (Henry Cow) -- 4:32 4."Teenbeat" (Frith, Greaves) -- 6:57 5."Extract from 'With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star' " (Frith) -- 3:37 6."Teenbeat (Reprise)" (Frith) -- 5:07 7."The Tenth Chaffinch" (Henry Cow) -- 6:06 8."Nine Funerals of the Citizen King" (Hodgkinson) -- 5:34 -FAIR USE- "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

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