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Matching Mole
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:57:47 PM »
Matching Mole was an English progressive rock band formed by founding Soft Machine drummer and vocalist Robert Wyatt following the release of his solo album The End Of An Ear (1970) joined in this band by David Sinclair (Caravan) on organ and piano, Phil Miller on guitar, and Bill MacCormick on bass. The name being a pun on the French translation of the name of his previous band Soft Machine (Machine Molle). The bands debut album, largely composed by Wyatt himself was a self titled album released in 1972, their second album also released in 1972 Matching Mole's little Red Record was produced by Robert Fripp of King Crimson and featured Dave MacRae replacing Sinclair. The band disbanded after a tour supporting Soft Machine in September 1972. A new lineup featuring Wyatt, MacCormick, ex Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman and jazz saxophonist Gary Windo was set to record a third album in 1973 but was halted when Wyatt drunkenly fell from a fourth story window at a party and was paralyzed from the waist down and wheelchair bound thereafter.

Rockenstock 1972 French TV

1971 album sessions Part Of The Dance jam

BBC 1972 Marchides/Instant Pussy

Smoke Signal BBC 1972

Part of the Dance/Brandy as in Benj BBC 1972

Full BBC Radio One Live Paris Theatre, London 1972

Smoke Signals live

Memories Membrane (outtake)

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)


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Re: Matching Mole
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 02:51:31 PM »
This is some pretty wild stuff. jazzy Zappa/King Crimson-esque. Drunk people shouldn't jump out of windows  8)