Matching Mole, Progressive Style, Genre and Protest

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Abstract

After providing a brief analysis of selected tracks from the band’s two official albums, the paper will consider how their creative output resonates with genre, stylistic labelling and protest narratives. This short-lived band were formed during the last couple of months of 1971, after Robert Wyatt had completed his five-year tenure in Soft Machine, with the name simply being a sarcastic pun on the French translation of his old band – Machine Molle. In addition to Wyatt, the band consisted of Phil Miller on guitar, Dave Sinclair and Dave MacRea on keys and Bill MacCormick on bass. I had the opportunity to interview three of the five members when putting together this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016
Event2 nd International Conference of the Progect Network for the study of Progressive Rock - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 May 201627 May 2016

Conference

Conference2 nd International Conference of the Progect Network for the study of Progressive Rock
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period25/05/1627/05/16

Keywords

  • Prog Rock
  • Robert Wyatt

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