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.
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2016|
|Event||2 nd International Conference of the Progect Network for the study of Progressive Rock - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 May 2016 → 27 May 2016
|Conference||2 nd International Conference of the Progect Network for the study of Progressive Rock|
|Period||25/05/16 → 27/05/16|
- Prog Rock
- Robert Wyatt