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November 20, 2004 9:18 AM   Subscribe

The Wilde Flowers and subsequent British Canterbury bands.
posted by kenko (7 comments total)
I must've read thousands of words about Canterbury bands, without ever having bothered to track down the music. The Calyx site has finally persuaded me to get stuck in - thanks!
posted by jack_mo at 11:45 AM on November 20, 2004

Two questions spring to mind:-

1 How could a Canterbury band (leaving aside French members of Gong, who are on the Calyx site) not be British?

2 What are The Goodies doing in the discography?
posted by James_in_London at 12:20 PM on November 20, 2004

That should have said The Goodies but I did something wrong
posted by James_in_London at 12:23 PM on November 20, 2004

Well, there are British Canterbury bands not from Canterbury, in whole or in part. The Muffins and the Moving Gelatine Plates are good examples of extra-British Canterbury-style bands (from America and France, respectively).
posted by kenko at 12:30 PM on November 20, 2004

i found out about the canterbury bands in the mid-70s ... great bands, great music ... it can't be described, it has to be listened to
posted by pyramid termite at 12:47 PM on November 20, 2004

ah... Canterbury-style bands. So what's seriously missing from that site is Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. (Which is what I was wondering about when I came across the Goodies)
posted by James_in_London at 1:02 PM on November 20, 2004

Kenko, the Calyx site is pretty great, love reading all this old incestuous band stuff. Strontium 90, that was a funny one. Wish I could hear some of the music; I almost but not quite connected with this set of groups via ELP, Yes, Crimson et al but, of well, didn't.
posted by billsaysthis at 9:31 PM on November 20, 2004

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