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Desperate Straights

by Slapphappy/Henry Cow

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) Wow, great, what a nice surprise! "Desperate Straights" is available now on Bandcamp - the legendary "Slapp Happy" album of 1975, recorded with members of "Henry Cow"... Although the merger of these bands didn't turn out to be fruitful in the end, the unusual songs written by Anthony Moore and Peter Blegvad benefit quite a bit from the wind arrangements played by Tim Hodgkinson, Lindsay Cooper, and others. The companion album "In Praise Of Learning" by "Henry Cow", featuring "Slapp Happy", is superb as well. Favorite track: Europa.
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The Owl 02:17
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Bad Alchemy 03:06
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Europa 02:48
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Strayed 01:54
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Giants 01:57
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This page managed by Morphius Records, distributor for ReR Megacorp and for the band's albums throughout North America

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released March 1, 1975

this CD edition released in 2006

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Henry Cow Cambridge, UK

The band who invented a new genre, changed music forever & carved out a permanent place in rock history. They were among the first bands signed to Richard Branson's Virgin label in 1973, on the recommendation of Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, who described them as "my favourite band in the world". Their blend of free jazz and experimental rock make them one of the greatest British bands of all time ... more

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