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Album Review: Soft Machine – Live at the Baked Potato

The original Soft Machine was a kind of jazz answer to Pink Floyd. Contemporaries of Syd Barrett’s group, they often showed up on the bill with his band. But because the Canterbury group was grounded in jazz – albeit with a rock sensibility – it was destined to remain well outside the commercial sphere in

Album Review: Soft Machine Legacy – Burden of Proof

Readers of rock history will occasionally stumble across references to the “Canterbury scene,” a construct of music journalists that – in real terms – hardly happened at all. But the term is more legitimate than the “Bosstown sound,” a whole-cloth 60s concoction of the MGM record label that trumpeted such long-forgotten acts as The Beacon