Soft Machine: Out-bloody-rageous

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SAF, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 415 pages
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Soft Machine were one of the greatest British pioneering bands, they played a pivotal role in shaping psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock fusion. Out-Bloody-Rageous is the definitive biography of this ground-breaking band. Based on extensive interviews with members and associates of Soft Machine, it is illustrated with over 80 photographs, posters and clippings and includes a full Soft Machine family tree, concert file, discography and sessionography. It is essential reading for any serious fan of jazz. It traces the lives of Soft Machine's members, pieces together the band's serendipitous formation and colourful career, and unravels the truth, the mystique and the legend behind this most elusive of bands. It recounts the incidents and internal tensions that led to an astonishing 24 different line-ups and places Soft Machine's development in the musical and social context of the time.

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amazing... to have so much detail about so much music that I saw as a kid, damn

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About the author (2005)

Graham Bennett, freelance environmental consultant and author or editor of 13 books, witnessed many of Soft Machine?s concerts in their peak years. He grew up in London and now lives in the Netherlands.

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