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My all-time favourite Canterbury-sounding song is...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Svetonio, Jan 15, 2022 at 12:54 AM.

  1. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Caravan Where but for Caravan Would I (from Caravan, 1968)



    What's yours? Please post your favourite "Canterbury" song(s) and discuss.
     
  2. ryuundo

    ryuundo Forum Resident

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  3. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

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    The Outing - Aardvark

     
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  4. RonChrysler

    RonChrysler Forum Resident

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    Only because you said Canturbury-SOUNDING, I will put forth "Not Alone" by The Muffins, from their posthumous album (before their reunion period) Open City. Great band from Gaithersburg, Maryland. I wish I could find a YouTube clip.
     
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  5. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes, I wrote so that I would leave the room for Canterbury-like bands from all over the world, so not only for bands from the original movement of whimsy, psychedelic and jazzy progressive music from England, which was decades later named after the city of Canterbury :)
     
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  6. toasty

    toasty Forum Resident

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    Aftaglid by Steve Hillage from the album Fish Rising.
     
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  8. notesofachord

    notesofachord We are Dancing on God’s Thumb

    EGG - A Visit to Newport Hospital
     
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  9. notesofachord

    notesofachord We are Dancing on God’s Thumb

    Honorable Mention:

    Kevin Ayers - Song for Insane Times
     
  10. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

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    Kevin is the man, what a wonderful song.
     
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  11. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

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    Would love some EGG reissues.
    Dave is the Man.
     
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  12. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Caravan - 'And I Wish I Were Stoned'/'Don't Worry' :righton:

     
  13. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hey that's also my favourite song by Kevin Ayers.
     
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  14. tonyballz

    tonyballz Roogalator

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    Memories by Hugh Hopper.

    So many great versions of this song: the Wilde Flowers original, the early Soft Machine demo, Daevid Allen's Bananamoon LP cut, Robert Wyatt's B-side. All timeless. This song has proven itself indestructible, it still resonates after half a century. Here's a beautiful live version from Wyatt's Drury Lane concert in 1974:

     
  15. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The full-album is available on YT, and Not Alone starts at 43:39

     
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  16. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

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    I bought a nm first UK here on the forum a while back of Grey and Pink and it absolutely smokes my cd.
    Those jangly guitars really sparkle on the lp. My JBL's never sounded so good.
     
  17. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    'O Caroline' - Matching Mole

     
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  18. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Robert Wyatt, "Sea Song"

     
  19. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

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    Frankfurt, Germany
    So many to choose from. Probably Winter Wine by Caravan:


    I tried to highlight my favorite part, it's just great from start to finish.
     
  20. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

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    Frankfurt, Germany
    And I can't resists posting my other all-time favorite Canturbury song:
    Soft Machine - Moon In June from The Peel Sessions" (1969-1971) --- not the 1968 solo demo recording, and not the 1970 "Third" recording, but the full band recording from 1969 at the BBC.
     
  21. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Canterbury from The Netherlands: Supersister - She Was Naked (1972)

     
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  22. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    For Canterbury-sounding stuff, I'll go with the German group Brainstorm from 1973 and Dutch group Supersister from 1970.
     
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  23. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    Well, I could very much go for your choice: it’s a wonderful track. But as my nom-de-plume might indicate, mine is the perfect ‘Fitter Stoke Has A Bath’ (single version) by Hatfield and the North. It’ll be played at my funeral!
     
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  24. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    Absolutely agree with this.
     
  25. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    Another great choice. Pye Hastings’ muse at its very best.
     
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