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  •  Matching Mole is the name of a fairly (4+ / 0-)

    obscure art rock band that existed 1971-1972.  O Caroline is a song of theirs, perhaps the best known but quite atypical.  I have nothing to do with the band (I was only ten at the time and living in Canada, on the other side of the ocean from them).  I picked the name because a) it sounds cool and b) I am a big fan of Robert Wyatt, the drummer and vocalist for the band.

    Bill Bruford has no direct connection with Matching Mole to my knowledge, during the time they were in existence he was still in Yes.  He would have moved in the same general British art rock circles and later he was briefly in another band in the same loosely defined 'Canterbury' scene called National Health which contained a guy named Phil Miller who was also in Matching Mole (although I'm not sure they were both in the band at the same time).

    As a side note the name Matching Mole itself has an interesting history.  Robert Wyatt acrimoniously left his former band Soft Machine and decided to form his own band.  He took the words Soft Machine and translated them into French (Machine molle) and then converted them to phonetically similar English words.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge with hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:34:03 PM PST

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