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May 15, 2009

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TDK

The French were huge fans of progressive and psychedelic music, within which they classed Beefheart.

There's a forgotten history of French progressive groups. Asbjornsen's encyclopaedia of European progressive music contain over one hundred pages devoted to 300+ French acts that few will have heard of today.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scented-Gardens-Mind-Comprehensive-Progressive/dp/1899855122/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242383878&sr=8-1

Who has listened to Cruciferius, Mahjun or Etron Fou Leloublan?

Beefheart seems surprising only because the French milieu that listened to him has become so obscure.

Martin Adamson

I once had a similar experience to yours with a French Motorhead fan, who seemed to think that merely because I was British I must have known the band personally, and in fact he gave me a letter to give to Lemmy the next time I saw him.

Mendel

I cannot wait to read that Phil May interview! Just think how crap they would have been if he'd been a Heideggerian.

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