Henry Cow/Slapp Happy: In Praise of Learning (Virgin V2027)
Dave Laing, Let It Rock, September 1975
IN THE PAST, Henry Cow have tended to be slotted into a critical compartment reserved for 'English Avant-Garde, jazzy/ eccentric', alongside Hatfield and the North, Soft Machine and others. This record indicates that they are what their earlier public pronouncements suggested, political musicians, with adjective and noun receiving equal weight.
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