Monday, June 05, 2006

Jan Dukes De Grey - Mice And Rats In The Loft (1971)

Rare second album by one of the most legendary underground acoustic folk bands to come out of the UK in this era. Although the band released just two LPs, it achieved cult status and is considered responsible for spawning a whole new genre. Recorded for Transatlantic in 1971, their second LP was (despite the addition of drummer Denis Conlan) much more freeform than the first. While still essentially a folk album, the band's progressive leanings are far more pronounced, dissolving song structure and taking the audience on a wild, semi-improvised journey.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never heard of them before, but this is really interesting stuff - you're never sure where the song is going to head next! (Nice sleeve too!)