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Neil T
02-16-2003, 10:29 AM
... which would probably be meaningless to most people but might appeal to those here...

What's the derivation of the band name "Matching Mole".

Hint, there's a French connection to the band members' earlier works.

KeithieW
02-16-2003, 01:29 PM
Robert Wyatt is an amazing bloke. His solo album "Rock bottom" contains some of the most wonderful music and is worthy of inclusion on AM I think. He was a founder member of the band Soft Machine and the name "Matching Mole" was a pun on the French title of William Burrough's novel "The Soft Machine" which was "La Machine Molle".

Neil T
02-16-2003, 10:07 PM
Yup, I believe they also shared amember or two with the original Soft Machine