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Neil T 02-16-2003 10:29 AM

Trivia question....
... 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

Oui mon ami!
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

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