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Henry Cow Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rer
  • ASIN: B000023ZMC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Nirvana for Mice
2. Amygdala
3. Teenbeat Introduction
4. Teenbeat
5. Extract From 'With The Yellow Half-Moon And Blue Star'
6. Teenbeat Reprise
7. The Tenth Chaffinch
8. Nine Funerals Of The Citizen King

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome re-release of early 70s classic. 15 Dec 1999
Format:Audio CD
Of all the different groups playing what was then known as "progressive rock", Henry Cow were one of the most daring and original. This, their first album, consists of dense and challenging music, varying from highly intricate composed pieces ("Nirvana for mice", "Teanbeat") somewhat reminiscent of Frank Zappa's "The Grand Wazoo" but without the frivolity, to totally improvised pieces ("Teanbeat introduction" and "The tenth chaffinch"). Mostly instrumental (the exception being the witty "9 funerals of the Citizen King"), this is serious music, performed by phenomenal musicians (notably Fred Frith on guitar, violin, viola and piano and the sublime Chris Cutler on drums) and completely lacking in the pretentiousness which so frequently marrs music from this period. Definitely not easy listening, but an album that repays the work you have to put into it tenfold (I bought my first copy of it in 1974 and it remains one of my most played albums).
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
A truely amazing piece of work for a group who have remained relatively unknown for such a long period of time. Fred Frith is an incredible guitarist - this music is confident, intelligent and on first hearing sounds de-ranged - it grows on you, and there are many new things to hear every time.
As a big fan of progressive rock myself, this album is a very refreshing change from the pomp and self-indulgence of some of the late prog era music (although if you can play coherently for a 30 minute hammond solo, why not!!!). Non of the music on this album is of that length, and is not self indulgent - it is excellent but not for normal people who like commercial sounds. Freaks only. Buy it, enjoy it, don't give a copy to your commrades, make them buy it for themselves.
This album will probably appeal to any fan of Zappa, Beefheart, King Crimson, very early Pink Floyd (pre dark-side). PS title taken from "The Rotters Club" book by Jonathan Coe (writting about Henry Cow) - a must for all nostalgic memoirs of the seventies.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON 9 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
"LEG END" 1973 by HENRY COW is a contempory progressive jazz rock album of improvisional excellence. The musicianship is magnificent, "Nirvana for Mice" is a great opener which sounds Canterbury Scene-ish, "Amygdala" and "Extract from: With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star" would give King Crimson a real run for their money, "Teenbeat Introduction" is extremely eclectic which flows into "Teenbeat" a strange and menacing composition, and "Teenbeat Reprise" just rocks, a Trilogy Triumph, "The Tenth Chaffinch" is an odyssey through nature of way-out soundscapes, then we come to the albums finale "Nine Funerals of the Citizen King" what a wonderful way to finish the album at times almost Gentle Giant-esque, but like all the album completly original. "LEG END" by HENRY COW is an album of infinate quality, progessive music at it's peak, an amazing piece of work in which the listener has to open up to, the rewards will out-weigh the patience. "LEG END the LEGEND" never has there been a truer phrase. Brilliant Stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just unbelievable! 26 Nov 2011
By Mr. Dc Fowler VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on a whim. Sometimes whims can be good an sometimes, well...
This recording for me is pure gold with extra gold. I have heard the name of Henry Cow but as usual, in musical terms anyway, I come late to the party. This time about forty years too late. It is not often that one feels compelled to listen to a new purchase twice through but I can honestly say that probably twice was not enough to so enjoy the complexity and musicianship of this record. I started thinking, on hearing the recording the first time, that there was perhaps more than a nod in the direction of Zappa but then as the record went on it was obvious that yes there were musical acknowledgments as it were - but there always are - but these had been absorbed and assimilated into something new and dynamically different. This record wouldn't stand a chance today maybe but then it may not have on its release. All I can say that it does the business for me. It puts more well known jazz/rock (which in a way does disservice to Henry Cow) in the shade. I hope my future purchases of Henry Cow's oeuvre stand up to this amazing record.
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