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Most of you will probably know Gavin Harrison best as the drummer for Porcupine Tree and, more recently, as one of the phalanx of sticks-men in the current line-up of King Crimson but, unless you are a fan, you may not know that since starting to work professionally he has played with artists as diverse as Renaissance, Incognito, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Young, Iggy Pop, Level 42, Tom Robinson, Go West, Black, Gail Ann Dorsey, Dave Stewart, Barbara Gaskin, Kevin Ayers and various ex-members of Japan. Blimey! So whilst it’s probably fair to say that even though Harrison is without doubt one of the finest prog drummers of his era he can also clearly turn his hand to pretty much anything, which brings us neatly to his latest project Cheating The Polygraph a ‘big band’ take on some of the Porcupine Tree back catalogue, which is possibly gonna scare the pants off some devotees but immediately took our fancy…
Daevid Allen R.I.P.

Daevid Allen It is with a great deal of sadness that we report the passing away of TM-O favourite Daevid Allen who lost his battle with cancer on 13th March. Regular readers will already have been aware of the great mans terminal illness but whilst Allen’s death at the age of seventy-seven is a very sad loss, his lasting legacy will live on and what better way to celebrate a life well lived than enjoy the following video which features Allen and Gong back in 1973 with one of their signature anthems, ‘I Never Glid Before’
Brown In The Pink

Arthur Brown The rather splendid but utterly bonkers Arthur Brown returns this month with a new album (his first in 10 years), entitled Zim Zam Zim the album finds the god of hellfire in remarkably fine voice - especially given that he has been entitled to apply for a bus pass for a good many years now (he’s 73 fact fans) and not only are his old vocal chords in fine fettle he has also appears to have rediscovered his muse with a whole host of willfully wayward clanking tunes (see the album review here) and check out the video for 'Unknown' here...
Top Tunes of 2014

Albums of 2014 It's that time again as our top trumps of 2014 are named and whatever the opposite of shamed is. Having pestered the staff into picking their favourite albums of 2014 we then collated the results, chucked out a few which were clearly just silly (and yes we know who voted for William Shatner Ray) and arrived at our top twenty must have albums for this year, so you don't have to go out and buy a load of old tosh that will end up on ebay by February. We don't profess to have heard everything released this year but this is the best of what we have heard

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