Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Today we continue to look at the quotes behind the CD in the CD case, the next of which was written by someone called Brian Hogg:
“Their set comprised of [sic; OMG! “comprised” or “composed of”; never confuse! Horrifies a pedant like me.] original songs and standards, but these latter pieces were studiously reshaped to become, in essence, new 1-2-3 … use the pieces as stepping stones to self-expression, rather than a means in themselves. Yet they balanced this esoteric desire with a conspicuous focus in melody. There was nothing else remotely like it around.”
You can begin to see from these quotes that Clouds were really important, not least as the heralds and harbingers of the Underground and Progressive Rock.
There are three more to go, which I propose to do in two posts, one comprising the first two, and the other the last one.