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Get A Haircut And Disappear: The London Musicians’ Collective 1975-2008

Listen to a radio history of the LMC

Nick Hamilton’s radio documentary Get A Haircut And Disappear examines the history and legacy of the London Musicians’ Collective from its inception in 1975 to the present day. The programme features a tapestry of LMC-related music from the past 30 years, plus interviews with Clive Bell, David Toop, Steve Beresford, Mark Wastell, Ed Baxter and The Wire’s Tony Herrington. It was originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM. Picture shows Evan Parker, David Toop and Paul Burwell at the London Musicians' Collective 12 February 1978.


Ha Ha fucking wankers fuck off baxter

Is this the only comment that this subject has produced in a couple of years? Christ!!

Pathetic in the extreme, but at the same time, this is an indication of the level of discourse that some want to operate at with regard to the LMC. Never mind, my intended history of the LMC will try to operate at a (slightly) higher level, with any luck.

Ha ha, fuck off ****** (fill in according to personal likes/dislikes) seems more appropriate to this subject, which, it seems, many people have pussyfooted around. I will try to get to a less potty mouthed position in my book, with any luck. If I can get past the high horses, that is.

Excellent radio history! Brought me up to date with things since my departure from the scene in the mid 80’s! I played viola on a couple of tracks on LMC2, the second record produced by the Collective ... seems like yesterday to me! Shame how it’s all dissolved into a radio station with the old guys keeping the heart of the original genre beating at Cafe Oto.

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