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Incredible String Band: On the Airwaves: BBC Radio Recordings 1969-1974

Read "On the Airwaves: BBC Radio Recordings 1969-1974" reviewed by John Kelman

Looking back at the British rock scene of the late 1960s, it's hard to believe that bands as diametrically opposed as Pink Floyd and Incredible String Band could share a concert bill. Floyd were mining early psychedelic territory, while the largely acoustic ISB--essentially multi-instrumentalists/singers Mike Heron and Robin Williamson--were creating a kind of contemporary traditional British folk music. ISB's esoteric and eclectic nature--ranging from use of ethnic instruments to material rooted not only the British tradition, but in American folk ...

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