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Hugh Hopper Band: Meccano Pelorus

Read "Meccano Pelorus" reviewed by John Kelman


'05 is shaping up to be a busy year for bassist Hugh Hopper, who first made a name for himself over 30 years ago as member of the British progressive/fusion band Soft Machine. He'll be touring and recording with Soft Machine Legacy, featuring guitarist John Etheridge, saxophonist Elton Dean and drummer John Marshall -- all alumni ...

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Alive!

Label: Voiceprint Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Glider; Forget the Dots; Turfschip Enterprise; Double Booked; Nomali; Lullaby Letterbomb; Hanging Around for You; Just in Time; Golden Section

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Hugh Hopper Band: Alive!

Read "Alive!" reviewed by John Kelman


Ex-Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper underwent something of a crisis of musical faith in the early '80s. Having given up music--not even touching his bass for over a year--he had taken a day gig and, aside from some writing, appeared to be giving up the arts for good. Then a Dutch Soft Machine fan, Kees Schep, ...


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