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Dr. Strangely Strange - 100% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish trio - Ivan Pawle (vocals/bass), Tim Booth (vocals/guitar) and Tim Goulding (15 May 1945, Dublin, Eire; vocals/keyboards) - made its recording debut for Island Records in 1969. Although Kip Of The Serenes betrayed an obvious debt to the Incredible String Band (both groups were produced by Joe Boyd), the album nonetheless offered a whimsical charm. The trio then mo Read more

Popol Vuh - 73% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Experimental German band formed in 1969 by Florian Fricke (23 February 1944, Lake Constance, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, d. 29 December 2001), Frank Fiedler (keyboards) and Holger Trulzsch (percussion), and named after the holy book of the South American Mayan Indians. Led by chief songwriter Fricke the trio made their debut the following year with Affenstunde. Both thi Read more

Pearls Before Swine - 71% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1965, Pearls Before Swine originally comprised songwriter Tom Rapp (1947, Bottineau, North Dakota, USA; vocals/guitar), Wayne Harley (autoharp/banjo/mandolin/vibraphone), Lane Lederer (bass/guitar/horns), Roger Crissinger (keyboards), and Warren Smith (drums). The band pursued a recording contract with the avant garde ESP label, opining that the ho Read more

Incredible String Band - 70% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Comus - 66% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This experimental UK acid-folk act was formed by Bobbie Watson (vocals/percussion), Glen Goring (guitar/vocals), Roger Wootton (guitar/vocals), Colin Pearson (violin), Andy Hellaby (bass), Gordon Caxon (drums) and Rob Young (percussion, oboe, flute). Nominally a folk group, Comus brought a unique perspective to the genre on 1971’s First Utterance, released on the progressi Read more

Slapp Happy - 65% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wumme, Germany in 1971, Slapp Happy was the confluence of three avant garde musicians; British-born Anthony Moore (piano/vocals), Peter Blegvad (1951, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/clarinet/vocals) and German vocalist/pianist Dagmar Krause (b. 4 June 1950, Hamburg, Germany). The trio enjoyed the patronage of art-rock outfit Faust, and recorded Sort Of at the Read more

Edgar Broughton Band - 63% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock
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Trees - 60% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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London, England-based folk rock band formed in 1969 by Celia Humphris (vocals), Bias Boshell (bass/guitar/vocals), Barry Clarke (guitar), David Costa (guitar) and Unwin Brown (drums) were signed to CBS Records the following year. The quintet’s albums drew favourable comparisons with Fairport Convention, particularly for their imaginative arrangements of traditional materia Read more

The Red Krayola - 59% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Despite several contrasting line-ups, Red Crayola (also spelt Red Krayola) remains the vision of Mayo Thompson. He formed the Houston, Texas-based group in July 1966 with drummer Rick Barthelme, although several other individuals, including future country star Guy Clark, were temporary members until Steve Cunningham (bass) joined two months later. The group’s set initially Read more

Soft Machine - 58% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1966, the original line-up was Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England; drums/vocals), Kevin Ayers (b. 16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England; vocals), Daevid Allen (b. 13 January 1938, Melbourne, Australia), Mike Ratledge and, very briefly, guitarist Larry Nolan. By autumn 1967 the classic line-up of the Soft Machine’s art-r Read more

Matching Mole - 55% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Matching Mole was formed by Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England) after he left Soft Machine in 1971. The name was conceived by a brilliant twist, by using a French translation of the name Soft Machine (La Machine Molle). He recruited David Sinclair (keyboards, ex-Caravan), Phil Miller (guitar, ex-Delivery) and Bill McCormick (bass, ex-Quiet Read more

Brainticket - 54% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gryphon - 53% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally called Spellthorn, Gryphon were formed in 1971 by Royal College of Music students Richard Harvey (25 September 1953, Enfield, Middlesex, England; keyboards, woodwinds, mandolin) and Brian Gulland (b. 30 April 1951, Maidstone, Kent, England; renaissance wind instruments, bassoon, keyboards, vocals). Harvey had eschewed an offer to join the London Philharmonia Orche Read more

Kevin Ayers - 53% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Ayers spent much of his childhood in Malaysia where his stepfather was a District Officer, before returning to England and becoming a central figure in the ‘Canterbury scene’. A founder member of the Wilde Flowers and the Soft Machine, this talented singer and songwriter abandoned the latter outfit in 1968 following an ardu Read more

Faust - 52% match to Third Ear Band

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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