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Michael Mantler: No Answer; Carla Bley: Tropic Appetites (Watt)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, February 1975

THE TAYLOR-Burton of the avant-garde music set have formed their own record label and on their first two offerings we find Mike taking on that grand old man of the dour yuk, Samuel Beckett (and doing a rather dismal job of it) while his erstwhile mate Carla uses the poetry of the incredibly obscure P. Haines for her own outrageous ends. (And if you know why the record company is called Watt, then congratulations, and if you don't then why should you care?)

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