'We was invited by Tim Souster, who bad an evening using the ball to do what we liked with. I believe he'd heard our second LP, asked us on the strength of that. He discovered us on the way to discovering Motown. Via the Who, I think. Anyway it was brave of him to invite us despite the withering contempt of the posh music establishment. Before our bit, I went out the back for a quick fag and then the doorman didn't want to let me back in. ''I've got to play in there'', I said. ''you must be kidding, son'', he said, '' they only have proper music in there''. Not that night they didn't.
Recorded by the BBC on 13th August 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall
Soft Machine appear courtesy of CBS Records
Released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd.
(p) BBC 1970
The banging and crackling towards the beginning of side 1 is Mike Ratledge Kick-Starting bis organ.
'Out - Bloody - Rageous & Esther Nosejob' Published by Robbins
'Facelift' published by Intersong
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