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Matching Mole
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Matching Mole was a short-lived UK progressive rock band from the Canterbury scene best known for the song "O Caroline." Robert Wyatt formed the band in October 1971 after he left Soft Machine and recorded his first solo album The End of an Ear. He continued his role on vocals and drums and was joined by David Sinclair of Caravan, on organ and piano, Phil Miller on guitar and Bill MacCormick, formerly of Quiet Sun, on bass. The name is a pun on Machine Molle, the French translation of the name of Wyatt's previous group Soft Machine.
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http://www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/mole/
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Matching Mole — March Matching Mole — March
(Cuneiform Rune 172, 1972/2000, CD)
Matching Mole — Matching Mole Matching Mole — Matching Mole
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22311, 1972/2012, 2CD)
Matching Mole — Matching Mole's Little Red Record Matching Mole — Matching Mole's Little Red Record
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22312, 1972/2012, 2CD)
Matching Mole — Smoke Signals Matching Mole — Smoke Signals
(Cuneiform Rune 150, 1972/2001, CD)

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