UK, 1974, rock in opposition
Henry Cow – Unrest: More free improvisation on oboes and bassoons in rock music, please! This is a perfect album example of the old phrase, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Perhaps they should’ve named this Necessity, since it was necessary for them to indulge in free improv and other experimental techniques with tapes and whatnot to fill out the album, since they didn’t have enough material to make an LP. This is what makes music grand: put some talented, creative, innovative musicians in the studio and see what happens.