Henry Cow Leg End on Limited Edition 180g Import LP
Originally issued in 1973, this is the classic first album from the British avant-rock band Henry Cow (featuring Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, John Greaves, Tim Hodgkinson and Geoff Leigh) who invented a new genre, changed music forever and carved out a permanent place in music history. Henry Cow were among the first bands signed to Richard Branson's fledgling Virgin label in 1973, on the recommendation of Soft Machine's drummer Robert Wyatt, who described them at the time as "my favourite band in the world." The record with the sock on the cover made a huge impact at the time, forging on from where Soft Machine and Frank Zappa had left off. The music is incredibly dense, complex yet melodic progressive rock, with a large dose of wacky English humour.