Henry Cow

Leg End (Limited Edition) (ReR VHC1)

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Leg End (Limited Edition)

Henry Cow



LPS 166854




LP 16,51 €

RER-MEGACORPS present a reissue of Henry Cow's Leg End, originally released in 1979. This was the first time together on record for Fred Frith, Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler, John Greaves, and Geoff Leigh. An extension and fusion of the key influences of Soft Machine and Frank Zappa, the album is packed full of extraordinary tunes, complex but never pompous arrangements, and great improvisations. It defines a whole new world of European music. Indispensable really.


  • Fred Frith (guitars, piano, violin, viola, vocals)
  • Tim Hodgkinson (organ, piano, clarinet, alto saxophone [solo 4], bells, vocals)
  • Geoff Leigh (clarinet, flute, recorder, tenor saxophone [solo 1], vocals)
  • John Greaves (bass, piano, whistle, vocals)
  • Chris Cutler (drums, piano, toys, whistle, vocals)

Recorded May/June, 1973"


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Nirvana for Mice
  • A2. Amygdala
  • A3. Teenbeat Introduction
  • A4. Teenbeat
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Extract from With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star
  • B2. Teenbeat Reprise
  • B3. Tenth Chaffinch
  • B4. Nine Funerals of the Citizen King