“Put A Straw Under Baby” by Brian Eno

22 09 2013

Here’s a soothing song from one of Brian Eno’s late 1970s albums (Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy):

This song features the Portsmouth Sinfonia doing the solo instrumental breaks. This group was formed by the Portsmouth School of Art, and featured either non-musicians or musicians playing a different instrument from their own. Orchestra members were required to show up for rehearsals and attempt to play their best. Eno himself played clarinet and produced their first two albums. According to Wikipedia, the musicians got a little better over time, which reduced the novelty value, and the orchestra last performed in 1979.

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