Magic Bus - Phillip The Egg album review

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Pot-headed Totnes pixies Magic Bus tip macramé caps to Canterbury heroes. Kevin Ayers vocals overlay breezy, jumbo-cord grooves, hitting Ozrics jams and Gong wrinkles. Ex-Kula Shaker keyboardist Jay Darlington keeps Kepler 22’s jazz-fusion knotty, as flautist Goodwin-Darke conjures some mellifluous melodies for the unashamedly hippie melting pot.

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.