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Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

“We Were Going to Do the Music for Dune and Buy a Dairy Farm in the Shape of a Cow”: If You Know How Henry Cow Got Their Name, Tell the Band

By Vaseline May27,2024

What kind of thought process results from naming a band in its title? Hendrik Koe? As percussionist Chris Cutler told Prog in 2009, no one can remember. And while the group never considered taking a cow as a mascot and naming it Henry, they did have a brief flirtation with a related idea.


“No one associated with the band now remembers why on earth we came up with this. I know there’s a story we have based on Henry Cowell, the 20th century American experimental composer; his widow has even told people that this is actually true. But that’s just a myth.

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