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Henry Cow – In Praise of Learning: Art is not a mirror, it’s a hammer.

In Praise of Learning was Henry Cow’s most overtly political album. Printed on the back of the album cover is filmmaker John Grierson’s quote “Art is not a mirror – it is a hammer”, and the Tim Hodgkinson 16-minute composition, “Living in the Heart of the Beast” made explicit Henry Cow’s left-wing political leanings, with Dagmar Krause’s powerful voice adding […]