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Album cover parody of Backwards by Soft Machine
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Soft Machine that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Soft Machine, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

 
 

Band Name Origins:

  • From William Burrough's book The Naked Lunch. The Soft Machine is a euphamism for the female form. Submitted by: tony
  • Named after a William S. Burroughs novel. Founding member Daevid Allen had known Burroughs while living in Paris and asked his permission to use the name. Submitted by: tim gueguen

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Jet-Propelled Photograph,"Photos can't propel themselves.Yvette Bristle
"Why Are We Sleeping?,"Sleepers can't ask questions.Yvette Bristle
"The Floating World,"The world doesn't float.Yvette Bristle
"Palace Of Glass,"No palace is made of glass.Yvette Bristle
"Bone Fire,"Bones don't produce flames.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Saturn," Stevie Wonder"The Floating World," Soft Machine
"Why Are We Sleeping?," Soft Machine"I'm So Tired," Beatles

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Why Are We Seeping" originally "Why Are We Sleeping"
Yvette Bristle
"The Floating Word" originally "The Floating World"
Yvette Bristle
"The Floating Wold" originally "The Floating World"
Yvette Bristle
"Palace Of Lass" originally "Palace Of Glass"
Yvette Bristle
"Place Of Glass" originally "Palace Of Glass"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Boone Fire" originally "Bone Fire"
Fire in place named Boone, as in Iowa or NC.
Kristin Carpenter
"Borne Fire" originally "Bone Fire"
Kirsten Carpenter
"Palace Off Glass" originally "Palace Of Glass"
Yvette Bristle
"Bone Fired" originally "Bone Fire"
Yvette Bristle
"Bone Firer" originally "Bone Fire"
Yvette Bristle

Change a Letter:

"Pet-Propelled Photograph" originally "Jet-Propelled Photograph"
Yvette Bristle
"Net-Propelled Photograph" originally "Jet-Propelled Photograph"
Yvette Bristle
"Jet Propelled Phonograph" originally "Jet Propelled Photograph"
Duncan Moore
"Muon In June" originally "Moon In June"
Muon, as in the subatomic particle
Daphne Hughes
"Noon In June" originally "Moon In June"
Daphne Hughes

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Why Are We Sleeping?Any So-called Heart-warming Series On Sunday Nightspickle*

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Secret Soft Machines
Secret Machines combined with Soft Machine
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Soft Rage Against The Machines
Rage Against The Machine combined with Soft Machine
Is rage ever soft??
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Rage Against The Soft Machines
Rage Against The Machine combined with Soft Machine
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Soft Suicide Machines
Soft Machine combined with Suicide Machines
How is suicide ever soft??
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis

There are additional Soft Machine Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Chin Met Sofa Submitted by: Rosie Finch
Mo Chats Fine Submitted by: Ursula Turpin
Fine Ham Cots Submitted by: Ursula Turpin
Fine Sham Cot Submitted by: Ursula Turpin
Whatever would make for fineness in a sham cot....

Song Title Anagrams:

"Robin Fee" originally "Bone Fire"
Submitted by: Eileen Wright
"Bee On Fir" originally "Bone Fire"
Submitted by: Melissa Officinalis
"Fine Bore" originally "Bone Fire"
Submitted by: Melissa Officinalis

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Box 25/4 Lid" Length: 0:48
Final track on the Soft Machine's debut album. I actually knew a local band who had this in their repertoire in 1969!
Submitted by: MikeM

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