... since this is, of course, nearly impossible to find, just as it was back in '81. The title really should be "Nick Mason Piggybacks Carla Bley's Band (minus drummer D. Sharpe and a few others) Onto a Major Label," but Mason doesn't do too bad a job here. The twisted, chugging funk lines on several tracks and the Phillip Glass parody section on "I'm a Mineralist" are worth the price, along with great work from Michael Mantler and Robert Wyatt. By the way, despite the earlier review's comments, Carla Bley does not sing on this recording, though, trust me, if you don't like this vocalist you would like Bley even less - "yowling" is the kindest description for her voice I can muster. She's an interesting writer and performer, and a great bandleader, despite that, though "Fictitious Sports" is more of a goof than anything else.