From page 33 of Classic Rock Magazine September 2006
The Polite Force 1970 How the hell do you explain Egg? Ludicrous, verging on pompous, as much as these Brits tried to avoid accusations of musical arrogance they were guilty as charged. The Polite Force featured one side devoted to a fourpart composition called Long Piece No.3 . Elsewhere, the combination of brass, organ and tone generator (why doesn’t anyone use these any more?) makes for insanity on tracks like Contrasong , which disappear up their jazzy pretensions. Is it any wonder that their label initially refused to release it? A glorious example of being up your own arse.