"If I said the Tea Set knew what they were doing, I would overstate at best and lie at worst. If they existed much earlier, they would collapse under the weight of school and economy. However, in 1966, the Liberal government of Britain began funding up-and-coming artists, and the Tea Set took their minds with the air of nostalgia and pastoralism combined with the strong English accent of Barrett, so they stumbled into their cultural support. In early 1967, they recorded their debut album, a disorganized assembly of Barrett's compositions and a couple of instrumentals. The album was a modest success, likely from the old people who wanted a nostalgia of the days before the War."
- an excerpt from the blog of Jersey Wygachiewicz, Polish enthusiast of British culture
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