some of what I've been playing over the last week
Siouxsie & THe Banshees The Scream
The new reissue of the 1st lp, comes with a second cd of Peel
SEssions & 1track by the original guitarist (geezer before McKay)
mainly pretty angular krautrock derived seeming stuff. Though I would
guess Carcass' musical antecedents were more r'n'b derived possibly
Byrds Younger Than Yesterday
the last lp fully with Crosby aboard (he'd apparently bevcome a horse
by Notorious). Shows a pretty muscular rhythm section appearing.
As with the Velvets stuff it's strange that the bands' 80s disciples
seemed to lose that funky r'n'b type feel
Jeffrey Lee Pierce Wildweed
Blonde geezer does urban funk rock influenced record. Want to hear
some of that live stuff myself. Different band though, represented
here by the rewrite of Get Away
Bruce Springsteen Greetings FRom Asbury Park
The rush of images in the lyricism derive from mid 60s Dylan, there's
also a somewhat jazzy feel reminiscent of Van though its a bit more
50s rocky. Was JLP familiar with his early stuff?
Tim Buckley Greetings FRom LA
The funk lp from when he was rumoured to be Sly's chauffeur. Was the
sleeve a send up of the above BRuce 1? The last essential studio lp
by him anyway. There is later stuff both live and on compi that's
well worth checking out though.
Larry Young Lawrence of Newark
Hyper balletic Space jazz stuff
John Mclaughlin Devotion
This was a lot more funky than I remember it. Is there a decent cd
version of this, this is the celluloid version from the early 90s.
There's some story about mishaps occurring with the master tapes
which lead Alan Douglas to try out the filling in production work
that he desecrated Hendrix with. Good lp anyway.
Sly & THe Family Stone There's A Riot Going On
One of his last lps before coke wrecked him totally though Fresh
still does it for me. Apparently he wore the master tapes thin
recording potential scores only to wipe them in the morning.
God Anatomy of Addiction
(really want to find out what else I need by these)
Ultra heavy avant funk stuff by London based band I used to know.
Killing Joke REvelations
3rd lp by original goths innit? Production's weird like heavy ambient
though a lot more aggressive. On headphones its like being in the
womb like interior of a tank rolling through a battleground or
Blue Oyster Cult Tyrranny & Mutilation
Rock, yup. Lyricism great, rocking guitars yup
Must get the 2 cds that bookend it, dunno about later stuff though.
Grateful DEad Anthem of the Sun
Box set version of the 2nd lp comes with a great live Alligator.
23/8/68 one of their greatest live gigs to these ears anyway.
PFM Storia di Un MInuto
Italian prog stuff
Tom WAits Heart of SAtuurday NIght
still in the beatnik jazz era. Was he an influence on JLP at all?
Crosby, Stills & Nash s/t
I'm a big fan of CRosby's 60s & early 70s work.
Guinevere here is lovely. Seems a bit loose to have an instrumental
cover, must get that Miles Circle in The Round on cd. Pretty arrogant
exchange between Cros & Miles over this wasn't there?
DEvendra Barnhart Cripple CRow
Well he may be a hippy but this is a great lp. Nice use of rhythm
even if the lyricism does get twee in places
Gene Clark No Other
This is pretty essential. The great Cosmic American MUsic lp
weird that Sly was in the studio for about half of this.
Anyway Clarke was a brilliant lyricist & this cd with the bonus
tracks is a lot better sounding than the Collector's Choice version
Playn Jayn Friday 13th
First band I followed turn out to be pretty awesome shocker. Wish
somebody'd track them down & reissue this and the 5 Good Evils lp on
I'm on the back cover of this live lp :)
Van Der GRaaf Generator Pawn Hearts
Prog that works. Listening to the remasters I could finally hear
their heavy influence on a lot of the early 70s Italian scene.
Thunderbirds Are Go
a compi of various 60s&70s tv themes inc loads of Barry Gray
several other things I can't think of offhand