- the bag this week holds
WAR All Day Music
Early 70s Latinate funk including Slipping into Darkness(which was
supposed to be the first track that the first line up of the Gun
Club/Creeping ritual jammed on)
Most groovesome. No Burdonisms to get down abaht.
He did leave Lee Oskar behind so this street funk got it some flute.
pretty spacey sense of funk , trying to work out what else I need.
I mean how I can live without Low Rider I dunno.
UNCUT ACID DAZE
Current mag's cover mounted cd
18 tracks of British psych.
Pretty nice selection, several things I didn't have, coupla things I
Strangely these include Dantalion's Chariot's Madman running Through
The fields , can't think why I hadn't heard that before
+post winwood Spencer Davis Group.
BOB DYLAN Highway 61 Revisited
Finally bought this after putting it off for other choices for way
Dylan's move back to R&R after the folk years is most good. The '65
era stuff is great though I find `Ballad Of A Thin Man' a tad tiring.
Very danceable rhythms throughout for something so 'profound'
Love Tombstone Blues. The guitar on Desolation Row ain't to be
sneezed at either.
Nina Simone's Just Like Tom Thumb is pretty dashed fine too.
ARTWOODS Art Gallery
Mod jazz/.r&b featuring Ron Wood's bro Arthur +John Lord
Pretty nice though Lord's organ playing seems to lack bite in places.
The cover of Jimmy Smith's 'Walk On The Wild Side' for one.
Strange seeing that fronged suede jacket coupled with an ostensively
mod look on the inner sleeve picture.
Derek Griffiths guitar is pretty meaty. Did he go onto anything else?
Get a melanin transplant & join the Playaway tv team or sump'n?
The sleevenotes here say something about one reason for the band's
split was their lack of original material. Is In The Deep End theirs?
I've got that on that Turkish psych compi, you can hear eastern
influences on the Artwoods versh.
Think the St Valentine's Massacre track is pretty good too. used to
have that by Dave Alvin with Sun Ra.
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET Mendocino
Country psych etc etc stuff including the original version of At The
Crossroads and a remake of She's about a mover.
This is the Acadia reissue with a stack of bonus cuts including 2
CREATION Our Music is Red With Purple Flashes
Bout time I had their stuff again. Think this is all but the Mark IV
+the reunion stuff.
Great riffs they had so they did
ROBERT WYATT Rock Bottom
Oceanic rock archetype. 1st post accident LP.
seems from the sleevenotes that this must've been part written in
either Chantry or Hermes point. I lived there for a while.
Weird hearing Mike Oldfield do something worthwhile(though his stuff
wit The whole Wide World is pretty cool too)
Country/ Latin big group stuff featuring Chris Hillman among others.
Love this cosmic country stuff though some of the lyrics are a tad
twee-Johnny's Garden for 1.
There's another lp by Manassas isn't there? is it the same players?
Loadsa luvlee geetar on here. Wonder to what extent this is an
influence on the Coral, The 'Burn etc? Could see it being one.
DILLARD & CLARK The Fantastic Expedition/ Through The Morning Through
The 2lps by ex Byrd/great lyricist with banjo maestro.
Train Leaves Here This Morning and Why Not Your baby are extremely
poignant. Contenders for best song of all time? (not that that's got
any sole contenders mind)
SPIRITUALISED The Complete Works Volume One
The early singles stuff by still Spaceman 3 member.
I'm wondering to what extent he was lissnin to stuff like James
Taylor at this time cos he definitely was in '92. I hear bits and
pieces that I think are Folk based amongst the excess. And that was
something I thought came later.
This has the most minimal packaging in terms of augmentation. Outside
of a B+W shot of bank drawers on the cover this is all white. I
coulda done with some liners or is it supposed to be a cd rom too,
it certainly set off some protective response from the first computer
I tried it on.
MARVIN GAYE What's Going On? Deluxe Edition
Original LP original mix of first LP, first gig by Gaye in 4 years
after death of Tammi Tyrrell onstage (in his arms).
This is a stunning record. the Motown mix is a lot more dance floor
orientated and lacks the same quality in the doubled up voice.
Another record I've been living without for too long.
TEN YEARS AFTER Undead
Live workouts from 68. before Alvin Lee had made his name at
Woodstock, speshly done to have something to tour the States with.
Shows that before they became the hoary rock band of Woodstock they
were a pretty tasty jazz/r&b band.
Seem to be 4 roughly equal members here, wonder to what extent that
changes later. Yes Woodstock concentrates on A. Lee gurning but is
that just a camera angle.
That track Goin' Home is here in shorter form as is their Spoonful
which was the first track by them I really heard.
ASH RA TEMPLE Schwingungen
The hollowed out framework of a heavy stoner blues sound? Manuel
Always wondered if I was getting the full sonic picture since all you
hear of Gottsching is contact on strings rather than resonant tone.
Whatever, this is levitating.
POL O CEONAILL Tri Agus Tri
Me ol budster the Hurdy Gurdy man. Know this geezer from Shop Street
where he dresses up in faux medieval garb (actually ski pants +a home
made cape) and plays medieval/traditional/folk stuff on top of an
upturned barrel. Bought this of him, looked him up today and he's
apparently related to THAT Kelly Family. Seems to have gone off to
study to be a chef while his brother's branch of the family became
famous in Germany.
The last Beatles lp to have a lot of cover stuff on it.
Haven't seen the film in too long.
Can't work out why I didn't rate the band heavily for years. Didn't
have the stuff cos it was all full price for one thing.
Is thois a step back from Hard dAy's Night. I find it a far less
satisfying lp. Am I missing much in lacking For SAle & Sgt Pepper's?
+is there a noticeable difference in sound on that Number ones compi
from the earlier masters. jhust thinking that Sgt Peper's is around
in cd form from '87 like Abbey Rd which seems strange for about THE
most famous lp ever.
THE WOODS BAND
Terry and Gay with band playing Electric Irish folk. This is gorgeous
but I still can't tell if I'm hearing things, as they ought to be.
For a 2001 Edsel remaster this is very warbly, is it meant to be?
Have heard that the Edesel remaster is from decaying master tapes.
I think the version of Dreams here may possibly be better than the
Sweeney's Men, which is pretty luscious/spacey. Everytime is lovely
too. Omy think this is a must have.
Is the great electric guitar here Terry Woods or Ed Deane?
Scandinavian epic metal band. Wish the vocalist would stick with that
great tuneful singing style instead of the death metal type grunt
Prog influence shows through heavily in places too.
It has the same in yer face hood as some of that precision riff stuff
like Kepone, Big black etc then adds a sheen of folky acoustic stuff.
Think I might investigate further.
SOFT MACHINE Third
4 track double LP on 1cd . This is currently out in its earlier cd
form on Rewind and remastered from Japan or somewhere. I've got the
Tracks here partially recorded at Mothers the same Brum venue as the
Floyd's Ummagumma's listenable stuff.
Each track is around the 20 minute mark and this is mostly
instrumental apart from Wyatt's Moon In June.
RED HOUSE PAINTERS
Jigsaw produced double LP. Mark Kozeleik apparently took the tapes
of the band playing the songs, took them apart then rebuilt them.
Great LP anyway. Floaty country/folk stuff, makes him sound a little
Don't show the later KISS influence anyway. Trying to think how well
this stuff came across live when i saw them in Dublin about 4 years
after the lp.
TIR NA NOG
Hippy velvets fan from Dublin late 60s teams up with classically
Makes music. Here they're like a cynical Irish ISB. later they add
permanent rhythm section and get rockier.
BEATLES A Hard Day's Night
Archetypal LP. One of the greatest of its time, probably ever.
N.E.R.D. In Search Of
Poppy rap stuff.
Deeply influenced by that early 80s Electro type stuff.
I was really reminded of the Planet Patrol +Jonzun Crew stuff I
picked up last year.
I heard that this was originally cut as the Neptunes production team
artificially trying to put a rock influenced lp together in the
studio. Limited released in that form , then the group returned to
the studio withy live musicians and recut it. Got some pretty tasty
surfy guitar licks on it too.
STEREOLAB ABC Music
The Peel sessions.
Works as a best of pretty nicely.
+I finally get all of Metronomic Underground the '96 track that I
taped off the Peel show but had the tape auto reverse during the
recording thereby screwing up the
Luvlee stuff covering the years from '92 beginnings.
Folky loungey stuff showing through in great quantity amongst the
HIGH ON FIRE The Art of Self Defense
First LP turned up here at last. Not as ferocious as the 2nd one.
This is far more stoner than that. Shows that Matt Pike is a pretty
tasty geetarist has subtlety as well as ferocity. the tracks are all
way longer than on the later lp & intensity comes through in a very
ULTRASOUND Everything Picture
Short lived prog influenced crew lead by the massive Tiny.
2cd =their first lp . very forceful sound, might give prog a good
Is that a fear others share?
I like it anyway.
Hear the guitarist went onto a combo called Minuteman (has he never
heard of a geezer called Mike WAtt?-obscure trivia note, the
Minutemen What Makes a man start fires NME review ran next to an
advert for The Bad Seed e.p? enough of a Cave connection?
Oh yeah +that band was as influenced by The Pop Group as Nick & the
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE The Essential
Like the title says.
concentrates on the 3 lps around the turn of the 70s though.
2 tracks a piece fro the fitrst 3
+no live stuf which is a pain.
could do with that texas pop festival finally getting a rerelease,
sumbudy nicked my cd of it.
these essential 2cd swets work as pretty good overviews though. nice
to have Fresh stuff again
TELEVISION Double Exposure
The Richard Hell era Eno stuff.
Cruder than the later stuff but Hell is less technically proficient
than Fred Smith. He's definitely a better songwriter though.
BRIAN ENO Here Come The Warm Jets
These early solo LPs sure predate punk don't they?
Brian, shortly after leaving Roxy over continual ego squabbling gets
half the band to play on his first solo tracks.Also got members of
Pink Faeries, King Crimson etc
Baby's On Fire here got a great cover from Peter Laughner, bout time
somebody reissued that guy's solo material.
More soul/jazz zeul stuff.
Here one long 2part track, and 2 shorter thingies one dedicated to
LOVIN' SPOONFUL Do You Believe In Magic
More rocky than I woulda expected. Always did love this band though.
Gotta get the LP with coconut grove on it. That's real ethereal.
Strange hearing them do straight rockers like Alley Oop, shows Zally
(?) to be far rockier than I mighta thunk. Night Owl blues is pretty
STREETS Original Pirate Material
The geezer wiv da gob over 2step stuff.
Little narratives about Sarf Lunnun life innit?
Np Ultrasound Everything Picture Cross mY Heart
- --On Sunday, May 4, 2003 4:38 PM +0000 Stevo <Stuggy@...> wrote:
> the bag this week holdsSlippin' Into Darkness is my favorite War track; something that gets played
> WAR All Day Music
> Early 70s Latinate funk including Slipping into Darkness(which was
> supposed to be the first track that the first line up of the Gun
> Club/Creeping ritual jammed on)
> Most groovesome. No Burdonisms to get down abaht.
> He did leave Lee Oskar behind so this street funk got it some flute.
> pretty spacey sense of funk , trying to work out what else I need.
> I mean how I can live without Low Rider I dunno.
regularly on hot summer nights. Avoid the greatest hits packages, which
sometimes have truncated tracks and questionable remixes, in favor of the
original albums. The albums have good sequencing anyway...
> MARVIN GAYE What's Going On? Deluxe EditionIs the mix any different than the remastered CD that came out about five
> Original LP original mix of first LP, first gig by Gaye in 4 years
> after death of Tammi Tyrrell onstage (in his arms).
> This is a stunning record. the Motown mix is a lot more dance floor
> orientated and lacks the same quality in the doubled up voice.
> Another record I've been living without for too long.
years ago? That was pretty damn swell.
> BEATLES Help!I don't know if they ever bothered to remaster the back catalog, but as an
> The last Beatles lp to have a lot of cover stuff on it.
> Haven't seen the film in too long.
> Can't work out why I didn't rate the band heavily for years. Didn't
> have the stuff cos it was all full price for one thing.
> Is thois a step back from Hard dAy's Night. I find it a far less
> satisfying lp. Am I missing much in lacking For SAle & Sgt Pepper's?
> +is there a noticeable difference in sound on that Number ones compi
> from the earlier masters. jhust thinking that Sgt Peper's is around
> in cd form from '87 like Abbey Rd which seems strange for about THE
> most famous lp ever.
advocate of the 1966-68 Beatles catalog being among the very best put out
by anyone at any time, I'd recommend purchases.
> THE WOODS BANDWhen is this from? And is Terry Woods part of the rumored Pogues reunion?
> Terry and Gay with band playing Electric Irish folk. This is gorgeous
> but I still can't tell if I'm hearing things, as they ought to be.
> For a 2001 Edsel remaster this is very warbly, is it meant to be?
> Have heard that the Edesel remaster is from decaying master tapes.
> I think the version of Dreams here may possibly be better than the
> Sweeney's Men, which is pretty luscious/spacey. Everytime is lovely
> too. Omy think this is a must have.
> Is the great electric guitar here Terry Woods or Ed Deane?
(What about Cait O'Riordan?)
> TELEVISION Double ExposureIs this a bootleg or an easily obtainable release? I wanna hear it!
> The Richard Hell era Eno stuff.
> Cruder than the later stuff but Hell is less technically proficient
> than Fred Smith. He's definitely a better songwriter though.
> BRIAN ENO Here Come The Warm JetsI love that cover! I don't know if _Take the Guitar Player for a Ride_ is
> These early solo LPs sure predate punk don't they?
> Brian, shortly after leaving Roxy over continual ego squabbling gets
> half the band to play on his first solo tracks.Also got members of
> Pink Faeries, King Crimson etc
> Baby's On Fire here got a great cover from Peter Laughner, bout time
> somebody reissued that guy's solo material.
still in print, but between that and the Rocket from the Tombs reissue from
last year, that's two and a half hours of prime (if lo-fi) Laughner.
My CD changer has four new things in it: Janet Bean's _Dragging Wonder
Lake_, which I talked about here earlier; Yo La Tengo's _Summer Sun_, which
also has a little debt to _Astral Weeks_; Silkworm's mandolin & acoustic
guitar EP _You Are Dignified_, which has fine covers of Robbie Fulks and
Nina Nastasia (and a hilarious arrangement of Shellac's "Prayer to God");
and Wire's _Send_, which fucking rocks. Most of the songs were released on
the two _Read & Burn_ EPs, but since I never got the second one, a lot of
this is new to me. Regardless, the sequencing is great and it's the most
immediately-appealing rock CD I've heard in months.
- --- In email@example.com, Carl Abraham Zimring <cz28@a...>
> My CD changer has four new things in it: Janet Bean's _DraggingWonder
> Lake_, which I talked about here earlier; Yo La Tengo's _SummerSun_, which
> also has a little debt to _Astral Weeks_; Silkworm's mandolin &acoustic
> guitar EP _You Are Dignified_, which has fine covers of Robbie Fulksand
> Nina Nastasia (and a hilarious arrangement of Shellac's "Prayer toGod");
> and Wire's _Send_, which fucking rocks. Most of the songs werereleased on
> the two _Read & Burn_ EPs, but since I never got the second one, alot of
> this is new to me. Regardless, the sequencing is great and it's themost
> immediately-appealing rock CD I've heard in months.I just got my Wire CD in the mail over the weekend (and thanks to
whoever it was here that tipped me off to the freebie live CD you get
by ordering it directly from pinkflag.com!), and I'm with Carl Z.
here. Like you, Carl, I'm a little surprised with how much overlap
there is from Read and Burn 01, but I don't have the second EP,
either. "99.9", the final track, is so damn good, which I can't
believe I would say about a track that's 7+ minutes long. If I were
to carp about anything on this CD, it's that they're a little *too* in
love with looping guitars and synths, but that only bugs me on a
couple of the weaker cuts. All in all, it shows that old f*ckers can
still sound current and vital...
> > BEATLES Help!I think Hard Day's Night is the best summation of the early
> > Is this a step back from Hard dAy's Night. I find it a far
> > less satisfying lp. Am I missing much in lacking For SAle
> > & Sgt Pepper's?
Beatles you're gonna hear. A joyful, and very underrated album -
well, underrated as far as the Beatles go ;) Where Help and For
Sale have a few dead spots, HDN is one 2-3 minute blast of
proto-power-pop genius after another. (OK, I'm Happy Just to
Dance prior to Rubber Soul). Basically, it has all the charms of
With the Beatles, but because the album is comprised solely of
originals, you gotta give it props for artistic ambition.
It could certainly be argued that ALL of the Beatles albums are
essential, but HDN is sort of a sleeper gem. Hard to say that
any Beatles album would qualify as such, but if one does, this
one would be it. Incidentally, this song has what I think is the
most underappreciated song in the Beatles catalog: When I Get
Home. You're never gonna hear it on the radio and you're never
gonna see it on "Best Ofs," but hot damn, I love that song!
"What do you expect me to do ... NOT dance with a dog?"
Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo.
> (OK, I'm Happy Just to Dance prior to Rubber Soul).Um ... this should probably read, "OK, I'm Happy Just to Dance
With You is a throwaway, but it's still probably George's best
song prior to Rubber Soul."
"What do you expect me to do ... NOT dance with a dog?"
Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo.
and Wire's _Send_, which fucking rocks. Most of the songs were released on <BR>
the two _Read & Burn_ EPs, but since I never got the second one, a lot of <BR>
this is new to me. Regardless, the sequencing is great and it's the most <BR>
immediately-appealing rock CD I've heard in months.<BR>
I am waiting patiently for mine to arrive in the mail...I pre-ordered the damn thing weeks ago.
I'm still disappointed they're passing Seattle by on their latest US mini-tour.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kathleen Loebig" <missdiva@o...>
>pre-ordered the damn thing weeks ago.
> I am waiting patiently for mine to arrive in the mail...I
>If you ordered it from posteverything.com the way I did, I just got
mine on Saturday. I wrote to them asking what was up, and apparently
they didn't get a shipment ahead of the release date (4/28) so that
they could mail it out earlier.
- --On Monday, May 5, 2003 2:48 PM +0000 samchecker <mwyatt@...>
> If I wereWhat I find interesting about the samples'n'synths is the band has
> to carp about anything on this CD, it's that they're a little *too* in
> love with looping guitars and synths, but that only bugs me on a
> couple of the weaker cuts. All in all, it shows that old f*ckers can
> still sound current and vital...
effectively meshed its early sound with its mid-80s sound and come up with
something different, current and as aggressive as anything they've done.
My only carping about the album would be the omission of "I Don't
Understand." Since I own it on the EP, I gotta sat I'm pretty content.
Listening to it first thing in the morning is more effective than expresso.
- If you haven't seen it already, definitely rent the expanded DVD version
of "A Hard Day's Night." Lots of extras and goodies there. One of my
favorites is when they're interviewing director Richard Lester: "I got a
parchment saying that I was the father of MTV. I wanted to get a blood
test!" Roger Ebert is a huge fan of the film too, going through it
scene by scene in film classes he's taught.
Interesting to see the four lads at the point when they were dominating
Western Civilization but still having fun with all of it.
Perfect Sound Forever
online music magazine with warped perspectives
- MATCHING MOLE Little Red Record
2nd lp by Canterbury crew centred around Robert Wyatt. I think this
is the last thing he cut before his paralysing accident. More
instrumental based than previous s/t lp.
I think this is great, wondering what the live lps are like.
CARAVAN If I Could Do It Again
2nd lp by Canterbury crew utilising jazz influence central to the
style.I think I'm getting used to the vocal style which I didn't like
much at first.
There seems to be a pervasive sense of melancholy through a lot of
the band's stuff down to the mix of vocals & mellotron. Some
beautiful stuff here.
SCREAMERS In A Better World
LA 1st wave punk band that used keyboards only, no guitar. Not sure
how much of their stuff is Paul Roessler & how much the other guy.
This is a boot on the XEroid label. The band actually had a policy
about not releasing their own material, then went on to set up a
record label a piece (I think).
STEVIE WONDER Music of My Mind & Fulfillingness' First Finale
1st & 4th lps from the early 70s synthy period. More noticeable on
MoMM than the more funky FFF.
MAN UA Years compi
Welsh prog/acidrockers compi. I need to work out what full lps are
necessary in what cd versions
VAN MORRISON Veedon Fleece
Falling head over heels with this lp, think it's a great wake up lp.
Somewhat similar to Astral Weeks, but not as loose. Far more tied up
in folk than that lp's improvisational jazz approach. This is heading
in that direction but winds up pretty dreamy/spiritual.
Van's last lp for something like 3 years, a good exit. Debatable
whether his return has been anywhere near as inspired as the run of
lps up to here.
& St Dominic's Preview
Peak of Caledonian soul? Almost Independence day is gorgeous too.
Canm't see why somebody would dislike Gyp[sy which I think is great.
There's a rare interview with Van in the new UNcut, which I've yet to
T REX Electric Warrior
Took me 34 years to get it but I finally did. Great rocked up stuff
of deep influence Zeitgeist of the `70s? This comes with `works in
progress' versions of all the tracks.
Which Howling Wolf track was the direct model for Jeepster?
BLUES BREAKERS With ERIC CLAPTON
'66, the lp just before the formation of Cream. Here John Mayall is
backed by John McVie on bass & Hughie Flint on drums both of whom
went on to give their names to better known bands.
I think this was the lp that got Clapton's guitar stylings hailed
asGod' wasn't it. Nice jazzy blues stuff.
GONG Angel's Egg
Have a cup of early 70s prog-psych. More wordy but no less inventive
than its follow up You. Been trying to work out which of their stuff
is essential. I guess the combo of Daevid Allen & Steve Hillage is a
good sign. Though Camembert is pretty cool as is Bananamoon.
DONOVAN Sunshine Superman recent remaster of the '66 psych lp.
Originally way before the trend but thanks to disagreements with the
UK label it came out behind things like Sgt Pepper over there. I
think the US label were more on the ball though
JOHN MARTYN Solid Air remaster
TANGERINE DREAM Electronic Meditation
Their pre synth Pink Floyd impro drone debut
LOVE'S A REAL THING World Psych vol3 (love track 8 especially)
African psych funk compiled by David Byrne. Sounds great on a
dacefloor which is where I was into-ed to it
NEIL YOUNG On The Beach
pretty p-ed off for a millionaire weren't he?
ADAM & THE ANTS Dirk Wears White Sox
This is AA backed by the guys who went onto be Bow Wow Wow before
either party had discovered Burundi rhythms. Prettyy good band they
BLONDIE Plastic Letters
2nd lp by NYC bubblegum meets garage rockers.Stein could write a
decent hook and Debbie was more than just gorgeous. Intelligent too.
As for Clem Burke? Master drummer or just extremeley apt for garageuy
SIMON & GARFUNKEL Bookends
Their greatest lp? Got Hazy Shade of Winter on anyway. Mainly
acoustic fronted electric band here.
ELTON JOHN Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Couldn't help myself guv. Idea of finding out this was of any cop
kept playing avcross my mind. I think Taupin was a great lyricist but
I think this is as far as one really need go. EJ was trying to hang
out with people like Iggy Pop at this point any road.
HELP YOURSELF s/t
This should appeal to QMS fans if you're not aware of it, early '70s
UK based band. associates of MAN remind me heavily of the
Beefheart/Fapardokly offshoot MU meets SF guitar impro.
HAWKWIND Do RE Mi
Their heaviest early '70s stuff? Lemmy on bass is a sign of quality
with these guys I believe.
PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE Egon Bondy
Nice droney stuff from Czechoslovakia. Think it comes from '78 &
predates the DiY industrial sound heard from blokes in long coats
over the next few years in the UK.
STARK REALITY Now
Weird electric vibraphone led band featuring the guitar of John
Abercrombie. Here they are covering a bunch of Hoagy Carmichael
written children's songs. Psychedelic Funk stuff.
COMETS ON FIRE Blue Cathedral
Heavy jazzified skronk out. Like Detroit avant garage expomnentiated
and updated. Interesting that one of the people on 6 string carnage
is Ben Chasny of 6 Organs of Admittance who specialise in acoustic
folky stuff. I guess to every ying there's a yang?
SANDY DENNY North Star Grassman & The Ravens
Greatly improved sound on recent cd version of what was projected as
the 2nd fotheringay lp and wound up a field of exquisite melancholy
with loads of lovely Richard THompson guitar on it.
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA Inner Mounting Flame
McLaughlin loves to burn. This thankfully lacks the cheesy synths
that I found detrimental to BIrds Of Fire. I guess all this line ups
recordings are well worth the effort though I've yet to hear Trident
GRATEFUL DEAD various bits & pieces from archive.org mainly from '68
I know there have been other things but can't remember what offhand
Np Cream I Feel Free Disc2 Live Toad
- Trying to think What I've been listening to
Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts
remaster came yesterday and is positively scrumptuous. Sound is so
much better than '87 version (inevitable really). You can realy hear
how great they were. Wonder if the difference on H To He to the
earlier version is as stunning?
Todd Rundgren A Wizard A TRue Star
Trying to work out with this if I've been diddled or not. Good lp as
it is, I was offered the Essential label version from '99 & wind up
with one saying Rhino Remaster with no date.
I guess I'll enjoy it nonetheless.
Gets pretty tripped out on the noisefront in places then retreats to
soul cover medleys weird eh?
Richard & LInda THompson Hokey POke
Was going to skip this thanks to reviews I'd read elsewhere then
thought oh well it's half price innit?
Got some awesome guitar on it even if the lyrics aren't as great as
Now to work out what of his actual solo stuff is neccessary.
Patti Smith Radio Ethiopia
Hadn't played this in a solid yonk but tis a thing of beauty. Her
acid rock lp? Very impro based guitar stuff yum.
Procol Harum The First Four
2cd set of the first load of their stuff. Intersting sound palette
(rich&fruity? think they just said that) With guitar mainly used for
shading +2 types of keyboard. Very stately innit?
I'd reccommend it I think.
Van Morrison Veedon Fleece
Weird coincidence I discover this music just before going on a trip
to a place it synaesthetically represents (to me anyway) . Nice wet
weather rural stuff . Lovely.
Grateful DEad Dick's Picks 4
The 2nd disc of this has some of the most psychedelic stuff I've ever
heard on it. First disc has some cool stuff too, must listen to the
John Martyn Solid Air
Why've I gone without this disc for so long? weird combo of
folk/jazz/blues etc combined with echoplex guitar leads to something
quasi dubby. Very innovative stuff.
Lee Perry Arkology Disc 1
Need to know what of his stuff I really need. Just bought the
biography People Funny BOy, hope that 'll help.
Nurse With Wound Thunder Perfect MInd
Surrealistic noise stuff. quite compelling really. Another artist I
should know more about/be more familiar with esp since he gave me
Ahmed Mukhtar/Sattar Al-Saadi -Rhythms Of Baghdad
Had this for a few years and not played it much. Shame really cos its
excellent - instrumental duets of strings +percussion. Lovely .
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Found my pre2000 version of this lp and realised what a folly it was
not to have played it much. Cos its 'kin great innit? Now to find
Dublin band called PUGET SOUND who played live at the Erris gathering
and were pretty incredible in a Minutemen ish type of way what with
an incredible drummer and all. Guitarist said he'd send me a cdr or
Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock
Difficult to hear about half the people playing on this. Despite great
detail payed on remastering.
Far more visceral than I'd feared, some great fiery jamming in
Loads more stuff I can't think of offhand
NP JImi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Hear My TRain A Coming