Re: Welcome to thewire and weird pop
- --Hi Davis and all,
here I am back again. Seems it�s not so easy for me to kick old habits
as I thought it would be, plus, the digests (which I have spied into
daily since my departure) looked promising...probably, I just needed a
break to see what I was missing...
And as for weird pop, by all means check these:
The Gadgets: Gadgettree
- " - Love, Curiosity, Freckles and Doubt wonderful
experimental british synth-pop band from the early eighties, featuring
Matt Johnson of later The The fame. Think The Residents meet David
Bowie, produced by David Lynch. Really wonderfull, and both Weird and
very catchy. I wonder why the aren�t mentioned far more often...
as for the sixties side of things, you might enjoy these:
Van Dyke Parks: Discover America Hollywood style americana on acid
The Fallen Angels: It�s a Long Way Down wonderfully psychedelic
folk-pop, not unsimilar to the West Coast Pop Artexp.Band, whose
recommendation I strongly second.
Also, if you like The United States of America (that someone has
recommended before), you should also check "Cauldron" by The Fifty Foot
Hose. Very similar to USofA, not quite so sophisticated, but also a
great example of westcoast acid weirdness with an electronic edge.
Same goes for the White Noise, which is a bit darker and a bit more
British than the former two, mostly because it was made by Brits.
Someone (Jason ?) who recommended all those wonderful Brazilian
Tropicalia albums forgot to mention the Great Tom Ze, whose best-of
comp on Luaka Bop is looked upon very favourably around these quarters.
And get "We�re Only In It For The Money" by the Mothers Of Invention if
you don�t have it yet. I�m far from being a Zappa fan, but this crazy
psychedelic cut-up piece of blessed insanity is definitely among my top
5 albums of all time.Musique Concr�te that you can sing along to.
Cheers and sorry for the fuss,
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