What are you listening to? 2022

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frohes neues!
once again
we enthuse our muse
while celebrating cover art of the ages

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:29 (five months ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/XYTG4idhhmEkMgAFu3bipvET0Hw=/fit-in/600x601/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-527562-1551372078-5910.jpeg.jpg kinda like a sten sandell solo ( lots of wheezy church org ) but with a dusty cobwebs pumice does NY minimalism vibe

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 19:42 (five months ago) link

Morbid Angel-Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel-Blessed are the Sick
Morbid Angel-Covenant
Morbid Angel-Domination
Morbid Angel-Entangled in Chaos
Morbid angel-Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Morbid Angel-Gateways to Annihilation
Morbid Angel-Kingdoms Disdained
Radiohead-Kid A

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 6 January 2022 04:57 (five months ago) link

THis week's listens were subject to a cd player that was refusing to read reliably which I've now corrected . Just took me taking the case off and wiping the lens with a qtip head of isopropyl alcohol and then clean teh excess of taht off and this cleared up totally. So wish I'd got it together earlier. Hadn't moved the player in a number of years so getting it out to a place where i could do that was a bit of a chore but seems to be worth it so far. Cd lens cleaning disc just didn't seem to get to the laser . I hadn't realised that had a shutter which might have added to that. Kept getting cds being skipped entirely and having one of these discs being acted as though it was the only one on the 3 changer. not playing onto the next one when it finished etc.

Official live set by New York Punk band from 1978 which is about my favourite year fro the band. This came out as a Rhino Handmade set nearly 2 decades ago. I had had a recording of the same show as a bootleg before that and this was a bit of an improvement in sound and completeness.
Catches them sounding really jagged, angular and exploratory. I Love thsi band live since they get pretty hypnotic in full flow.
Has material from throughout their career up to that point including a lengthy exploration of Little Johnny Jewel .
Was thinking earlier this week that that angularity did tend to stop this from sounding as classic rock as some detractors might posit.

2nd lp by Anadolu Pop brothers. THis gets really heavily fuzzed out in places in a really abrasive way. Combines earlier sonding western rock influences with traditional Turkish melodies and airs in a great way. I think I still need to further explore the scene this came from . It was something i had been interested in for years then read Anadolu Psych which I've since heard slagged so would be interested in other sources on the subject.

First disc of this By AEoC which is lps with shorter tracks. Combining a lot of historic jazz influences with a sense of wilder freedom.
UNfortunately this was the disc that was being skipped most.
But I do love the track A Jackson In Your HOuse more now than before. So will have to spend more time listening to this.
Picked it up in a FOPP about 5 years ago when they seemed to be having a deal on a lot of these Charly Actuel cds . Wish I'd got even more of this stuff at the time. Definitely want a copy of the much later Urban Bushmen anyway.

Stevolende, Thursday, 6 January 2022 10:55 (five months ago) link

^^ good run of albums there

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 6 January 2022 15:07 (five months ago) link

Speaking of xxxpost Rhino Handmade, a bunch of them are still available as mp3 sets (want Fugs, Television, prob more)(only one I have on CD: Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band's I’m Going To Do What I Wanna Do:Live At My Father’s Place, 1978, which I got when it first came out and is very good duhhhh
Cliche listening choice for a rainy winter's day (3 times in a row, which never happens, and getting more into details and the overall each time)jazz-blues-r&b ballads, small group, female singer, that 60s-early 70s vibe extended even though new songs, yet the scene is now/you are there: Lady Blackbird's Black Acid Soul, which title I thought was just hype before listening, but recording set-brings out just enough hyperreal, dry edge to voice and baby grand piano, also occasional vibes, used for inst. on one track as piccolo bass-range drone, sparingly, countering the upright bass on that same and I think every other track. Eventually some variety of instruments and tempo (also the closing title track sees and raises previous sonic designs' increasingly bolder, splashier advance into the 21rst Century).
Stylish singing, writing, playing, recording never affected, always and increasingly affecting---that one you might be hearing on local public radio, that you're thinking (esp. w piano) might be written by Laura Nyro? Actually Tim Fuckin Hardin, and nothing like "If I Were A Carpenter," although I could imagine Blackbird (whose opener, "Blackbird," is not the Beatles') getting away with that too.

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:35 (five months ago) link

Upright bass, I meant to say, is on every track (I think)

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:38 (five months ago) link

recording set-up, I meant.

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:39 (five months ago) link

xxxp aw yeah MILK ROCK!
https://img.discogs.com/fux77Z08nc2pa09TgcxdmWK5DkA=/fit-in/522x472/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-16398846-1607508181-6747.jpeg.jpg r.negro is up there with kris davis b delbecq j dumoulin etc. this is kinda RIO hermeto via post-punk erik satie. lovely

massaman gai (front tea for two), Monday, 10 January 2022 09:28 (five months ago) link

First lp by Jazz singer recorded in japan in 1974 a year after the Abbey Lincoln lp I was listening to a couple of weeks ago. INterestingm is that like a thing, black American female singer records in japan either as debut or after long gap since last recording session.
She i sbacked here by her husband Cecil playing a load of different instruments and his brother Ron on a similar array a couple of other Americans and a pair of japanese none of whom I know other recordings by. Pretty cool new thing /spiritual jazz and some interesting choices of covers.
This was reissued by Mr Bongo a couple of years ago right at a time i was getting intrigued to hear it. Do love the Afro Blue here.

Disc 1 of the New York noise band's reunion era album. NOt been listening to this enough and getting to hear this yesterday on a higher volume did enhance teh sound. Had been playing it a lot more quietly since last friday.
Verges on the psychedelic in places, has some long trancey sections. I think I need to sit down and listen through the whole reunion era .
& regret not going and seeing the band while it was around again. As i did when i watched the documentary.
I think what I'm hearing here ties in with what I loved specifically about the 1988 live shows .The loudest heaviest folk rock band in history. Glad they kept that as part of the sound.

Australian long hair garage/freakbeat band of a Pretty Things bent.
THis was a result of my having to move things around to repair my cd player. It has been sitting on a shel on the far side of my bed that I can't get to easily . I bought it in the mid 00ies direct from teh label Half A Cow. It is that kind of rough r'n;b garagey stuff as espoused by teh early pretty Things and teh Sonics and stuff. Some comparisons to some of teh Dutch bands of teh mid 60s like Q65 etc.
A nice compi anyway , 28 tracks including a few by earlier bands that developed into the main one.

Stevolende, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:11 (five months ago) link

Sorry should have double checked that
is the actual MIssing Links cd I've been playing. The cover is taken from teh lp they put outand Sundazed reissued.
BUt this mops up a lot more of their ouevre as well as that of pre bands
ONly thing on here taht i'm not a fan of is teh backward version of Keep Your Big Mouth shit which goes on too long.

Stevolende, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:29 (five months ago) link

Wow, just reading more about Ohana while listening... he composed a piece called "Sacral d'Ilx" (Rites of Ilx)!

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 06:20 (five months ago) link

like the henze^^^^ need to hear more ohana than the one piece of his i know.

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 07:45 (five months ago) link


jimbeaux, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 17:08 (five months ago) link

I've owned or at least heard all the other Faces records, although it's been years, but somehow never their debut.


Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 19:35 (five months ago) link

not sure of the purpose of the bailey's foot contraption there?

no lime tangier, Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:42 (five months ago) link

& playing side 2 it would appear to be some kind of string bender

no lime tangier, Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:56 (five months ago) link


Heavy droney Irish trad based music. Sounds like it was influenced by a few external influences, drone may actually be heavy enough to come from Power Electronics or something but is Uillean pipes, bits of psychedelia and things also appear.
This is my introduction to the band really , though I think I may have heard tracks elsewhere. I did see the singer perform at a traveeler festival called Misleor that the Traveller society in the local University put on. She sang the lead off track here unaccompanioed and said she learnt it from a traveller in London who was realted to another person on the same panel.
I think i will be buying the other recentish lp by this lot. Glad I picked this one up first though maybe would have wanted to grab both anyway.

80s pop band from Leeds singles collection. I' don't think this is as comprehensive as it might have been but it is really enjoyable. I know i hada couple of singles and possibly the first lp back around the time they came out but didn't get heavily into them.
Picked this up a couple of weeks back in the same purchase as the Lankum. & now finding myself getting into it quite a biit.
Wish it did give dates of releases etc. Would like to see when development happened & so on. I find that Marc's voice is a lot stronger than I remembered it being from the time. Thought he was struggling a bit at first from memory. I know he became a pretty powerful singer later on.
Also interested to work out to what extent this was 2 people. Were tehy a band after a certain point. Quite enjoying the artificial sound in places and wondering how much of that is the one electronic keyboard Ball is playing. Also need to look up what his background was pre band. Oh yeah suddenly realised that Soft sell is an advertising term, I had been thinking that soft cell was something photographic for a short while.
Think I might look into getting hold of some more of their stuff now. This had just been a somewhat random item in a local shop's racks .

self titled release by jazz pianist's late 70s combo. Pretty avant and stuff while still showing some of its roots in passing.
Think I still need to expand on what I have by him and related.
noted coincidence that he is the artist 2 in a row from different posters

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 11:02 (five months ago) link

So far:

Autechre - AE LIVE LOS ANGELES 151015
Luke Stewart - Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier
Lee Morgan - The Complete Live at the Lighthouse
Sightings- Absolutes
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Laraaji - Sun Zither
Brian Eno - Compact Forest Proposal
The Fun Years - Baby, It’s Cold Inside
Elizabeth Veldon - adieu to old england, adieu,
Christina Giannone - Glazed Vision
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
David Bowie - Low
Autechre - LP5
Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground
Eddie Harris - The In Sound
Taylor Deupree - Mur
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
Kyle Flanagan - Stuck Inside
Kyle Flanagan - Studded Middle Finger
The Orb - Orbvs Terratvm
Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Christina Giannone - Zone 7 (promo)
Pavement - Terror Twilight Farewell Horizontal (promo)
Christina Giannone - Descend
Christina Giannone - The Portal
Dustdevils - Geek Drip
Khan Jamal - Infinity
Mike Mainieri Quartet - Blues on the Other Side
Gil Evans - Gil Evans & 10
Jonathan Richman - I, Jonathan
Olivia Block - Change Ringing
Earl Sweatshirt - SICK!
Merzbow - StereoAkuma
Spoon - Lucifer on the Couch (promo)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 17 January 2022 11:53 (five months ago) link

(This is just albums played in full)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 17 January 2022 11:57 (five months ago) link


Stevolende, whats the name of this?

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 17 January 2022 19:28 (five months ago) link

not sure

Lankum Between The Earth & The Sky
Soft cell
Cecil Taylor Unit

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 19:35 (five months ago) link

unless its older I'm getting my images displaying here and just got a weird text line from you

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 19:36 (five months ago) link

Michael B, that's the Lankum album.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 17 January 2022 19:59 (five months ago) link

right, didn't notice lack of title on cover.
last but one lp by them so far.
Between The Earth and the Sky

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 20:28 (five months ago) link

Disc 5 of the box set of the band that nhelped launch the mod revival. Comprised of alternative takes of tracks throughout their career.
Mainly got put on cos the rest of the box set is elsewhere, not sure where. I got this before I left Dublin so contents may be scattered in a load of places. I was prompted to listen to them from That Record Got Me High covering Setting Sons a couple of weeks back.
Hope I can find more fo teh set. Quite enjoying this.
They worked together quite well as a 3 piece anyway.

Dub reggae combo featuring Sly Dunbar among others. Largely instrumental but does havea few vocals.
This was the one disc by the band I found when looking. Want to hear more, particularly the cover of Watermelon man

2nd disc of box set by 60s mod group. Mainly soul influenced material and covers. They had a pretty powerful rhythm section which I'm not sure comes across clearly in the production, seems it's not the focus. Also the songs I've heard the originals of have been made a lotmore serene here, tend to be a lot rougher/rawer in the original. they were a pretty good harmony band with a great lead singer and Rickenbacker guitar which I think is more chorded than lead.
I really like the band and have done since the Edsel collection the Ultimate Action came out when i was like 14 years old, linernotes by Paul Weller though I put this on cos the box set has been sitting around my bedroom visibly for too long.
This is the stereo disc of their mod era stuff as opposed to the slightly later psychedelic stuff. It does have a few tracks taht are beginning to edge into psych . It's also material that was pretty much finished by George martin at around the time plus some demo/unfinished material as bonus.
very stylish

Stevolende, Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:16 (five months ago) link

I dig your capsule reviews, Stevolende. I've checked out a number of artists based on them.

My standard morning routine is a jazz record, a blues record, and a rock record I've not heard before. Today's "jazz" find was closer to kitschy 50s pop, with accordion featured alongside guitar. Fortunately I love that stuff. Joe Puma's Wild Kitten has been re-released, and I find it hard to believe there are enough people who would want to own it to warrant a reissue.


Followed up with Memphis Slim's No Strain. Really nice piano blues record from 1961, featuring the undersung Lafayette Thomas on guitar on some tracks.


And Cricklewood Green by Ten Years After. I won't bother posting the cover as most have seen this record; I had never heard it before today.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 January 2022 18:12 (five months ago) link


Just heard them through my song of the day playlist. Just my jam, husky female vocals over droning guitars.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 20 January 2022 18:57 (five months ago) link

Ooh, this is nice for when I finally make it past the middle of last century, thanks!

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 January 2022 19:31 (five months ago) link


Jean-Joel Barbier - Deodat de Severac: Pieces pour Piano

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 22 January 2022 04:54 (five months ago) link

been quite enjoying the cure live in los angeles from 1983, thanks to ilxor Mar3snest.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Saturday, 22 January 2022 15:05 (five months ago) link


yesca, Saturday, 18 June 2022 09:58 (one week ago) link

Chinchilla, how is that Sciarrino?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 19 June 2022 02:49 (one week ago) link

xxxxpost Stevolende, did you refer in passing to this other Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Continou, Echos Hypnotiques, Vol. 2 ?
My gateway and Top Ten that year:

dow, Sunday, 19 June 2022 03:31 (one week ago) link

xpost Also really dig this collection, pretty no-budget demos in some cases, but yeah The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk indeed!

Some others, like the one you show, I still need to get to. Agree that Western bands should pick up on this Western etc.-aware, definitely African sound, keep things going back and forth.

dow, Sunday, 19 June 2022 03:40 (one week ago) link

Speaking of Ella, the local jazz station still plays some really good performances from these long-lost tapes, finally released a couple of years ago:


dow, Sunday, 19 June 2022 03:44 (one week ago) link

Wow didn't know about those. I've been going through my LP collection, pulling out unjustly neglected records. These three are all gems.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 19 June 2022 03:56 (one week ago) link

Dow yes that green cover set was the other much better produced material volume in the same series as the king fu pose one.
Not sure why I never got hold of it since Voudun one so great. Maybe price and me wanting to buy a load of other stuff at same time. Or that and me thinking will pick this up at next shop I am heading to. Need to remedy

Stevolende, Sunday, 19 June 2022 07:30 (one week ago) link

1964 lp by jazz pianist, with bassist and 2 Latin artists on percussion . So no horns present and the piano is the sole melodic instrument though the percussion adds texture as well as rhythm. Quite tasty, I got this as part of a 5 Original Albums set which I picked up in a Rough Trade sale a few years ago. haven't familiarised myself with the contents of the box as much as i possibly should have. This is pretty good and i need some more Willie Bobo anyway.
IT's largely based on improvisation in the studio , like they seem to have very little written and just jammed up some stuff that turns out to be pretty worthwhile. If so, like wow.
So glad I did go ahead and stick this on this week cos it is a pretty rewarding listen, can get more positive than that about it but am just getting to know it. It's from 1964 and a current Miles Davis sideman so do wonder what the mods or whatever the elite in crowd of that group (which was then being morphed in the public mind by media attention) called themselves thought about it. Would be something you would expect a group of people who had called themselves modernists at one point might be expected to have an opinion on . Not sure if it was something that would be passed down as a must have though may find it was canonical to the Acid Jazz element of mod etc. Anyway just thinking of that since passing through the mod revival at an early age did influence my tastes as i grew up.
& on its own standing this is an lp I think i need to know better but would recommend, though checking out the box set is probably as good a pointer. NOt sure what else I'm missing by him from the era since the set skips a few titles from the era. & goes from 63 to 70 in 5 lps and he probably learnt a lot at the time.

The first lp from a Ghanaian band that became better known through working with Hugh Masekela on the next 2 lps which I have on his Masekela 66-76 box set, THis is a really good somewhat psychedelic mix of traditional sounds and western influences. It's a bit frustrating cos I'm not seeing a listing of who played what and there are some sounds I would like to know what instruments are making. Like teh coiled spring thing that i assume is a form of jaws harp but could be totally wrong about.
So, great funky lp from 1973. Recommended. I would love to find a book on the African psychedelic lps that show th emix of Western influence and traditional sounds that produced some fantastic lps around this time. Haven't come across one so far , I think I bought a Vernon Joynson book a few years ago that I thought might cover that in depth and i think had way more on settler colonial type youth making western style rock than more indigenous people taking on Western influence and making decent mixtures. Would love to be more thoroughly versed in all of teh individual traditional sounds taht were being mixed with. But think that is an intensive immersive process.
Anyway one of the good African psych lps and that Masekela set is good for a few more things than just their next 2 lps. I think that set was going for pretty cheap when I bought it a while back .

pretty comprehensive 3cd box set by California guitar band tied into Paisley Underground etc. This week its been the 3rd disc which is mainly live stuff from various sources after 6 demoes featuring a drum machine.
I think the band got television guitar pretty much down. I saw them live at Dingwalls in 85 or 84 which is a period that has several recordings represented here. I think there may be more lead/ rhythm guitar than the interplay that Verlaine and Lloyd had but lead does seem reminiscent of that sound at least, probably schooled a bit differently so may be superficial. Works quite well anyway. I thought Russ Tolman was more prominent asa guitarist so need to see if he does just fall into rhythm role more than Lloyd did.
My memory of the time had the other guitarist Richard McGrath standing on stage looking like the skinhead guy from Diva and pealing out these awesome guitar leads. Though Gavin Blair was a non instrumentalist singer who would be darting around the stage instead of there just being 2 guitarists as the front section. Blair had been drummer in the earlier band The Suspects which also featured Tolman and half of the Rain Parade
It has taken me way too long to get hold of decent representation of this band and also to get back to hear the other discs in this set once i did so. I was very impressed by the first disc here a few months ago. Made me wonder why I hadn't got massively into the drifters album when i had it on vinyl. Live sets do have a lot of covers in but they are done pretty well. Richard Lloyd's Alchemy, The CCR version of I Put A Spell On You, Iggy Pop Lust For life, ELvis Suspicious Minds. All done with that guitar style.
Do enjoy this, though not sure they're quite up to the standard of Thin White Rope who get semi hypnotic at places. Very close to .

Stevolende, Sunday, 19 June 2022 11:34 (one week ago) link

Great album

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 20 June 2022 00:19 (one week ago) link

Stevolende, I'm impressed that you got to see True West at Dingwall's! In my experience, they were mostly working their way through the US boondocks in a crappy little van, when indie rock was especially DIY if you couldn't get on MTV, and I sure never saw them on there (ditto anybody on SST, lots of other labels not so far from show biz central geographically).
Your comments on African bands remind me of these guys, who had I think one album marginally released during their time together, and a collection in 2013, which made my Pazz & Jop ballot:

National Wake---Walk In Africa 1979-1980: Music made by young South Africans, of various RSA racial classifications: punk-funk-reggae-dub, reminding me of Australia's Us Mob, No Fixed Address, Coloured Stone, early live Police, some of Tom Robinson's combos, Bad Brains kinda. The finale, a dub workout, is over 17 min long, like over three times as long as any other, but despite my habitual editorial fantasies, wouldn't part with a particle so far. Would have Top Tenned this set, but already got all those reissues on there already…
Think they were also in Punk in Africa or a similar documentary.

dow, Monday, 20 June 2022 00:20 (one week ago) link

Thanks Dow, band sound interesting. I checked out the title track of tehir compilation earlier. May need to get hold of it.

Stevolende, Monday, 20 June 2022 17:28 (one week ago) link

halfway successful turntable repair:
https://i.discogs.com/CJEyBp0iSpAwN4FGppz_PMhFE9BB_6faHYAD1cz5nXQ/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:289/w:300/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTg1OTc1/NjMtMTQ2NDg1OTYz/Ny05NzM3LmpwZWc.jpeg brilliant little 12" of tom tom club, pigbag, B52s, cat stevens edits i scored for a couple of bucks

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 23 June 2022 07:42 (one week ago) link


youn, Saturday, 25 June 2022 22:13 (six days ago) link

Welsh language 2nd lp by Welsh singer-songwriter in folk and blues orientated electric setting. I also have the previous lp Outloander which I need to dig out and listen to.
Quite a nice lp but I have no idea what he's singing about. This was reissued on Sunbeam about 14 years ago. I think I've enjoyed most of the reissues they've chosen to put out.

Pretty good covermount cd from the latest Mojo which has Patti Smith on the cover hence this being about music from NYC. It covers Richard Hell, Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth, Moondog and a few others including a spoken word excerpt from Howl read by Alan Ginsberg.
Hangs together quite well I think . So can be listened to several times. I think a load of these cds from Mojo will still stand for relistening in years to come. Can turn me onto some stuff i haven't heard before at times to. I'm not familiar with teh Patti Smith track here anyway.

Sanctuary era Trojan 2cd of one of Reggae's inventors covering the era of the turn of the 70s from more ska-ish stuff in 67 to early roots stuff in 73. I have managed to listen to both cds this week cos i had to clean the player . I'm still not sure if I can tell rocksteady from ska at immediate listen. But I think there is some evolution.
Quite enjoy this as I do with a lot of this Trojan 2cd set series from the era. Think they were quite exemplary

Stevolende, Sunday, 26 June 2022 12:54 (five days ago) link

I don't think that worked. The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces 10 LP box, disc 1 now

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 27 June 2022 10:46 (four days ago) link

I'm also listening to that now! Quite a lot to get through in one session, not sure if he's someone that benefits from such an extended set of unaccompanied records, though he does keep up the variety in there. Would prefer a single-CD highlights compilation, if there's one out there.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 June 2022 10:52 (four days ago) link

xxp I heard a similarity between Mad River s/t and the Day Of Phoenix Wide Open N-Way if you haven't heard that No Lime Tangier (did I just spot a pun there when i stop thinking of a place in Morocco. Tasteful fruit won't let you go?)

& BGO released the 2 lps together as a 2cd a few years ago. 2nd has them going more countryish. 1st is a set that was apparently initially pressed too fast so various reissues have correected the speed making it sound a lot less crazed. Still has some pretty tasty extended guitar improvisation. There is also like a 10inch of previously unreleased material that came out about 10 years ago around the time the band's full history was being told in the first issue of Flashback! the magazine that Richard Morton Jack put out. I think I was turned onto them by an article in the 80s psych zine Strange Things Are Happening and picked up the Edsel lp in the wake of that.

Stevolende, Monday, 27 June 2022 10:56 (four days ago) link

Cheers, CaAL! I definitely wouldn't listen to all 10 records in one sitting but it's cool to have it all there to dip into. I look forward to exploring it in more depth.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 27 June 2022 13:59 (four days ago) link

well that didn’t work

asocial - religion sucks (the compilation).. angry brutal swedish hardcore

brimstead, Tuesday, 28 June 2022 00:29 (three days ago) link

^would message someone with that bio on their dating profile

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 28 June 2022 00:44 (three days ago) link

Am I thinking right and Hayward has appeared live on drums with Haino so Fushitsusha has literally met This Heat?
Think I may have some recordings of the result somewhere.

But that sounds like it ought to be an lp worth checking out

Stevolende, Tuesday, 28 June 2022 07:36 (three days ago) link

yeh hayward was dressed as a schoolboy a ala angus young when he played drums for the foosh in london in the 20th C. i remember being disappointed it wasn't jun kosugi. can't remember a thing about the gig. there was a super keiji solo at the spitz where one of the spring heeled jack guys knocked a pint of beer off the mezzanine railing & it fell right in front of keiji weaving the spook - spell well & truly broken.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 28 June 2022 07:58 (three days ago) link

Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies

youn, Tuesday, 28 June 2022 13:20 (three days ago) link


I Met Mr. Mathis (I M Losted), Tuesday, 28 June 2022 15:49 (three days ago) link

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