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i've only got "our likeness" but i like it a lot. what up wid da uvver stuff she done?

bob snoom, Sunday, 6 July 2003 18:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Phew first got exposure with the no/new wave band Aunt Sally in the late 70s. Her first solo record from 1981 features most of Can and is pretty interesting. I love her voice -- much more weighty than, say, Haco's. Now, she performs solo electronic and improv stuff, and with MOST, a hardcore band also featuring Seiichi Yamamoto of Boredoms.

Search: Novo Tono - Panorama Paradise (1996), Phew - s/t (1981), Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Ensemble - Dreams (2002), MOST - s/t (2001), Aunt Sally - s/t (1979), Big Picture - s/t (2001)

Destroy: not much, though the Aunt Sally live record isn't that great

dleone (dleone), Sunday, 6 July 2003 19:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that first solo album is superb. aunt sally had some moments but i can take or leave it - friction and gaseneta had a better take on the japanese punk/'let's call this no wave so we can sell some reissues!' sound, for my money.

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 6 July 2003 23:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

fourteen years pass...

I was looking forward to this reissue - thought studio mule were a legit operation?


— phew (@originalphew) April 13, 2018

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink


i had a conversation this week with a japanese friend who does lots of licensing and he mentioned mule were putting it out. i find it hard to believe they would bootleg it so look forward to finding out what the story is and whether they thought they had licnesed it in good faith.

i looked into reissuing this album too but never got very far.

stirmonster, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

there are a couple of other tweets on her timeline from today that say this (translated from the japanese): "1st album reissue news, I knew yesterday. I'm very surprised and uncomfortable at the same time phew/phew"

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 13 April 2018 19:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

just looked her up on RYM, I had no clue she had so many albums...anyone hear 'em ???

frogbs, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That sucks! I admire(d) Mule Musiq a great deal ;___;

brimstead, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hey frogbs that’s a good question but I dunno the answer

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 13 April 2018 19:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I've heard a couple.

the one with her "big picture" band is worth searching out. here's a live ver of "kodomo no youni" off of it:

a lot of variety and with some interesting collaborators like otomo yoshihide, sachiko m, dennis gunn (yapoos!)

and though I don't care for much of the rest of the album (maybe too 90s alt rock for me), the title track on himitsu no naifu is one of her best songs IMO:

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 13 April 2018 21:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I only heard of Phew/Aunt Sally because emil.y played a Phew song when she was DJing last year, but since then I've listened to the first album, View from 1987 and the new one from last year, plus the Aunt Sally LP, and they are all good, although the first album is my favourite. Not heard any 90s stuff.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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