Linda Perhacs vs. Erica Pomerance

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Beautiful weirdness vs weird beauty?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Sunday, 18 January 2004 22:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Vashti Bunyan?

oh i gotta check Erica pomerance out, who is she?

Jens (brighter), Sunday, 18 January 2004 23:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

cracked quasi-jazz folkie on ESP - check out her (only?) album You Used To Think

roger adultery (roger adultery), Sunday, 18 January 2004 23:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i refuse to take sides. either/or is for suckers.

(but probably erica pomerance.)

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 19 January 2004 02:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Linda Perhacs... Vashti Bunyan? Andy Beta to thread!
(wow, that's the first time I've ever been able to do that and... it's completely exhilarating!)

Vek (vek), Monday, 19 January 2004 05:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry, Beta, I guess I was jus tryin to say, Thanks!

Perhacs.

Vek (vek), Monday, 19 January 2004 05:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

which linda album should I get? or has she only made one?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 19 January 2004 10:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Erica

Julio: Linda only has the one album, as far as i'm aware.

That album by Gary Higgins, "Red Hash", mentioned on another thread recently is also worth checking out, especially for fans of Perhacs.


Michael Dubsky, Monday, 19 January 2004 11:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, ideally you should get both; Pomerance is more in the Patty Waters lineage, Perhacs more psych-folky, but both albums are tremendous.

Also if you haven't got it you should pick up a copy of Buffy Sainte-Marie's Illuminations (currently on offer at HMV for £6.99) from 1969 which really is electroacoustically out there, almost on a par with The Marble Index. Stevie Nicks and Kristin Hersh both start here...

Phoebe Dinsmore, Monday, 19 January 2004 13:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Only heard the Perhacs but let me add to the praise, it's extremely good. There have been two CD issues; get the newer one, as it's from a better source and includes bonus tracks courtesy of Perhacs herself.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 19 January 2004 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I prefer the Perhacs. I would say the Pomerance is folk, whereas the Waters is basically a jazz vocal record.

dleone (dleone), Monday, 19 January 2004 17:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to give a shout-out to Ruthann Friedman and her album "Constant Companion". Great hippy-folk.(yes, the very same Ruthann Friedman who wrote "Windy" when she was a teen.) Favorite line:
"There's a fairy prince rainbow man out in the woods
And he builds little children of crystalline good
Then he tells them such stories they laugh 'till they cry
And he sets them on fire and he dreams while they die."

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 19 January 2004 18:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Since the gender barrier has been broken and male recommendations in this vein have been made, let me add Perry Leopold's "Christian Lucifer", which has a similar acid-folk weirdness to it.

Nom De Plume (Nom De Plume), Monday, 19 January 2004 19:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

want more of these records!
Anyone like the Ithaca Lp?

Jens (brighter), Monday, 19 January 2004 20:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Perry Leopold's "Experiment in Metaphysics" is great too. And I'd like to thank him for making it cuz the copy i bought at the salvation army for a dollar enabled me to trade it for 700+ dollars worth of psych/krautrock that i needed.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 19 January 2004 20:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd recommend Judee Sill's two albums that have just been re-released on Rhino with extra tracks and all, it's great stuff.

mzui, Monday, 19 January 2004 20:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pomerance is more proto-Patti Smith, was she not? I haven't heard it in ages, but remember digging it. must find a copy of "Red Hash," especially if it's touted as better than David Crosby's first solo alb. Scott?
on a somewhat similar thread, I picked up the Folk Rock and Faithfull Dream Babes vol. 5 comp just for the early Nico side "I'm Not Saying" and two Vashti tracks. Heavenly just for those three, but it's all pretty fun though.

Beta (abeta), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Gary Higgins Red Hash L.P. is wonderful. a swoony dream. I don't know who has reissued it. I was kinda kidding about comparing it to the Crosby though. They are both wonderful. I actually just finished writing a piece where i poke fun at the collectorscum (i am one-don't sue) cliche of saying something like, "Oh, yeah, that Crosby album is okaaaay, but have you ever heard...?" It's my favorite trick! And in my piece, i use Perry Leopold as an example! What gets me about that first Perry Leopold record, and what sounds so heartbreaking, is it really does sound like some kid from the sticks who hits the big city (philadelphia, in this case) to become the next Phil Ochs or whoever, and who does way too many bad drugs and it all just goes to hell for him. I heard he used to just hand his records out on the street in philly to anybody passing by. He's probably a lawyer now, who knows? i think he even has a website or did, but i have never checked it.

But, yeah, Red Hash all the way. You won't be dissapointed.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Right now though, I'm really digging the new Ghost album.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm really digging the new Ghost album.

*suddenly coughs* It's FINALLY out? When, where, etc.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i thought you were listening to your beloved Kenna album?

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm writing a short review of it right now actually. wish i had some friggin' weed. it is wunderbar.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i thought you were listening to your beloved Kenna album?

An album, not a box set. I am currently listening to the second disc of the Pet Shop Boys' Behaviour reissue.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yes ! , Judee Sill, yes !!


brad laner, Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know when it's coming out. or even if it is out. it was dropped from the heavens on to my head by winged elves.

PSB rule. there are no two ways about it. see, ned, i like most of the stuff you listen to. i really do. you and your boy corgan i'll never understand for the life of me, but such is life.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

we are both Medicine fans, aren't we Ned?

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

after downloading, i can vouch that Red Hash is indeed wonderful.

I don't get yr Perry Leopold fascination tho, scott - i mean, it's actually a little too straight / way too 'cosmic' for me at points. For cracked 'where are they now?' loners, i much prefer Vulcan, Mark Tucker, or Bob whatsisname - you know, the guy who did Juppiter Transmissions...

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

we are both Medicine fans, aren't we Ned?

Er um uh. (But I do like Brad because he's cool. I just like the Electric Company more.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But anyway:

PSB rule. there are no two ways about it

Yes, my friend. *currently lost in the perfect disco of "Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend"*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, but roger, you are a big smashing pumkins fan too. what am i to make of that? :)

i've never actually heard Christian Lucifer, just Experiments In Metaphysics. I dunno, it has a certain quality, a wisful sad thing going on underneath. i dig that.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, but roger, you are a big smashing pumkins fan too. what am i to make of that? :)

THAT WE ARE LEGION. Now, a guitar solo.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what a troublemaker you are scott...

thanks Ned, I like Electric Company more as well ( today anyways...)

brad laner, Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hahahaah!! tho i wouldn't say I'm a Smashing Pumpkins 'fan' (counting a Zwan radio promo I own a total of 3 albums Billy Corgan plays on), I do indeed believe that Siamese Dream, sound for sound and song for song, is better than any weirdo psych record you or I are likely to encounter in our time. But then, apples and oranges...

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And once again happiness is had. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Scott - I think you'd dig Christian Lucifer - slightly more bent, tho slightly more new age-y in places too

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I dug that first Electric Company album. that was some wild stuff. Have you guys heard that Old Bombs record? That's my fave right now. I actually wrote a review today for that, but chuck already had one coming so that's ten minutes i'll never get back. maybe i should post it here.

So Roger, from what you are saying about Siamese Dream it makes me think that there is an instrumental version out there somewhere that i should here? Cuz that's the only way you'll get me to hear the whole thing. and you are wrong about the weirdo psych thing. Heck, even this new ghost album beats corgan by a mile. on his best day. with ghost bound and gagged like hentai vixens.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mm, Ghost/Pumpkins double bill, very nice idea. Sorry, you were saying?

http://www.my-mistake.net/infinitepics/billy/billy401.jpg

WORSHIP THE GOTHIC RIFF MOTHERFUCKERS. Wait I'm losing perspective again. Great outfit, though.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

gothic riffs...oy. this from the man who has never heard katatonia. Do you even own an Anathema record, Ned? (this is fun. i feel like a pumpkin troll or something)

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never dug Ghost (though I like Lamarabirabi or whatever that one is called). I dig the Paradiswartz Duul-type hippie chants / etc, but songwise, Batoh's so...tuneless. And boring. Now, Nagisa Ni Te, that's a band.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

gothic riffs...oy. this from the man who has never heard katatonia. Do you even own an Anathema record, Ned? (this is fun. i feel like a pumpkin troll or something)

Woo! Education, see, I learn by osmosis. I do rather like that Misery Loves Co. cover of "The Drowningman" but apparently I'm the only one?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Aguaturbia almost matches the Pumpkins at their best. ditto for Tarkus. I get the same doper chills listening to all three. Music is awesome.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he is not boring. you should see them live. they are a whole other animal. unless they are in temple bell mode of course.

Now Marble Sheep, THERE was a band. unholy of holy psychnoisemonsters that they were once upon a time.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yes!! and Overhang Party!!

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you should see them live. they are a whole other animal

Did you ever hear about the Terrastock 4 show they did when they had about a 10 minute set because of Seattle's 'we close at 2 am without exception' bar rules? Tore the roof off the place, the surrounding buildings, Pike Street Market...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ned, have you ever heard Judgement by Anathema? You gotta hear it. Siegbran and those doom-purists will poo-poo it for the Floydian overtones, but don't you listen to them!

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Noted, good sir. What label? Century Media?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the song Judgement or the whole album?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Like i said on that other thread somewhere though, High Rise make mincemeat out of most of this stuff.at least live anyway.

the album Judgement.(Music For Nations-2000)

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Roger, i should mention that i like that blood group disc my bro gave me. yur gal has one purty voice.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

*thinks 'Now I *did* tell Roger what I thought of it too, didn't I?'*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh hahahah thanks. Yeah she's the only thing i like about that band. The new one is better. I'll send you one! email me your address (you too Ned - i still owe you for Opal)

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 02:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
"Did you ever hear about the Terrastock 4 show they did when they had about a 10 minute set because of Seattle's 'we close at 2 am without exception' bar rules? Tore the roof off the place, the surrounding buildings, Pike Street Market..."

It wasn't THAT amazing. Major Stars, Charalambides, Bardo Pond, Moe Tucker, and Crome Syrcus were all far better / more entertaining than Ghost. Personally, my favorite were the hot dogs sold outside.

Russ, Sunday, 8 February 2004 06:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It wasn't THAT amazing

As I don't even remember Crome Syrcus, for instance, we'll have to differ. You are right about the hot dogs, though.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 8 February 2004 07:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

if her show last night was any indication, linda's new album is gonna rule

IKEA-Guinea (donna rouge), Saturday, 6 July 2013 17:13 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

How was it? Am debating whether to go and see her in London.

Tim, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:38 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n-nWy6fB00

!!!

exciting vampire castle (NickB), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Surprisingly strong after 44 years!

Ornate Coleman (Moodles), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha, hadn't seen this thread was already revived. Nite Jewel is on the album as well as Julia Holter.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Also, performance this past weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlLDLaMKPw4

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Plus this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trz5egGkV-s

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

amazing version of parallelograms at the end of that live session

exciting vampire castle (NickB), Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I was just listening to that. Incredible stuff.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=472837
set from Sweden a couple of weeks ago

Stevolende, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Linda Perhacs
So happy to announce that "The Soul Of All Natural Things" will be released on Asthmatic Kitty Records March 4th 2014. Here is the first song you get to hear... "Freely" along with a breathtaking video by Kyle Safieh http://youtu.be/3n-nWy6fB00 after 44 years. We have a new album!

Stevolende, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 19:58 (four years ago) Permalink

very nice. sounds like it could be off parallelograms, which i have no objection to.

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 20:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Hot damn, just got the promo sent me. Listening now...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:25 (four years ago) Permalink

wahhhhh, not fair!

diego floorplan (NickB), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:32 (four years ago) Permalink

At the risk of irritating you further, it's very good so far. It's not a sequel to Parallelograms, rather a complementary work after all these years. Just enough subtle hints of things that wouldn't have been around in 1970.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:37 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Not loving The Soul of All Natural Things on first listen. It's a little too delicate--it sounds a little too much like a grandmother singing lullabies to a preschooler.

mox twelve, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:51 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

just heard her new stuff, think it's pretty beautiful. i totally forgot who this woman was and i didn't pick up any ... grandmotherly tones to it. thought it sounded like a new take on those old obscuro psych songs from the late 60s/early 70s ... like Saffron, etc.

Spectrum, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:56 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgj2LZKPmc

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 7 October 2017 01:44 (two months ago) Permalink


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