― jenellenmatt, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
Most Girls fans will tell you to start with "Torch of the Mystics"
1988?), mainly because it is their most accessible, and it's also (I
think) the easiest one to find these days. If you like Thinking
Fellers Union Local 282, Trumans Water, Climax Golden Twins, Amon
Duul II circa Phallus Dei, Yeti, Tanz Der Lemminge, early Butthole
Surfers, et al, this record will feel at home.
"Horse Cock Phepner" (1987), if you don't mind vulgar, is up there
too, though that one is harder to find.
Others can vary, depending on what you mind and don't mind..."BRight
Surroundings Dark Beginnings" is great if you don't mind swarthy 20+
minute epics. "Valentines From Matahari" is good, if you don't mind
walkman recording quality. "Land of the Rising Sun" is an OK live
document feat. members of Boredoms. "Box of Chameleons" is a 3CD set
containing almost 150 short songs of the biggest dog's breakfast ever
made. "Dante's Disneyland Inferno" is a sort of Residents-cum-
Mansonesque musical/spoken word play of sorts. "330,003 Crossdressers
Across the Rig Veda" is a more perverse direct stab at their Far East
influences. I've been told to stay away from "Jack's Creek". Those
are just a small fraction of what's out there.
And they still surprise. Just days before the WTC, 2/3rd of the Sun
City Girls went on a Seattle public access show to "jam" with a
strange religious public access luminary called the Reverend Bruce
Howard. The man has the most complex theology that boils down to the
simplest tag tine: "god is love". Bruce Howard took the axe, while
Alan Bishop and Charlie Goucher filled in as the rhythm section. It
was one big 30 minute retarded blues song.
Anyway, there it is. Also worth checking out is the Climax Golden
Twins -- especially the latest red polka dotted record.
― Brian MacDonald, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Andrew L, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― ethan, Sunday, 14 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― francesco, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― your null fame, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Douglas Wolk, Tuesday, 16 October 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
As for the rest of their catalog...the Placebo albums are all quite
amazing in there own ways. Their S/T 1st album is probably their
most varied. There's a bit of everything on it, the hilarious scat-
jazz "Uncle Jim" speil...triumphant semi-improv free rock
plunderings...mental spoken word spook-outs...utterly beautiful
acoustic instrumental shuffles....bleak 4th dimension horn
blasts....ambience...and absurd babble-rapping. "My Painted Tomb"
and "Rapping Head" are two gems that come to mind. Grotto of
Miracles is more focused, and probably more akin to
Torch. "Different Kind of Whore" & "Damcar" are the most
memorable tunes. Horse Cock Phepner definitely ups the ante,
and clues you in as to the insane genius and warped perspective of
the Girls. Hearing "Nancy Reagan" alone, is enough to get the
picture...although their take on the Fugs' "CIA Man" really gets it
into high gear. Often misinterperated as a "political" album, I would
consider it more like 1987 Americana, being refracted through the
SCG's tweaked prism. And songs like "it's underneath the house"
and "passenger seat people" have no political points at all. And
although this album owes an obvious debt to The Fugs/Zappa/Deviants
trip, it surpasses them all in the process, due to the SCG's sheer
intensity, wit and diversity. Probably their 2nd best release.
The list goes down from their.....my love for Box of Chameleons grows
with each listen. 3cds, 128 tracks, talk about the gift that keeps on
giving. The trick is not to dimiss a single track, be patient.
30,003 Crossdressers...is definitely up there to, but it's a bit of
an overindulgence. "Kickin' the Dragon" is essential SCG listening.
Libyan Dream is a spottier, less magnificent Torch, but great
none the less. Bright Surroundings is brilliant as well, especially
venerable song....love the Pink Floyd format, 3 fucking long songs.
The 7"s are all good to, just as diverse as the full-lengths. "Eye
Mohini" is probably my favorite.
Basically....you're gonna have to take a few stabs in the dark to
figure out which SCG style suits you, just be thankful they give you
so many chances.
― Benjmain Why Why Why, Wednesday, 26 December 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Gardo, Friday, 25 January 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― , Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
The sellouts! I'm just kidding. New mailorder-only double CD of their WFMU show available on the site. Damn, it's hard to keep up with these guys.
― Broheems (diamond), Monday, 26 January 2004 00:12 (sixteen years ago) link
― Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 26 January 2004 10:33 (sixteen years ago) link
whats the verdict?
― brock (brock), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 19:41 (fifteen years ago) link
I know absolutely nothing else about the Sun City Girls, but for that alone, CLASSIC!!
― Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link
― brock (brock), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link
Man if only there were actually a radio station that sounded like this life would be that much more worth living.
― Broheems (diamond), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 20:19 (fifteen years ago) link
easily the most distasteful station ID of all time (bad bad 9/11 joke) followed by a batman theme song cover = rAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAad.
― brock (brock), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link
― Broheems (diamond), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 20:59 (fifteen years ago) link
i say they're classic, and my flave-o-rite is "The Handsome Stranger" double CD.
― Ian Johnson (orion), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link
"Napoleon & Josephine" 7" if you can...
― Ian Christe (Ian Christe), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link
neung phak s/t is a listen too man. played that for a bunch of line cooks and work. they lost their shit. "TUI TUI TUI TUI TUI TUI" strangled canary action.
― brock (brock), Wednesday, 17 March 2004 23:08 (fifteen years ago) link
― Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 21:37 (fourteen years ago) link
― donut debonair (donut), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link
― central waters, Friday, 20 January 2006 03:32 (fourteen years ago) link
but not $100 on CD good.
― Dom iNut (donut), Friday, 20 January 2006 03:42 (fourteen years ago) link
― Dom iNut (donut), Friday, 20 January 2006 03:45 (fourteen years ago) link
― xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Friday, 20 January 2006 03:56 (fourteen years ago) link
― Dom iNut (donut), Friday, 20 January 2006 04:07 (fourteen years ago) link
― xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Friday, 20 January 2006 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link
― NickB (NickB), Friday, 20 January 2006 09:40 (fourteen years ago) link
― Dom iNut (donut), Friday, 20 January 2006 10:04 (fourteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 February 2007 20:28 (thirteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 February 2007 21:21 (thirteen years ago) link
― stirmonster, Thursday, 22 February 2007 00:29 (thirteen years ago) link
― sleeve, Thursday, 22 February 2007 07:42 (thirteen years ago) link
― myopic_void, Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link
― myopic_void, Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:49 (thirteen years ago) link
― myopic_void, Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link
― stirmonster, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:11 (thirteen years ago) link
― hstencil, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:16 (thirteen years ago) link
― Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 22 February 2007 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link
― Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 22 February 2007 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link
― sleeve, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link
― Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:17 (thirteen years ago) link
― sleeve, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:41 (thirteen years ago) link
― doom23, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:45 (thirteen years ago) link
― brg30, Friday, 23 February 2007 03:12 (thirteen years ago) link
― a passing spacecadet, Friday, 23 February 2007 05:22 (thirteen years ago) link
― chaki, Friday, 23 February 2007 18:48 (thirteen years ago) link
― Mike McGooney-gal, Saturday, 24 February 2007 07:03 (thirteen years ago) link
agreed! was literally just thinking that.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:35 (five years ago) link
there's really not a huge gulf between irl alan and old uncle jim, is there?
anyways he is my 2nd favorite bishop brother
― a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:57 (five years ago) link
other things that make alan bishop sound old: his raging anti-semitism and love of cigarettes.
― ian, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:22 (five years ago) link
also, the fact that he is old
saw him in concert earlier this year, first time i had seen him live since a sun city girls show in the late 1990s
he is very tall!
― I dunno. (amateurist), Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:40 (five years ago) link
he is an anti-semite huh? that is bad. source?
googling alan bishop antisemism just got me stuff about bishop tutu
― my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:46 (five years ago) link
extensive discussion & comments here:
― sleeve, Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:45 (five years ago) link
i unsubscribed from the SCG facebook page because i was tired of seeing hateful anti-israel sentiment. everyone's entitled to their own opinion, and I'm not exactly pro-israel, but was just getting tired of seeing such hateful shit.
― ian, Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:11 (five years ago) link
wow, that's pretty bad
― cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:18 (five years ago) link
I have a tough time with the line between impassioned critique and just vicious bile when it comes to that subject -- I'm also "not exactly pro-Israel" but it's still an emotional subject for me, so there's a line where I just don't feel comfortable with the tone anymore whatever the content. I guess I don't listen to enough SCG to know how those lyrics fit in the context of the rest of their work though.
― my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:23 (five years ago) link
i think it's easy enough to ignore the lyrics if you want to, not sure what it says about me that i'd be eager to do that
― I dunno. (amateurist), Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:30 (five years ago) link
thanks ian, that clarifies things. yuck. agree w/Hurting here, it's a subtle line but it gets creepy fast. Not that I'm qualified to judge, but I think all of those lyric examples in the link (other than the WFMU ad, which is as bothersome to me as the epithet in "Hippie Conglomerate") are dubious examples of anti-Semitism, so it's good to hear from another more contemporary source (FB page).
― sleeve, Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:02 (five years ago) link
some of them seemed like standard-issue criticism of israel and zionism, others seemed to take a little too much glee in being offensive, but then again this is the SCG we're talking about
― I dunno. (amateurist), Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:29 (five years ago) link
More disturbed that they might be 9/11 truthers ugh. I'm not sure they're anti-semites but they're clearly kinda jerks but that's not exactly news right.
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:14 (five years ago) link
Other people have posted their displeasure about the SCG's stance on Palestine and they admit to "not exactly being pro-Israel" and being emotional about the topic because they are Jewish. However, contrary to Netanyahu's narrative, being opposed to Israel is NOT the same thing as being anti-semitic. Neither is being opposed to US military action unpatriotic. The Bishop brothers are semites themselves. Or, at least half, as their mother was Lebanese. So, I wouldn't characterize them as being anti-semitic. They are anti-Israel.It's also not fair to criticize them for recognizing that we live in a sexist world where women are generally not encouraged to be musicians (or anything else requiring an intellect, it sometimes seems). Alan Bishop's last two albums feature female musicians, so clearly he understands talent beyond gender. All THAT said, it IS fair to criticize Alan Bishop for being pro-smoking, which I believe is as stupid as Beyonce promoting Coca-Cola. Although in Alan's case, there's an element of humor involved in his militant pro-smoking message. I wonder if he'd quit smoking if he had a little more willpower?
― Ms. Poon, Friday, 24 October 2014 12:56 (five years ago) link
Also, this is pretty funny! ** stolen from that Alienated In Vancouver blog **
Are the Sun City Girls cannibals??
I find some of the Sun City Girls' music to be interesting (except those times when the singer cackles and shrieks, which hurts my ears a little, and he barely even seems to be saying words), and I think their Sublime Frequencies label is awfully neat, devoted to poor downtrodden cultures elsewhere in the sadly undeveloped part of the world, but I've come across a few things on their lyrics archive that, well, let's just say they have me a little concerned. I have to wonder – could the Sun City Girls be cannibals?
First of all, I couldn't help but notice this verse in the song "Bitter Cold Countryside."
Then we chopped him into six piecesTwo arms, two legs and a headAnd his mid-section made a fine tableNext to Jimmy-O-Wilkinson's bed
And his toes now creep in the riverAnd his fingers they tickle the cornAnd his skull flies high in the hemlock....From dusk till the early morn
Now, granted, there are no references to the actual consumption of human flesh here, but the ritualistic dismemberment of a human body is very often part of cannibalistic practice. But, other than that, nothing is actually consumed, and I wouldn't even give it a second thought . . . if it wasn't for THIS, in the very next song on the archive, "Ruby on the Ferris Wheel":
"And I did not cry because I like to eat human flesh and all my friends are cannibals too! And if you don't like it, well just put in a complaint at the FDA."
Well, here, if I'm not mistaken, he's coming right out and endorsing the eating of human flesh! And I'm sorry, but that's just wrong. It's anti-human (not to mention anti-Semitic by default). And it's a little disingenuous to think that putting in a complaint at the FDA is going to make things alright, isn't it?
And then, only a few lines later, we have this:
"I don't have any mercy on all those people who died from any kind of tribulation. Yeah, like I'm gonna worry about it . . . I want them dead . . . I want nothing to do with 'em at all! Kill 'em, burn 'em, fuck 'em, eat 'em . . . just EAT 'EM!"
Strong words, huh? Of course, the Sun City Girls have always been known for "pushing buttons" and "breaking taboos," so maybe this is just another example? Surely they're entitled to a satirical song every now and then, right? And part of satire is that it's not to be taken literally. Fair enough, and I'm willing to let even this rather shocking pro-cannibalism treatise pass . . . . if it wasn't for enough other references sprinkled throughout their work to give me pause.
Like this, from the innocuously titled "Sour Smells in Nevada":
"You know, human flesh is addictive. Especially the meat from the head and the insides of the thighs. You can tell a cannibal by them giving off sour smells, with eyes slickly greasy as though swimming in pools of fat. Just look in their eyes. That's how you spot a cannibal."
Now, THIS seems to communicate first-hand knowledge of what it's actually like to eat human flesh. I certainly never knew any of this stuff, and wouldn't it take someone who is actually experienced in the act to know such specific information??
So, really, what do you think? Can someone can set my mind at ease about this? If anyone can vouch that they are not actually cannibals, I would sure appreciate it. I do really want to enjoy their music, and express my solidarity with those poor Arab cultures by purchasing their Sublime Frequencies records – but I don't know if I can give my money to cannibals. If anyone wants to offer any information, or a rebuttal of some kind, please do so. (Although, for the record, I actually have no intention whatsoever of being open to any new concepts of any kind. Just so you know.)
― Ms. Poon, Friday, 24 October 2014 13:37 (five years ago) link
turning up late to this one but
They uncritically repeat one of the sillier rumours about 9/11 – one which is debunked in the film PROTOCOLS OF ZION – in the "song," "WFMU Station ID: Palmer" on Carnival Folklore Resurrection 11, presenting the following as a radio broadcast:This is Palmer from Asia and Emerson, Lake and Myself, and when I'm in the New York area watching Israelis celebrate on rooftops as the remote-controlled aircraft fly into two towers, and the American public are duped, as they usually are, I always listen to WFMU Radio.
kind of amazed that anyone with even a passing familiarity with these guys would hear that and think "welp, guess that's what they literally believe"
― well-behaved wingmen really hate Mystery (DJ Mencap), Friday, 24 October 2014 13:45 (five years ago) link
when i saw the farewell tour thing they played some dope stuff and then spent the rest of the time telling like sub-frogs level ironic offensive jokes, it was pretty stupid, i was embarrassed for them
― adam, Friday, 24 October 2014 13:52 (five years ago) link
Other people have posted their displeasure about the SCG's stance on Palestine and they admit to "not exactly being pro-Israel" and being emotional about the topic because they are Jewish. However, contrary to Netanyahu's narrative, being opposed to Israel is NOT the same thing as being anti-semitic. Neither is being opposed to US military action unpatriotic. The Bishop brothers are semites themselves. Or, at least half, as their mother was Lebanese. So, I wouldn't characterize them as being anti-semitic. They are anti-Israel.
i don't equate criticism of israel with anti-semitism. i don't think most of the other people on this thread do, either. there was more to the criticism of the SCG than just "they are anti-zionist,"
― I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 26 October 2014 01:00 (five years ago) link
this is so ferocious
down a youtube rabbit hole tonight
― sleeve, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:07 (four years ago) link
Yeah, it is! And I kinda wish there was more live SCG footage like that on Youtube, but it's such a mixed bag (like the band themselves, of course)
― Duane Barry, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:19 (four years ago) link
― Duane Barry, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 00:37 (four years ago) link
hell yeah, thanks
― sleeve, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 01:08 (four years ago) link
― sleeve, Saturday, 25 June 2016 22:24 (three years ago) link
hey i need help finding a specific SCG that i have forgotten the name of. it's a slow, minimal song that is not in english - sounds like a southeast asian language in my memory but i could be wrong. it's just guitar and singing, and in the chorus, it has multiple singing in unison. sounds like it could be a cover or a traditional song instead of a SCG original. i have no idea what album it's from. any ideas?
― na (NA), Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:49 (three years ago) link
probably one of the singles like "Borungku Si Derita"?
― sleeve, Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:52 (three years ago) link
yes that's it! that was so fast! thanks.
― na (NA), Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:54 (three years ago) link
Original recording is also v beautiful
― his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:56 (three years ago) link
what is the original recording
― na (NA), Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:58 (three years ago) link
this i suppose? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th0yvyz3X_s
― na (NA), Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:00 (three years ago) link
― his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:40 (three years ago) link
<3 ilm sometimes!
― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 15 December 2016 20:42 (three years ago) link
SCG seem to have created a Youtube account, where they're putting up a lot of the 80s cassettes and other stuff that's been OOP forever
― Duane Barry, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:30 (three years ago) link
from Richard Bishop's FB page:
"Juggernaut - an unreleased 1994 Ukrainian "art film" by Mark Roman Bodnar and Kyrill Kazemirovitch Protsenko has just been posted to youtube. (Run time: 28 min.) Soundtrack by Sun City Girls. No sub titles. The film is dark, totally bleak, oddly edited, and the timing is, sadly, perfect."
― sleeve, Friday, 30 December 2016 02:12 (three years ago) link
CARNIVAL FOLKLORE RESURRECTION !!! BIG SALE HAPPENING IN SEATTLE ON MARCH 11th and 12th - - The Bishop Brothers are going through storage units and clearing out things to sell. Alan and Richard will be hanging out and holding court for both days. Sale items will include: Musical instruments of all types, miscellaneous Sun City Girls stage & Studio weirdness, t-shirts, clothes, retro Film posters and lobby cards, Artwork, bizarre handicrafts, Records, Maps, practical things many people could use (including you), oddities, and who knows what else? We’re still going through boxes. If you’re anywhere near Seattle this coming weekend, you should probably go to this! PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN THE PACIFIC NW.
WHERE: in Seattle at INDIAN SUMMER Vintage (Back Room) 534 Summit Ave E (Capitol Hill).
WHEN: Saturday March 11th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday March 12th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:23 (two years ago) link
Just Announced: CLANDESTINE QUARTET (Alan Bishop, Richard Bishop, Chris Corsano, Michael Flower) will be performing a live set of new material on September 15th in London. Full details and ticket link on the event page.
"Sun City Girls, was one of the most fiercely independent, challenging and totally unpredictable bands to have operated outside of the mainstream. Sun City Girls embraced and subverted styles and tropes from various genres and cultures, creating a blend of deranged surf, Eastern-but-not-Eastern free improvisation, stateless folk, avant-mysticism and whatever else you want to call it.
Sun City Girls disbanded in 2007, following the death of drummer Charles Gocher. The Sun City name could never be revived without the mad versatile genius of Gocher, a ‘high priest of the outside’ – a line from Alan Bishop’s touching tribute to Gocher in Perfect Sound Forever. The Bishops have only infrequently performed together since, notably on the Brothers Unconnected tour, instead focusing on their personal endeavours: Richard, on free rock outfit Rangda, and solo work under his Sir Richard Bishop guise; Alan, on his project Alvarius B, alongside bands The Invisible Hands, and Dwarfs of East Agouza. And of course, there’s Sublime Frequencies, the label that Alan co-owns with Hisham Mayet, a label that resists any form of cultural gatekeeping, releasing artists and music not represented in any music magazine’s false idea of a ‘canon’.
So how do they go about playing together in a band again, without the deft hand of Charlie Gocher? They’ve enlisted drummer Chris Corsano, an extraordinary percussionist and improvisor, a member of Rangda (with Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny), and known for his work with saxophonist Paul Flaherty. Corsano has performed with Jim O’Rourke, Joe McPhee, Bill Nace (Vampire Belt), Jandek, Bjork, and countless others. They’re also joined by Mick Flower – who has regularly performed with Corsano as Flower-Corsano, and is best known as a member of ecstatic drone ensemble Vibracathedral Orchestra.
Together, they’re hiding away for a week in a studio to write a completely new set of material. And what will it sound like? Who knows. Perhaps the Bishops have found kindred spirits in the form of Flower-Corsano. Or perhaps they’ve just found two new figures to spar with. Whatever the case, this is an unmissable opportunity to witness a performance from the unparalleled brothers of avant-everything".
― sleeve, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:15 (two years ago) link
Holy crap. I'm in!
Well, not in the sense of going to London for the concert, but short of that.
― or at night (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:06 (two years ago) link
as per tylerw's post from March, FB friend posted this, thought it sounded p interesting
Phx/Tempe record collectors. Eastside Records has ... Alan Bishop's map collection from his Wide World of Maps years. 2 bucks a map, naked cash. Those maps are conveniently buried under some rubble near cash register.
not gonna make that London show on Friday but I am going to see Senyawa, who are supporting, the day before. high recommendation
― thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:22 (two years ago) link
Was that Torch of The Mystics reissue last year a one off or are there other releases coming?I only have a couple of their cds and would like more if they're as good.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:35 (two years ago) link
Rick has said a few times recently that he'd love to get the 80s Placebo trilogy (and Dawn of the Devi etc) reissued, but there's nothing official yet.
― Duane Barry, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:56 (two years ago) link
yeah those seem like the most obvious candidates to me, Djinn Funnel is another personal favorite that is tough to find
― sleeve, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 20:59 (two years ago) link
JUst looking at prices of cds on Amazon. So hope there is something coming.Have found loads on Spotify which i hadn't really looked at before.Still wondering what determines what turns up on there after seeing which artists have loads of lps up.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:00 (two years ago) link
― sleeve, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:15 (two weeks ago) link
Thanks for the heads up, I should pick that up.
Thought the revive would be about the fact that AB and RB recently played two nights as a duo at Zebulon in LA. I'm unsure how many times they've played together since the demise of SCG, but it can't have been often.
― van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 13 February 2020 08:38 (two weeks ago) link
Didn't they play a bunch as Brothers Unconnected?
― Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:01 (two weeks ago) link
Yeah, that's how last week's shows were billed, I didn't know they'd done it previously.
― van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 13 February 2020 12:00 (two weeks ago) link
Yeah it was a tour maybe a year or so after charlie died. Saw the nyc one. It was great. They sold a brothers unconnected CDR at it which I haven’t spun in awhile.
― valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:42 (two weeks ago) link
Anyone know what the live set was like around this time? Tempted to buy this, especially with the added bonus of the DVD.
― Paul Ponzi, Friday, 14 February 2020 03:34 (two weeks ago) link
no predictability whatsoever afaik - I saw them that same year at Berbati's in Portland and it was almost solid gnarly improv madness. Charlie attacked the crowd with a whip. this set sounds interesting for sure.
― sleeve, Friday, 14 February 2020 05:55 (two weeks ago) link
Yeah there was never a time when it would have been possible to say what their “live set was like at the time”—they moved around behind a gauze scrim for the whole show while a prerecording played —they told redneck jokes —they performed a bunch of what would become 330,003 Crossdressers—they did a set of gnarly trio improv
― valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 February 2020 22:21 (two weeks ago) link