Joe Meek - s/d

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The Amazing Jaxon! (jaxon), Thursday, 14 July 2005 16:12 (fourteen years ago) link

The Razorblade collection is probably all most people need.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 14 July 2005 16:15 (fourteen years ago) link

THE BUZZ YOU'RE HOLDING ME DOWN

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 14 July 2005 23:44 (fourteen years ago) link

(my second favourite single of the entire 1960s)

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Thursday, 14 July 2005 23:44 (fourteen years ago) link

North Wind by Houston Wells

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 14 July 2005 23:45 (fourteen years ago) link

S - I Hear A New World

Ô¿Ô (eman), Friday, 15 July 2005 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

A lot of Meek's work is genius, via a dodgy music filter. I Hear A New World is amazing, as are the 3 x Honeycombs albums, a good John Leyton collection and a "Best of The Tornados" CD. Gotta have some Heinz, Glenda Collins, Geoff Goddard etc. Genius.

SoHoLa (SoHoLa), Friday, 15 July 2005 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

CRAWDADDY SIMONE

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Friday, 15 July 2005 00:22 (fourteen years ago) link

joe meek pox

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 15 July 2005 06:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone seen that play about JM that's currently running in the West End. I keep meaning to check it out but the "written by Nick Moran" credit keeps putting me off.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Friday, 15 July 2005 07:02 (fourteen years ago) link

you should show up with your "get a brain, moran" sign

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 15 July 2005 07:22 (fourteen years ago) link

you mean "get ONE brain, moran" don't you?

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Friday, 15 July 2005 07:34 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

That old documentary about Joe was on last night. Sad sad sad - esp. when you consider Lord Sutch killed himself too. But the tape recording of Joe conducting a conversation with a cat in a graveyard remains one of the funniest things ever:

Cat: "Miaow. Help me, miaow"
Joe: "Hello"
Cat: "Help me, help me, help"
Joe: "Do you want help? Are you trying to talk to us?"
Cat: "Help"

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 12:06 (twelve years ago) link

am halfway through the second two-thirds of this (forgot it was on, then set the tape recorder, watched this morning). have just seen the bit with jonathon king taking it as a slight that JM didn't grope him and now there's a clip of JM saying how all the pluggers hate his success. odd stuff.

there is a new film in production(?) featuring bloke from the Darkness as Sutch

http://www.thehighwaystar.com/thsblog/2007/08/22/joe-meek-movie/

# Carl Barat (The Libertines) plays Gene Vincent
# Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) plays Screaming Lord Sutch
# Jon Lee (S Club 7) plays Billy Fury

oh, is based on the Nick (Get A Brain) Moran thing

koogs, Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:15 (twelve years ago) link

Shudder to think who'll be playing Joe. Dench as Mrs Shenton? Or Mirren?

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:19 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, didn't check link!

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

Nigel Harman plays Jess Conrad

Wow, absolutely, he was born to play Jess Conrad!!!!

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

Ralf Little plays Chas Hodges (The Outlaws’ bassist)

Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Mark G, Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:23 (twelve years ago) link

Martine McCutcheon plays "Lady Victim"

Where's Victim then? Anywhere near Bracknell?

Mark G, Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:23 (twelve years ago) link

GTFOUTAHERE!

Mark G, Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

Weird innit? Joe would love it! And Nigel, no doubt.

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

Trailer for the upcoming feature-length documentary on Joe Meek, Something I've Got to Tell You.

DavidM, Thursday, 6 September 2007 14:02 (twelve years ago) link

"HIS ONLY CRIME... HE HEARD A NEW WORLD"

Well, that and blowing a hole in his landlady with a 12 bore shotgun. That trailer is hideous.

Tom D., Thursday, 6 September 2007 14:08 (twelve years ago) link

and now the Nick Moran connection makes sense.

Mark G, Thursday, 6 September 2007 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

The Razorblade collection is probably all most people need.

-- Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 14 July 2005 16:15 (2 years ago) Bookmark Link

What is this - and does it contain Moontrekkers?

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 12:07 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joe-Meek-Alchemist-Rarities-1958-1966/dp/B000062R61/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1210767165&sr=8-1

...is outstanding for a tenner or so. You should get that. I was going to recommend the box set, as it was about £20 when I got it, but I see that it's £35 now. Still worth it though - you might find one cheaper on ebay.

Dr.C, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 12:15 (eleven years ago) link

And it's got the Flee-Rekkers on as well! Bonus. Thanks.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 12:19 (eleven years ago) link

You need 'Country Boy' (or is it 'Country Boy Love'?) by HEINZ.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 12:21 (eleven years ago) link

what else sounds like Diane and the Javelins' "Who's That Girl"?

sleeve, Thursday, 15 May 2008 01:26 (eleven years ago) link

uh... hey guys... http://rideyourpony-twighlightzone.blogspot.com/

they've posted a meek box, joe meek freakbeat, meek's girls over the past week or so.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Thursday, 15 May 2008 04:21 (eleven years ago) link

where are the links?

s1ocki, Thursday, 15 May 2008 04:46 (eleven years ago) link

in teh comments

sleeve, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

I was ogling that freakbeat comp at the record store the other day

sleeve, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

was mad gay.'nuff said.

YouandIknowthedeal, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:18 (eleven years ago) link

but he straight on headphones

YouandIknowthedeal, Thursday, 15 May 2008 05:20 (eleven years ago) link

I could listen to Please Stay on a loop for ever, it has hidden depths

Sandy Blair, Thursday, 15 May 2008 16:47 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

trailer for Telstar

anticipate?

eman, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 05:56 (eleven years ago) link

hell yeah

perfect choice of music for trailer too

what is your beef with the mac? (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 05:58 (eleven years ago) link

Dunno if the thread reviver realised that he died 42 years ago today.

everything, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 01:12 (eleven years ago) link

when the fuck is this movie coming out, again?

warmsherry, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 02:43 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

Finally saw Telstar yesterday. Hmdjchcjdspdppfffffff I guess it shoulda gone straight to DVD.

warmsherry, Saturday, 20 June 2009 19:54 (ten years ago) link

ahaha that bad?

am0n, Saturday, 20 June 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

Very stagey. That portly british comedian dude was there too, Croyden or whatshisname. I can't stand him.

warmsherry, Saturday, 20 June 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link

So much wrong with the casting. As well as James Corden being in it at all, there's Carl Barat as Gene Vincent (!), Ralf Little as half of Chas'n'Dave, and Justin "Darkness" Hawkins as Screaming Lord Sutch (!!)

snoball, Saturday, 20 June 2009 22:27 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

Watching it now.

It's pretty good, compare it to how ba it could have been.

Stagey, yeah, but.

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 00:08 (five years ago) link

I didn't think any of the 'cameos' were particularly bad, but it was noticeable that the amount of actual acting they had to do was restricted..

Mark G, Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:43 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

So after being a vaguely casual fan I've taken a more dedicated plunge this year -- though I'll probably stop where I'm at, since trying to track down everything is a pointless wormhole and a half and inevitable duplication crops up. Still, I think I've done well in getting these:

The big Portrait of a Genius: The RGM Legacy box.

The not-much-overlap The Alchemist of Pop 2 CD comp.

The Let's Go (Joe Meek's Girls) comp on RPM back in the 1990s.

The They Were Wrong! Joe's Boys Volume One 2 CD collection (I gather no further volumes because Castle shut down/was absorbed soon after)

The Vampires, Cowboys, Spacemen & Spooks - The Very Best Of Joe Meek's Instrumentals 2 CD collection.

And the Joe Meek Freakbeat (You're Holding Me Down) comp.

Somewhere in my binders I know I also have the RPM issue of I Hear a New World kicking around.

Kinda curious now if there's a particular good book and/or documentary on him, I gather one of the latter is mentioned above in the thread but maybe more since?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 September 2016 14:51 (three years ago) link

The documentary with this in it, you mean?

But the tape recording of Joe conducting a conversation with a cat in a graveyard remains one of the funniest things ever:

Cat: "Miaow. Help me, miaow"
Joe: "Hello"
Cat: "Help me, help me, help"
Joe: "Do you want help? Are you trying to talk to us?"
Cat: "Help"

Bottlerockey (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2016 15:28 (three years ago) link

Sounds like!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 September 2016 15:35 (three years ago) link

the Portrait Of A Genius box is excellent. I particularly like Powercut by the Cameos which Meek apparently pitched up into a different key after recording to get this wayward, frantic sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcuMHXxNV7Q

soref, Thursday, 8 September 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

I do appreciate how these sets -- collectively more than anything else -- underscore the mix of a chancer trying out anything with the technical skill to make it happen. I try not to hear them as demo reels though sometimes there's that effect, but they're always more than just that -- he didn't want to do things that were unheard.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 September 2016 16:52 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

thanks for those links, Ned - recently heard the bootleg LP that Mississippi put out and started down the wormhole (again)

sleeve, Saturday, 3 June 2017 00:29 (two years ago) link

His production for Glenda Collins is top notch

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 3 June 2017 00:46 (two years ago) link

BTW that documentary Tom D mentions is here

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs9zAgLmBvnn9EqSfFWJEeOPiaNEWUUNK

Great watch, but also really weird in terms of thinking how strange and distant it seems already, and you get more than a whiff of Thatcherism-era disapproval of Joe's preferences.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 June 2017 00:57 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Idly turning on Talking Pictures to see what creaky British movie they were showing I happened to catch the the end of Live It Up!, with Gene Vincent, Heinz, the Outlaws etc - and Stephen Marriott as a drummer and also, though I didn't spot him, John (Mitch) Mitchell not as a drummer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_It_Up!_(film)

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, 21 March 2020 09:58 (two weeks ago) link

i saw about 10 minutes and let's just say it didn't hold my attention

I can't pay no doctor bill, but Whitey's on the McAloon (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:06 (two weeks ago) link

If you don't have the Kenny Gaham and his Satellites' Moondog and Suncat Suites get it, Johnny Trunk reissued it several years ago.
Other than that, I didn't usually find the deeper excavation of his work rewarding. The first things that came out were really the best.

I read Barry Cleveland's book many years ago and was kinda disappointed. It wasn't nearly as technical as I expected, and much heavier on biographical filler.

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:14 (two weeks ago) link


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