The Wire's 100 Records That Set The World On Fire [When No One Was Listening] (1998)

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i recently got some stuff off of an old hard drive, which allowed me pick up where i left off on an old archival project -- assembling the mp3s that make up this wire list. i've got nearly all of it now, working off the info on these two pages:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070613182618/http://www.rtxarchive.com/archive/articles/wire175.html

http://www.fastnbulbous.com/wire100.htm

anyway, this is a thread for talking about the records on the list, and if you're interested in acquiring any of it, hit me up on slsk under the username activistjudge.

thumbs.db (get bent), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:48 (seven years ago) link

a less-complete spotify version:

http://open.spotify.com/user/grannykart/playlist/0wbeDNzJyppfJRfaAyvjVE

thumbs.db (get bent), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:49 (seven years ago) link

lord, the days before the internet

thomp, Friday, 8 June 2012 02:03 (seven years ago) link

Seeing that the only Beefheart on the list is the original, unreleased Bat Chain Puller makes me wonder if the Wire is trying to be hipper-than-thou by only recommending an officially unavailable release. I mean, I'm sure it's great, but (in light of the name of the list) - did this unissued album really generate a cultural conflagration greater than Trout Mask or any of the "official" Van Vlietian canon?

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:25 (seven years ago) link

(It's kind of like saying that the most culturally significant Prince record was the Black Album, or something.)

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:26 (seven years ago) link

a few of the "extra" albums were unreleased as well, e.g., hot gossip and derrick may...

http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/166/

thumbs.db (get bent), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:29 (seven years ago) link

keep meaning to hear that raudelunas record

coal, Friday, 8 June 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) link

I'm really not trying to argue with The Wire, but let me quote this:

"Even now, when Davis's jazz rock recordings are being reissued to great acclaim, On The Corner remains lost in time."

Really? Maybe I just keep unusually astute company, but On The Corner has always been the popular favorite/definitive statement from '70s Miles amongst the people I've known. Not saying it's the BEST, or anything, but to say it was "lost in time" doesn't really line up with the way I've seen it discussed/perceived over the last 20 years...

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:35 (seven years ago) link

i agree about on the corner. maybe it's just the circles we run in, but i feel like that's the '70s miles that our cohort namechecks the most.

thumbs.db (get bent), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:38 (seven years ago) link

^^^^^^^^^^ OTM

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:38 (seven years ago) link

keep meaning to hear that raudelunas record

enjoy!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/m7ijja

thumbs.db (get bent), Friday, 8 June 2012 04:52 (seven years ago) link

Really? Maybe I just keep unusually astute company, but On The Corner has always been the popular favorite/definitive statement from '70s Miles amongst the people I've known. Not saying it's the BEST, or anything, but to say it was "lost in time" doesn't really line up with the way I've seen it discussed/perceived over the last 20 years...

these albums vary quite a bit in terms of how well-known and appreciated they were in 1998. in 1994, bar-none released a hugely successful compilation of juan garcia esquivel's best material, including music from the album mentioned here. the bad brains' roir cassette and blue cheer's vincebus eruptum have always received a fair amount of acclaim. same goes for the modern lovers, last poets, dr. john's debut, pere ubu's "30 seconds over tokyo", and so one. in 1998 it would have been a stretch even to call such material "obscure".

otoh, dust sucker, tony conrad's four violins, betty davis, fushitsusha, the homosexuals and ron 'pate's debonairs were little known and very hard to hear at the time. so there's a range covered. nevertheless, it does seem a bit self-congratulatory to have described these, on the whole, as "forgotten" albums.

spextor vs bextor (contenderizer), Friday, 8 June 2012 07:01 (seven years ago) link

The On The Corner blurb was written by John F Szwed, who I don't know a lot about (other than the fact that he wrote that Sun Ra bio) but I'll tentatively guess that he's coming more from a jazz milieu rather than a skronked-out funk-rock one.

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:52 (seven years ago) link

There another one of these lists in the new issue btw, except it's all about bass - think it's called something like 75 low-end explosions that blew up yr granny.

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Friday, 8 June 2012 08:54 (seven years ago) link

xpost

Szwed also wrote a p gd miles bio. he's a jazzbo, but not anti-electric miles, like martin williams or (iirc) stanley crouch

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 June 2012 08:59 (seven years ago) link

thanks for bringing Chrome back to mind (in a grim way though)

meisenfek, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:31 (seven years ago) link

heh i wonder if this was the first issue of the wire i ever bought, i wouldve been 17? had certainly never even heard of a single one of these records anyway, and it set me off on a mostly disappointing albeit horizon-expanding hunt.

remember mark s' captivating ornette bit vividly though.

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:38 (seven years ago) link

actually a lot of these i've forgotten i'd ever heard of let alone own a copy of

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

fuck yeah this thing

r|t|c, Friday, 8 June 2012 09:39 (seven years ago) link

God, I'm glad this isn't a poll...

emil.y, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:04 (seven years ago) link

IIRC the 4 Hero, Jeff Mills, and Oval albums were treated as seminal records in their genres even back in 1998, so I'm not sure why they're on the list... Unless The Wire seriously expected "Atlantis" and "94 Diskont" to become popular outside electronic music audiences, which would be a bit silly.

Tuomas, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:24 (seven years ago) link

4Hero were pretty cross over if I seem to remember.

So, just how challenging is the Derek Bailey album? Even they way the WIRE describe it makes it sound like a pretty unpleasant listening experience.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:27 (seven years ago) link

If I recall correctly, even.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:27 (seven years ago) link

This was a very well-thumbed issue in my house. Right now, just about the only thing left in regular rotation would be Gris Gris.

Aida, as it goes, is a perfectly listenable Bailey record.

BTW it was fucking hard to hear Arthur Russell back then if you didn't live in some record collector hub. For years, the only thing I could get hold of was a track from 'Another Thought' on an Ocean of Sound compilation.

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:37 (seven years ago) link

And yeah, that quote about On The Corner is bullshit. It was sitting in just about every Virgin Megastore etc. from '94 onwards.

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:38 (seven years ago) link

xpost

Aida? It's one of bailey's most beautiful albs - very delicate playing in places - though it doesn't significantly depart from his usual lexicon of sounds/strategies. Depends on how 'challenging' you find free improv to be, i guess, but it's not difficult/abrasive in the same way as something like silent tongues by cecil taylor is, say

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 June 2012 11:39 (seven years ago) link

What an obscene-looking couch.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SolR8-brL._SS500_.jpg

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:40 (seven years ago) link

I'm genuinely curious about getting getting into Bailey. I picked up a copy of Lot '74 from a boot sale a few years ago and I found listening to it most disagreeable. To the extent where I thought that I'd found a record that had beaten me completely. I just couldn't envisage how anyone could get any pleasure out of it whatsoever. I'm sure I've gone into it arse about tit though and maybe should have just bought Standards on CD instead of waiting for vinyl to come up, which is what I prefer to do.

I'm cautiously listening to a bit of 57 - 67 free jazz which my mate has burned for me and I like watching various groups like The Thing or Aufgehoben but that's it I'm afraid. I don't really know anything about free improv, or, even if free improv and free jazz are even the same thing.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 11:58 (seven years ago) link

maybe try some of his more 'metal' albs, rather than Standards? Mirakle, on Tzadik, is a real real good'un

lots of the European free improv players had a background in, and love for, jazz, but on the whole they saw it as something different, even antagonistic towards, the American, blues-based jazz tradition. Bailey in particular was adamant he wasn't a jazz musician, partly because, Standards and one or two other examples aside,, he never worked with pre-written material.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 June 2012 12:06 (seven years ago) link

Thanks. By metal you don't mean heavy metal do you? But I'm just on my way to a record shop now. Will try and pick up Mirakle, how exciting!

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:15 (seven years ago) link

it's pretty weird there still hasn't been a reissue of karyobin.

sonderangerbot, Friday, 8 June 2012 12:16 (seven years ago) link

Could we poll these maybe? I know a small bunch of them but some kind of peer approved guide to which of the many others were worth buying would be quite handy. (Although a poll probably isn't the best way to rank them.)

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:17 (seven years ago) link

I guess I do mean metal in the heavy metal sense, in that some of the electric guitar albs he made in the 90s w/ ppl like Ruins are very dense, 'heavy' albs, tho' obv you wldn't confuse em w/ a slayer rec. Mirakle pairs him w/ the rhythm section from Ornette Coleman's Prime Time band, so these guys are laying down quite a funky background over which bailey blats and skronks. round about the same time he also made a disc w/ tony williams and bill laswell (Arcana - The Last Wave) that's even more power-trio-y, but i think that's p hard to find these days.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 June 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

x-post

there was a cd reissue of karyobin in the 90s

Ward Fowler, Friday, 8 June 2012 12:22 (seven years ago) link

yeah i know but that's going for £80 on ebay...

sonderangerbot, Friday, 8 June 2012 12:24 (seven years ago) link

xp - thanks, that sounds great.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:25 (seven years ago) link

I like watching various groups like The Thing or Aufgehoben

Might be worth giving someone like Last Exit a go, who were a pretty explosive free jazz group from the 80s with quite a driving, rock feel to them. Band was made up of Sonny Sharrock, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Bill Laswell and Peter Brotzmann, so there was a nice mix of different approaches involved.

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:27 (seven years ago) link

Awesome. I have an album called Killing Time by Massacre ft Laswell, Frith and Maher, but I guess that is very much metal.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:31 (seven years ago) link

Or try classic Brötzmann like Machine Gun or Nipples... avoids the fusion aspect altogether while hitting the mainline of juggernaut sax layers and dense, electric... Damn, I sound like David Keenan - better stop.

Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:36 (seven years ago) link

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

^ Last Exit got pretty metal too sometimes

You can do it Sun Myung Moon (NickB), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:36 (seven years ago) link

Bailey's Ballads was the way in for me. Probably picked up on it from here actually. I recall Marcello being a fan. Some really beautiful, delicate playing, shards of melody or jazzy chords which are then reconfigured in all kinds of way. He "deconstructs" them, but not in some kind of juvenile noise chaos manner. Not that there's anything wrong with juvenile noise chaos.
The Ruins stuff is kinda cool, but maybe their progginess reins him in a bit.
Last Exit is cool, but for me the best thing Laswell did with Sharrock is Ask The Ages. Definitely a jazz album, with the interaction between Sharrock and his incredible band (featuring Elvin Jones and Pharoah Sanders) being at the heart of it. Then Laswell gets Sharrock to overdub one or two extra guitar parts, so you've got an interesting tension between live, semi-improvised playing and studio trickery. But that's by the by, the main thing is the music, which is gorgeous. Many Mansions has one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, and Elvin Jones slays on that track.

Have you got the Jazz Satellite comps Kevin Martin put together? You should be able to dl them. Loads of electronic or studio-fucked jazz stuff on here, from classic 70s stuff to industrial skronk. It avoids fusion by and large - even the tracks by Mahavishnu et al are more abstract and electronic. I found those a great way in to a lot of kick ass high-energy jazz influenced music.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 8 June 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

Jazz Satellites is awesome. I didn't realize there was more than one volume though?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 8 June 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) link

Oh I see it was never released.

http://kozmigroov.blogspot.com/2008/08/jazz-satellites-ii-original-version.html

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 8 June 2012 15:44 (seven years ago) link

Beat me to it!

And a good blog on the first vol:

http://surrealdocuments.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/various-artists-jazz-satellites-vol-1.html

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 8 June 2012 15:44 (seven years ago) link

Larry Young's Laurence of Newark, as posted above, is indeed the bomb, but there's also the album he did with Love Cry Want which is completely, gloriously nuts. Features one Nicholas on "Prototype Guitar Synthesizer, Ring Modulator, Wind, Rain, Thunder, Lightning, Water, High-Tension Wires, and Wailing Dervish". The synth guitar sounds insane.
Got a ltd reissue a year or so back. More here: http://prognotfrog.blogspot.co.uk/2007/07/love-cry-want-love-cry-wantusa1972psych.html

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:05 (seven years ago) link

I'm going to have to dedicate some time to pursuing and listening to music recommendations from this thread, thanks. I've got K-Mart's Macro Dub comps but not these.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:02 (seven years ago) link

cosign on Lawrence of Newark, which is genuinely slept. That Monoton album is also really cool. Have never quite been able to get into World of Echo, sadly.

rob, Friday, 8 June 2012 17:15 (seven years ago) link

er, slept *on*

rob, Friday, 8 June 2012 17:15 (seven years ago) link

While listening to the Camaron/Paco record the other day I was thinking again about owning every record. This is my favourite list of records.

IIRC the 4 Hero, Jeff Mills, and Oval albums were treated as seminal records in their genres even back in 1998, so I'm not sure why they're on the list... Unless The Wire seriously expected "Atlantis" and "94 Diskont" to become popular outside electronic music audiences, which would be a bit silly.

― Tuomas, Friday, 8 June 2012 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

They should *expect* it to be come known outside their milieu. About having aspirations beyond the music being confined to a room of genre enthusiasts. This is why its such a good list, and any thread on this would bring a variety of people with different erm, core listenings.

On another note I don't think I like Bailey's Ballads that much, or that the acclaim for them was a bit weird -- almost as if what he was doing was not enough. A lot of 'hey he can play a tune', which he always could - there are little melodies on almost every record, only that they are an unstable element, like everything in most of his music.

The list needs a sequel.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:09 (seven years ago) link

I just want to say that from the records I've heard (67/100) this list is one of the best I've seen and it seriously needs a sequel.

Moka, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:10 (seven years ago) link

lol at all the "On The Corner was a number one summertime jam"-ism on this thread. "Who doesn't know 30 Seconds Over Tokyo by obscure-assed college rock band Pere Ubu, that's what I wanna know!" Lord almighty.

how's life, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:28 (seven years ago) link

that's kind of what i was meant when i said "lord, the days before the internet" . something something barriers to entry something something

thomp, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:30 (seven years ago) link

Bill Dixon's Intents and Purposes is so insanely unlike anything his contemporaries were doing. Just came out on CD for the first time last year (after being out of print for 30+ years); can't recommend it highly enough.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:47 (seven years ago) link

xxp: Quite. But still, don't mock the advanced listening aesthete, they just have different erm, core listenings to you.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 19:49 (seven years ago) link

Wasn't mocking. I'm basic.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 8 June 2012 20:36 (seven years ago) link

to follow up on an earlier strand of thought...

i was reading a memoir this afternoon in which the author walked into a restaurant where on the corner was playing. it's not a music-related book, but the guy's a music geek and gets excited when he sees that world come into connection with his own.

thumbs.db (get bent), Friday, 8 June 2012 21:07 (seven years ago) link

xp: Fair play. I own a fair few of these records but none of the jazz/improv ones. It's a foreign country to me.

Who is the memoir of?

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) link

the memoir is beaten, seared, and sauced: on becoming a chef at the culinary institute of america by jonathan dixon. turns out all the chefs at the cia are into jazz, hardcore punk, and the grateful dead -- they'd dig the wire list, i think.

thumbs.db (get bent), Friday, 8 June 2012 21:59 (seven years ago) link

I think Anthony Bourdain probably likes Alice In Chains though.

Ima Pay Close Attention To Your Post (Doran), Friday, 8 June 2012 22:52 (seven years ago) link

Thought it was very badly researched that the original article came with a photo of the wrong Bad Brains since the Hudson bros one lasted so long and the Cro-mags drummer one didn't.

But I remember reading that article quite a bit. Still got it somewhere.

Stevolende, Friday, 8 June 2012 23:33 (seven years ago) link

Nice job on that Spotify playlist - they have a lot more of these than I would have expected. Remembering the days when one would be psyched to come across one of these rarities in a record store...

o. nate, Sunday, 10 June 2012 01:43 (seven years ago) link

voted for anything but Charles Ives cos i'm an idiot

typhus in Corfu (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 June 2012 02:01 (seven years ago) link

here's a little sampler i threw together (no sequencing, no re-tagging, just music for any order you like):

http://www.sendspace.com/file/bgizq2 (part 1)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/nietlx (part 2)

ps: oh god, the last exit stuff is SO GOOD.

thumbs.db (get bent), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:12 (seven years ago) link

i come back to this list every now and then when i thurst for something new to listen to but don't know where to turn. one of the greatest records this list turned me onto would be the iggy pop/james williamson record. what a gem.

borntohula, Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:44 (seven years ago) link

p.s. thanks for all the samplers!

borntohula, Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:45 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire%E2%80%99s_%E2%80%9E100_Records_That_Set_the_World_on_Fire_(While_No_One_Was_Listening)%E2%80%9C

I've been working my way through the albums I haven't listened to. Last few nights: The United States of America, Dr John (well tose two were listened to a couple of weeks ago as I was on a '68 theme), Modern Lovers, Bad Brains, Lee Perry, Skip Spence and Cluster ending up as the best one. I've no idea how I missed it!

The Resident's Satisfacton is really bad (the end of 60s write-up doesn't scan to me at all), as is Comus - that's the one album I bailed out on about 2 mins in.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

LOL poor old Comus.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

the residents made no good records, prove me wrong

mark s, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

Totally understandable how Comus could initially put someone off. Try The Herald though as it's as beautiful as some of the other stuff is grotesque.

Noel Emits, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:29 (two weeks ago) link

Just looked and Comus are from Bromley! xp = cool will do

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:29 (two weeks ago) link

also blimey lol my write-up of "dancing in yr head" in that list (which i had totally forgotten i ever wrote)

mark s, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

The Residents made no bad records (till some time in the 80s), I think you mean.

Couldn't really see what was the fuss was about Comus. It might be strange thing to say for an Incredible String Band fan, but stuff that's routinely described as psychedelic or progrssive folk rarely impresses me.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

i know what i mean

mark s, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

I think I got "Dancing.." on the strenght of your write-up mark :) although I was almost certainly into Ornette by the time I got my hands on that issue.

Before this idea of mine (thank the lockdown) I had almost all of the jazz/improv and some of the 'rock'. If we add in what I've listened to it then leaves me with about half of the list so I'll do updates as I listen in batches of 10. I assume youtube won't have about 10 of these so you will have one less update to put up with.

xp = see I love Incredible String Band! I was re-listening to "Hangman's..." and its so good. I am not sure what put me off Comus. I do work through an item at around midnight so maybe I should give them another go. Am generally enjoying everything -- although I don't need to hear Modern Lovers ever again.

Lee Perry is the one guy I really want to work through (and maybe a couple more Cluster albs)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

Just checking which Cluster album, and that's the best of their 'weird' albums.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

The Monoton record highly impressed me when I first heard it. Certainly prescient and clever. I think this was the first place I read about it.

Noel Emits, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

need to dig out that cathy lane piece i rep for also

mark s, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

I started listening to Sowiesoso, really enjoying their more melodic strand anyway but I knew I would dig in a hole for myself that would last a couple of weeks (once you take in Harmonia, Eno, etc.) at least so I paused it for now xxp

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

handy spotify playlist

Karl Malone, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

^^^unused JBR screenname

mark s, Monday, 18 May 2020 18:54 (two weeks ago) link

Lol @ only having to write a single paragraph for each album and still managing to spend a decent chunk of the 'Joey Beltam - Places' review talking about his facial bone structure, the picture on the cover, and the fact that the song titles aren't about drug deals.

(the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

Comus sound like the ISB on a bad meditation trip with Family's Roger Chapman having a nervous breakdown in the corner of the room. What's not to love?

zoom séance goes tits up (Matt #2), Monday, 18 May 2020 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

I'd rather listen to ISB doing ISB on a bad mediatation trip and Roger Chapman having a nervous breakdown in Family.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 19:45 (two weeks ago) link

Comus go in way harder than any ISB I've heard. They bang. Surprised at the lack of love here.

emil.y, Monday, 18 May 2020 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

I mean I like ISB but Comus are basically the world's first doom-folk prog band, and as far as I know never converted to Sc13nt0l0gy either.

zoom séance goes tits up (Matt #2), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

just dropping in to say "another huge Comus fan here"

ISB I can take or leave honestly, although I have the 1st 4 LPs

sleeve, Monday, 18 May 2020 23:33 (two weeks ago) link

Comus isn’t really my thing but I recognize that they are fucking awesome.

brimstead, Monday, 18 May 2020 23:36 (two weeks ago) link

I heard Comus years ago because Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth was promoting them constantly in interviews. They were OK for a folk thing.

I looked up the list (surprised nobody just straight-up posted it in the thread) and I own or have heard about a quarter of it. There are a few other things that intrigue me, but not that many; I'm never gonna go on some quest to Hear It All.

Bat Chain Puller was actually released on CD in 2012 - probably how it wound up on the list. It's long out of print, though, and not on streaming services or anything.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:50 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, that CD is one of the most valuable CDs I own now, kind of a bummer

sleeve, Monday, 18 May 2020 23:56 (two weeks ago) link

It still gets posted here and there, once in a while. This thread is informative as hell, thanks---speaking of adventurous, jazz-wise power trios, I first heard Harriet Tubman on a Jazz Might In America round-up of musicians who had worked with Henry Threadgill: seemed apparent that some hadn't played with each other in a long time, or not very often--but HT subset was striking exception. They are: Brandon Ross - guitar
Melvin Gibbs - bass JT Lewis - drums---with Wadada Leo Smith on several tracks of my studio gateway https://harriettubman.bandcamp.com/album/araminta They're fairly prolific; bandcamp stash incl. tracks from several other albums.

dow, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:32 (two weeks ago) link

Jazz *Night* In America---not always (but sometimes) a lot of Might on this well-meaning, wide-ranging NPR series (which has a number of downloadable shows on site).

dow, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

"I looked up the list (surprised nobody just straight-up posted it in the thread) and I own or have heard about a quarter of it. There are a few other things that intrigue me, but not that many; I'm never gonna go on some quest to Hear It All."

I did? And it was posted by JBR back then but the link has died.

Its not a quest lol its just 100 records and most of the albs are ~40 mins -- some of which are in lots of genres I like bits of but never gone in deep. Really looking forward to the Al Green tonight.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 08:54 (two weeks ago) link

The odd recording is single length. Satisfaction, Nesting Stones..

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:40 (two weeks ago) link

A few things on there taht I hadn't realised were.
Fingers inc Another Side which I'd like since having the vinyl and finally got a legit release about 4 years ago. I think th edouble vinyl may not have even been fully legit.
Family Fodder and the Fire engines are both bnds i really like and have loved isnce p[icking up things fro reviewws i early 80s NMEs a few years later.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:55 (two weeks ago) link


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