Slapp Happy – Acnalbasac Noom

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Mr. Rainbow or the Drum.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I'll vote the Drum, first song I heard, RIP Adult Crash record store.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Me & Paravati in Paris France
surrounded by musicians, dressing to dance on the tomb of acquisitions
where bloomed our positions
scattered like scars on the skin of the stars
needing celebration we entered a bar
The conversation centered on conservation
she shed a tear for the frozen deer in the forests of upper Thailand (tigerland).
Out on the street, blazing with light, we threw back our heads, crazed with delight, then she asked "Who do you really think you are?

Seeking sudden treasure on the Rue St. Jacques
the delicate creation of a bruise on her back.
Struck down from behind by a process in the back of her mind
Time will tell if her spell was cast or improvised -
On the curve os disaster I never dared to ask her.
She made her name on the exit lanes of the famous Stella highways (hide-a-ways).
Out on the street blazing with light
I asked her a question & she got it right - (the answer was the question she asked me).


sleeve, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:42 (fourteen years ago) link

argh os=of

sleeve, Wednesday, 4 June 2008 23:43 (fourteen years ago) link

It doesn't seem right to vote for "The Drum" given that there are two cover versions that I like better. I like the sort of endless feeling of Slow Moon's Rose. As I've mentioned in other Slapp Happy threads, I'm one of those insane people who vastly prefer their debut. Anyway, Slow Moon's Rose.

dlp9001, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:28 (fourteen years ago) link

secret for me. still unbeatable.

nonightsweats, Thursday, 5 June 2008 03:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Hard to argue against the 'hits', "The Drum", "The Secret" but then there's also "Mr Rainbow" and "Slow Moon's Rose". So I'm voting for "Me and Parvati". Not fashionable I know, but I prefer the versions of the good songs on "Casablanca Moon" whereas the songs I don't like as much (e.g. "Dawn", "Half Way There") are all much better on "Acnalbasac Noom". Also "Charlie and Charlie" pwns "Haiku", which should have been in this poll instead of the last three tracks.

Tom D., Thursday, 5 June 2008 09:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Tough call between "Me and Paravati" and "A Little Something". Very tough.

o. nate, Thursday, 5 June 2008 17:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

"Mr Rainbow," definitely

Casablanca > Ancnablasac, too, btw, but that's maybe another poll

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:11 (fourteen years ago) link

I love both versions, Acnalbasac rocks harder thanks to Faust, but the chamber arrangements on Casablanca add a whole extra layer

when Ça Va came out in 1997 I liked a few songs but wasn't sure about the production, one too many drum loops. then I went back about four years ago and realized I knew every song by heart, it's a great record

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Interesting cover here. Kind of reminds me of Amon Duul 2 covering Slapp Happy (which isn't that much of a stretch).

dlp9001, Friday, 17 September 2010 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

This is some kind of insane genius:

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:00 (eleven years ago) link

I had to watch this after that:

dlp9001, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

Hmmm... is it just me or is that a cover of the Bongwater cover? TUT TUT ladies.

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:58 (eleven years ago) link

Who is the artist you posted email.y?? I love it./

if I hate the headline, I'll make up a headline (Abbbottt), Friday, 18 March 2011 23:11 (eleven years ago) link

I love whatever old west thing they have going on too!

if I hate the headline, I'll make up a headline (Abbbottt), Friday, 18 March 2011 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

I've never heard of her before, but apparently her name is Togawa Jun. She sounds like an interesting character:

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

Might have to do some digging, to be honest.

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 23:15 (eleven years ago) link

I love Jun Togawa. Never knew she covered Slapp Happy. She's been in many bands, favorite one is Guernica and that's probably the best place of entry for Slapp Happy / Kurt Weill fans

though I like some of her 80's technopop too in the same way I like Nina Hagen

Guernica, Jun Togawa's band

& she comes up a bit here too: Kiyohiko Senba and his Haniwa All Stars

I heard Acnalbasac Noom first, and so when I heard the Casablanca Moon version it was interesting to see that the Bongwater cover is basically a clone of that version and not the rockin' version on AN. But you're right on that cover, they clearly got the lyrics from Bongwater

Milton Parker, Saturday, 19 March 2011 08:25 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks, Milton! Some excellent starting points.

emil.y, Saturday, 19 March 2011 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

I love this record so much, personal top ten

it was reissued recently on LP!

sleeve, Sunday, 18 September 2022 02:07 (two months ago) link

there is a most excellent Anthony Moore interview in the current issue of The Wire.

stirmonster, Sunday, 18 September 2022 03:30 (two months ago) link

I got that reissue too! Love this album as well.


Evan, Monday, 19 September 2022 01:18 (two months ago) link

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