Tag Archives: 1966

IM Leonard Cohen

… and still proud of this album review / contemporary assessment of Cohen’s career : 2002 review of Leonard Cohen’s Ten New Songs album !


im jon lord

RIP Jon Lord (1941-06-09 > 2012-07-16). Seminal for his work with Deep Purple, highly likeable for his early work in the Artwoods and the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre … or his later work, e.g. with Ride.

flower machine’s first fading yellow lp


Some tracks off Flower Machine‘s first vinyl outing, viz. Fading Yellow (Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights – Euro 45s 1968-1972)(2011-11, cat. no. FYLP001, limited edition of 300 copies, yellow vinyl, no inserts, 16 tracks). Way too expensive, imnsho … hence anxious to learn how forthcoming the price setting of the announced “Spanish Popsike And Other Delights” lp will be. Too greedy isn’t cool, Mr. Swede! [Below: Nothing today” by Barry Fantoni (1966).]

scandic funk experience


Also just out: Rickard Masip Presents Scandinavian Funk Experience– yet another super volume in Nascente’s “Funk Experience” series of budget v/a compilations. This time around, I only knew Doris beforehand … Do check the series’ pinnacle so far as well, viz.Kid Loco Presents French Funk Experience“! Highlights:

  • Claes-Göran Fagerstedt: “Stone free” (1975 / originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966)
  • Bob Azzam: “Tricky soul” (1968)
  • Staffan Abeleen Quintet: “Mr Minor” (1974)
  • Tommy Seebach: “Bubble sex” (1979).

apocryphal dylan & zimmermania


Hee hee hee … wanna buy some mandies? Just out: It’s Zimmerman’s World …We Just Live In It (Soft Sounds For Gentle People Garage And Folk Rock Tributes To The Beatnik Bard)on Pet (cd or lp, cat. no. 009). Amazingly, that most ultimate of Bob spoofs or Dylan imitations, A public executionby Mouse and the Traps (Fraternity 1966 – see below), isn’t on it. (And neither is the Trashmen‘s downright irritatingSame linesfor that matter.). Oh well, you’ll probably have that Mouse track via that seminal and oft reissued Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Erav/a 2lp or cd on Elektra (1972), won’t you? If not: see below. Otherwise, bar the omission of Dutch Dylan Armand and the 5 Gentlemen track below, It’s Zimmerman’s World … We Just Live In Itis pretty flawless. And hilarious, for those maniac mannerisms and how they reflect on both the Bawb phenomenon and the copy and cash in routines that are part and parcel of the pop industry. So go buy it! And if you do not pay, they got computer collectors that’ll send you through the ceiling!

baby please don’t jam

Isn’t that Beacon Street Union version too much? And isn’t that AC/DC version just wonderful? For other versions of Baby please don’t go(originally recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935, popularised by Them in 1964), see http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/babypleasedontgo … and also:

muscle shoals’ fame studios


After 2008’s magnificent Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977″ 3cd v/a compilation (KENTBOX10) – a must in any collection – Kent come up trumps again with The Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound(KENTBOX12 v/a 3cd, 2011-11). Not an unmistakeable classic, this time around, but filled to the brim with magnificent soul all the same. And quite a few groovy numbers, as you can witness here. It also features Bobby Marchan’s “Funny style” – hear it & read more on him here (in a future post). Meanwhile, for more on the Florence Alabama Music Enterprises over at Muscle Shoals: