Tag Archives: 1980

claudine

 “In 1980, Mick Jagger wrote a song about Spider Sabich‘s death that was intended to be on the Rolling Stones‘ album Emotional Rescue“. The song, titled Claudine“, carried lyrics that painted a graphic picture of some of the more salacious aspects of the affair and killing. However, it was deemed too controversial and was removed, although it was included on several bootleg Rolling Stones albums. In November 2011, the track Claudinewas released on the Rolling Stones’ deluxe reissue of their album Some Girls“.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudine_Longet#In_music + see also http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/10/20/rolling-stones-finally-releasing-song-about-claudine-longet and https://uzine.wordpress.com/tag/longetclaudine/

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french cosmic machinery

It’s da bombue! The Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic And Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) v/a cd or 2lp+cd on Because (released 2013-10-14) boasts twenty tracks on either format, two of which previously unreleased (by Bernard Fèvre and by DVWB = Daniel Vangarde & Wally Badarou). Sleeve by Philippe Druillet, music selected by Uncle O, who’s already compiled the Shaolin Soul series, and there’s a 12″ with a Prins Thomas remix too. Hecque, even Serge is on board! Interviews via http://wadmag.com/words/files/uncle-o-cosmic-machine/ and http://www.90bpm.net/2013/10/cosmic-machineuncle-o-itw/ and http://www.lemouv.fr/diffusion-cosmic-machine and see also http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/cosmic-machine-la-compil-des-pionniers-de-lelectro-made-in-france-143505 and http://www.franceinter.fr/blog-loreille-en-pointe-cosmic-machine-la-compile-retro-futuriste-made-in-france & whatever comes next!

bob lind’s comeback

Bob Lind‘s new album Finding You Again(just out on Big Beat, cat. no. CDWIKD 307) kind of shook me unexpectedly. Or maybe I’m just weak at the knees because just for an instant the intro of “Maybe it’s the rain” reminds me of Lesley Duncan‘s “Love song”. Anyhow Mr. Lind‘s fifth full album is quite impressive – and a purchase to be considered for fans of Jacques Brel, Michael Chapman, Bill Fay, Ned Collette, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hawley, Mickey Newbury, Scott Walker and the like – even though Dylan‘s the usual buzzword. Housed in an awful sleeve, and not as brash sounding as Bish Bosch“, I’m sure, but worth the listen ànd read, as the lyrics have been printed. Our man Bob‘s kinda proud of them, since he urges us to “please listen to the songs all the way through before reading the lyrics. Reading the words while you listen for the first time is like consulting a sex manual while you’re making love” (cd booklet p. 5). Features a cover version of Peter Allen‘s Somebody’s angel(off the Australian’s 1980 lpBi-Coastal), incidentally.
http://boblind.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lind
http://www.spectropop.com/BobLind/index.htm
http://www.researchvideo.com/news/bob-lind-news.html
http://palebloomsandbeyond.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/35/
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3086
http://acerecords.co.uk/bob-lind
http://www.tsimon.com/lind.htm

from beasley street to beasley boulevard

The making of Beasley Street (1978) by John Cooper Clarke has just been described by Graeme Thomson in Uncut magazine Take 185 (“October 2012” but actually released 2012-09 – silly Britons), p. 56-58. The original studio recorded version of his poem can be found on JCC’s 1980 lp Snap, Crackle [&] Bop. on Epic, which was written, played, arranged & produced by the Cheese Nightmares aka the Invisible Girls (Martin ‘ZeroHannett & Steve Hopkins), ably assisted by Lynn Oakey, Pete Shelley, Trevor Spencer, Paul Burgess, Karl Burns, Toby, Dave Hassell, Stephanie Formula … and Vinni Reilly aka the Durutti Column! In 2008, Mr. Cooper Clarke wrote a sequel for BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken wordshow, viz. Beasley Boulevard“.
http://www.johncooperclarke.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jcdbc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cooper_Clarke
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/05/john-cooper-clarke-interview
http://www.zani.co.uk/culture/456-john-cooper-clarke-in-conversation-with-zani
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/29/john-cooper-clarke-punk-poet-interview
http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2009/02/04/040209_jcc_fat_northerner_feature.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/03/s5_e27_clarke_extra/index.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/bespokenword_cooper_clarke.shtml

evans’ pyramid not arthur russell’s

Andre Evans’ work with Evans Pyramid (on Belmont, Funk and Smokah records, 1978-1979), Royale (SMS 1980), Sashay (mid ‘8Ts, unreleased) and Deleasha O’Neal (written 198X, recorded ànd released 1994, label unknown) has been compiled by Cultures of Soul on 12 track cd and 8 track vinyl (with free download code for the remaining four at 192 kbps, all previously unreleased material, e.g. “Party like it’s 2001” and “Where love lives”). Cool but not brilliant – just plain funky, discoïd and interesting for Arthur Russell fans as well … [Incidentally: great to see record labels offer free downloads with vinyl, but sad to see them spend no attention at all on the info in those mp3’s of theirs, e.g. date, composer, illustration!]
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Andre+Evans+%283%29
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/04/16/evans-pyramid-album/
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/05/01/evans-pyramid-pre-order-contest-2/
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/01/28/andre-evans-of-evans-pyramid-signed/
http://www.funklopedikproject.com/  [no info yet, remarkably]

taking a chance on broken bob

What with Donna Summer gone … here’s Bob Chance! Just dig Jonny Trunk on the man’s “It’s Broken” lp (Morrhythm 1980): “it starts off all country and goes bonkers. It’s like a cross between Glen Campbell, Giorgio Moroder and a serial killer. There’s a ten minute disco oddity on there, a visit to Bob’s jungle and a track about a stalker too. Bob made the album and pressed it privately, then hardly sold any. It’s class. I love it. It’s strangely good bad and addictive.” There’s also the “Broken!” 7″ on Emotional Rescue (ERC001), with both the 1973 album version (“Wild, it’s broken” – merely testpressed at the time) and the 1980 single version (“It’s broken” – Torchlight 1980). Hey and dig Bob’s “Jungle talk” too!
http://emotional-rescue.org/index.php/2012/erc001-bob-chance-wild-its-broken/
http://www.trunkrecords.com/turntable/BobChance.shtml
http://emotional-rescue.org/index.php/2012/bob-chance/
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bob+Chance
http://www.wfmu.org/365/2003/042.shtml
http://www.bobchance.com/bob_bio.htm

 

gary sloan’s clone harmonica blues

The wonderful title track of the rare “Harmonitalk” lp (KM 1980) by the Alaskan synthesizer trio Gary Sloan and Clone, equally consisting of Paul Alexander and Kurt Riemann. They were heavily into ARP gear, also using Poly-Moog and Emu. Finders Keepers sublabel Cache Cache have just reissued their gem before Summer started (2012-06-17). The cd edition (CACHE04CD) has a twenty minute bonus track “Mix he said (jam)” (see below), taken from a privately released cassette of “Clone Jam” sessions … which are now being rereleased on K7 by Cache Cache too: “Clone Tapes” (CACHETTE002). Not to be confused with http://www.deltaboogie.com/deltamusicians/sloang/ … More info: http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/discog_cache04.html  [info on bonus track not correct] + http://www.finderskeepersrecords.com/discog_cachette002.html