Tag Archives: 1982

dave tompkins & hip hop


“When Russell Simmons first heard It’s yourson the radio, his mind was blown by T La Rock‘s “40-letter words.” He immediately sought out the song’s producer, Rick Rubinaka “Flip Loogan” … from the incomparable nay mighty Dave Tompkins‘ review of “Def Jam Recordings: the first 25 years of the last great record label” by Bill Adler, Dan Charnas et al. (Rizzoli 2011-10-11, ISBN 9780847833719). Do check Tompkins‘ Pulitzer on steroids Miami bass history too! And more on his 2010 vocoder book via http://uzine.posterous.com/stevie-roger-and-the-vocoder-book !
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7420271/dave-tompkins-t-la-rock-lost-memories-def-jam-first-rapper
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8240657/nat-moore-dolphins-history-miami-bass
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8851-big-fun-in-the-big-town/
http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847833719
http://mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-wreck-a-nice-beach/
http://howtowreckanicebeach.com/


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go go joey

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Yo! Yo! Go Go Get Down (Pure Ghetto Funk From Washington DC)is an utterly great v/a 2cd compiled by dj Dave Lee aka Joey Negro for ZR (cat. no. ZeddCD025, 2012). Ranging from 1975 to 2004 but focusing on go go‘s 1980-1987 high, it complements 1990’s classic Washington Go Go Sound Attackv/a 2cd & 2lp on BCM very well … Hey and trying to find the date for some tracks – we’re trying to understand the genre’s history after all – made me discover the Funklopedik Project:
http://www.black-music-collectors.com/labels/DCGOGO/Big-City-Records-12singles.htm
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/06/07/joey-negro-on-washingtons-go-go-scene/
http://www.zrecords.ltd.uk/news-item/GoGo+Get+Down+Out+Now/31
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-go
http://www.tmottgogo.com/
http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/222423
http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1167
http://books.google.com/books/about/The_beat.html?id=2AYJAQAAMAAJ
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A8247-2001Jun1

beefheart’s dust sucker of a bat chain puller

= 1980 French tv (“Chorus”) … 2012-02-22: Vaulternative / Zappa records have finally released the original 1976 “Bat Chain Puller” album by Captain Beefheart. Officially. It’s outrageously expensive but it sounds much, much better than the unofficial “Dust Sucker” release by the Ozit leeches, said to contain the 1976 recordings as well, well … The title track’s rhythm is said to be based on the sound of Don Van Vliet’s Volvo car’s windscreen wipers. And the blues, of course. Webcore, webcore.
http://www.zappa.com/
http://thewire.co.uk/articles/8171/
http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/
http://www.spaceritual.net/tractor/ozit.htm
http://www.spaceritual.net/tractor/cb2.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Chain_Puller
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/boots/bcp.htm
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/sbbcp.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiny_Beast_(Bat_Chain_Puller)
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/boots/dustsucker.htm
http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=971_54317
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/batchainpuller.htm
http://www.discogs.com/Captain-Beefheart-Bat-Chain-Puller/release/3431255
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart#Bongo_Fury_to_Bat_Chain_Puller
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/dec/21/lost-captain-beefheart-album-bat-chain-puller
http://www.msopr.com/press-releases/zappa-family-trusts-vaulternative-records-to-release-captain-beefhearts-original-bat-chain-puller-album/

Beefbonus: Vliet phases Letterman!

rip chuck brown

IM Chuck Brown, inventor of the go go sound and ultimate funkateer, 1936-08-22 > 2012-05-16. RIP. Update: comp with two Soul Searchers tracks > http://uzine.posterous.com/go-go-joey
http://www.windmeupchuck.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Brown
http://www.visionaryproject.org/brownchuck/
http://www.tmottgogo.com/?tag=chuck-brown
http://www.globalrhythm.net/WorldMusicFeatures/ChuckBrown.cfm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10110010
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/16/152862467/chuck-brown-go-go-funk-pioneer-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/chuck-brown-godfather-of-go-go-dies-at-75.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/16/chuck-brown-pioneer-of-go-go-funk-music-dies/
http://washingtoninformer.com/index.php/us/item/10934-godfather-of-go-go-chuck-brown-dies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092502858.html
http://wjla-pacino.destodev.com/news/?ID=76052

simple minds’ four best

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Roxy Music, Japan, … but never a Simple Minds fan … except for a handful of tracks, e.g. This earth that you walk upon (instrumental)“, “League of nations” & “Theme for great cities(3x 1981) and I travel(1980) – all recently reissued on the X56cd box (2012).

pete shelley’s zx spectrum

Bit dated, no? Most of all, I’ve forever been curious for those ZX Spectrum computer graphics “which displayed in time with the music” of Pete Shelley’s “XL1” lp (1983) … Didn’t find anything on YT but did find a few screenshots via the links below … not very encouraging. Oh well. Below is the first track I heard by Shelley (beyond Buzzcocks) … to me it’s still his best solo work – “Witness the change” (coproduced by Martin Rushent, 1981).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XL1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum
http://www.kempa.com/2004/03/09/vinyl-data/
http://freespace.virgin.net/pete.shelley/xl1-01.htm
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0015505
http://www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=747302#p747302
http://wordmagazine.co.uk/content/formats-we-have-forgotten#comment-282780
http://wn.com/Sinclair_ZX81_and_ZX_Spectrum_dominate_the_market,_Clive_Sinclair_speaks
http://vinylfanatics.com/index.php/articles-mainmenu-38/205-vinyl-data-computer-programs-encoded-in-vinyl

urgent reminder: go buy

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Totally da bomb I tells ya! Do go and buy Francis Bebey’s “African Electronic Music 1975-1982” 2lp / cd … full info & lotsa links via http://uzine.posterous.com/francis-bebey … merci Born Bad – quelle découverte!

Update: Bebey tribute in Paris on 2012-07-05 … with Patrick Bebey (oui lùi c’est son fils), Pilooski & Victor Kiswell!