Tag Archives: 1996

mah na mah na dat bip bippadotta

Piero Umiliani‘s classic track (1968), as made famous by David Mahna MacKay (in 1969 – more on him in the next post), Sesame Street (1969), Sesamstraße (?) and, last but not least, the Muppets (e.g. 1976) … Apparently, Jim Henson c.s. have recorded several versions, most of them by the character Bip Bippadotta … but Sandra Bullock did her part too – see http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Mahna_Mahna_(song) for more on all that!

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singular double vision

A Love cover from 1996-10, off Forever Changes(Elektra 1967). After Painter man(Farian, Farian) by Boney M (1978, originally by the Creation, 1966), surely thé most ludicrous ‘dance’ interpretation of a sixties gem. Curious for that 1969 live version by Episode Six too, actually … Hey and if you’re into this kind of Eurotranshe, rather than into ‘straight’ covers such as Calexico‘s, do check out Graviteen dreamby Orange Blue as well … Trrrrr!!
http://myspace.com/431007130
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Vision
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Double+Vision
http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=153
http://www.rhino.com/article/notes-loves-forever-changes
http://www.elektra60.com/member/i/1865606/

i.m. bernard edwards

IM Bernard Edwards (1952-10-31 > 1996-04-18), one half of Chic (now making a much heralded comeback on tour).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Edwards
http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Bernard%20Edwards.html
http://www.bassplayer.com/article/bernard-edwards-chic/aug-06/22778
http://nilerodgers.com/blog/planet-c-blog-roll/283-walking-on-planet-c-it-also-makes-me-smile

41°N 93°W


Finally at long last … exhaustive details on that 41°N 93°W location Wire sang about (and MBV too)! Utterly obvious someone should’ve dedicated himself to this issue thoroughly …and now that’s happened – many thanks Mr Basement Geographer! (And one last question: did Mr. Lewis fly over Iowa with BEA?)
http://basementgeographer.blogspot.com/2010/11/map-ref-41n-93w.html
http://fusionanomaly.net/wire.html
http://www.45cat.com/record/har5192
http://www.discogs.com/Wire-Map-Ref-41%C2%BAN-93%C2%BAW/release/911145
http://ripitupfootnotes.blogspot.com/2008/11/footnotes-9-chapter-8-art-attack.html
http://www.pinkflag.com/read/discography/map-ref-41*N-93*W.php
http://www.wireviews.com/reviews/wire_on_the_box_1979.html
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Whore/release/101972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/154_%28album%29

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ecm’s peacock art

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Windfall light – the visual language of ECM(Lars Müller 2009-11, ISBN 9783037781579 in English, 9783037781975 auf Deutsch) features approx. 1300 illustrations from the archives of the Edition of Contemporary Music (ECM) record label (not just sleeve art). The book supersedes their Sleeves of desire(Lars Müller 1996-04, ISBN 9783906700854, also Princeton Architectural Press 1996-07, ISBN 9781568980645). The publisher’s site is not at all handy (one of the most impractical ever, actually), so do use the More / Order drop down menu to have a look inside the book. Fans may also appreciate a gentle reminder re: Horizons touched – the music of ECMby Steve Lake & Paul Griffiths (Granta 2007-04-02, ISBN 9781862078802). Discovered via http://historyofourworld.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/windfall-light-the-visual-language-of-ecm/ ! And re: the music do read the background info … or the next post

+ “Safe” by Annette Peacock (2000, off “An Acrobat’s Heart” on ECM)

sleeve pastiches covered

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Covers recovered eh sleeves parodied eh … “Covered – classic sleeves and their imitators” (sic, not imitations) is a new book by Jan Bellekens to be published by Easy on the Eye (delayed from 2010-12 to Autumn 2011, ISBN 9780956143921). And re: the image above
http://www.easyontheeye.net/book_spread.htm
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/covered-page-samples/
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/covered-pdf-samples-sales/

vega chilton vaughn

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Originally from “Cubist Blues” (Thirsty Ear 1996) reissued as Cubist Blues Redux” (Last Call 2006) … but I discovered it via Alan Vega’s strong (and mostly original) soundtrack to Sombre(source of the image here soundtrack via Diaphana / Labels 1999). Click here for an interview with (and all relevant links to) director Philippe Grandrieux, co-interviewed with his fellow director Bruno Dumont (whose newest “Hadewijch” will soon be opening dans les salles, hence the posts). And make no mistake, this particular track isn’t just by Alan Vega (of Suicide fame) but also by Alex Chilton (of Box Tops and Big Star fame) and Ben Vaughn (soon to have more solo fame I’m sure).
http://www.lastcallrecords.com/stories/cubist_fr.html