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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!

matching mole one

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An alternative triad of that most moving triptych “O Caroline / Instant pussy / Signed curtainwhich so brilliantly opens Matching Mole’s untitled first lp (CBS 1972), with Robert Wyatt writing and singing one of the most beautiful and (deceivingly) simple songs of heartbreak in history – ultimately meta. All off Esoteric’s Matching Mole (Expanded Edition)2cd (ECLEC 22311, 2012) … Do rush out and buy it, if only for the long (lp) version of O Carolineor for the previously unreleased “Horse” (1972-01). Hey and more on Matching Mole in the previous post!

 

matching mole two

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Esoteric have reissued both Matching Mole albums as “Expanded Edition” 2cd’s with BBC Radio One ànd previously unreleased bonus tracks on a separate disc … There’s no significant overlaps with “Smoke Signals” (2001, live in Europe 1972) and “March” (2002, live in Europe 1972-03) on Cuneiform, though. These two tracks are off the second album “‘s Little Red Record” (CBS 1972, Esoteric 2012 cat. no. ECLEC 22312) as produced by Robert Fripp … Brian Eno plays VCS3 synth on Gloria Gloom(ulloder Richard D James), andGod songhas the most exquisite Robert Wyatt lyrics. “Starting in the middle of the day we can drink our politics away (take one)” and the utterly zany “Mutter” were recorded 1972-08 during album session recordings and have been previously unreleased hitherto.
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3532
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matchingmole.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matching_Mole%27s_Little_Red_Record
http://www.disco-robertwyatt.com/images/matching_mole/index.htm
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33653
http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.yarwood/bmc.htm
http://calyx.perso.neuf.fr/bands/matchingmole.html
http://www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/mole/index.htm
http://www.hulloder.nl/rw-mm.html

listen whitey

Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland researching Listen, Whitey! The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-1975“. It also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum (1970-1973). The tracklisting (listen to tracks  1, 5 & 12 below) on Listen, Whitey!(named after Huey P. Newton’s 1972 lp on Folkways) does miss God bless America for what(1972) by the once again forgotten Swamp Dogg, though – imho more relevant than Roy Harper‘s I hate the white manwith its rather vague lyrics, however poignant their delivery  … Even so, and especially with the accompanying book on Fantagraphics, this v/a compilation is a great addition to “(Rich Mix Presents) Back To Blackon Lo (2005), the Black & Proudcomps on Trikont (2002 & 2005), the two Stand Up And Be Counted – Soul, Funk And Jazz From A Revolutionary Erav/a volumes on Harmless (1999 & 2000) and What’s The Word? on the revamped Harmless (2011). Extra (viva RotA): Mable Hillery! And Denise Sullivan‘s book Keep on pushing – black power music from blues to hip hop(ISBN 9781556528170, Chicago Review Press / IPG 2011-07)!
http://listen-whitey.tumblr.com/
http://roomonetwofour.com/books.htm
http://lightintheattic.net/releases/685-listen-whitey-the-sounds-of-black-power-1967-1974
http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975-2.html
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2012/feb/22/motown-records-lost-history/
http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2010/06/rhythm-and-protest-motowns-forgotten.html
http://www.alternet.org/story/154559/listen,_whitey!_talking_with_author_pat_thomas_about_the_black_panthers
http://lightintheattic.net/news/?p=4882
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/03/seize-the-time-pat-thomas-black-power-and-listen-whitey.html
http://jamesrtracy.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/listen-whitey-james-tracy-interviews-pat-thomas/
http://revoltoftheapes.com/2012/08/14/pat-thomas-author-of-listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975/
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79645

Listenwhitey

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gary wilson

A genius he is not and the documentary is tedious(ly long, to the point of exhausting the original fresh impression,) but the music on (the cd reissue of) Gary Wilson’s 33’52” debut lp and lone masterpiece You Think You Really Know Me(1977) feels just right … precursing new wave à la Ric Ocasek fronting Steely Dan with a young David Lynch behind the controls, desperately trying to invent Devo’s sound … or Jonathan Richman recording a blue eyed soul album for Todd Rundgren, the two of them keen to eclipse Joe Jackson but confounding him with Frank Zappa … Well just listen for yourself, but beware YT also features later ànd earlier recordings. It’s too bad Plexifilm’s two disc set (dvd + cd) is the only way you can purchase this fresh and original underground record today; high time an affordable vinyl reprint came about! Ideally with some 1976 bonus tracks! In the original – not that awful red – sleeve!
http://www.sixpointfour.com/
http://www.plexifilm.com/title.php?id=33
http://www.stonesthrow.com/garywilson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Wilson_(musician)
http://www.weirdomusic.com/artists/garywilson.htm
http://www.waxpoetics.com/features/articles/gary-wilson-wants-to-talk-to-you
http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/garywilson/gary-wilson-direct-to-disc
http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/gary-wilson/you-think-you-really-know-me.htm
http://www.gorgeousentertainment.com/project/you-think-you-really-know-me

dropped in unconditionally

Yes, the Big Lebowski classic … bùt do note: the original version is by Jerry Lee Lewis, off his Soul My Waylp (1967)! Mickey Newbury didn’t release his own version of his song (a Jimi Hendrix favourite) until his 1968 debut Harlequin Melodies“. The First Edition‘s version (featuring Kenny Rogers) is from the same year. Bettye LaVette‘s wonderful cover version (1969) of Just dropped in (to see what condition my condition was in)can be found on Trikont‘s first Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country(US-0333, 2000) v/a comp … whilst Sharon Jones’ version (with the Dap Kings) dates dates from 2002 or 2004. Carcass frontman Jeff Walker’s cuntry metal version dates from 2006, Supergrass’ Condition is off 1995’s Alright / Timesingle, and die Haut‘s is off 1988’s Headless Body In Topless Barlp and features Nick Cave. Got that?

hans fenger’s music project at the langley schools



Once upon a time in the mid-1970s there was a man named Hans Fenger who taught music in the Langley School District outside Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) … We’ve already reviewed the Innocence & Despaircd – featuring 1976 & 1977 recordings by students of the Wix-Brown, Lochiel South Carvolth and Glennwood Elementary schools – in [uzine 02.06]. Since, George Plasketes has published an interesting chapter on the project in his book B-sides, undercurrents and overtones: peripheries to popular in music, 1960 to the present(Ashgate 2009-06, ISBN 9780754665618). All hail Brian Lind!
http://www.bastamusic.com/catalog/langley-schools-music-project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Langley_Schools_Music_Project
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1132233
http://www.bar-none.com/langley-schools-music-project.html
http://www.scrammagazine.com/scram-magazine-fifteen
http://www.appelstein.com/langley/
http://myspace.com/langschool
http://www.hansfenger.com/
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/story.html
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/hanslett.html
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/kids.htm