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im mr skin


RIP Ed Cassidy (1923-05-04 > 2012-12-06), drummer of Spirit … and IM Randy California (1951-02-20 > 1997-01-02) and John Locke (1943-09-25 > 2006-08-04). Cassidy was instantly recognizable by his shaven head (hence his nicknameMr Skin“) and his fondness for wearing black. He was around twenty years older than the rest of the group (born in 1923). His earlier career was primarily in jazz and included stints with Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Roland Kirk, Thelonious Monk and Lee Konitz. He was a founding member of Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_%28band%29


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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/


new bill fay album

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Yay! Dead Oceans have just announced a new Bill Fay album for 2012-08-21: http://deadoceans.com/blog/2012/05/dead-oceans-welcome-bill-fay-first-studio-album-in-over-40-years-out-august-21/ + http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=faybill … which is utterly wonderful!! Yet “Life Is People” won’t be the first in over forty years. The Still Some Light2cd from 2010 featured one disc of carefully crafted new songs so that makes “Life Is People” the first new album in a mere two years ;-) And before the 2009 recordings, there were the utterly magnificent 1978-1981 recordings you can hear on Tomorrow, Tomorrow And Tomorrow(2005) – imho his very best album … More via http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/faybill

smells like steam pirit


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http://www.asciimation.co.nz/bb/2010/11/30/a-steam-punk-record-player
http://www.retrothing.com/2010/12/steam-turntable-actually-improves-the-sex-pistols.html

eastern bloc party

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Just out: Yuriy Gurzhy (Russendisko) & Phil Meadley Present Eastern Bloc Funk Experience (Psych-Funk, Satellite Soul And Cold War Disco)– another excellent volume in Nascente‘s Funk Experienceseries of budget v/a compilations. And loàds more interesting than Secret Stash‘s two so-so Soviet Funkcomps. (And the retro car meme started here.) Highlights:

# Misa Blam: “Gorila” (1975)

# Czerwone Gitary: “Coda” (1974)

# Uschi Bruning: “Hochzeitsnacht” (1974)

# Andrzej Dabrowski & Zesp: “Powrót” (1970).

ian emes’ oriental nightfish and the pink floyd dance troupe

Ian Emes: “French windows” (1972) + “Oriental nightfish” (1977). Music by Wings (1973) and by Pink Floyd (1971), viz.One of these days (I’m going to cut you into little pieces)off Meddle“. In 1976, Emes also made videos for Mike Oldfield and for Roger Daltrey’s Heart’s right“. More recently, he’s collaborated with John Foxx on Flightpath Tegel(2010). Hey and do check this exquisite 1978 animation too: http://snaporaz.posterous.com/ian-emes-beard
http://unit24.info/ian-emes-days-2/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Emes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Nightfish
http://www.ianemes.com/film/french_windows/
http://www.ianemes.com/film/oriental_nightfish/
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10474136478
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/ian-emes-interview
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/131398-john-foxx-and-ian-emes-flightpath-tegel
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/ian-emes-french-windows-pink-floyd-one-of-these-days-ikon/
http://www.birminghampost.net/life-leisure-birmingham-guide/postfeatures/2010/08/06/ian-emes-is-caught-on-film-65233-26996191/

ike yard

Yankee act on Factory, halfway between Throbbing Gristle and Be Music … For an introduction, check the 1980-82 Collectedcd on Acute (ACT008, 2006) which features quite a bit of unreleased work from 1981-1982.
http://freemusicarchive.org/curator/WFMU/blog/New_York_Noise_legends_Ike_Yard_return
http://www.ithacatimesartsblog.com/interview-with-gregg-gillis-of-girl-talk/stuart-argabright-of-ike-yard-talks-to-popcorn-youth/
http://blog.bleep.com/2010/10/21/bleep-interviews-stuart-argabright-ike-yard/
http://everythingischemical.blogspot.com/2011/01/eics10qs-wike-yard.html
http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/ike-yard/1980-82-collected.htm
http://desire-records.blogspot.com/2010/07/ike-yard-nord.html
http://www.factmag.com/2010/10/12/ike-yard-return-with-nord/
http://www.phisteria.com/phi020.html
http://cerysmaticfactory.info/ike_yard.html
http://myspace.com/ikeyard