Tag Archives: Big Beat

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

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apocryphal dylan & zimmermania

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Hee hee hee … wanna buy some mandies? Just out: It’s Zimmerman’s World …We Just Live In It (Soft Sounds For Gentle People Garage And Folk Rock Tributes To The Beatnik Bard)on Pet (cd or lp, cat. no. 009). Amazingly, that most ultimate of Bob spoofs or Dylan imitations, A public executionby Mouse and the Traps (Fraternity 1966 – see below), isn’t on it. (And neither is the Trashmen‘s downright irritatingSame linesfor that matter.). Oh well, you’ll probably have that Mouse track via that seminal and oft reissued Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Erav/a 2lp or cd on Elektra (1972), won’t you? If not: see below. Otherwise, bar the omission of Dutch Dylan Armand and the 5 Gentlemen track below, It’s Zimmerman’s World … We Just Live In Itis pretty flawless. And hilarious, for those maniac mannerisms and how they reflect on both the Bawb phenomenon and the copy and cash in routines that are part and parcel of the pop industry. So go buy it! And if you do not pay, they got computer collectors that’ll send you through the ceiling!

takeshi terauchi

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Finally a comprehensive Takeshi Terauchi compilation, made in Europe by Howard Williams for Big Beat … Mr. Terry’s not just yer average Ventures influenced entertainer, but a bit of a fuzz and psychedelic guitar master too …
http://www.japrocksampler.com/artists/groupsounds/terauchi_and_the_bunnys_takeshi/
http://chindon.blogspot.com/2011/10/takeshi-terauchi-album-released.html
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8850
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8848
http://www.goofspot.com/bamboo/features/ftrc0112.htm
http://chindon.blogspot.com/search?q=Terauchi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Terauchi
http://www.fancymag.com/bunnys.html
http://elekiboom.com/

time of the season

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Rod Argent wrote Time of the seasonfor the Zombies in 1967. Here’s an alternate mix, a 1968 Date USA promo jingle, some Kenny Everett zaniness broadcast 1968-04 on the BBC, and a live version from 1974. As for cover versions, see my next post
http://thezombies.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_of_the_Season
http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/20154

mainstream pop & psyche

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After the “Loud Minority” jazz compilation (via sublabel BGP), here’s Ace‘s v/a selection of the pop & psych side of the Mainstream label’s catalogue (reissue of the 1967 lp with extras, via sublabel Big Beat) … (Most of the songs are Byrds-in-the-garage-ish, but “My dear and kind sir” reminds more of the Kinks.)
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8517
http://uzine.posterous.com/loud-minority-1

i.m. alex chilton

http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/chiltonalex  + tnx (kf) + Jerryo 4 clip #1