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record shop stickers (parts one & two)

Some record shop stickers, mostly from Belgium. Should’ve kept them in a notebook. Many thanks MagisterM, DominiqueDrDoG, BrianC and WandaP and see also:

To be continued …

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camberwell now!

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After the legendary This Heat came Camberwell Nowagain featuring Charles Hayward, accompanied by Trefor Goronwy & Stephen Rickard and, in 1986, Maria Lamburn. Their complete works can be found on one fine cd (DUP0022) via ReR Megacorp or Locus Solus aka Recommended Japan: All’s Well (The Complete LP, EPs Collection: Meridian, The Ghost Trade, Greenfingers)“. Recorded 1982-1986, remastered 2006. Two tracks are missing, though:Trade winds and For those in peril on the sea“. But we get a remake of Splash“, viz.Resplash(off Sub Rosa‘s Myths 1 – Instructions For Survivalv/a compilation), and Daddy needs a throneoff the Ritual Magnetic Northv/a K7 tape on Touch.

daphne oram

Before Delia Derbyshire, there was Daphne Oram … one of thé pioneers at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Today, her Oramics machine is – mutatis mutandis – available as an iPhone app, while the (long lost) actual machine has become an important piece at the (London) Science Museum, where a special exhibition is still open until 2012-12-01.
http://daphneoram.org/
http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/829198
http://www.stalk.net/paradigm/pd21.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Oram
http://blog.soundseller.eu/tag/daphne-oram/
http://www.nervoussquirrel.com/oramics.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2669735.stm
http://www.modern-love.co.uk/artists/daphne-oram
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/tag/daphne-oram/
http://soundandmusic.org/projects/oramics-iphone-app
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9671950.stm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr08/articles/radiophonic.htm#6
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/oramics.aspx
http://sparksinelectricaljelly.blogspot.com/2011/10/daphne-oram-at-science-museum.html
http://www.thewire.co.uk/themire/2011/03/the-wire-salon-reading-list-the-sounds-of-new-atlantis-daphne-oram-radiophonics-and-the-drawn-sound-technique-2

barney bubbles’ alice


"A music video made using rare '60s footage from an Alice in Wonderland inspired film project collaboration by Michel Parry, Barney Bubbles and a bunch of their friends. Alice is played by Rosemary Chester. The footage was originally recorded with the intention of making a whole film inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The film was never completed and the original footage was only recently saved and transferred to dvd by Michel Parry who showed it to his daughter Cassie (Bear). Shortly after, Harry of Bear Driver edited the original footage to fit the song and the film (that has never previously been released in any form) was given new life. Both Michel Parry and Barney Bubbles appear in this footage. The locations are still recognisable as Soho square and Crystal Palace Park, where the monsters are!"
http://www.barneybubbles.com/blog/archives/4880
http://davidwills.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/barney-bubbles-alice-in-wonderland-film/
For more on Bubbles (1942-1983), see the "Reasons to be cheerful – the life and work of Barney Bubbles" book by Paul Gorman (with contributions by Peter Saville, Malcolm Garrett & Billy Bragg, Adelita 2008-12-04, ISBN 9780955201738) …
http://www.barneybubbles.com/blog
http://www.adelita.co.uk/reasons/index.php
http://adelita.co.uk/reasons/newedition.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Bubbles
http://www.ibiblio.org/mal/MO/philm/barney/
http://www.briangriffin.co.uk/other.php?pg_id=59
http://www.paulgormanis.com/?tag=barney-bubbles
http://davidwills.wordpress.com/tag/barney-bubbles/
http://www.chelseaspace.org/archive/bubbles-pr.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/mal/MO/philm/friends/barney.html
http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=7787
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/home/search?query=Barney+Bubbles
http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2007/01/20/barney-bubbles-artist-and-designer/
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article5197856.ece

the walrus was cole

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IM Paul Cole (1911 – 2008-02-13). He’s also featured here – though not here. The front cover design was based on sketched ideas by Paul McCartney and taken on 1969-08-08 outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road, London, England. At around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic. [All sources mentioned via the links above or below.]
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/feb/15/30gtpaul-cole-man-on-beatles-abbey-road-cover/
http://www.meetup.com/beatlesnyc/boards/thread/4226668?thread=4226668
http://www.tcpalm.com/photos/2008/feb/17/53854/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Road#Imagery
http://beatles.ncf.ca/abbeyrd_album_cover.html
Bonus bull eh blog: http://heydullblog.blogspot.com/ !

beatles x-mas rex

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The lighter side of Christmas: the Beatles and their proto nay plain psychedelic pantomimes … with the radio comedy & novelty talents of Sir George Henry Martin CBE strongly on display, obviously. Indeed, the Beatles had been impressed by Martin’s work with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook and other Goons before they’d even met, while on the day of their first meeting, the Liverpudlians’ jokes and comic wordplay actually charmed Martin into thinking that he should sign them to a contract for their wit alone.
http://www.beatlefans.com/xmas.htm
http://www.dermon.com/Beatles/Picslv_xmas.htm
http://www.beatlesagain.com/beatles-christmas-records.html
http://www.beatlesource.com/bs/mains/audio/xmas/xmas.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles’_Christmas_Album#Track_listing
http://theseconddisc.com/2010/12/24/reissue-theory-the-beatles-at-christmas/
http://everybodysdummy.blogspot.com/2008/12/beatles-21-beatles-christmas-album.html
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/16/uk-single-beatles-fourth-christmas-record-pantomime-everywhere-its-christmas/

most red wines haven’t disappointed me either, as yet, old chap

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“Jesus’ blood never failed me yet (single version with Tom Waits)” by Gavin Bryars (1993)


It’s about time the essential version(s) of this wonderful music got a deluxe reissue, isn’t it? “Jesus’ blood never failed me yet” was originally recorded in 1972 and got its first release as the B side of Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking Of The Titanic” lp (Obscure / E’G 1975), while it was later updated for cassette tape and for cd (Point 1993); all versions are unavailable at present. The version above is one of three single edits, to which Tom Waits added his voice. It has just been reissued via the Mojo Presents Step Right Up! (A Musical Journey Compiled And Sequenced Exclusively For Mojo By Tom Waits)v/a cd, which you get for free with the current issue of UK mag Mojo (#200, for sale 2010-05 but called the “July 2010 issue”). For once, it’s an excellent cd throughout, but as usual, Mojo has failed to provide the cd with an insert with complete information, e.g. correct recording & release dates. Very bizarre for a mag that pretends to be the world’s best music magazine … The full story on the song sung by the unknown tramp (recorded in 1971 for a film by Alan Power & Gavin Bryars, and later also used in Stephen Dwoskin’s 30′ movie “Jesus’ Blood”, 1972) can be found via the links below.

[…] When I came back I found the normally lively room unnaturally subdued. People were moving about much more slowly than usual and a few were sitting alone, quietly weeping. I was puzzled until I realised that the tape was still playing and that they had been overcome by the old man’s singing. This convinced me of the emotional power of the music and of the possibilities offered by adding a simple, though gradually evolving, orchestral accompaniment that respected the tramp’s nobility and simple faith. Although he died before he could hear what I had done with his singing, the piece remains as an eloquent, but understated testimony to his spirit and optimism. […]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus’_Blood_Never_Failed_Me_Yet

http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/jesus_blood_never_failed_m.html

http://stephendwoskin.com/03filmo/03filmo_16.html

http://www.lux.org.uk/collection/works/jesus-blood

http://canyoncinema.com/D/Dwoskin.html

http://www.renardfilms.org/english/edit/txtdwoskin.html