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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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zerfas

Zerfas! Exquisite late sixties (well, 1973) album for fans of gentle psychedelia with tinges of Parachuteand contemporary Kinks …
http://www.700west.com/htdb/releases/Zerfas-Zerfas.html
http://www.allmusic.com/album/zerfas-mw0000476118
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zerfas_(album)
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Zerfas
http://therisingstorm.net/zerfas/

donnie & joe’s blue eyed psych

The utterly wonderful Light in the Attic are rereleasing “Dreamin’ Wild” (Enterprise & Co 1979) by Donnie & Joe Emerson! As championed by Oliver Wang, Chris Swanson, Ariel Pink and many more … Nice album but a tad overrated. Standout track – below – is called “Baby”.
http://www.lightintheattic.net/releases/705-dreamin-wild
http://blog.lightintheattic.net/?tag=donnie-and-joe-emerson
http://soul-sides.com/2010/01/donnie-and-joe-emerson-livin-dream.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/garden/touring-the-farm-where-the-emerson-brothers-recorded-their-1979-album.html

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!

monsieur frog jean-yves labat

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Utopia‘s Jean-Yves Labat recorded his proggy eh froggy solo lp for Bearsville as M. Frog in 1973-05 with Todd Rundgren, John Holbrook, John Simon, June Millington, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield and many more … it’s finally out on cd via Edsel (2012-02, EDSS 1064) on a split cd with Roger Powell‘s “Air Pocket” (Bearsville 1980).
http://theseconddisc.com/2012/02/29/the-road-to-utopia-m-frog-and-roger-powell-of-rundgrens-classic-band-reissued/
http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductID=5961
http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/thebookofseth/labat-m-frog
http://theband.hiof.no/albums/labat.html

flower machine’s first fading yellow lp

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Some tracks off Flower Machine‘s first vinyl outing, viz. Fading Yellow (Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights – Euro 45s 1968-1972)(2011-11, cat. no. FYLP001, limited edition of 300 copies, yellow vinyl, no inserts, 16 tracks). Way too expensive, imnsho … hence anxious to learn how forthcoming the price setting of the announced “Spanish Popsike And Other Delights” lp will be. Too greedy isn’t cool, Mr. Swede! [Below: Nothing today” by Barry Fantoni (1966).]
http://fadingyellow.tumblr.com/





rip gibb

At the end of Robin’s reign … no more tearjerk tremolo … IM Mr Gibb (1949-12-22 > 2012-05-20). Btw: highly underrated band, those Bee Gees, cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Where_I_Came_In_(song)