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bullion’s age of self

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Grrreatt to see Bullion cover Robert Wyatt‘s utterly majesticThe age of self(Rough Trade 1984) … do check its lyrics! (Heh heh, waiting for the day when Project Mooncircle release the next tribute to the one and only Bawb.)
http://shop.bullionness.com/album/love-me-oh-please-love-me
http://essentiallyeclectic.wordpress.com/tag/bullion/
http://soundcloud.com/bullionness/the-age-of-self

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twinn connexion

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After the 2001 reissue on Hugo-Montes Production (HMPCD009, no bonus tracks, 6 page booklet with lyrics), the untitled Twinn Connexion lp (Decca 1968-09-30) has now been reissued by Now Sounds (CRNOW16, 2010) with 8 bonus tracks (4 of which previously unreleased) and a 24 page booklet (without lyrics reprints).
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/nowsounds-exd.asp?id=1981
http://myspace.com/twinnconnexion
http://popdose.com/cratedigger-twinn-connexion/
http://littleelpees.blogspot.com/2006/07/twinn-connexion-twinn-connexion-what.html
http://helenair.com/entertainment/yourtime/article_77fa84be-630b-11df-ba42-001cc4c03286.html

puff

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http://www.discogs.com/Various-Bring-Flowers-To-US-20-Popsike-Gems-From-USA/release/2290551
http://www.mistylane.it/


mark eric à la brian

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A must for all fans of sunshine pop and west coast sixties pop in a Beach Boys vein! From 1969 but sounding like 1966! Re-reissued on Now Sounds
http://myspace.com/markericmusic
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola-exd.asp?id=2190
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/nowsounds-exd.asp?id=1973
http://www.shindig-magazine.com/uk1960s-10.html
http://thesocietyofthespectacle.com/2009/02/where-do-the-girls-of-summer-go/
http://talkaboutpoppopmusic.blogspot.com/2009/10/mark-eric-midsummers-day-dream.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_pop
+ see U0323 for my review of the 2002 / 2003 reissue on Rev-Ola (CRREV-018) …

sunshine piscine

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“Come on in”: one of the most energising (sunshine) pop songs ever … and one of the Association‘s very best. (As you can read in this great Richie Unterberger essay, it’s actually a cover version – check the Modern Folk Quartet performing it in 1965 here.) Amazingly, “Come on in” was never released as a single at the time, but merely as the opening track of the band’s fourth lp Birthday(Warner Brothers, 1968-03). In 2002, it was also given a prominent spot on the “Just the right sound” 2cd anthology on Rhino – see U0212 for a review. And just now, it’s been made available in mono via Now Sounds’ reissue of “Birthday” in its original mono mix – “which has been out of print since its 1968-03 release. Even then, copies of the mono lp were almost exclusive to disk jockeys, making this mix an entirely new listening experience for fans.” (Source of this quote is not Steve Stanley’s official site or dusty old blog, but Now Sounds’ Fb page.)

Bonus triviafact: the sleeve of “Birthday” is prominently on display in La Piscine (Jacques Deray 1969 feat. Alain Delon, Romy Schneider & Jane Birkin).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Piscine_(film)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Piscine
http://www.fransefilms.nl/la-piscine/
http://www.inthemoodforcinema.com/archive/2008/07/03/la-piscine-de-jacques-deray-une-plongee-dans-une-eau-savour.html

happy (happy, happy) flower smile park

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The rain, the park and other thingsby the Cowsills: thé sunniest song ever?

http://www.cherryred.co.uk/nowsounds-exd.asp?id=1978
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cowsills
+ bonus + related

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.