Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Monday, 12 May 2008

Some comments would be nice...

... come on people. A couple of hundred downloads in the last two months and only two comments???

Monday, 28 April 2008

What Are These?

Maybe some of you might know one or two of these little ditties...
They're from various radio or TV shows, cassettes, lost CD's and there's even a digital knock up I made meself because my attempts to describe the advert and the music have met with a collective blank expression so far. It was one of those great "Public Information Films" about the hazards of leaving stuff visible in your car and being a crap crook. Bung your far flung knowledge, or even guessage, into the comments and I'll post the Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby.

What Are These Choons?

Bam! Mustaphas Play Stereo

and time dictates that April ain't got much time for action either.


So, given current fascination with crazy Balkan music in great city of London here is nugget from 1985. This is debut from 3 Mustaphas 3! Visionary orchestra from where it played at Crazy Loquat Club, in mystery town of Szegerely, before members were transported inside refrigerators to England. To a swimming pool in Islington, actually, where, it is claimed, this was recorded. However, reader must consider speculation that Ben Mandelson, Colin Bass, Ray Cooper and Lu Edmonds are plot by Import/Export authorities to trick Mustaphi into revealing where they come from and where they now.

Bam! Mustaphas Play Stereo

March was Minimalist month!

... did you hear it?

Friday, 29 February 2008

Anthology of American Folk Music




Not strictly Country but definitely Yee Haa which, if you remember, was the exact theme of this month. These famous recordings were compiled by Harry Smith from his collection of 78's recorded between 1927 and 1932. The anthology was released by Folkways in 1952. It had a huge effect on the folk scene of the 50's and 60's and you can tell that Bob Dylan and Nick Cave have given these tunes a good few spins. Bobby Gillespie digs it too.
These are the 3 releases which Folkways put out. There was a fourth volume of work songs released in 2000 which isn't included here.

Vol 1 - Ballads

Vol 2 - Social music

Vol 3 - Songs

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Brian Eno - Apollo


WTF! Eno in Cuntry Month! HELL YEAH!
It's Cuntry, Jim, but not as we know it.
It's just Cuntry viewed from really really high up.

I've only put in 3 tracks from the album 'cos the rest just ain't CUNTRY enough.

And the tracks are a bit more sophisticated than the tone of this post might suggest...

Eno listened to C&W on USAF radio as a kid. "Its sound is the sound of a mythical space, the mythical American frontier space that doesn’t really exist anymore."

Daniel Lanois accompanies with pedal steel and guitar on these tracks.