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Saturday, May 10, 2008

DIGGIN'

Currently diggin':

Evelinn Trouble - "The Chill"


Ringo Starr - "Blindman" 7" b-side

Didn't realise the song related to a '71 Spaghetti Western starring Ringo (!!!)... the song is a great-but-weird piece of synth-led Vallium-Psych recorded with (I think) Klaus Voorman, but the film is just plain bonkers:



Commode Minstrels in Bullface - "Scorpion Sock Walker"

Pleased to say that CMIB have made a film too (yay!):




Core Ogg: The Coal Man - "Lorimer Sexxxchange"


Micose & The Mau Maus - pretty much everything!!!!!!


Marconi Notaro
- "No Sub Reino Dos Metazoarios"....a steamin' Brazillian acid masterpiece of an album from '73, I think, (re-)released a year or so back on vinyl on Time-Lag...this was Marconi Notaro & Zé Ramalho's follow-up to the "Satwa" record (also highly recommended), both made under pretty harse political conditions. Incredibly, it pretty much sounds like it could've been made a couple years ago...which is more fuel for my Discontinuum thesis (more on that another day)...




Nektar - "King of Twilight" (from "Tab in the Ocean" LP...)




The Sweet - "Co-Co" 7"...Chinn/Chapman...what's that line "A ring of fire that circles the Iron Shore"...???...woo: what that's all about - China Tom Miéville or what?...I still vividly remember this getting played at Jon Baker's (12th?) birthday party in Stoke-sub-Hamdon, probably along with "Wig-Wam Bam," "Little Willy" and "Poppa Joe" (Coffin Joe's dad?)...I love "Fox on the Run", but their early Pre-Glam stuff sounds spookily something-or-other...



The Lemon Pipers - "Green Tambourine"...had this on a Bubblegum comp album for 25 years, but it always got side-lined in favour of "Rice is Nice" or "Jelly Jungle" (dig that Dubwise echo!)...but saw another fabulous Buddah Records Bubblegum/Pop-Psych comp LP in Frome a few months back that had "Green Tambourine" as its title track, and which had one of the best Pseudo-Psych covers I've seen in a while, but it was 9 quid and I already had most of the tracks...so I figured I should at least play my trusty ol' battered, but less flashy copy (jeez...how many albums are there with variants on the same 20 or so Buddha singles by Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, early Beefheart, 1910 Fruitgum Company, et cetera - hundreds, I reckon...)...this is pretty cool, tho, and you can certainly see where Cornershop (*ahem* might have) lifted "Brimful of Asha" from...

No? Oh, okay...



Dollar - "Who were you with in the Moonlight?"



"Makin' me sooooooo sad." Awwwwwww...

(Check around 1:07 - is that a miner playing the drums?)

Aw, fuck - shame to say, I love this record! It's got some weird underlying existential undertow. Bring back 'proper' nightclubs, I say!