Saturday, May 10, 2008


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 I figured I should at least play my trusty ol' battered, but less flashy copy ( 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!