Saturday, 9 September 2017

CAN - ZHENGZHENG RIKANG



 Norvenich Records 2006

01. Father Cannot Yell
02. Pnoom(h) 1
03. Little Star of Bethlehem
04. Melting Away
05. (My) Connection
06. She Brings the Rain
07. Outside My Door
08. Pnoom(h) 2
09. Greyhounds Greyhound

To round off a trio of Can posts, here's a boot from 2006. These are 1968 demos.

These posts were prepared before the death of Holger Czukay. They now serve as a tribute.

IRMIN SCHMIDT - KAMASUTRA






















Metronome 1969

01. Kamasutra
02. I'm Hiding My Nightingale

After 1968's 'Agilok & Blubbo', the following year saw Irmin Schmidt soundtrack 'Kamasutra'.

This single (the title melody) was released that year, but the full soundtrack wasn't pressed until 2009 and can be found here.

All members of Can feature on this record.

THE INNER SPACE - AGILOK & BLUBBO






















Vogue Schallplatten 1968

01. Agilok & Blubbo
02. Kamera Song


For those of you enjoying the excellent compilation 'The Singles' by Can, here's a couple of nearly Can singles.

Released in July 1968, this single is credited to The Inner Space. Michael Karoli has yet to arrive but Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt and Jaki Liebezeit provide the soundtrack to the 1968 German movie of the same name.

The full soundtrack wasn't released until 2009 and can be found here.



SPECTRUM - HOW YOU SATISFY ME





















Silvertone Records 1992

01. How You Satisfy Me
02. Don't Go (Instrumental 1)
03. My Life Spins Around Your Every Smile
04. Don't Go (Instrumental 2)


The second single to be taken from the soon to be released album 'Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)'.

All formats came in a transparent sleeve with the 7" and 12" discs also being transparent.



SPIRITUALIZED - SMILE/SWAY


Dedicated 1991

01. Why Don't You Smile Now
02. Sway


This single saw Spiritualized momentarily classed as shoegaze.

Another pre-'Lazer Guided Melodies' single that wouldn't appear on that album.

SPECTRUM - TRUE LOVE WILL FIND YOU IN THE END





















Silvertone Records 1992.

01. True Love Will Find You in the End (Radio Mix)
02. To the Moon and Back (Remix)
03. Waves Wash Over Me (Remix)
04. My Life Spins Round Your Every Smile (Remix)


A nice, droning remix E.P. It came in a wonderfully trippy coloured transparent sleeve with transparent yellow vinyl.

Monday, 14 August 2017

SPIRITUALIZED - FEEL SO SAD / I WANT YOU






















Fierce Recordings 1991

01. Feel So Sad
02. I Want You


Now, onto our exploration of releases by the founding members of Spacemen 3 and three singles by Spiritualized that make up an album length suite of their own.

What really interested me about early Spiritualized releases was the different versions of songs across different formats. The themes and melodies of a single song would be explored in different ways, check out the versions of 'Feel So Sad' on these posts as a good example.

This 7" was sold and sometimes given away at gigs.