Sunday, 4 April 2021

Pauline Oliveros - Accordion & Voice

 













Lovely Music, Ltd. 1982

01 Horse Sings From Cloud
02 Rattlesnake Mountain

Wonderful first full album recording by experimental composer Pauline Oliveros. Warm drones.

Later released on Important Records.

Spacemen 3 - Vol 1.2 - Northampton Demos & Rehearsals 1986

 













Self made compilation 2021.

01 2.35 (Version 1)
02 Mary Anne [1986 Northampton Demo]
03 The Sound Of Confusion [1986 Northampton Demo]
04 Losing Touch With My Mind [1986 Northampton Demo]
05 Amen [1986 Northampton Demo]
06 That's Just Fine (Vocal Version) [1986 Northampton Demo]
07 Come Down Easy [1986 Northampton Demo]
08 2.35 (Feedback Version) [1986 Northampton Demo]
09 Hey Man [Alternate take from 'Sound Of Confusion']
10 Little Doll [1986 rehearsal version]
11 Mary-Anne (Tremelo Version) [1986 rehearsal version]
12 Rollercoaster [1986 rehearsal version]
13 Ode To Street Hassle [1986 rehearsal version]
14 Things'll Never Be The Same [Live at The Mean Fiddler, August 1986]
15 Spacemen Jam [1986 rehearsal]

Throughout the second half of 2020, I was compiling information on Spacemen 3 records and releases via a request on an S3 fan group / forum. Their discography is such a nightmare and the list was exhausting to make. Now it's done, it has informed a set of compilations; essentially, tracks that do not appear on the original four albums or the original run of singles and E.P.'s, assembled chronologically.

This includes all tracks that appeared on miscellaneous releases and various artist compilations during their lifetime, as well as tracks that have appeared on the many posthumous albums.

I'll be posting these volume compilations as I complete them.

Tracks 1-8 recorded at Studio Morocco, January 1986. Released on 'Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To' (Father Yod 1990).

Track 9 recorded at Bob Lamb's studio, Rugby, Spring 1986. Released on 'Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To' (Bomp Records 1994).

Tracks 10-13 released on 'How The Blues Should've Turned Out' (Sonic Boom self released 2005).

Track 14 recorded live at The Mean Fiddler, August 1986. Released on 'How The Blues Should've Turned Out' (Sonic Boom self released 2005).

Track 15 rehearsal recording, 1986. Released on 'Dreamweapon' (Sympathy for the Record Industry 1995).

Vol 1.1 - 1984-1985
Vol 1.2 - Northampton Demos & Rehearsals 1986
Vol 1.3 - Sound Of Confusion

The Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Tapes

 














Self made compilation 2020.

A1 I Can't Stand It
A2 Hey Mr. Rain (Version I)
A3 Foggy Notion
A4 Lisa Says
A5 Andy's Chest

B1 Stephanie Says
B2 Ocean
B3 She's My Best Friend
B4 I'm Gonna Move Right In
B5 Coney Island Steeplechase

C1 Hey Mr. Rain (Version II)
C2 Guess I'm Falling in Love
C3 Countess from Hong Kong
C4 One of these Days
C5 We're Gonna Have a Real Good Together

D1 Temptation Inside Your Heart
D2 Ride into the Sun
D3 Rock and Roll
D4 Ferryboat Bill
D5 I'm Sticking With You

After the official compilation of unreleased material by The Velvet Underground (itself after the 1980's 'V.U', 'Another View' and countless bootlegs), I thought I'd present my own effort.

For those who don't know, The Velvet Underground recorded a lot of material throughout 1969, inbetween constant touring.

A new label boss of MGM/Verve decided to cancel the contracts of several bands; particularly those with drug connections. They also retained any tapes; all the 1969 material, plus some leftover tracks from years previous with John Cale.

Here's my version of that material. 

Monday, 8 March 2021

Various Artists - Lammas Night Laments (Remastered)

 













01. Paul Giovanni & Magnet - The Wicker Man (Main Theme)
02. Anne Briggs - Standing On Your Shore
03. C.O.B. - Spirit Of Love
04. Water Into Wine Band - Waiting For Another Day
05. Forest - Bluebell Dance
06. Dulcimer - Caravan
07. The Trees - Garden Of Jane Delawney
08. Tir Na Nog - Time Is Like a Promise
09. Dr Strangely Strange - Frosty Morning
10. Midwinter - Waters Of Sweet Sorrow
11. Stone Angel - The Bells Of Dunwich
12. Third Ear Band - Fleance
13. Vashti Bunyan - Rainbow River
14. Tea And Symphony - Winter
15. The Sun Also Rises - Tales Of Jasmine & Suicide
16. Mark Fry - The Witch
17. Pearls Before Swine - Images Of April

In the last few years of doing this blog, I receive more messages about the Lammas Night Laments series than anything else. Specifically, can I provide a higher quality version than the one I originally posted.

It seems all online versions are the same low quality. So, around a year ago, I decided to try and recreate the original volume with better quality versions. Since the release of the original, a lot of the artists included have had their back catalogue re-issued and remastered. I've included these versions (where possible) for this new volume.

From my original post: "This is the first in a series of CDR albums compiled by Mark Coyle through the now defunct website The Unbroken Circle. Something of an underground cult, finding information on these compilations (including original release dates) is difficult. They pop up on blogs from time to time but they found their original audience through collecting and trading."

Along with this 'remastered' version of the album comes new, original artwork courtesy of Cumbrian illustrator Emily Ford.

You can find more examples of her work here.




Huggy Bear - For Every Wolf That Roams

 













Famous Monsters Of Filmland 1994.

01 Katholic Kunt
02 Pansy Twist
03 How Scum Achieve #1
04 T-Shirt Tucked In
05 Limit 2 Surf
06 It's About for Every Wolf that Roams
07 Tuff Lovin'
08 Sizzlemeet
09 Steppin' on Bugs
10 Red Flipper
11 Teen Tighterns
12 February 14th

I was recently sorting out the discography of Huggy Bear for myself and a friend. I didn't realise this 1994 cassette was actually quite rare.

Recorded live at The Place, Harlow Square on the 22nd of March 1994.

Info from an archived webpage (via Discogs):

"This cassette was released in early 1994 and was an entire recording of a band playing a live gig at Harlow Square. The sound quality is pretty good for a live recording and this cassette showcases much of the bands material aside from Weaponry Listens To Love. This cassette was limited to only 57 copies and it came with handmade covers. This cassette was released by Famous Monsters Of Filmland"

Get our fill of live early 90's Riot Grrrl here.

Goatherder - Voices / Other Voices

 













TOR079. 2021.

01 Live Intro
02 Heavy Bangs #1 - The Chapel in the Woods
03 Grune Point (Soundtrack)
04 Heavy Bangs #2
05 Aira Force 3:33 (Soundtrack)
06 Pica Mast (Live)
07 Bells #1
08 Heavy Bangs #3 - Voices
09 Keyboard 6 (Soundtrack)
10 Open/Winter (Live)
11 SCOTCH 180 (Soundtrack)
12 Piece 238
13 Other Voices (Live)
14 Bells #2
15 Calm (Soundtrack)

One of my own again now; it's a collection of soundtracks, live performances and improvisations.

Tracks 1, 6, 10 & 13 recorded live at Warwick Bazaar Life Drawing, December 13th 2019.
Tracks 2, 4, 8 & 13 performed by Stephen Benson and Jill Wallace. Recorded at Kirriemuir Way, 2016.
Tracks 3, 5, 9 & 11 recorded at Gilnockie Holly Moor House, 2020.
Tracks 7, 12 & 14 recorded 2017-2018 at various locations.
Track 15 recorded at Warwick Bazaar, 2017.

'Other Voices (Live)' contains elements of 'The Drone of the Forest', performed by
Federico Falletti, Jessica Lowes, Lucy Matthews, David Thompson and Jill Wallace.


Sunday, 7 February 2021

Spacemen 3 - Vol 1.1 1984-1985

 














Self made compilation 2021

01 T.V. Eye [1984 Rehearsal]
02 Blow My Top/Funhouse [1984 Rehearsal]
03 By The River [1984 Rehearsal]
04 Things'll Never Be The Same [1984 Demo]
05 2.35 [1984 Demo]
06 Walkin' With Jesus [1984 Demo]
07 Fixin' To Die  [1984 Demo]
08 T.V. Catastrophe [1984 Demo]
09 Things'll Never Be The Same [1984 Demo - Alternate Mix]
10 Walkin' With Jesus [1984 Demo - Alternate Mix]
11 These Things Have Got To Be [Rehearsal 02-08-85]
12 Mary-Anne [Rehearsal 02-08-85]
13 Things'll Never Be The Same [Rehearsal 02-08-85]
14 Hey Man [Live at the Mercia Park Leisure Center, Coventry, 11/85]
15 Things'll Never Be The Same [Live at the Mercia Park Leisure Center, Coventry, 11/85]

Throughout the second half of 2020, I was compiling information on Spacemen 3 records and releases via a request on an S3 fan group / forum. Their discography is such a nightmare and the list was exhausting to make. Now it's done, it has informed a set of compilations; essentially, tracks that do not appear on the original four albums or the original run of singles and E.P.'s, assembled chronologically.

This includes all tracks that appeared on miscellaneous releases and various artist compilations during their lifetime, as well as tracks that have appeared on the many posthumous albums.

I'll be posting these volume compilations as I complete them.

If you're a fan, you'll enjoy.

Tracks 1-3, 14-15 released on 'How The Blues Should've Turned Out' (Sonic Boom self released 2005).

Tracks 4-10 self made 1984 demo tape. Later released as 'For All The Fucked Up Children In The World We Give You Spacemen 3' (Sympathy for the Record Industry 1995).

Tracks 11-13 released on the bootleg 'Out of it Sessions'.