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.