I liked quite straight pop music, but he was listening to [free jazz legends] Albert Ayler and Sun Ra. He had this crusade to kind of force them on me. They're mucking about! They can't even play their instruments: they're all out of tune, the drummer can't drum in time, the singer's not even singing, he's just growling. You will get it.
It just clicked. That sounds very simple, I tell him. The problem is, after six plays, Trout Mask Replica still sounds fucking awful. Partridge's analogies at least start to whet my appetite.
A song called Ella Guru, he tells me, is akin to a "metal sock", while the experience of getting lost in See His Way - The Mission (5) - Virgin: A Rock Opera (Acetate Mask is described as follows: "You're running around stairs and gangways and gantries - things are swinging across, and you've got to grab them to get to the next level. It's like being trapped in a mad, giant watch. Do you know what I mean? Thus far, I don't. But going back through my interview with Gary Lucas, I find one promising bit of advice.
There are groove songs that really rock, and a bit of the old polyrhythm and dissonance, but generally it's hot playing and singing, with really funny lyrics - it's all there. The next day, I am driving along a rural back-road with a double-play CD on the stereo. It is split between Beefheart's album The Spotlight Kid, which combines jerky blues-rock with the plonking sound of a marimba and rather does my head in, and the album Lucas has recommended.
And lo! Just as I am passing a disused service station outside Leominster, something happens: the title track, an opaque tale of spending the night close to a swamp, reveals itself to be impossibly great: a groove somehow being turned inside-out, with twin guitar parts that lock together like two sets of teeth. Soon enough, the entire album has me in its spell, and for the next three days, I go back to it time and again. Now, I think, I may be ready for the difficult stuff.
I play Trout Mask three more times, but its wonders stubbornly fail to reveal themselves, though I am more comforted by the arrival of the aforementioned reissues - replete, bizarrely, with adverts for Beefheart ringtones. Not that everything is a revelation: Let It Be sounds as if the source tape runs on See His Way - The Mission (5) - Virgin: A Rock Opera (Acetate batteries at the end: that's unforgivable.
The source seems to be cassette tape - but obviously John Barrett had access to an expensive cassette machine: The overall sound quality is impeccable except for LIB - and remember, I had to buy it.
From all the various versions I heard - this is the One. Oh: What will the Masterdisc sound like? Review by: Paul Schneider, pdjsch msn. By far, the best bootlegged version of the "Get Back" album.
This is the final Glyn Johns mix that was rejected by the band, and is vastly superior to the Spectorized version officially released. This CD truly captures the raw feel the Beatles were looking for, and the Vigotone packaging and booklet are excellent.
Review by: reikor x. A real must have. The sound quality is excellent and the booklet is really a killer. Get this if you can! Review by: gatoshoes. I found the sound muddy, like they put dolby on it from a cassette.
Review by: CalicoSkiesNC. I disagree completely with the guy that said the sound is muddy. My disc has excellent, crisp sound. This disc is great fun to hear all the way thru, I dont find myself looking for the skip button. I love the mixes on here. I think this disc is very much what the Fabs were intending with their concept of the "Get Back" album. This disc is among my most fave boots. Review by: craig braelow x. Review by: drrobert Review by: sqadzilla.
Great package. Sound is a bit more natural than the Strawberry 2nd mix, so This is the one to get! Check moptop. Don't get ripped off like I did.
The original sounds much better than the fakes. I've compared it's a night and day difference. Review by: Bixx. Time seems to have made these mixes endearing. Why Johns didn't use more Rooftop versions is a mystery as well. Face it, Glyn Johns didn't do a very good job choosing the best takes but he did stay true to the Album) and All" philosophy. So Go forth and be creative. Review by: foxsoldier. Besombes had started creating music in his self-built studio by the early Album), often collaborating with friend Jean-Michel Jarre.
Long before he became a filmmaker, Canadian Robert Connolly released Plateaua semi-symphonic concept album that dealt with alien visitations to Earth across the millennia, complete with an eight-page comic book.
Cue plenty of Moog and mellotron, burnished with guitar, narrated passages and guest vocals from Sandra Willick. Despite interest from several local labels, a record deal failed to materialise. I hired a comic book artist to put together a storyboard for a feature film I wanted to produce, an animated movie like Yellow Submarine.
The album was my demo to take to Hollywood. I pressed a minimum of 1, copies. I picked up a few heavy metal bands such as Killer Dwarfs, and got Lee Aaron started on her career. Plateaumeanwhile, has been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history. Value: Copies occasionally surface on eBay, though be prepared to pay three figures for a mint artefact.
Inwith underground music threatening to go mainstream, nascent EMI subsidiary Harvest released a welter of new music to test the currents, and then cut back drastically in They released two albums on the label — the second being the partly narrated Jo Sago — but were just too weird to keep on.
This, their debut, is quite fabulously uncommercial, careering through eccentrically arranged mutations of ragtime, blues rock, pub singalongs and Incredible String Band-style trippy folk forms. The one-off album from this Bradford quartet features a young Allan Holdsworth, who not only provides suitably dazzling lead guitar licks, but also handles lead vocals on songs that deal with the meaning of life, mysterious ladies and interstellar travel. Falling between these two worlds was enough to guarantee them and their only LP a ticket to obscurity.
The group were asked to improvise while viewing six distinct sections in a TV recording studio in Munich. It has since become generally available on CD. Only in very rare cases will someone mention Spirogyra. Led by the charismatic singer and guitarist Martin Cockerham, the group formed in Canterbury itself inSee His Way - The Mission (5) - Virgin: A Rock Opera (Acetate, at Kent University.
Suddenly I was in a See His Way - The Mission (5) - Virgin: A Rock Opera (Acetate and we had a year off university. Their debut, St. Radigundsnamed after the street where the band lived and worked communally in Canterbury, ushered in a busy career at home and abroad. It was experimental, going away from the folky thing. While largely acoustic, it delights in unexpected rhythmic shifts and swift changes in mood.
Max Hole, their manager and producer, regards it as their crowning achievement. At the time, though, I think it did worse than the previous two albums in terms of sales.
Kevin Godley and Lol Creme rejected pop stardom and left 10cc to record this boxed triple-LP concept album just at the point punk rock broke.
Receiver - The New Deal - Receiver (CD), Sharapnel Rain - Legion Of The Damned - Descent Into Chaos (Vinyl, LP, Album), Love Buzz - Nirvana - Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese (Vinyl), Nobodys In Love This Year - Warren Zevon - Transverse City (CD, Album), Unchained Melody - Andy Williams - 48 Greatest Hits (Vinyl, LP), Pièce N°10 (DJ Pfel) - Hocus Pocus (4) - 16 Pièces (CD, Album), ¿Que Vas A Hacer? - Destino Final - Atrapados (CD, Album), Just For You (Album Version)