Todd Rundgren – Runt
Bearsville 1970

When I was a young boy I listened a lot to the music of
Todd Rundgren. Especially ‘A Wizard A True Star’ was one
of my favourite albums. Just 16 years old, it captured me
from the beginning. This is Todd’s first solo record after
stepping out of ‘Nazz’ where he began his career. I was
digitizing it for myself and thought, why not post it for
you to listen to as well. I’ll post ‘A Wizard A True Star’
some day later. For now listen to ‘Runt’ ..

Als jonge jongen luisterde ik een hoop naar de muziek
van Todd Rundgren. In het bijzonder ‘A Wizard A True Star’
was een favoriet. Slechts 16 jaar oud, was ik er enorm van
onder de indruk. Dit is Todd’s eerste solo album nadat hij
uit ‘Nazz’ stapte waar hij zijn carrière zo’n beetje in begon.
Ik was hem aan het digitaliseren en dacht, waarom niet
gelijk posten zodat jullie er ook naar kunnen luisteren.
‘A Wizard A True Star’ zal ik ook op een mooie dag nog
eens brengen. Voor nu, luister naar ‘Runt’ ..

Half Nelson 1971
Lost in the Stars, The Music of Kurt Weill 1985
Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Broke down & busted
02 – Believe in me
03 – We gotta get you a woman
04 – Who’s that nam
05 – Once burned
06 – Devil’s bite
07 – I’m in the click
08 – There are no words
09 – Baby let’s swing
—- The last thing you said
—- Don’t tie my hands
10 – Birthday carol

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Jim Capaldi – Whale Meat Again
Island Records ltd. 1974

De menselijke geest is een vreemd iets. Hoe vaak het me
niet gebeurt dat er ‘s nachts muziekjes en bijbehorende
muzikanten door m’n hoofd spoken. Soms komt dat door-
dat je, de avond of dag ervoor, iets gehoord hebt. Soms ook
zijn het dingen zoals deze. De plaat die ik vandaag post is
er een die ik in geen jaren beluisterd had. En toch komt ie
dan op een of andere manier in het brein naar voren. Jim
Capaldi was een van de leden van Traffic. In mijn ochtend
dromen kwamen hij en Steve Winwood vooral tevoorschijn.
Steve is op deze plaat ook van de partij. Samen schreven zij
de meeste nummers voor Traffic. Lees meer over de heren
in hun Wikipedia pagina’s ..
P.S. Nergens wordt een woord gerept over
het piepkleine nummer 8, We’ll meet again ..

The human mind is a strange thing. How often it happens
to me that I dream of certain music and the musicians con-
cerned. Sometimes it is because you have heard something
the night or day before. But it also occurs it concerns a record
like the one we have here. A record that I had not listened to
for ages. Still it pops up in your mind somehow. Jim Capaldi
was one of the original members of the band Traffic. In my
morning dreams he and Steve Winwood were mainly there.
Steve is also present on this album. Together they wrote
the majority of Traffic’s songs. Read more about the
gentlemen on their Wiki pages ..
P.S. Nowhere mentioned is the
tiny track #8, We’ll meet again ..

Wiki on Jim Capaldi
Wiki on Steve Winwood
Wiki on Traffic
Discogs

01 – It’s all right
02 – Whale meat again
03 – Yellow’sun
04 – I’ve got so much lovin’
05 – Low rider
06 – My brother
07 – Summer is fading
08 – We’ll meet again

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Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Clear Spot, Reprise Records 1972

Listening to Captain Beefheart in my car yesterday made me
record this album today. After a period of psychadelic and
experimental music, the captain returned to his own brand
of bluesrock. We had the groundbreaking ‘Trout Mask Replica’
and the more commercial ‘Unconditionally Guaranteed’ so far.
This record is more or less in the middle of those, both chrono-
logically as style-wise. I was still very young at this time in 1972
and learned about the captain way later. Always fascinated by
his typical vocal style and weirdness I became a fan half way
the seventies. Read Don Van Vliet’s bulky Wikipedia pages
to learn more about the man’s work and life ..

Nadat ik gisteren wat Captain Beefheart in de auto had geluis-
terd besloot ik vandaag weer eens iets van hem te posten. Na
een periode van psychedelische en experimentele muziek keerde
‘the captain’ terug naar zijn eigen bluesrock stijl in 1972. We
hadden tot dusver reeds het surrealistische ‘Trout Mask Replica’
en het meer commerciele ‘Unconditionally Guaranteed’. Deze LP
zat daar tussenin, zowel chronologisch als qua stijl. Ik was nog
erg jong ten tijde van deze plaat en leerde hem pas jaren later
kennen. Gefascineerd door zijn aparte manier van zingen en
vreemde melodieën werd ik een liefhebber rond de midden
jaren zeventig. Lees Don Van Vliet’s lijvige Wikipedia pagina
en ontdek meer over zijn werk, leven en persoonlijkheid ..

Trout Mask Replica 1970
Unconditionally Guaranteed 1974
Wikipedia, Nederlands
Wikipedia, English
Wikipedia, Clear Spot
Discogs

01 – Low yo yo stuff
02 – Nowadays a woman’s gotta hit a man
03 – Too much time
04 – Circumstances
05 – My head is my only house unless it rains
06 – Sun zoom spark
07 – Clear spot
08 – Crazy little thing
09 – Long neck bottles
10 – Her eyes are a blue million miles
11 – Big eyed beans from venus
12 – Golden birdies

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Re-Post
Rebel Sunday – Various Artists

It was in may 2014 I made this compilation especially for the GG.
I just discovered it has mysteriously disappeared however. Why
and how ? .. you tell me, I have no idea. The compilation contains
6 of my favourite 12″ singles from the eighties, six singles with
tracks I used to play a lot in those days. Over the years more of
my precious posts have vanished strangely, if you remember
one that is gone too, please remind me so I can Re-Post it.
A pure coincidence I find out on a sunday by the way.
Also pure coincidental is the presence of track # 13,
Nothing to do with the fact that
tomorrow is Blue Monday,
better take # 6 ..

Het moet in de maand mei van 2014 geweest zijn dat ik ‘m heb
gepost. Ik kwam er echter zojuist achter dat ook deze post op
mysterieuze wijze van de GG is verdwenen. De compilatie bevat
zes van mijn favoriete 12″ singles, zes singels die ik in die tijd veel
plachtte te draaien. Zo door de jaren zijn er meerdere posts op
vreemde wijze verdwenen. Mocht jij je er een herrinneren die
weg is, als je het me meldt plaats ik ‘m direkt opnieuw.
Puur toeval dat ik dit op zondag ontdek overigens.
Ook puur toeval is de aanwezigheid van track # 13,
niets te maken met het feit dat het
morgen blue monday is,
beter is # 6 ..

01 – Malcolm McLaren – Soweto
02 – Malcolm McLaren – Zulu’s on a Timebomb
03 – Malcolm McLaren – D’ya like scratchin’
04 – Frank Zappa – I don’t wanna get drafted
05 – Frank Zappa – Ancient armaments
06 – The The – Perfect
07 – The The – The nature of virtue, version 2
08 – John Cale – Chicken shit
09 – John Cale – Memphis
10 – John Cale – Hedda Gabbler
11 – Dept.S – I want
12 – Dept.S – Monte Carlo or bust
13 – Dept.S – Put all the crosses in the right boxes
14 – Mark Stewart & Mafia – Jerusalem, High ideals + Crazy dreams
15 – Mark Stewart & Mafia – Liberty City

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Joe Cocker – Sheffield Steel
Island 1982

From the same year as yesterday’s album, same label and
also with Sly, Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Wally Badarou, Mikey
Chung and Sticky Thompson we’ve got this stunning record
by Joe Cocker. Also starring are Adrian Belew, Jimmy Cliff
and Robert Palmer. What a great line-up and ditto album.
Sly & Robbie guarantee an incredible fatback sound again ..

Uit het zelfde jaar als gisteren’s album, zelfde label en ook
met Sly, Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Wally Badarou, Mikey Chung
en Sticky Thompson hebben we deze pracht plaat met Joe
Cocker. Ook van de partij zijn Adrian Belew, Jimmy Cliff en
Robert Palmer. Wat een Line-up en ditto elpee. Sly & Robbie
staan wederom garant voor een ongelooflijk dikke sound ..

01 – Look what you’ve done
02 – Shocked
—- Sweet little woman
03 – Seven days
04 – Marie
05 – Ruby lee
06 – Many rivers to cross
07 – So good so right
08 – Talking back to the night
09 – Just like always

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Barry Reynolds – I Scare Myself
Island 1982

Vandaag maar eens een heel andere kant op. In de lange
lijst Sly & Robbie projecten is dit een plaat die hoog staat
op mijn lijstje. In 1982 kwam hij uit en scoorde direct als
geen ander. Barry Reynolds werkte jaren met Marianne
Faithfull met wie hij op deze plaat ook enkele nummers
schreef. 10 strakke tracks die naast Sly & Robbie werden
opgenomen met een aantal artiesten die vooral bekend
staan om hun werk in de reggae. We zien Wally Badarou,
Mikey Chung en Sticky Thompson. Prachtige backing vocals
door Marcia Griffiths en Judy Mowatt. Een
snoepje van de bovenste plank ..

And now for something completely different. In the long list
of Sly & Robbie projects, this is a record that stands in high
position. It appeared in 1982 and immediately scored big time.
Barry Reynolds worked with Marianne Faithful for years. She
co-wrote a number of songs on this album. 10 tight tracks
that, next to Sly & Robbie, were recorded with artists we
mainly know from reggae music. We find Wally Badarou,
Mikey Chung and Sticky Thompson. Great backing vocals by
Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. A slice of sweets ..

Wiki
Discogs

01 – I scare myself
02 – Irony
03 – Guilt
—- More money
04 – Till the doctor gets back
05 – Broken english
06 – Times square
07 – Over here (no time for justice)
08 – Give me love
09 – The bold fenian men

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Phil Manzanera – Diamond Head
Atco 1975

Phil Manzanera was most known as Roxy Music’s lead guitarist.
To me his solo albums always were favourite. Being the son of
a Colombian mother and an English father he was born in London
but lived in various South American countries during his childhood.
With artists like Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno and Andy Mackay and many
others. He worked with Steve Winwood, David Gilmour, John Cale,
Godley & Creme, Nico and John Wetton to name a few ..

..read more at Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Frontera
02 – Diamond head
03 – Big day
04 – The flex
05 – Same time next week
06 – Miss shapiro
07 – East of echo
08 – Lagrima
09 – Alma

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Tim Buckley – Sefronia
Discreet 1974

Tim Buckley, jeff’s father, has been an idol since I first
laid my ears on his music late seventies. It all started
with Look at The Fool, his last album. Tim sadly died
after taking an overdose of heroin age 28, june 29th,
1975. He started as a folk singer but his style changed
to soul, jazz, psychadelica, avant-garde over the years.
One of the greatest voices ever in seventies pop music.

Look At The Fool 1974
Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Dolphins
02 – Honey man
03 – Because of you
04 – Peanut man
05 – Martha
06 – Quicksand
07 – I know I’d recognize your face
08 – Stone in love
09 – Sefronia-after asklepiades
10 – Sefronia-the kong’s chain
11 – Sally go ’round the roses

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David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name….
Atlantic 1971

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Wonderful 1971 Atlantic recording with David Crosby.
Featuring Graham Nash, Neil Young, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman,
David Frieberg, Henry Diltz, Paul Kantner, Michael Shrieve,
Ethan Crosby, Laura Allen, Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, Jorma
Kaukonen, Grace Slick, Gregg Rolie, Joni Mitchell, Gary Burden,
Stephen Barneard, Robert Hammer, David Geffen, Ronald Stone,
Elliot Roberts and David Crosby himself.
A trip almost 50 years back in time.

01 – Music is love
02 – Cowboy movie
03 – Tamalpais high (at about 3)
04 – Laughing
05 – What are their names
06 – Traction in the rain
07 – Song with no words (tree with no leaves)
08 – Orleans
09 – I’d swear there was somebody here

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Dalek I Love You – Dalek I Love You
Korova / WEA 1983


Another 1983 delicious slice is this one by Dalek I Love You.
We enjoyed listening to it a whole lot. “Look Good, Get Smart,
Smell Nice, Work Hard, Ambition”. Wonderful lyrics, funky sound,
splendid art work “Have You Got It?” This was and still is one of my
favourite new wave albums. If you never heard it, do not hesitate,
get it and spread it as usual straight away. Again some skips may
be slightly out of place, better listen in one take ..

Een andere heerlijke 1983 schijf vinyl is deze met Dalek I Love You.
We hebben er altijd met enorm veel plezier naar geluisterd. “Look
Good, Get Smart, Smell Nice, Work Hard, Ambition”. Geweldige
teksten, funky sound, prachtig art work. “Have You Got It?” Dit
was en is nog steeds één van m’n lievelings new wave platen.
Als je ‘m nooit hebt gehoord, twijfel dan niet. Down, deel
en luister onmiddelijk zoals altijd. Wederom kunnen
enkele skips wat fout zitten, luister het best achter
elkaar door dus ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Holiday in disneyland
02 – Horrorscope
03 – Health and happiness
04 – The mouse that roared
05 – Dad on fire
06 – Ambition
07 – Lust
08 – 12 hours of blues
09 – Sons of sahara
10 – Africa express

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Gene Loves Jezebel – Promise
Situation 2, 1983

Identical twin brothers Jay (John) and Michael Aston are better
known as ‘Gene Loves Jezebel’. They had a couple of successes
during the 1980’s. I think their best album was their first one
called ‘Promise’ from 1983. My friends and me played it over
and over, crazy about their emotional way of singing .
The songs are melt together and placing the exact skips
may have worked poorly here and there. Better listen
to it as a whole .. Love the artwork on this one ..

De één eiige tweelingbroers Jay (John) en Michael Aston zijn
beter bekend als ‘Gene Loves Jezebel’. Ze hadden diverse successen
tijdens de jaren tachtig. Ik vind hun eerste album, genaamd ‘Promise’
uit 1983, ook direct hun beste. Mijn vrienden en ik draaiden hem grijs,
gek op hun emotionele manier van zingen. De nummers zijn op kant
één aan elkaar gemonteerd en de skips kunnen her en der wat
rommelig zijn. Beter om in één take af te luisteren dus.
Prachtige plaat, prachtige hoes ..

Discogs
Wikipedia

01 – Upstairs
02 – Bruises
03 – Pop tarantula
04 – Screaming for emmalene
05 – Scheming
06 – Bread from heaven
07 – Influenza
08 – Shower me with brittle punches
09 – Wraps and arms
10 – Psychological problems

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Fad Gadget – Incontinent + bonus tracks
Mute Records 1981

The 1980’s were an interesting decade musicwise. We listened to
reggae, african and ofcourse a lot of new wave. Great Brittain was
the cradle of a whole lot of interesting bands. I’m gonna post some
this week, starting with this artist. This is the second album from
1981 by splendid artist .. ;

Francis John Tovey(8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also
by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic
musician and vocalist. He was a proponent of both new wave and
early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured
songs mixed with mechanised experimentation.As Fad Gadget, his
music was characterised by the use of synthesizers in conjunction
with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors. His
bleak, sarcastic and darkly humorous lyrics were filled with biting
social commentary toward subjects such as machinery, industrialisation,
consumerism, human sexuality, mass media, religion, domestic violence
and dehumanization while often being sung in a deadpan voice.(wiki)
Cover photography by Anton Corbijn.

Wikipedia
Discogs
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People

01 – Blind eyes
02 – Swallow it
03 – Saturday night special
04 – Incontinent
05 – Manual dexterity
06 – Innocent bystander
07 – King of the flies
08 – Diminished responsibility
09 – Plain clothes

Bonus tracks ;

10 – Collapsing new people, 12″ Berlin mix (with Einstürzende Neubauten)
11 – Love parasite (album mix)

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Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
Reprise Records 1970

discogs
Unconditionally Guaranteed 1974

tracks ;

01 – Frownland
02 – The Dust Blows Forward ‘n The Dust Blows Back
03 – Dachau Blues
04 – Ella Guru
05 – Hair Pie- Bake 1
06 – Moonlight On Vermont
07 – Pachuco Cadaver
08 – Bills Corpse
09 – Sweet Sweet Bulbs
10 – Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
11 – China Pig
12 – My Human Gets Me Blues
13 – Dali’s Car
14 – Hair Pie- Bake 2
15 – Pena
16 – Well
17 – When Big Joan Sets Up
18 – Fallin’ Ditch
19 – Sugar ‘n Spikes
20 – Ant Man Bee
21 – Orange Claw Hammer
22 – Wild Life
23 – She’s Too Much For My Mirror
24 – Hobo Chang Ba
25 – The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
26 – Steal Softly Thru Snow
27 – Old Fart At Play
28 – Veteran’s Day Poppy

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