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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You Are What You Eat – Various Artists
music by John Simon
CBS 1968

tracks ;

01 – Rosko – Teenage fair
—- Peter Yarrow – Moments of soft persuasion
—- Peter Yarrow – Silly girl
—- Tiny Tim – Desert moog music
—- Tiny Tim – Be my baby
—- John Herold – The family dog
—- Hamsa el Din – The nude dance
—- John Simon – My name is jack
02 – Tiny Tim and Eleanor Baruchion – I got you babe
—- Paul Butterfield – You are what you eat
—- John Simon – Beach music
—- Peter Yarrow and John Simon – The wabe
—- Peter Yarrow – Don’t remind me now of time
—- John Simon – Painting for freakout
—- The Electric Flag and John Simon – Freakout

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Halfnelson – Halfnelson
Bearsville / Warner Brothers 1971

In de categorie oude popplaten vandaag het debuutalbum
van de Sparks. In den beginne noemden ze zich nog Halfnelson,
de naam die al snel om commerciele redenen werd veranderd
in Sparks. Alleen dit eerste album is onder deze naam. Gepro-
duceerd door Todd Rundgren en een elpee die de broertjes
Russell en Ron Mael weinig tot geen succes bracht. Verder
met Earle en Jim Mankey en Harley Feinstein. Zelf heb ik
er altijd met plezier naar geluisterd ..

In our popmusic category today the debut album of the Sparks.
Back in 1971 they called themselves Halfnelson, a name they
changed in Sparks very quickly for commercial reasons. Only
the first album was released under this name. Produced by
Todd Rundgren and an elpee that didn’t bring fortune and
fame to the brothers Russell and Ron Mael. Also with Earle
and Jim Mankey and Harley Feinstein. Personally
I have always enjoyed it ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Wondergirl
02 – Fa la fa lee
03 – Roger
04 – High C
05 – Fletcher honorama
06 – Simple ballet
07 – Slowboat
08 – Biology 2
09 – Saccharin and the war
10 – Big bands
—- (No more) mr. nice guys

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The Mothers of Invention – Absolutely Free
Verve 1967


Tja Gerrit, je zei het al, ik ben benieuwd hoeveel reacties je hierop
krijgt. Alleen jij kon je er nog mee identificeren kennelijk. Dit is echter
geen reden om mijn Zappa revival te cancelen. Het is december en dat
is de maand van nostalgische popplaten hier op de Global Groove. Hier
is dus deel twee in de Frank Zappa en de Mothers of Invention story.
Absolutely Free, een heerlijke uitspatting uit het jaar 1967, luister ..

Yes folks, as blogpal Gerrit already predicted, the first Mothers of Invention
did not provoke any reactions except for his own. Meanwhile we continue
our little Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention revival for it is december,
the month for nostalgic popmusic records here at the Global Groove. So here’s
part two, Absolutely Free from 1967. Enjoy listening .. or not ..

Wikipedia
Discogs, the Mothers
Discogs, Frank Zappa

tracks ;

#1 in a series of underground oratorios
01 – Plastic people
—–The duke of prunes
—–Amnesia vivace
—–The duke regains his chops
—–Call any vgetable
—–Invocation & ritual dance of the young pumpkin
—–Soft-sell conclusion & ending of side #1
#2 in a series of underground oratotios
02 – America drinks
—–Status-back baby
—–Uncle bernie’s farm
—–Son of suzy creamcheese
—–Brown shoes don’t make it
—–America drinks & goes home

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The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out !
Verve 1966

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..and now for something completely different.. These words
were famous of course through Monty Pythons Flying Circus.
Since small I was very much amused by everything out of
the ordinary, absurd, freaky if you will .. The music
of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention came to me
when I was about 15 years old and it shook me. My first
encounter was with ‘Live at Fillmore East’ a live registration
that left me with red ears at that young age. My love for the
works of Frank Zappa was born. Later I managed to collect
most of his wonderful records. If you are young like I was
then, let me shock you a bit and let you hear the works of
this great musician. This is his very first from 1966.
Fasten your seatbelts and fly with the Mothers ..

..and now for something completely different.. Dit gezegde
werd beroemd door de jongens van Monty Pythons Flying
Circus. Vanaf jonge leeftijd werd ik altijd al blij van alles wat
baanbrekend anders was, lekker absurd en freaky als je wil..
De muziek van Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
bereikte me op vijftien jarige leeftijd, het was de live plaat
‘Live at Fillmore East’ die me met rode oortjes achterliet.
Mijn liefde voor het werk van Frank Zappa was geboren.
Later wist ik de meeste van zijn geweldige elpees te be-
machtigen. Als jij nu zo jong bent als ik toen, laat me je
dan shockeren met de werken van deze grote musicus.
Dit is zijn allereerste uit 1966. Fasten your
seatbelts and fly with the Mothers ..

tracks ;

01 – Hungry freaks daddy
02 – I ain’t got no heart
03 – Who are the brain police ?
04 – Go cry on somebody else’s shoulder
05 – Motherly love
06 – How could I be such a fool
07 – Wowie zowie
08 – You didn’t try to call me
09 – Any way the wind blows
10 – I’m not satisfied
11 – You’re probably wondering why I’m here
12 – Trouble every day
13 – Help, I’m a rock
14 – The return of the son of monster magnet

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Tim Buckley – Look at the Fool
Discreet 1974

Om niet nader verklaarbare redenen duikt er altijd een gevoel
van nostalgie op zo tegen het eind van het jaar. Er komen platen
uit de kast die er al 30 of 40 jaar in staan. In 1974 maakte hij dit
album wat zijn laatste bleek te worden. Tim Buckley, de vader van
Jeff, nam een lijn coke dacht hij. Het bleek echter een cocktail van
heroine en morfine te zijn en werd hem fataal. Hij was slechts 28.
Tim’s unieke muziek was een mix van pop en soul en had een heel
eigen geluid. Zijn laatste plaat was de eerste die ik van hem hoorde
waarschijnlijk ergens in 1977, sindsdien ben ik altijd een groot fan
geweest. Hoog tijd dat hij zijn intrede maakt hier op de GG. Deze
zal ongetwijfeld navolging krijgen. Luister naar de magische
sound van Timothy Charles Buckley III, een cult held ..

Without explainable reason, around this time of year, a feeling
of nostalgia always pops up. Records that have been on the shelf
for 30 or 40 years come out and relive. In 1974 he made this album
which became his last one. Tim Buckley, Jeff’s father, thought he took
a line of coke. It appeared to be a cocktail of heroin and morfine and
killed him. He was only 28 years old. Tim’s unique musical style was
a mixture of pop, soul and avantgarde, funky and very much his own.
His last record was the first one I heard, probably somewhere in 1977.
I have been a huge fan eversince. High time his work is posted here
at the GG. It will be followed up without doubt. Listen to the magical
sound of Timothy Charles Buckley III, one of my all time heroes ..

Discogs
Wikipedia

tracks ;

01 – Look at the fool
02 – Bring it on up
03 – Helpless
04 – Freeway blues
05 – Tijuana moon
06 – Ain’t it peculiar
07 – Who could deny you
08 – Mexicali voodoo
09 – Down in the street
10 – Wanda lu

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Riopelle – Saving Grace
ABC Records 1974

In de categorie favoriete pop platen uit de oude doos brengen
we vandaag deze met Jerry Riopelle uit 1974. Het hele album
is zeer te genieten maar vooral track 3, ‘Naomi’s Song’ is een
lieveling die altijd veel gedraaid werd en wordt. Jerry schreef
en produceerde veel voor anderen. Dit is zijn derde solo plaat.

In the catagory favourite pop albums today we have this record
with Jerry Riopelle from 1974. The whole album is very enjoyable
but especially track #3, ‘Naomi’s Song’ is a darling which was and
is played a lot. Jerry wrote and produced much for other artists,
this is his third solo album.

Wikipedia
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Livin’the life
02 – Why do I always leave home
03 – Naomi’s song
04 – Buyin’ beggin’ and stealin’
05 – Shoulder to the wheel
06 – Blues on my table
07 – Like we used to
08 – You and I
09 – Doodely doo
10 – Silly old gigolo
11 – Fools together
12 – Roll with the feelin’

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