european free improvisation: vario-34 live 1993: featuring günter christmann, alexander frangenheim, mats gustafsson, thomas lehn, paul lovens and christian munthe

no, this ain't no free jazz, no spiritualized burbling on a wellknown theme, no variations within a rather limited variety of very limited notes and moods and tones and tempi; this is a very fine example of the legendary 'european free improvisation'; poeticallyzed noizerings, where any- and everything can and may happen.
on the 28th and 29th of october 1993 some of these those free european improvizers met at the forum kesselhaus in hannover and explored what might or could happen and what refused to happen: günter christmann, alexander frangenheim, mats gustafsson, thomas lehn, paul lovens and christian munthe were there to perform in a rather un-macho manner: sometimes they all played together, sometimes they listened to just two of the gathering searching their unique way of expression. the music mostly was very calm, smooth and poetically in its own definitions. this was vario-34.
to find out more about the european free improvisation please visit the site european free improvisation (use the index of musicians and groups to find günter christmann and find vario-34 in his discography). and on a sideline it might be interesting to know that alexander frangenheim was one of many protagagonists on my very first post on spurensicherung. there you go.

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bob dylan: odds and ends: some veverestinessversions recorded between 1962 and 1984: walking on a guru!

this collection of bob dylan rarities and oddities and endities was released in 1991 on the european (probably italian) label sick cat as number 006; the discogs entry for sick cat does not list it at all, bobsboots though has at least some information. the scan of the linernotes that you can find down below is seen here for the very first time and can not be found anywhere else. so here we go:
there is a whisp and a whiff of finnegans earthquake all over dylans lyrics that satt i lough: hurrycaint, you bin hiding, lemmy sea, sail-lie girl, yonders inn, horney waist, rousemarry and gals. great. and you willst disc-over alot moore. soho here we go:

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R.E.M. in the year 2525 / the cover versions / velvet underground, aerosmith, golden earring, rolling stones, buddy holly, the byrds, creedence clearwater revival, audrey hepburn, television, the syndicate of sound and R.E.M.

this seems to be a rather rare record by R.E.M. and i thought you might like to want to sing along with it as it is featuring 22 songs you all love and know by heart. it was released in 1991 on the obscure 'great live records' label as GLR 9109, though it is not listed in their discography. on the world wide web i could only find some minimal proof that this cd really does exist, but nobody seems to have any additional information to those that can be found on the cover.
the rather restrained linernotes just let you know that these recordings have been captured live in concert somewhere and sometimes between 1981 and 1990, and that they obviously have been compiled from sources like observation records, living legend records, rock solid, ironic records, skeleton songs and three cool cats. now you know. the font of the track list is a dark gold on dark blue and refuses to be scanned and reproduced in a half-decent and half bearable way; but i tried my very best.

so this is what you are going to hear:

01 - there she goes again (velvet underground)
02 - in the year 2525 (zager and evans)
03 - eight miles high (the byrds)
04 - have you ever seen the rain (creedence clearwater revival)
05 - what's new, pussycat (tom jones)
06 - radar love (golden earring)
07 - gloria (them etc)
08 - rave on (buddy holly)
09 - pale blue eyes (velvet underground)
10 - do you wanna be a rock and roll star (the byrds) (sic!)
11 - moon river (audrey hepburn)
12 - paint it black (rolling stones)
13 - california dreamin' (the mamas and papas)
14 - femme fatal (velvet underground) (sic!)
15 - toys in the attic (aerosmith)
16 - see no evil (television)
17 - hey little girl (syndicate of sound)
18 - the lion sleeps tonight (the tokens)
19 - behind closed doors (charlie rich)
20 - fall on me (R.E.M.)
21 - smokin' in the boys room (brownsville station)
22 - sweet home alabama (lynyrd skynyrd)

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the galactic explorers / epitaph for venus / cologne 1972 or a mad twiddler kraut hoax?

and nobody knows if it really happened: the galactic explorers were a a kraut legend completely unknown to all masters of kraut legends until the british psi-fi label unearthed these recordings in 1996. reputedly the album had been recorded in cologne in 1972 or 1973 and was released as a very limited edition on vinyl, that was sold exclusively in galleries deadicated to experimental art in these times.
there is a lot of hints that this story might be true (some of the musicians involved stemmed from cologne and can be found working with bands like dzyan or birth control), and a lot of hints that this and other psi-fi releases were a hoax in the wake of the kraut flood of the nineties that most of us survived one way or another. there is a twee discussion on discogs on this, and i'll leave it up to you to decide.
as this cd changes hands for some 40 euro i thought it was appropriate to let you hear what you might want to buy as an art object or an illusionary giant from the distance.

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the ultimate blonde: deborah harry live in london in 1989 and 1991

to commemorate the birthday of deborah ann 'debbie' harry on the first of july in whaterveryear i thought it was appropriate to remind you of what a wonderful girl and lady the ultimate blonde is live and off the stage. she is a sovereign persona grata and a natural born punk, coumpletely confident in elaborated pop-contextices and hummptydumbty avantgarde baublery: you can love her for a lot of reasons, but most of them are mine.
interrelated with the half-a-success of her album 'deaf, dumb and blonde' deborah harry toured with a working band including chris stein, karl hyde and leigh foxx among others extensively across the world between 1989 and 1991 and she was adorated no longer as an appendix of blondie, but as an orthogonal and autonomous artist, deeply rooted in pop and open for any kind of self-reliant music.
the music for our today's lesson in 'cult needs no hifi' was recorded live from amidst the audience on a nonamewalkman in london in 1989 (tracks 13-18, at the town & country club, 30.11.1989) and 1991 (tracks 01-12, at the summer xs in wembley stadium, 13.07.1992). you may like it or not. i love it. the performances were released somewhere in europe on pine records in 1991 on the cd 'the ultimate blonde' (this version is what what you are about to be listening to) and three years later under the same title with a different cover in italy on the live storm label.

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nauseous industrial noise: the worst of monte cazazza featuring throbbing gristle

why don't you just love and hate him? monte cazazza, the motherfnording catalighter, might still be alive or not: in the mid70s of the last century he was a rather influential background figure on what he claimed to be called 'industrial music', his wayovertheborderline-insanity-outbreaks were thinly disguised as art events and at least he was the guy who taught throbbing gristle how to harm people. monte cazazza was a hell of an asshole in those days and way beyond all those artsyfartsy old school industrial shockwaves like nurse with wound, sutcliffe jugend or whitehouse.
later on in 1990 the grey area of mute commissioned the overmost-underrated lustmord to create a compilation of some rare and unreleased work of monte cazazza as a 'worst of' for industrial people. and this what you can get here: 18 tracks of nauseous noise incorporterating and inducing sounds and love from throbbing gristle, brion gysin, bart alberti, chris warden, tana emmolo smith, bond bergland and many others, all recorded between 1978 and 1986, though same undated tracks might reach way back to 1975.
currently the german amazon is offering this cd for more than 600 euro, though the prices on discogs seem to fit in a little bit more realistic with (y)our socalled socold reality. and before you go and buy the cd as an art object, what it is of course, you can listen to the music right here, my dearsets.

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a kraut legend: staff carpenborg and the electric corona 1970: the legendary dance nihilismus plus a bonus track

ahahand it sounds like a mell/anger of doldinger, amon düül (2), the dinger brothers and varyearlie kraftwerk: an unknownanymous german band, probably from the munich area51, that recorded a totalkrautfreakout for a german budgetbilliglabel in 1970 with only very little reference to annyantetypes: an unconscious protodancemuzack intenderend to be a lightshaking background music for higherest societerons lounge paddys: the fantastic party of staff carpenborg and the electric corona!
way back in the nineteeth i found this gem on a german hinterland fleamarket and pretty soon it became the holy greyle of the compilers of 'kraut! demons! kraut!' and/oryouknowthemall 'obscured by krauts / kraut bloody rageous' et cetera et cetera whatwitch i had the inflammable honour of being part of themthesethose. some tracks and traces of staff carpenborg can be found on the mentioned and other kraut compilations: in 2006 we gave the remastered and expanded compactcassetteversions to ewige blumenkraft and they released it on a cd and allen voran wrote the linernotes that will tell you all and so this is all.

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tangerine dream live in 1969 / the legendary berlin bath tube performance

this is a short excerpt of a concert tangerine dream executed in berlin on the potsdamer platz in 1969, remembered as the 'bath tube concert' for reasons unknown. this fragment was part of a programme about kraut and krautrock the west german broadcasting (WDR) televized way back in 2007.

you can see klaus schulze on drums, edgar froese on guitar, and the guy with the bass guitar most probably was kurt herkenberg. as far as i can see and guess some members of the audience were involved in that performance as well, but not even conrad schnitzler or any other member of the early tangerine dream tribe can be seen or heard.

you may watch the embedded youtube-video or you can listen to or download the mp3-file i ripped off. it's fun time!

tangerine dream - the bath tube performance 1969


the jesus and mary chain live in 1987 as it was supplemented to an italian book of their lyrics etc in 1992

and yes and don't we all love the teenage jesus and his jerks and don't we all love the jesus and mary chain and don't we all listen to the full and overblown rereleases of their albums twice a day and yes i will yes i said yes we do - but still there are some of their sounds that are pretty hard to find.
in 1992 the italian label stampa alternativa edited a little book of JAMC-lyrics and miscellaneous information and included a 3"-cd with three live tracks, two of them recorded in umbertide on the 29th of august 1987 (the complete concert can be found on the bootleg rockin' umbria) and the third one was recorded in detroit on the 15th of november 1987 and may be found some where else or not i do not know...
and just in case you are going to burn these tracks on a 3"-cd as it was originally intended i added a ten-minute version of 'side walking' they executed live in new york on the 23rd of march 1992 to use the 20-minute-limitation of that wonderful medium to its full capacity.

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eugene chadbourne: owl-awl of he's tracks arerare, ohsorare! and here is moore seldoom of these...

this may be rare or may be not burst you may fnuckering care if you care: eugene chadbourne, one of the many few masters of rhizomatic occurancipidity, gave away five of his sounds twofour the hello-collectionairs ant you cain listern too them here wattsoffeven!
eugene chadbourne debricollaterated these sounds in 1993 four myour listening pleasure frosure, thatsanunderteterminatered goolabolloo!

never mind nevermind:

01 - hello medley 1
02 - people will vopte
03 - hellö madley 2
04 - dreamt i was young again
05 - another needle since

coumon! download eugene!
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