warum joe: allah mode et la methode du discours; french tekkNO!punk 1986/1988

this compilation of two albums by the french elekktrewpunque band warum joe from 1986 and 1988 is not all too rare (you can still find it via discogs for some twenty euro), but it's a lot of fun to listen to some manicool guys knobbing and knibbling on and off their obscure soundmachines and deconstructering punk's harmonies into some mourorminal orless expansions, coumplatedly proucessed forceteeth toowhomm!

listen to this:

01 - une case de vide 3:43
02 - sun tsu 2:25
03 - dernière spéciale 3:15
04 - lettre de mon moulin 2:40 (listen directly in your browser)
05 - transe sibérienne 2:30
06 - le jour se lève 3:00
07 - 6,35 with love 2:31
08 - ite missa est 2:05
09 - lame fatale 3:44
10 - help the give give 2:22
11 - ben johnson 0:23
12 - prairie rouge 3:12
13 - make my day 2:15 (listen directly in your browser)
14 - respublica 3:18
15 - l.h.o. 3:22
16 - causa nostra 2:00
17 - les dents de l'amer 2:49
18 - sevice compris 2:44
19 - smell the wasp 3:21
20 - fulminate 2:11
21 - kriegspiel 2:43
22 - loto critique 1:46
23 - vaterland 3:50
24 - bloody mary 2:49
25 - dactylo 2:50
26 - a.f.p (remix) 2:31
27 - tu quoque 2:02 (listen directly in your browser)

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albrecht/d. in as a fluxus live performance on the königstrasse in stuttgart in 1979

on sunday the 30th of september 1979 the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. and some of his friends conquered and occupied the stuttgart mainflaneurandshopping road the königstrasse in the city in the centre of stuttgart to perform an educational afternoon of fluxus lessons and live actions inspired by yoko ono, vostell, paik, ben vautier and all the other beuys and girls, and nobody really cared. having survived two years of cheap punk imitation by very cheap stuttgart punk imitators, the stuttgart passersby acted and reacted rather coumplaysatantley to these halfhearted fluxus imitations. it was a rather relaxed situation with some strange music (but better rehearsed than the usual buskers, anyway) and some loudmouthed announcemints you can find even more annoying on any farmer's market on tuesdays. so what you can hear is more like a laid-back and unstressed version of a swan song than some hysterical behaviour in honour of the provocation that fluxus once way back in the sixties tried to be. and besides, we don't hve the slightest clue, idea or evidence who acted or performed or at least was around or close to this event. but anyway this was art with a big A and a big R and a big T, and the audience some 40 years later on gets treated as if it reALLy happened; but at least it's boring old art, and it smells funny, but i like it, like it, yes i do.

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back door / pure and raw blues / bbc and live recordings 1973 to 1974

when in the early seventies everyboredy fumped their hearts out on conceptualysed artartrock the three or four valiant knights of back door sat down and reduesed to the blues bare to its bones: just one or two and a half instrummints, an unexorcised voice, and the irrepressible and ungouvernable pure will to refoam the blues an nothing but the blues. stripped down dry and in search off eddie's eternal sempitermal riff.
so we got ron aspery (sax, flute, e-piano), colin hodgkinson (bass, vocals), and tony hicks (drums) on all of these tracks, and dave macrae (e-piano) on some. for the last six tracks there is a rumour going on that alexis korner can be heard on guitar, but that'some thing i could not verify at all.
tracks 1 to 14 are from the cd the human bed that had been released in 2002 on hux records and has long since sold out.

01 - vienna breakdown
02 - blue country blues (listen directly in your browser)
03 - captain crack up
04 - when you've got a good friend
05 - adolphus beal
06 - human bed
07 - fanny wiggins
08 - walkin' blues
09 - louisiana blues
10 - slivadiv
11 - the spoiler
12 - tb blues
13 - blakey jones
14 - the dashing white sargeant (listen directly in your browser)

following now are six tracks from the bootleg compilation don't dare to forget that were recorded in london in 1973 and had been rereleased on vinyl in 2013; both editions are rather hard to find these days.

15 (01) - folk song
16 (02) - roberta
17 (03) - linin' track
18 (04) - forget me daisy
19 (05) - blue county blues
20 (06) - his old boots

so if you like underpsychoredialisised blues without all the bells and whistles, here's the place for you to stay. at least this time; the next post will be something coumpletely different.

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i dig everything: early david bowie: singles and demos from 1964 to 1966, and the beckenham demos from 1968

two editions of early singles and/or demos stuffed together to fit on one cd with 77 minutes: a lot of stuff david bowie recorded between 1964 and 1968. first there are some 42 minutes of some (well-known) singles and some (not so well-known) demos that had been released as early on (1964-1966) in 1994 and have long since been gone, meanwhile changing hands for half of a monthly salary; if you are earning 800 euro a month, that is. and second of all we got the beckenham demo tapes that david bowie is said to have recorded in his living room in the december of 1968. 
so let us start with 17 tracks david bowie recorded between 1964 and 1966 as davie jones, davy jones, as a member of the manish boys, and with the lower third featuring jimmy page and the buzz. you can figure it all out in the accompanying booklet.
so here we gogo:

01 - davie jones with the king bees - liza jane
02 - davie jones with the king bees - louie, louie go home
03 - the manish boys - i pity the fool
04 - the manish boys - take my tip (listen directly in your browser)
05 - davy jones - that's where my heart is
06 - davy jones - i want my baby back
07 - davy jones - bars of the county jail (listen directly in your browser)
08 - davy jones with the lower third - you've got a habit of leaving
09 - davy jones with the lower third - baby loves that way
10 - davy jones with the lower third - i'll follow you
11 - davy jones with the lower third - glad i've got nobody
12 - david bowie with the lower third - can't help thinking about me
13 - david bowie with the lower third - and i say to myself    
14 - david bowie with the buzz - do anything you say
15 - david bowie with the buzz - good morning girl
16 - david bowie - dig everything
17 - david bowie - i'm not losing sleep

so these were the early-on-tracks; coming up next are the nine beckenham demos recorded in 1968. and though you might notice the recordings are a bit wobbly, at least that's what they are. and they are loveley, indeep.

so listen to:
(18) 1 - space oddity
(19) 2 - letter to hermione
(20) 3 - love song
(21) 4 - when i'm five
(22) 5 - live is a circus
(23) 6 - janine (listen directly in your browser)
(24) 7 - an occasional dream
(25) 8 - conversation piece
(26) 9 - the ching-a-ling song 

that's okay, isn't it? in the .rar-file that you can download two or three lines down below you will find some more pictures and some additional liner notes. it's all too beautiful. 

(mp3 / 320 kbps / all scans included / direct download)

and by the way: next door in my blog bewegnungen you can find the two-track-cd tv rebell featuring two 1967 david bowie songs in german, or what he conzittered as german annie weigh...


contemporary new modern 20th century classical music from germany: stockhausen, fritsch, becker, henze, trojahn, leyendecker, blarr, niehaus, zimmermann (1996)

when the german federal state northrhine-westphallia celebrated its 50th birthday in 1996 the long defunct avantgarde label koch schwann released an edition of eight cds (sold separately as double-cds and as a boxed edition including all eight cds) compilating 50 years of modern contemporary neue musik that had been created or recorded in nordrheinwestfalen. and now, 20 years later, those editions are almost completely unavailable; even me, myself and i has only found a copy of the startingly very first double-cd by chance, and i am very glad to give you the rare opportunity of listening to it.


01 - walter zimmermann - lösung (kölner fassung 1983)
02 - manfred niehaus - sieben haiku (1961) (listen directly in your browser)

oskar gottlieb blarr - en karem (1985)
03 - toccata
04 - ricercar à 8

ulrich leyendecker - hebräische balladen (1993)
05 -david und jonathan
06 - ruth (listen directly in your browser)
07 - jakob
08 - boas
09 - esther
10 - saul
11 - sulamith

12 - manfred trojahn - cigales (1993)
13 - hans werner henze - barcarola (1979)


01 - günther becker - meteoron (1965)
02 - johannes fritsch - der grosse gesang (1980)
03 - karlheinz stockhausen - hymnen, 3. region (1969)

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albert ayler, live in denmark, 1964: the copenhagen tapes

albert ayler on tenorsaxophone, the great don cherry and his tiny little trumpet, gary peacock on subsonic bassdrones, and sunny murray rattling in on drums. it was 1964, and noboreday in the usa even dared to listen to the music of albert ayler; except for the esp-gang, of course. but scandinavia loved him.
so here&now you can listen to abert ayler and his band executioneering some tunes long before the publicpublic wouldcould hear them on his first album: brut-dirty and blow-dry with a punk-attitude and a punk-impact; up-front with an evil grin.
tracks 1 to 6 have been recorded live at the club montmartre in copenhagen (that's in denmark, part of the afforementioned scandinavia that is), and the tracks 7 to 10 have been recorded live in the studio of the danish radio. these recordings have been released on the wonderful danish ayler-records-label in 2002 and had been sold out within minutes.

so listen to this:

01 - spirits
03 - saints
04 - mothers
05 - children
06 - spirits
07 - introduction by borje roger hensen
09 - saints
10 - spirits

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shangri-la! the mock turtles, the chesterfield kings, the fleshtones, the droogs, the thanes and many others paying their tribute to the kinks in 1989

the greatest nonorock and nevernomoreroll band in the world, laddayath and gentallemorons, the kinks! in 1989 the british imaginary records label asked the cream della cremont of the newneomod and altpsycharage bands to pay their tribute to the kinks, and they did. what you get is the cd version of shangri-la including eight bonus tracks, plus three tracks of ambiguous provenience that i thought you might like to hear.

so listen to this:

01 - the mock turtles - shangri-la
02 - the chesterfield kings - rosie
03 - turn to flowers - village green preservation society
04 - the thanes - who'll be next in line (listen directly in your browser)
05 - the fleshtones - it's too late
06 - the cateran - days
07 - the wolfhounds - i'm not like every body else
08 - the cardiacs - suzannah's still alive
09 - the thunderbyrds - this strange effect
10 - the droogs - she's got everything
11 - the thanes - you shouldn't be sad
12 - the crocodile shop - i need you
13 - patch up boys - big black smoke
14 - the cateran - tired of waiting (listen directly in your browser)
15 - the fleshtones - too much on my mind
16 - the chesterfield kings - live life
17 - the wolfhounds - set me free
18 - cud - lola
19 - the mock turtles - big sky
20 - the reegs - see my friends

21 - british summer time ends - you really got me
(clive bell, stuart jones, sylvia hallett; 1992)

22 - the kinks - till the end of the day (listen directly in your browser)
23 - the kinks - you really got me
(live on german television; ca. 1966)

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gong 1970 / camembert eclectique / rehearsing and remodelling in ouster space

officially released as GAS 001 in 1995, this collection of gong rehearsals and sketches of payne from wroundabout 1970 seems to have vanourished in the dunst. you can still buy it via discogs for some 30 euro, or you can listen to it on this-here blog and then buy it anyway. and that's the best that you can do: listen to it and go and buy it, even if it's only for the booklet, or something. anyway.
gong in those times in 1970 were daevid allen (guitars and vocals), didier malherbe (saxophones and flutes), christian tritsch (bass), gilly smyth (vocals), raschid houari (drums), dieter gewissler (violin) and daniel laloux on horns, violin, bowed drums and vocals. dieter by the way had been playing with burton greene before and could be found later as being part of one of the many line-ups of kraut veterans embryo; the rest of the band stayed with gong for the better or the better worst, or got missing in the process of growing old. anyway.
and this is what you'll get:

01 - the montelieu demos 15:30
02 - garcon ou fille 3:36 (alternative version)
03 - dynamite / goldilocks 5:42
04 - rock and roll angel etc etc 5:38
05 - garcon ou fille 3:35 (submix; listen directly in your browser)
06 - hyp hynotize you 3:38
07 - haunted chateau rehearsals 13:17
08 - big city energy 3:46 (listen directly in your browser)
09 - gongwash indelible 5:49

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the mighty fall / live somewhere in europe / probably recorded in 1983 / the mighty fall

yesno: appsouloudely nothing is known about this tape, except for the fact that i bought it in düsseldorf in 1984, and that i detecterriorized a provisional tracklist by listening to it. all tracks are live recordings or at least pretend to be; all tracks on side one (tracks 1-6) seem to have been recorded on the same date sometime in 1983; the tracks on side two obviously are pointing to completely different provenances in terms and in their beautiful selfishes; but bit borp burt this is all i know.

so u listen:

01 - hex enduction hour
02 - ludd gang
03 - the classical
04 - room to live (listen directly in your browser)
05 - wings
06 - smile

07 - hexen definitive
08 - i feel voxish
09 - kicker conspiracy
10 - hard life in country
11 - the man whose head expanded

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