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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Died Pretty : Lost 1988



With a higher international profile thanks to a licensing deal via the well-established U.K. label Beggars Banquet, Died Pretty re-entered the studio with producer Rob Younger to create another solid album of unpretentious, sharp delights.


The band sound slightly more upfront throughout, if only just -- it's not a radical change, and certainly the group weren't shrinking violets before, but there's just a touch more oomph in the recording and delivery, and it's most becoming.


Even numbers like "As Must Have," which consists of just Brett Myers' acoustic guitar and backing singing from Ron S. Peno, are up in the mix, Peno's own version of high and lonesome singing providing the only sense of evocative distance. Chris Welsh's drums drive the songs without overwhelming them, while the rest of the band kick major booty as they go.


Myers gets moments to sing lead, as on the quick and groovy "Out of My Hands," but otherwise he concentrates on his evermore impressive playing, and by now traditional great solos, while Peno takes the lion's share of the leads.

Frank Brunetti's organ playing is similarly key to things once more, providing perfect hooks and shading throughout. Energetic rave-ups remain the band's best point, as great numbers like "Winterland" and "Crawls-Away" demonstrate, everyone performing to their best in a thick rush of sound. But subtler approaches have their place, as with the quietly dramatic chime and pace of "One Day" or "Springenfall," a great romantic number.


In a sly continuation of a semi-tradition started on Free Dirt, where the song "Next to Nothing" turned up after not appearing on the EP of that title, the concluding track of Lost is, in fact, "Free Dirt." Sung by Myers with guests on backing vocals and piano, it's a gentle number and a fine way to wrap up the album.

Review by Ned Raggett

TRACKS

SIDE A


A1. Lost    
A2. Out Of My Hands    
A3. As Must Have    
A4. Springenfall    
A5. Winterland    

SIDE B
 

B1. Caesar's Cold   
B2. Crawls Away    
B3. One Day    
B4. Towers Of Strength    
B5. Free Dirt

Label : Hitch-Hyke Records  91119 LIFT 012
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Country : Greece
Released : 1988
Genre : Rock
Style : Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock

    Bass – Mark Lock
    Drums, Percussion – Chris Welsh
    Engineer – Alan Thorne
    Engineer, Mixed By – John Harvey (3) (tracks: B1)
    Guitar, Backing Vocals – Brett Myers
    Lead Vocals – Brett Myers (tracks: A2, B5), Ronald S. Peno
    Organ, Piano – Frank Brunetti
    Producer – Rob Younger





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Thursday, January 03, 2019

The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics 1965


The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960. Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has been a major influence on punk, garage, and hard rock music worldwide, and they have been named as inspirations to many major artists.


The band performed several early rock standards such as "Louie, Louie", and "Skinny Minnie" as well as original compositions like "Strychnine", "Psycho", and "The Witch". Their catalogue is generally based around simple chord progressions, often performed with a speed and tonal aggression that was novel for the time, making the band a notable influence on later punk rock bands.


Early in 1965 Etiquette released the Sonics' debut LP, Here Are The Sonics, which was produced at Audio Recording in Seattle, Washington with famed Pacific Northwest recording engineer Kearney Barton.


It was recorded on a two-track tape recorder, with only one microphone to pick up the entire drum kit. It was here that they began to pioneer some of their infamously reckless recording techniques.

A second album, Boom, followed in February 1966. During the recording, the Sonics ripped the soundproofing off the walls at the country and western-oriented Wiley/Griffith studio in Tacoma to "get a live-er sound." The covers of both albums feature the moody photography of Jini Dellaccio.


The original band fell apart between 1966 and 1968, with members leaving to attend university or join other bands; saxophonist Rob Lind became a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. Eventually, all of the original members left, with new members continuing on with the name Sonics (later 'Jim Brady and the Sonics') until 1980,although it was a completely different band, at times even incorporating string and horn sections.

TRAXS

01. The Witch    Gerry Roslie    2:41
02. Do You Love Me    Berry Gordy, Jr.    2:19
03. Roll Over Beethoven    Chuck Berry    2:49
04. Boss Hoss    Roslie    2:24
05. Dirty Robber (The Fabulous Wailers cover)    John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick           Dangel    2:03
06. Have Love Will Travel    Richard Berry    2:04
07. Psycho    Roslie    2:18
08. Money (That's What I Want)    Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford    2:01
09. Walking the Dog    Rufus Thomas    2:46
10. Night Time Is the Right Time    Lew Herman    2:58
11. Strychnine    Roslie    2:13
12. Good Golly Miss Molly    John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell    2:09
13. Keep a knock
14. Don't believe in Christmas
15. Santa Claus
16. The village idiot



Strychnine  Lyrics

Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine (hey hey)

You may think it's funny
That I like this stuff
But once you've tried it
You can't get enough (Woah!)

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you
WAHHH

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you
WAHHH

If you listen to what I say
You'll try…
Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine

Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as birds and rodents. Strychnine, when inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the eyes or mouth, causes poisoning which results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia. While it has no known medicinal effects, in the past the convulsant effect was believed to be beneficial in small doses.

Strychnine was popularly used as an athletic performance enhancer and recreational stimulant in the late 19th century and early 20th century, due to its convulsant effects. It was thought to be similar to coffee. Its effects are well-described in H. G. Wells' novella The Invisible Man: the title character states "Strychnine is a grand tonic ... to take the flabbiness out of a man." The protagonist replies: "It's the devil, ... It's the palaeolithic in a bottle."

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Husker Du : Zen Arcade 1984


Husker Du  was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist/vocalist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart.

Husker Du first gained notability as a hardcore punk band, later crossing over into alternative rock. Mould and Hart were the principal songwriters for Husker Du, with Hart's higher-pitched vocals and Mould's baritone taking the lead in alternating songs.


The new name originated during a rehearsal of the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer". Unable to recall the French portions sung in the original (e.g. Qu'est-ce que c'est?), they instead started shouting any foreign-language words they could remember, including the title of the popular 1970s memory board game Husker Du? (the phrase meaning "do you remember?" in Danish and Norwegian).


The name stuck, and they added heavy metal umlauts to it. Mould said that they liked the somewhat mysterious qualities of the name and that it set them apart from other hardcore punk groups with names like "Social Red Youth Dynasty Brigade Distortion". Mould also said that, while Husker Du enjoyed much hardcore punk in general, they never thought of themselves as exclusively a hardcore group and that their name was an attempt to avoid being pigeonholed as such.


The following year,1984, Husker Du recorded the double album Zen Arcade in 45 hours for the cost of $3,200.
Zen Arcade is a concept album[citation needed] following a boy who leaves home to face a harsh and unforgiving world. Its artistic and conceptual ambitions were a great stretch given the purist sentiment then prevalent in U.S. punk rock.





Zen Arcade received critical praise and significant mainstream music press attention, ending up on several year-end best-of lists.[citation needed] It also helped expand the band's audience beyond the punk community. In his review for Rolling Stone, David Fricke described Zen Arcade as "the closest hardcore will ever get to an opera ... a kind of thrash Quadrophenia."




Label : SST Records SST CD 027
Format : CD, Album, Reissue
Country : US
Released : 1984
Genre : Rock
Style : Hardcore, Punk


Tracklist

01. Something I Learned Today     1:58
02. Broken Home, Broken Heart     2:01
03. Never Talking To You Again     1:39
04. Chartered Trips     3:33
05. Dreams Recurring     1:40
06. Indecision Time     2:07
07. Hare Krsna     3:33
08. Beyond The Threshold     1:35
09. Pride     1:45
10. I'll Never Forget You     2:06
11. The Biggest Lie     1:58
12. What's Going On     4:23
13. Masochism World     2:43
14, Standing By The Sea     3:12
15. Somewhere     2:30
16. One Step At A Time     0:45
17. Pink Turns To Blue     2:39
18. Newest Industry     3:02
19. Monday Will Never Be The Same     1:10
20. Whatever     3:50
21. The Tooth Fairy And The Princess     2:43
22. Turn On The News     4:21
23. Recurring Dreams     13:47

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Οι Κήποι Των Κρεμασμένων : 15 Ιστορίες Γιά Τους Cure . Εκδόσεις Nocturna 2018


Κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις Nocturna το βιβλίο "ΟΙ ΚΗΠΟΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΡΕΜΑΣΜΕΝΩΝ"
αφιερωμένο στα 40 χρόνια από τη δημιουργία των CURE

Μελαγχολικές ονειροπολήσεις και θλιμμένα, ατμοσφαιρικά τοπία, αλλά και φωτεινές, ποπ εκρήξεις, όπου αιώνια αιωρείται το φάντασμα της αγάπης, συνθέτουν τον κόσμο των Cure.

Στο βιβλίο συμμετέχω κι εγώ σαν συγγραφέας με το κανονικό μου επώνυμο και όχι σαν Kostas Papas (Που υπογράφω στο Facebook) , με τη βοήθεια - συνεργασία της κολλητής μου φίλης Αντας Λαμπάρα (Villa 21 - Nonmandoll), στο διήγημα επιστημονικής φαντασίας  : " ΠΛΑΝΗΤΗΣ CURE "

Με αναφορές από τραγούδια όπως το πρώιμο "10.15 Saturday Night" και τα σκοτεινά, μελωδικά "Charlotte Sometimes" και "A Forest", και από το "Kyoto Song" έως το ρυθμικό "Why Can’t I be You" και το μεταγενέστερο "The Last Day of Summer", δεκαέξι συγγραφείς και μουσικοί ανασυνθέτουν, μέσω της δύναμης της φαντασίας και των αναμνήσεων, το ιδιαίτερο, πολυπρισματικό σύμπαν μιας από τις σημαντικότερες μπάντες όλων των εποχών.Εγώ προσωπικά επέλεξα το " Pictures of you".
Το βιβλίο ανοίγει ο όμορφος πρόλογος της Αντας .

    Στο βιβλίο συμμετέχουν οι:

    Λεωνίδας Σκιαδάς (Death Disco)
    Άντα Λαμπάρα (Villa 21, Nonmandoll)
    Γιάννης Μανιάτης (Metro Decay)
    Μιχάλης Πούγουνας (Flowers of Romance, Nexus, New Zero God)
    Μάνος Καρακατσάνης (Mani Deum, The Man and his Failures)
    Ζαφείρης Μαράνος (Grain, Μπαλάντες Για Φόνους)
    Νίκος Δρίβας (Distorted Image, Moon in June)
    Στέργια Κάββαλου
    Αγγελική Ματζαβίνου (Johannes Angel)
    Νικόλας Γκόγκος
    Κώστας Παπαποστολόπουλος (Urban Aspirines)
    Γιώργος Σαφελάς (Reflections at Death Disco)
    Πηνελόπη Τριάντου
    Μαριλένα Τζωρτζάκη
    Γιώργος Τσόλης
    Παναγιώτης Φάμελλος

    artwork by George Strix


Το βιβλίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις NOCTURNA . Τιμή : 10E

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Cure : Pornography Deluxe Edition 2 CD - CD 2 Rarities 1981 - 1982


Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure, released on 4 May 1982 by the record label Fiction.

Preceded by the non-album single "Charlotte Sometimes" late the previous year, Pornography was the band's first album with a new producer, Phil Thornalley, and was recorded at RAK Studios from January to April.

The sessions saw the group on the brink of collapse, with heavy drug use, band in-fighting and group leader Robert Smith's depression fuelling the album's musical and lyrical content.

Pornography represents the conclusion of the group's early dark, gloomy musical phase which began with Seventeen Seconds in 1980.

Following its release, bass guitarist Simon Gallup left the band and the Cure switched to a much brighter and more radio-friendly new wave sound. While poorly received by critics at the time of release, Pornography was their most popular album to date, reaching No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart.

Pornography has since gone on to gain acclaim from critics, and is now considered an important milestone in the development of the gothic rock genre. The band has performed the album live in its entirety as part of the Trilogy concerts.


The expanded edition includes bootleg-quality live tracks and home demos that show how essential Phil Thornalley’s production was to the final product. Hearing these gothic anthems reduced to rudimentary demo form, however, is compelling for anyone intrigued by Robert Smith’s creative process.




Released: 27 April 2005
Label:Polydor 982 183-7, Universal 982 183-7, Fiction Records 982 183-7
Series:Deluxe Edition –
Format:CD, Album, Reissue
CD, Compilation
All Media, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Digipak, Slipcase
Country:Europe
Released:25 Apr 2005
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Dark Wave

     Rarities 1981-1982

TRACKS

01. Break (Group Home Instrumental Demo)     2:11
02. Demise (Rhino Studio Instrumental Demo)     2:09
03. Temptation (Rhino Studio Instrumental Demo)     4:00
04. The Figurehead (Rhino Studio Demo)     6:12
05. The Hanging Garden (Rhino Studio Demo)     5:29
06. One Hundred Years (Rhino Studio Demo)     7:00
07. Airlock: The Soundtrack (Voice, Noises, Bass – Simon GallupVoice, Noises, Percussion – Laurence TolhurstVoice, Piano, Synth, Flute, Bass – Robert Smith) 13:07
08. Cold (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     3:54
09. A Strange Day (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     4:05
10. Pornography (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     5:55
11. All Mine (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     2:54
12. A Short Term Effect (Live In Brussels)     4:05
13. Siamese Twins (Live In Brussels)     6:03
14. Temptation Two (AKA LGTB) (RS Studio Demo)     3:57

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Coven : Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls 1969


Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls is the debut studio album by the American rock band Coven. Released in 1969, it was unusual in that it dealt with overtly occult and satanic themes and was removed from the market soon after its release due to controversy.
However it remains a classic of its genre, and in some ways set groundbreaking trends for later rock bands. This album marked the first appearance in music of the sign of the horns, inverted crosses, and the phrase Hail Satan. Today, these are characteristics of the occult and heavy metal genres. 


According to rock journalist Lester Bangs, "in England lie unskilled laborers like Black Sabbath, which was hyped as a rockin' ritual celebration of the Satanic mass, something like England's answer to Coven".[3] As a further coincidence, Coven's bass guitarist and co-writer (Mike Osborne) is credited as "Oz Osborne", and the opening track is "Black Sabbath".


The music on the album was considered underground rock; what made it distinctive was the heavy emphasis on diabolical subject matter, including songs such as "The White Witch of Rose Hall" (based on the story of Annie Palmer), "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", "Black Sabbath" and "Dignitaries of Hell".


The album concluded with a 13-minute track of chanting and Satanic prayers called "Satanic Mass" (written by their producer, Bill Traut, of Dunwich Productions, and described as "the first Black Mass to be recorded, either in written words or in audio"). This Satanic Mass was also the first time Latin phrases such as "Ave Satanas" (Hail, Satan) were used in occult rock music, and later Satanic and Black Metal bands continued this innovation (see List of songs with Latin lyrics for some examples).


The debut LP from the group Coven is noteworthy for reasons more historical than musical. That is not to say it is a bad record; it is more of an interesting record that is unique and listenable. With an elaborate package released on Mercury in 1969, a good trivia question can be made of the fact that bassist Oz Osborne performs on this album, whose opening track is "Black Sabbath." That the group Black Sabbath formed in 1969 when this album was issued seems to indicate that Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls may have had more than a little influence on the more popular heavy metal band.


With the "evil" prayers during "Coven in Charing Cross," Coven get a bit heavy-handed; the group goes over the top trying to push the black magic stuff. "Pact With the Devil" is written "Pack With the Devil" on the label, and the 13-plus minute "Satanic Mass" is more of a curiosity piece than musical adventure; it's no "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," and that's the flaw with this unique album. Had there been a song to hold onto or had "Satanic Mass" possessed the musical individuality of the Seeds' "Up in My Room," this disc would be more than just a novelty. "Choke, Thirst, Die," which ends side one, is actually one of the best performances on the record, though it also suffers from its excesses, with Jinx Dawson acting like a satanic Ruby Starr when she should have gone in the Wendy O. Williams direction.


In 1972, the band released a self-titled album that included "One Tin Soldier" which was rated as a hot pick in Billboard and Cashbox.[citation needed] By this point, the occult posturing was toned down to just one spooky black cat and a band member surreptitiously flashing the sign of the horns on the album cover.

Their third album, Blood on the Snow, was produced by Shel Talmy and released by Buddah Records in 1974. A music video was filmed for the title track.

An ad hoc version of Coven was assembled to back up Dawson and Ross for the 1990 film Heaven Can Help.

Jinx Dawson recruited a new line up of musicians in late 2016 - early 2017 in order to perform at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 20, 2017. This was Coven's first performance in Europe.



TRAXS

01."Black Sabbath"    Donlinger    3:32
02."White Witch of Rose Hall"    Donlinger    3:08
03."Coven in Charing Cross"    Donlinger    4:04
04."For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge"    Dawson, Ross, Wilkerson, Osborne    4:41
05."Pact with Lucifer"    Donlinger, Wilkerson    3:32
06."Choke, Thirst, Die"    Donlinger    3:32
07."Wicked Woman"    Dawson, Ross, Wilkerson, Osborne    3:01
08."Dignitaries Of Hell"    4:09
09."Portrait"    Dawson, Ross, Osborne    2:37
10."Satanic Mass"    Traut    13:19

Personnel

    Jinx Dawson: lead vocals
    Jim Donlinger: guitar, vocals
    Jim Nyeholt, John Hobbs, Rick Durrett : organ, piano, keyboard
    Alan Estes, Oz Osborne: bass guitar
    Steve Ross: drums, percussion

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim Donlinger / guitars, vocals
- Steve Ross / drums
- Chris Neilsen / guitars, vocals
- Rick Durret / organ
- John Hobbs / keyboards
Releases information

Released by Nevoc Musick

COVEN IN CHARING CROSS


Thirteen cultists
Held a secret meeting,
Bringing powers of the darkness
Upon those who opposed them.
The cheif of the circle,
Known as Malchius
Drank the blood of a young baby
Offered unto him.

They danced ecstatically,
The orgied frantically.
The demon had arisen
From the circle on the floor.
The chanting was much louder
And more piercing than before.

They are seven.
They are seven.
Seven are they.




Out of the abyss they rise,
When day sinks into darkness.
Seven are they.
Coven in charing cross...
Coven in charing cross...

Soon, a certain family
Living in the village,
Would die one by one by
The curse of the cult.
The head of the family,


A witchhunter named Mead,
Had burned their leadser at the stake;
Soon he'd regret his deed.
Pain from Devil's we evoke!
Thirst and suffer til he'd choked.

The magic did take over
And the soul did feel the roar.
Incantations were much louder
And more piercing than before.
Born in the bowels of the hills
Evil ones, sources of ills.




Setters of unseen snares,
Death to all pity, all prayers.
Male they are not.
Female they are not.
No wives have they known.
No children begot.

The fiends they are seven,
Disturbers of heaven.
They are seven.
They are seven.
Seven they are.
Coven in charing cross...
Coven in charing cross...

PACT WITH LUCIFER


The farmer'd lost most all he had
His crop had failed, his stock went bad
He cursed his fate, wife and son
Vowed to sell his soul for dollar one

In disbelief he'd uttered such words
He'd hoped and prayed that no one had heard
With the smell of sulfur and a flash of light
Appeared a demon in the dead of night


The plan was for the farmer to sign
His name in blood upon the line
They'd meet again to seal the sign
In 1840, in seven year's time
Time!

The farmer prospered, did do well
Good fortune was his story to tell
Still he pursued the path he feared
The time was short, the dark day neared




The seven years had passed away
Now it was the judgement day
In memory of the words he said
Lucifer appear in a flash of red

It's the day I said I'd come for you
And now it's time to pay your due
I'm here to claim the soul I've won
To seal the bargain and take your son!




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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Matching Mole : Matching Mole 1972

Matching Mole were an English progressive rock band associated with the Canterbury scene. Robert Wyatt formed the band in October 1971 after he left Soft Machine and recorded his first solo album "The End of an Ear" (4 December 1970).


Their first, eponymous album was released in April 1972, the bulk of which was composed by Wyatt himself, with the exception of "O Caroline" (a Dave Sinclair composition with lyrics by Wyatt about his recent breakup with girlfriend Caroline Coon) and Phil Miller's "Part of the Dance".


Sinclair soon dropped out of the group and was replaced by New Zealand-born keyboard player and composer Dave MacRae who had already played a guest role on the first album. Their second album, Matching Mole's " Little Red Record " produced by Robert Fripp of King Crimson was released in November 1972. This album was more of a team effort, with Wyatt concentrating on lyrics and vocal melodies and leaving the composing to his bandmates.


The opening track, "O Caroline," is indicative of Wyatt at his best: art rock with a human face, a playful vocal, and soul. Much of the record is instrumental improvisation, though, with the humor largely confined to the song titles ("Instant Pussy," "Dedicated to Hugh, But You Weren't Listening").
For every nifty passage (the extended melancholy Mellotron solo on "Immediate Curtain," the goofy scat vocals on "Signed Curtain"), there's equal or greater instrumental patter. Some art rock devotees really get behind this album, but it doesn't count among the more enduring statements by the Canterbury crowd.


Matching Mole disbanded in late September 1972 immediately upon completion of a European tour supporting Soft Machine, with Sinclair and Miller going on to form the more successful Hatfield and the North.

A new lineup – consisting of Wyatt, MacCormick, ex-Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman and jazz saxophonist Gary Windo – was due to record a third album in 1973. This was cancelled when Wyatt fell from a window in June 1973, and was paralysed from the waist down, and therefore unable to continue drumming.

Personnel

    Phil Miller – guitar
    David Sinclair – piano, organ
    Bill MacCormick – bass
    Robert Wyatt – drums, voice, mellotron, piano

Additional musicians


    Dave MacRae – electric piano


Label : Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 22311
Format : 2 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Expanded Edition
Country : UK
Released : 2012
Genre : Jazz, Rock
Style : Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental

ROBERT WYATT


Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945[1][2]) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.
In 1966, the Wilde Flowers disintegrated, and Wyatt, along with Mike Ratledge, was invited to join Soft Machine by Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt both drummed and shared vocals with Ayers, an unusual combination for a stage rock band. In 1970, after chaotic touring, three albums and increasing internal conflicts in Soft Machine, Wyatt released his first solo album, The End of an Ear, which combined his vocal and multi-instrumental talents with tape effects. A year later, Wyatt left Soft Machine and, besides participating in the fusion bigband Centipede and drumming at the JazzFest Berlin's New Violin Summit, a live concert with violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Michal Urbaniak and Nipso Brantner, guitarist Terje Rypdal, keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner and bassist Neville Whitehead,[9] formed his own band Matching Mole (a pun, "machine molle" being French for 'Soft Machine'), a largely instrumental outfit that recorded two albums.

Accident


Matching Mole were about to record their third album when, on 1 June 1973, during a birthday party for Gong's Gilli Smyth and June Campbell Cramer (also known as Lady June) at the latter's Maida Vale home, an inebriated Wyatt fell from a fourth-floor window.
He was paralysed from the waist down and has used a wheelchair for mobility ever since. On 4 November that year, Pink Floyd performed two benefit concerts, in one day, at London's Rainbow Theatre, supported by Soft Machine, and compered by John Peel. The concerts raised a reported £10,000 for Wyatt.

 PHIL MILLER

Philip Paul Miller (22 January 1949 – 18 October 2017) was an English progressive rock/jazz guitarist who was part of the Canterbury scene.
Miller was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was a member of the bands Delivery,Caravan, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Short Wave (with Hugh Hopper(†), Pip Pyle(†) and Didier Malherbe), and worked in solo projects and in his band In Cahoots, which he founded in 1982 with Richard Sinclair, Elton Dean(†), Peter Lemer, and Pip Pyle.
In 2005 and 2006, Miller toured with the re-united Hatfield and the North.

DAVID SINCLAIRE

 David (Dave) Sinclair (born 24 November 1947 in Herne Bay, Kent, England), is a keyboardist (organ, pianos, synthesizer) who has been strongly associated with the progressive rock Canterbury Scene since the late 1960s. He became famous with the band Caravan and was responsible as a songwriter for creating some of their best-known tracks: "For Richard", "Nine Feet Underground", "The Dabsong Conshirtoe", "Proper Job/Back To Front".
In between his stints with Caravan, he was a member of Matching Mole (1971–72), Hatfield and the North (1972–73), Polite Force (1976–77) and Camel (1978-1979).

BILL Mac CORMICK


Bill MacCormick (born 15 April 1951, London) is an English bassist and vocalist. After attending primary schools in Brixton they were both awarded free places at Dulwich College. There Bill met Phil Targett-Adams (now better known as Phil Manzanera) and they developed an interest in playing music. In 1966 Bill's mother worked with Honor Wyatt, the mother of drummer Robert Wyatt, and Bill saw his band Soft Machine play their first gig in August 1966 at Coombe Springs in Kingston and, thereafter, became a regular visitor at Honor Wyatt's house in Dalmore Road, West Dulwich, where the band lived and rehearsed. In 1968 Phil Targett-Adams and Bill formed a band at Dulwich College with a floating membership except for drummer Charles Hayward, two years their junior. Under the name Pooh and the Ostrich Feather they played gigs around the school and at parties. Bill and Phil both left Dulwich College in 1969 and they reunited with Charles Hayward the following year to form a band called Quiet Sun.

One of the band's last gigs was supporting Symbiosis at Portsmouth Polytechnic. This band featured Robert Wyatt who was about to leave Soft Machine and, when he did, he contacted Bill asking him to play bass in a new band to be called Matching Mole. They were joined in the band by the late Phil Miller and Caravan's keyboard player Dave Sinclair.

DAVE MAC RAE


Dave MacRae (born 2 April 1940, Auckland, New Zealand) is a keyboardist from New Zealand, noted for his contributions in jazz and his collaborations with people from the Canterbury scene.
He relocated to London in 1971, working that year with jazz musicians Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Jon Hendricks, and Gil Evans.
He continued working with Canterbury musicians such as Robert Wyatt, Mike Gibbs, and Richard Sinclair through the 1970s.

In the 1980s MacRae worked briefly with False Alarm and then played in a reconstituted version of Soft Machine in 1984. He returned to Australia later that year, and played in the Sydney area with Bernie McGann and Ronnie Scott.


TRACKS

     Album Remastered

01. O Caroline
    Written By : David Sinclair, Robert Wyatt  5:06
02. Instant Pussy
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  3:02
03. Signed Curtain
    Written-By – Robert Wyatt  3:03
04. Part Of The Dance
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Phil Miller  9:14
05. Instant Kitten
    Written-By – Robert Wyatt  4:59
06. Dedicated To Hugh, But You Weren't Listening
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  4:40
07. Beer As In Braindeer
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  4:02
08. Immediate Curtain
    Written By : Robert Wyatt  5:58



    Bonus Tracks

09. O Caroline (Single Version)
    Written By : David Sinclair, Robert Wyatt  3:33
10. Signed Curtain (Single Edit)
    Written By : Robert Wyatt  3:05
11. Part Of The Dance Jam

MP3 Size : 158 MB
Flac  Size : 399 MB