My Generation of Sun. 11 & Mon. 12 October: White Bicycles, Psycho Roussos [Ed’s Show 2015-40en04]

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White Bicycles Boyd book cover

WHITE BICYCLES: THE JOE BOYD STORY

Bruce Eder in allmusic.com
Boyd co-produced this collection, which touches on some of the key points of his career from several angles — Pink Floyd‘s debut single, the recording of which got Boyd squeezed out of the business end of their success and off of their subsequent records, even though it was a hit; his venture into jug band music with the Purple Gang‘s “Granny Takes a Trip”; and the debut single by Fairport Convention, “If I Had a Ribbon Bow,” to demonstrate how he and the band accommodated each other’s differing approaches to music. From Fairport Convention‘s Unhalfbricking album  (…) comes the trauma of “Autopsy,” followed by “The Deserter,” representing the band’s new peak achieved on Liege & Lief. The blind alleys and not fully realized pieces are also worth hearing, and not just because they’re previously unissued. “I Don’t Mind” by Ed Carter and Mike Kowalski — two members of the Beach Boys‘ touring band who chose to stay behind in England after a tour there — is a good example of bluesy, folky progressive guitar-dominated rock with some powerful jazz elements; one wonders, if they’d been able to muster a full album, what these guys might have done both in and to music in 1969-1970. “Church Mouse” by Dudu Pukwana & Spear is worth it, whatever the producer’s reservations, Thompson and Nicol‘s guitars adding some charming embellishment to the sax and trumpet. It all ends on a nicely, zanily bizarre note with the Geoff & Maria Muldaur recording of “Brazil,” the old musical chestnut best known for its use in a pair of movies, 1943’s The Gang’s All Here (in which it first appeared) and Terry Gilliam‘s Brazil in 1985. The sound is superb throughout, and the annotation by Boyd is nicely personal and enlightening. Indeed, after hearing the CD, you will likely want a copy of the book as well”.

Check out Joe Boyd’s official website: http://www.joeboyd.co.uk

AphroditesChild 666 ront

IN MEMORIAM: DEMIS ROUSSOS 15 June 1946, Alexandria > 1946 – 25 January 2015, Athens  * (APHRODITE’s CHILD)

“This controversial, nearly blasphemous album was released in 1972, only to be highly censored and banned from radio play” https://literaryloudmouth.wordpress.com

The military regime was still in command, remember?


Libération : « Au bout des quatre années d’errance, durant lesquels il acquit la conviction sincère de descendre à la fois d’Alexandre le Grand et d’un pharaon, il fait la rencontre d’une vie : il chante dans un bouge d’Athènes devant Vangélis Papathanassiou, alors musicien dans un quintet de jazz, et qui reste en arrêt devant la voix invraisemblable de son cadet. Le reste est connu : la formation des Aphrodite’s Child avec Vangelis, le voyage vers Londres, la douane qui bloque le groupe à Douvres et le repli sur Paris où ils enregistreront «dans un studio de quatre mètres carrés» près de la Porte d’Italie le simple Rain and Tears d’après le canon en ré majeur de Johann Pachelbel (compositeur allemand baroque du XVIIe siècle) devenu dans la foulée la bande-son des événements de Mai 68, un peu comme Daniel Cohn-Bendit en fut le visage. (…)
Dans le genre, Vangelis bâtit au tournant des années 70 et 71 le grand-œuvre des Aphrodite’s Child : 666, une adaptation de l’Evangile de Jean où l’apparition du Malin est décrite dans un morceau intitulé Altamont (le lieu où un spectateur brandissant un revolver a été assassiné par le service d’ordre des Rolling Stones durant leur concert, marquant la fin symbolique du rêve hippie) et où l’actrice Irène Papas fait une apparition spectrale. 666 finira dans la discothèque d’Andy Warhol mais c’était beaucoup pour Demis Rousos, qui quitte le groupe après avoir jugé l’enregistrement «underground».
Lees hier verder :
http://www.liberation.fr/culture/2015/01/26/demis-roussos-la-toison-dort_1189075

MY GENERATION: THE SHOW

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PATTI SMITH **  THE TROGGS ** APHRODITE’s CHILD : see SPECIAL** WHITE BICYCLES, see SPECIAL: ERIC CLAPTON & POWERHOUSE , THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND, THE PINK FLOYD; THE SOFT MACHINE, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, NICK DRAKE, THE PURPLE GANG, THE NEW NADIR, DUDU KUKWANA & SPEAR , NICO ** + Joe Boyd  ** KRIS IFE ** HONEYBUS ** THE KINKS ** THE WHO ** THE LANCASTRIANS ** THE SORROWS **

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APHRODITE’s CHILD: 666 (see SPECIAL)** KEVIN COYNE:  Marjorie  Razorblade suite  **

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