The goodwyf used to own a Rover Metro. It was a pretty sturdy machine, though one day–like a disposable machine not built to last even a decade, she went kaput. We invested in a Ford KA at the same garage where the Metro was taken for it’s M.O.T. inspections. I suspected that all cars manufactured after 2002 were automatically equipped with CD-players. Nope, this jalopy was rolled out in 2005 and still had a cassette deck!! No joke. So much for my theory…thanks Ford.
I was asked to create a ‘driving’ cassette, so we would have something to listen to (besides BBC 4) on long car journeys. We hadn’t bought an iPod yet, so we were relying on old cassettes for entertainment. I put this mix together specifically for the ‘new’ car (at the time). We still listen to it occasionally, even though we have an iPod. I think it’s a pretty good road mix, even if a couple of moments maybe aren’t all that high-octane (or so I’ve been told by the primary driver of our vehicle). So here you go, kids–start your engines and head out on the highway, looking for adventure in whatever comes your way….or maybe just drive round to the shops, if you wish.
As I’ve been doing this here podcast for nearly four years without a break, give or take a month or two, I’m putting the ‘Stroboscope on hiatus for a bit, to try and catch up with life stuff. I may re-vamp the site and create new artwork for it as well. I shall be back, possibly in a few months time, with more tunes and tales. I’ve started up a new blog with my mate Singing Bear, too–I’ll post the address here once it’s officially up-and-running. Thanks to all you lovely people who’ve listened to this show over the past four years. I hope you’ve enjoyed checking it out as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together! Peace Out–see you soon!
The track list for this episode is:
Intro. “..it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses at night…” (taken from “The Blues Brothers” film – released in 1980)
Heldon – Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes (taken from the “Heldon 6 – Interface” album – rel. in 1977 – Cobra Records)
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (taken from the ”Teenage Kicks” EP - released in 1978 – Good Vibrations/Sire Records/also found on the self-titled debut album reissued on CD in 2004 – Sanctuary Records)
Led Zeppelin – The Immigrant Song (taken from the “Led Zeppelin III” album – rel. in 1970 – Atlantic Records)
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (taken from the soundtrack of the same name – released in 1972 - Curtom Records/also found on “The Curtis Mayfield Story” compilation – released in 2000 – Rhino Records)
The Pixies – Levitate Me (taken from the “Surfer Rosa” album – rel. in 1987 – 4AD Records)
Super Furry Animals – The International Language Of Screaming (taken from the “Radiator” album – released in 1998 – Flydaddy Records)
David Bowie – Queen Bitch (taken from the “Hunky Dory” album – rel. in 1971 – RCA Records)
Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor (taken from the “Equal Rights” album – released in 1977 – CBS Records/also found on the “Stand Up” collection – released in 2001 – Sony Records)
Orbital – Waving Not Drowning (taken from “The Altogether” – rel. in 2001 – FFRR Records)
Hawkwind – Silver Machine (A-side single – released in 1972 – United Artists Records/also found on the “Best Prog Rock Album In The World…Ever” compilation – rel. in 2003 – Virgin Records)
Supergrass – Kick In The Teeth (taken from the “Road To Rouen” album – released in 2005 – Parlophone Records)
Dzyan – A Day In My Life (taken from the “Electric Silence” album – rel. in 1974 – Bellaphon Records)
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues (live) (taken from the “At Folsom Prison” album – released in 1968 – Columbia Records)
The MC5 – Kick Out The Jams (live) (taken from the album of the same name – rel. in 1969 – Elektra Records)
OutKast - B.O.B. (taken from the “Stankonia” album – released in 1999 – LaFace/Arista Records)
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky (taken from the “Out Of The Blue” album – rel. in 1977 – Jet/CBS Records)
Yo La Tengo – Sugarcube (taken from the “I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One” album – rel. in 1997 – Matador Records)
Ed Harcourt – Whirlwind In D Minor (taken from “The Beautiful Lie” album – released in 2006 – EMI/Heavenly Records)
Rory Gallagher – Messin’ With The Kid (live) (taken from the “Live In Europe” album – released in 1972 – Buddah Records)
The Grid – Swamp Thing (taken from the “Evolver” album – rel. in 1995 – Deconstruction Records)
The Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash (A-side single – rel. in 1968 – Decca Records/also found on the “Hot Rocks 1964-1971″ compilation – rel. in 1971 – Decca/ABKCO Records)
The Beatles – Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows (remix) (taken from the “Love” album – rel. in 2006 – Apple/EMI Records)
Sparklehorse – Someday I Will Treat You Good (taken from the “Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot” album – released in 1995 – Capitol/EMI Records)
Wire – Another The Letter (taken from the “Chairs Missing” album – rel. in 1978 – Harvest/EMI Records)
The Shirehorses – You’re Gormless (taken from “The Worst Album In The World Ever…Ever” album – released in 1997 – Columbia Records)
Loop Guru – Soft Fruit Sunday (taken from the “Elderberry Shiftglass” album – released in 2006 – Elsewhen Records)
I’ve been watching the first series of The Killing, the Danish murder-mystery programme. I was initially going to translate this entire post into Danish, but thought, ‘maybe not’. I’m quite enjoying it and Sofie Grabol’s performance as “Sarah Lund” is pretty brill. I’m not going with a whole Scandinavian theme to this one, but I reckoned a mini-set of Nordic stuff would be cool.
This also fits with the weather of the past couple of days. It’s been fairly warm this past week – then suddenly, chilly air again…back to February. Past the spring equinox, too! Ah well, this summer looks set to be a scorcher (*fingers crossed*).
Enough about the weather, onto the tunes! Tak for opmærksomheden!
The tracklist for this episode is:
The Savage Rose – Ride My Mountain (Jade) (taken from the “In The Plain” album – released in 1969 – Polydor Records/re-issued on CD in 2001)
Terje Rypdal – Silver Bird Is Heading For The Sun (taken from the “Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away” album – rel. in 1971 – ECM Records)
Algarnas Tradgard – Arrival Of Autumn (taken from the “Delayed” album – recorded in 1973, rel. in 2001 – Silence Records)
Timothy Leary – Why Not? Why Not? Why Not? (taken from the “Beyond Life With Timothy Leary” – released in 1996 – Mercury Records)
Tranquility Bass – Never Gonna End (taken from the “Let The Freak Flag Fly” album – rel. in 1997 – Astralwerks/Caroline Records)
Portishead – Airbus Reconstruction (taken from the “Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)” CD single - released in 1994 - Go! Discs Records)
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Featured LP: My Bloody Valentine – “Loveless” – released in November 1991 – Creation Records
Featured tracks: Loomer/Touched/Soon
Mauve Sideshow* – Beneath The Rose (taken from the “Mauve Sideshow” compilation album - released in 1993 – Ventricle Records)
*I found out that M.S. are actually a husband and wife duo. Apologies to Mr. Dusty Lee for calling you female in error.
It’s February–sometimes the coldest month of the year. Odd that Valentine’s Day was set in February, not exactly conducive to l’amour. Ah well, I’m sure the chocolatiers and florists don’t care much…they’re raking it in. I toyed with the idea of making a luuuuurve mix for this show, but there’s plenty of those about. Maybe next year.
Soon the snow will have melted and the plants will grow. Here’s an end-of-winter mix for you, full of hope and promise…er something.
The tracklist for this episode is:
Richard Davies (with The Flaming Lips) – Raymond, Did You See The Red Queen? (live in Norman, OK. – September 3, 1995 – taken from a bootleg recording)
The United States Of America – Coming Down (taken from the self-titled debut album – released in 1968 – Columbia Records/also found on the “Pure…Psychedelic Rock” collection – rel. in 2010 – Sony Records)
National Health – Dreams Wide Awake (taken from the “Of Queues And Cures” – released in 1978 – Charly Records/re-issued on CD in 2009 – Esoteric Records)
Fuhrs & Frohling – Sarabande (taken from the “Ammerland” album – rel. in 1978 – Brain Records/reissued on CD in 2010 – Esoteric Records)
Van Der Graaf Generator – Forsaken Gardens (live at the L’Altro Mondo, Rimini, Italy – August 9, 1975 – rel. as a bonus track with the 2005 CD reissue – Virgin/Charisma Records)
Pentangle – Rain And Snow (taken from the “Reflection” album – released in 1971 – Transatlantic Records/also found on “A Maid That’s Deep In Love” collection – rel. in 1989 – Shanachie Records)
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Featured LP: The Steve Miller Band – “Children Of The Future” – released in September 1968 – Capitol Records
Featured tracks: In My First Mind/Baby’s Callin’ Me Home
Vangelis – Alpha (taken from the “Albedo 0.39″ album – rel. in 1977 – RCA Records)
Return To Forever – 500 Miles High (out-take from the “Light As A Feather” sessions – October 1972 – rel. as part of the deluxe CD reissue in 1998 – Verve/Polygram Records)
Virgin Sleep – Love (A-side of single release in 1967 – Deram Records)
The Poets – In Your Tower – (B-side of single release in 1967 – Decca Records)
Well, Gregorian year 2012 has barely started and the Greyfaces seem already geared-up to police the internet. This time it’s under the guise of a ‘stop piracy’ bill. Right….as if the professional politician class actually gives a rat’s arse about whether films or music gets shared. I’m not saying musicians shouldn’t be paid for their work, or independent film-makers shouldn’t be compensated either. It’s just that the sanctimonious behaviour of politicians does my head in.
This S.O.P.A. thing just seems a way to start policing the internet by those who have no clue about how it all works. Once again, passing laws that create whole criminal classes virtually ‘overnight’. The Feds managed to shut down file storage site Megaupload and I suspect they’ll be going after Rapidshare next. It annoys me because I only download bootlegs and obscure, out-of-print stuff that has little chance of being re-issued–it’s not like I even want Rihanna’s latest homogenised crap or whatever chart-topping abomination is selling in truckloads.
I hope the legislation is voted down, as it should be. I don’t think musicians should be ripped off, but I don’t like draconian internet policing measures either.
Anyway, let me hop off of my soapbox for the moment. Here’s the show for January. The usual grab-bag of tunes. Hope you enjoy it!
The tracklist for this episode is:
Duncan Browne – Dwarf In A Tree (A Cautionary Tale) (taken from the “Give Me Take You” album – released in 1968 – Immediate Records/re-issued on CD in 2000 by Castle Records)
Ananda Shankar – Flights Of Fantasy (taken from the “2001″ album – released in 1984 – EMI India Recordings/also found on the “Melodies Of India” compilation – released in 1999 by EMI India)
Chatham Baroque – Rory Dall’s Port (taken from “The Reel Of Tulloch – Baroque Music Of Scotland & Ireland” – released in 2001 by Dorian Records)
The Mike Sammes Singers – He Who Would Valiant Be (FSOL Mix) (taken from the “Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind – Vol. 4″ radio mix – broadcast in 2003/originally found on the “Hymns A-Swingin’” album – released in 1968 – Davjon Records)
Eloy – Song Of A Paranoid Soldier (taken from the self-titled debut album – released in 1971 – Philips Records)
Portico Quartet – Dawn Patrol (taken from the “Isla” album – rel. in 2009 – Real World Records)
Hawkwind – In The Egg (live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London – May 27, 1973) (taken from the “Codename: Hawkwind 2000 – Live From The Darkside” – released in 1999 – NMC Records)
Weng Fei – Only Love Strangers (taken from the album of the same name – released in 1999 – EMI Records)
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Featured LP: The 13th Floor Elevators – “Easter Everywhere” – released in November 1967 – International Artists Records
Featured tracks: She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)/Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
The Grateful Dead – Dark Star (live at the Shrine Auditorium, L.A. – August 23, 1968) (recorded in 1968 – released on the “Two From The Vault” set in 1992 – Grateful Dead Records)
Voice Of Eye – Adrift On The Methane Sea Of Venus (taken from the “Theme: Desire” album – released in 1997 – Beautiful Records)
Free – Mouthful Of Grass (taken from the self-titled album – rel. in 1969 – Island Records/also found on the “Meridian 1970″ compilation – rel. in 2005 – Forever Heavenly/EMI Records)
Gregorian calendar year 2011 is approaching a close. In fact, I’m typing this in the afternoon of 31st December – in a few short hours, it’ll be a brand-new year…y’know to the Papists and most of the ‘Western World’, I suppose.
Quite a strange revolution around the Sun, but then, haven’t they all been lately? Massive anti-corporate protests, dictators toppled, more ‘extreme weather’…what’ll happen next? Stay tuned in, kids, I suspect it’s gonna get interesting.
Aside from that, though – there was some great music pushed out into cyberspace and into the on-line shops. Sadly, some more independent record stores closed this year, due to more internet trade. There’s still some good ones open in London – and some of the charity shops still have decent LPs in stock. I bought mainly vintage progressive and psychedelic records this year, so I didn’t get to sample that much new stuff. I did enjoy the Pete & The Pirates record, which was heavily broadcast on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 show. Riley also hipped me to Dutch Uncles and Laura J. Martin. Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone was also a great source for new sounds – but I didn’t have enough cash for all the cool groups and artists he features.
Kate Bush released not one, but two full-length albums this year. Admittedly, one was re-jigged versions of earlier material, but 50 Words For Snow seemed good to me. Meditative and intimate, I thought it was better than the past two–despite Aerial’s disc-long suite of songs–which appealed to my prog-loving nature. If you haven’t got “50 Words For Snow” – do yourself a favour and buy it.
Anyway – enough of me rambling…Happy New Year and thanks again for listening!!
The track-list for this episode is:
MC Paul Barman – Bleeding Brain Grow (taken from the “Paullelujah” album – released in 2002 – Coup D’Etat Recordings)
Yab Yum – Trephine (excerpt) (taken from the “This Is Home Entertainment” compilation – released in 1995 – Jungle Sky/Caroline Records)
Annette Peacock – Dear Bela (taken from the “X-Dreams” album – rel. in 1978 – Aura/Tomato Records)
Dutch Uncles – The Ink (Dolby Anol remix) (free download file from the band website – original version found on “Cadenza” – released in 2011 – Memphis Industries Records)
Pete And The Pirates – Cold Black Kitty (taken from the “One Thousand Pictures” album – rel. in 2011 – Stolen Records)
Elbow – With Love (taken from the “Build A Rocket, Boys!” album – released in 2011 – Fiction/Polydor Records)
Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons (taken from the “Happy Music For Happy People” album – released in 2003 – PIAS/Matador Records)
The Enid – Space Surfing (live) (taken from the “Live At King George’s Hall, Blackburn 2010 – fan-club CD only – Enid Records)
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Featured LP: Sky – “Sky 2″ (released in April 1980 – Ariola Records)
Featured tracks: Sahara/Tuba Smarties
The Impressions – Keep OnPushing (taken from the album of the same name – released in 1964 – ABC/Paramount Records; also found on the “People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story” 3-CD set – released in 1996 – Rhino Records)
Faust – Munic Untitled (a.k.a. ‘Jugger’s Knot’) (taken from the “Faust V” promo cassette – no official release, rec. in 1975 – Virgin Records)
The Chemical Brothers – The Sunshine Underground (taken from the “Surrender” album – rel. in 1999 – Astralwerks/Freestyle Dust Records)
Winter is nearly upon us again, those of us in the northern hemisphere. Shorter days, colder nights. Ah well – there’s always the holiday shopping season to look forward to…heh heh.
Apart from that, with winter approaching, hopefully the peeps taking part in the “Occupy” demonstrations will be able to keep them going. Maybe it’ll be a mild one.
I didn’t want to make a themed show – but there’s trickles of winter here and there, like the inclusion of a track from Kate Bush’s brand-new “50 Words For Snow” record.
Bundle up, kids – Jack Frost has appeared and he’s painting the outdoors!
The tracklisting for this episode is:
Area – Consepavalezza (taken from the “Arbeit Macht Frei” album – released in 1973 – Cramps Records)
The Flies – The Magic Train (single released in 1968 – Decca Records; re-issued on CD in 2002 on “The Complete Collection” – Acme Gramophone Recording Co.)
Alan Watts – Om - Part 1 (excerpt) (taken from the “Om: The Sound Of Hinduism” album – released in 1966 – Warner Brothers Records)
Spacemen 3 – Take Me To The Other Side (taken from the “Perfect Prescription” album – rel. in 1987 – Glass Records; reissued in 1996 on CD – Taang! Records)
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved (single released in 1971 – Polydor records; released on the “James Brown: 70s Funk Classics” compilation – 1995 Universal Records)
Dantalian’s Chariot – This Island (recorded in 1967 – released in 1995 on the “Chariot Rising” album – Wooden Hill Records)
Kate Bush – Lake Tahoe (taken from the “50 Words For Snow” album – rel. in November 2011 – Fish People/EMI Records)
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Featured LP: The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Part One” (first released in 1967 – Reprise Records/180 gram edition released in 2010 – Reprise Records)
Featured tracks: Help, I’m A Rock/Transparent Day/High Coin
Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (recorded live at the “Gyllene Cirkeln” (‘Golden Circle’) in Stockholm, Sweden on September 10, 1967 – audience member’s tape played back at the same location in May 2011)
Joe Meek (with Rod Freeman & The Blue Men) – Valley Of The Saroos (taken from the “I Hear A New World” EP, released in 1959 – Triumph Records/re-issued on CD in 1991 – RPM Records)
Ween – Mononucleosis (Out-take from “The Pod” sessions – recorded in 1990/1991 at ‘The Pod’ – New Hope, Pennsylvania)
Seems like everyone’s taking to the streets and the revolution may or may not be televised. While it gives me some hope in humanity – it remains to be seen whether the momentum can be maintained.
This isn’t a theme show – though now it occurs to me, diggin’ out protest songs from the archive may be an idea for a future episode. Ah well, maybe some of these tunes will be heard by some of the folks at the demos. That would be cool.
So wherever you’re choosing to occupy – here’s to people power!
The tracklist for this episode is:
The Master Musicians Of Joujouka – Your Eyes Are Like A Cup Of Tea (taken from the “Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka” – released in 1971 on Rolling Stones/Atco Records. Reissued on CD in 1995 on Point Records)
Happy The Man – Morning Sun (rel. in 1978 on the “Crafty Hands” album – Arista Records)
Chris And Cosey – Impulse (released in 1982 on the “Trance” album – Rough Trade Records)
John Martyn – Ain’t No Saint (rel. in 1973 on the “Inside Outside” album – Island Records)
Syllyk – Ascendre A L’Ombre Du Vent (excerpt from the ‘La Nativite’ section) (rel. in 1996 on the album of the same name – Le Legende Des Voix Records)
The Move – Night Of Fear (live) (recorded for the Gladsaxe-Byen TV programme, “Top Pops” on 28th May,1967)
Serge Franklin – Bhairavi (released in 1970 on the “Free Sitar” album – Monde Melody Records)
P.M. Dawn – For The Love Of Peace (released in 1991 as a B-side to the “Paper Doll” single – Gee Street/Island Records)
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Featured LP: Forever Amber – “Love Cycle” (rel. in 1969 on Advance Records – re-issued on LP in 1995 by Tenth Planet Records)
Featured tracks: The Dreamer Flies Back/Mary (The Painter)/All The Colours Of My Book
Bert Jansch – Walking This Road (released in 2002 on the “Edge Of A Dream” album – Sanctuary Records)
The Soft Machine – Eamonn Andrews (recorded for a ‘Top Gear” session – 1969/1970 – released in 1990 on the “Soft Machine Turns On – The Peel Sessions” – Strange Fruit/Dutch East India Records)
I started this one late in August, but as always, I had to finish it in parts. It doesn’t have a lot to do with the deposed Libyan dictator – so I wouldn’t advise searching for a theme – unless you really want to.
Summer’s on the wane again – not that we had much of one in the UK. Ah well, here’s to hoping for a lovely early autumn. September’s been a bit hit and miss so far – but I remain optimistic. Roll on October!
I shall return with another episode soon. In the meantime, enjoy the long-ish days while you may!
The tracklisting for this episode is:
Matt Bartlett – Sean Rovaldi (recorded using the ‘Songify’ iPhone app – July 2011)
Tomorrow – My White Bicycle (live at the ‘Christmas On Earth Continued’ concert – London, Dec. 1967/found on the “50-Minute Technicolour Dream” album – rel. in 1998 – RPM Records)
Sly & The Family Stone – My Gorilla Is My Butler (out-take from the “There’s A Riot Goin’ On” sessions – rec. 1971/found on the “There’s A Riot…” CD re-issue – released 2009)
John Renbourn – Morgana (taken from the “Sir John Alot Of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng And Ye Greene Knyghte” album – rel. in 1968 – Transatlantic Records)
Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (from the album of the same name – released in 1977 – CBS Records)
Rick Wakeman – Music Reincarnate – Part IV: The Reaper (taken from the “No Earthly Connection” album – released in 1976 – A&M Records)
Hipp-E – Dreemz (from the “Psycho-Delics: The Complete Trip” mini-album – rel. in 2005 – NRK Records)
Taj Mahal (w/Son House) – Between Midnight And The Day (live at Eagles Auditorium, Seattle – November 15, 1969 – bootleg recording)*
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Featured LP: The Grid – “4,5,6″ – released in 1992 – Virgin Records
Featured tracks: Aquarium/Instrument
Leave Your Body
Roy Harper – North Country (from the “Heavy Crazy” bootleg recording – released in 1991 – Oh Boy! Records)
Pink Floyd – Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall – April 14, 1969/found on the Harvested Records title: ‘The Massed Gadgets Of Auximinies”)
The Adverts – One Chord Wonders (live at the Roxy, London – 1977/found on the ‘United Kingdom Of Punk 2″ album – rel. in 1998 – Music Club International)
*Due to a technical fault – this seems to have been wiped from the file, along with the ‘Vinyl Vault’ intro. I’ll add it to a future episode. Sorry, peeps!
This episode wasn’t specifically tailored for the May-August months–but some of it’s got that languid, hazy feel. It probably won’t make an ideal soundtrack to your barbeque or pool party…but it may go nicely with a balmy evening and some chilled wine..or whatever intoxicant you choose to imbibe.
That said – enjoy the episode and the remainder of your summer!
The tracklist for this episode is:
Third Ear Band (with John Peel intro. and outro.) – Hyde Park Raga (recorded for the “Top Gear” radio programme – July 1969. First broadcast: July 24, 1969)
Goldfrapp – Caravan Girl (taken from the “Seventh Tree” album – Mute Records – released in 2008)
July – The Way (taken from the self-titled album – Major Minor Records – released in 1968. Reissued on Aftermath Records in 1998)
Fred Frith – Glass c/w Steel (from the “Guitar Solos” album – Virgin Records – released in 1974. Re-issued on Fred Records in 2002)
Psychic TV (with Andrew Weatherall) – Re-United (mix 3) (from the “Sirens” mini-album – Visionary Communications – rel. in 1995)
Kate Bush – Never Be Mine (taken from the “Director’s Cut” album – Fish People Records – released in 2011)
Camel – The White Rider (live) (from the “A Live Record” album – Decca Records – released in 1978. Reissued with bonus tracks in 2002)
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Featured LP: Richie Havens – “Something Else Again” (released on Verve Forecast Records – 1968
Featured tracks: Somethin’ Else Again
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
Finch – Dreamer (taken from the “Making Of….Galleons Of Passion” set – Pseudonym Records – released in 1999. Originally recorded in 1976)
Ananda Shankar – Back Home (taken from the “Ananda Shankar & His Music” album – EMI records – released in 1975)
Nina Simone – July Tree (from the “Quiet Now: Night Songs” compilation – Verve Records – released in 2000. Originally released in 1965)
I’m back with another finely-crafted episode for you, the lovely listeners! Hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane last month (yes, I’m still planning on adding artwork)..but now, it’s back to the present..er..future..er past! Everywhere in time-space, in fact. The Stroboscope is running smoothly and about to deliver some more sublime sounds directly into your craniums.
Happy Summer to you all – the solstice was last week – I expect you’re getting some nice weather. We here in the UK had our usual “one gorgeous day”, then back to the rain! Nah, I keed, I keed – more bayootifull days will be on the way. Get outside and enjoy them – load the Kaleidophonic Stroboscope onto yer portable devices and chill out on a lazy sunny afternoon. I’m also one year older as of this month – ahh, another journey around the Sun.
Thanks to Will for the awesome K.C. tattoo, John Cole for the groovy meet-up in Oxford, and to all of you for tuning in, turning up and rocking out!
The tracklist for this episode is:
Agitation Free – You Play For Us Today (taken from the “Malesch” album – Music Factory/Vertigo Records – released in 1972)
Barclay James Harvest – Galadriel (taken from the “Once Again” album – Harvest/EMI Records – rel. in 1971)
George Gershwin – Three Preludes For Piano: No.1 – B-flat major, No. 2 – C-sharp major, No. 3 – E-flat major (from the “Rhapsody In Blue” CD-set – Castle Communications Records – released in 1993)
Cardiacs – The Leader Of The Starry Skies (from the “On Land And In The Sea” album – Alphabet Business Concern Records – released in 1989)
Nomads Of Dub – Spirals (taken from the “Alex Paterson – Journey Into Paradise” album – Dragonfly Records – rel. in 2001)
Daevid Allen – Stoned Innocent Frankenstein (from the “Banana Moon” album – BYG/Actual Records – released in 1971)
A.R. & Machines – Tarzan’s Abenteuer Im Sommerschlaussverkauf (taken from the “A.R. 3″ album – Zebra Records – released in 1972)
Kronos Quartet - A Cool Wind Is Blowing (taken from the “Night Prayers” album – Elektra/Nonesuch Records – rel. in 1994)
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Featured EP: The Future Sound Of London – “The Far-Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman” (Virgin Records – released 15th May, 1995)
Featured tracks: Smoking Japanese Babe/Amoeba
The Way We Live – Siderial (taken from the “A Candle For Judith” album – Dandelion Records – released in 1971)
Family – Love Is A Sleeper (from the “A Song For Me” album – Reprise Records – released in 1970)
Hallucinogen - Solstice (Warwick Bassmonkey Mix) (taken from the “Hallucinogen In Dub” album – Twisted Records – released in 2002)