Saturday, 18 May 2019

Episode 71

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Caravan — "L'Auberge Du Sanglier" ("A-Hunting We Shall Go" → "Backwards") (live BBC session for John Peel Show, 1973-08-23)

3. Ted Daniel Quintet — "Sweet Dreams (For Your Eyes)" (from Tapestry, 1977)

4. Robert Wyatt and friends — "Sea Song" (from Theatre Royal Drury Lane, recorded 1974-09-08, released 2005)

5. Steve Miller — "Big Jobs, No. 2" → "God Song" (live Nijmegen, Holland, October 21, 1972, bonus track from the Miller/Coxhill re-release The Story So Far / ...Oh Really?, 2007)

6. Jouis — "Cat" (from Mind Bahn, 2019)

7. Max Richter — "Mercy" (performed by Hillary Hahn and Corey Smythe, from In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores, 2013)

8. Can — "One More Night" (from Ege Bamyasi, 1972)

9. Grateful Dead [feat. Branford Marsalis] — "Bird Song" (live at Nassau Colliseum, NY, 1990-03-29)

10. Grateful Dead [feat. Branford Marsalis] — "Dark Star" → "Drums/Space" → "Dark Star" (live at Nassau Colliseum, NY, 1990-03-29)

11. Anderida — "Here Goes" (from Here Goes..., 2019)

12. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Half the Sky" (live at Free Range, Canterbury, 2019-03-07)

13. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Falling Away" (live at Free Range, Canterbury, 2019-03-07)

14. Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy — "Leylines to Glassdom" → "Crystal City" → "Activation Meditation" → "The Glorious Om Riff" (from Green, 1978)

15. Kevin Ayers — "All This Crazy Gift of Time" (from Joy Of A Toy, 1969)

16. Galen Ayers and Bridget St. John — "The Oyster and the Flying Fish" (live in NYC, 2017-11-17)

17. Camel — "Supertwister" → "Earthrise" (from Mirage, 1974)



Erratum: Chlöe Herrington plays bassoon and soprano sax (as did Lindsay Cooper), but not oboe as I said.







Here's Nick's driftwood cabinet based on Kevin Ayers' "The Oyster and the Flying Fish", nearly completed. If you're interested in it, you can contact him through his website:

Friday, 19 April 2019

Episode 70

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Matching Mole — "Righteous Rumba" → "Brandy As In Benji" (from Matching Mole's Little Red Record, 1972)

3. Sun Ra — electric piano solo (Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, 1980-01-25)

4. Michael Mantler feat. Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt and Kevin Coyne — "On Good Evenings" (from Silence, 1977)

5. Jon Hassell Performance Group — improvisation (Avignon, June 1982)

6. Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble — "In C (Semi-Detached)" [Jack Dangers remix] (from In C Remixed, 2009)

7. Bruno Tocanne, Sophia Domancich, Antoine Läng and Rémi Gaudillat — "Sea Dance" (from Sea Song(e)s, 2018)

8. Фирюза [Firyuza] — "Ашхабад" → "Край Родной" (from Фирюза, 1979)

9. Egg — "Wring Out the Ground (Loosely Now)" (from The Civil Surface, 1974)

10. Gong — "What Do You Want?" (from Continental Circus, 1971)

11. Hatfield and the North — "Mumps" (from The Rotters Club, 1975)

12. Pink Floyd — "Green Is The Colour" (from More, 1969)

13. Anthony Baden Saggers — "Sketch #6" (from Sketches from a Minor Tragedy, 2019)

14. Lapis Lazuli — "Hired Soul" (from Brain, 2018)

15. Soft Machine — "Teeth" (from Fourth, 1971)

16. Sunwatchers — "Ptah, The El Daoud" (from Illegal Moves, 2019)

17. Grand Veymont — "La T&ehat;te de la Dame" (from Route Du Vertige, 2018)

18. Henry Cow — "Bee" (radio session for John Peel, BBC Radio One, 1973-04-24)

19. Kevin Ayers — "Lullaby" (from Whatevershebringswesing, 1971)



errata/clarifications: Miguel Frasconi has supplied the lineup of the Jon Hassell Performance Group: "Jon Hassell on trumpet, Michael Brook doing live processing/sampling and kalimba, JA Dino Dean on slit drum and percussion, and me on udu (clay pot drum) and keyboard (a Casio 202, processed by Michael). I think this was the first time Jon ever played without a pitched drone, because his old scalatron blew up during sound check. All the better to hear his unique trumpet technique.". Grand Valley State University is in Allendale, Michigan. The only guitarist on Continental Circus was Daevid Allen himself (+ Christian Tritsch on bass, Didier on sax, Pip on drums, Gilli on space whisper). The only supplementary player on the "Mumps" suite was Jimmy Hastings (flute and sax). Sunwatchers are from NYC. That's Didier Malherbe playing flute on Kevin Ayers' "Lullaby" and David Bedford on electric piano...Kevin wrote the melody but it's not clear that he played anything on the recording.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Episode 69

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Robert Wyatt — "I'm A Believer [Extended Version]" (1974, released on EPs, 1999)

3. World's Experience Orchestra — "The Prayer" (from The Beginning Of A New Birth, 1975)

4. David Gilmour, Richard Wright et al. — "Echoes" (live in Gdańsk, Poland, 2006-08-26)

5. Gong — "A Sprinkling of Clouds (System 7 Remix)" (from Area 51 — The Roswell Incident compilation, 1997)

6. Joshua — "Born in America" (from forthcoming EP)

7. Josh Magill guest mix:

  • Robert Wyatt — "Sea Song" (from Rock Bottom, 1974)
  • Matthew Herbert Big Band — "Turning Pages" (from Goodbye Swingtime, 2003)
  • Camel — "Migration" (from The Snow Goose, 1975)
  • Grover Washington Jr. — "Black Frost" (from Mister Magic, 1975)
  • Dungen — "Fredag" (from 4, 2008)
  • Caravan — "Golf Girl" (from In The Land of Grey and Pink, 1971)
  • Frank Zappa — "Cosmik Debris" (from Apostrophe ('), 1974)
  • Tom Zé — "Jimmy Renda-se" (7" single, 1971)
  • Caetano Veloso — "Lost In The Paradise" (from Caetano Veloso, 1969)
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra — "Birds Of Fire" (from Birds of Fire, 1973)
  • The Evil Usses — "Pre-Op Pop" (from Amateur Pro Wrestling, 2017)
  • Zoo For You — "Polystyrene Man" (from Fast Dance on a Nail, 2012)

8. Lindsay Cooper's Oh Moscow — "England Descending" (live in Volgograd, Russia 1991-09-28)

9. VÄLVE — "can you tell me about the life cycle of aphids?" (from #2 [cycles], 2018)

10. nør løve — "tusener" (from (pilots), 2019)

11. Richard James Blyth — "Music For Unsafe Cable Cars" (online release, 2014)

12. Haiku Salut — "I Am Who I Remind You Of" (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

13. Paisley Mess — "The Fox" (online release, 2019)

14. Kevin Ayers and friends — "Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You" (live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1974-06-01)

15. Mother Superior — "Ticklish Allsorts" (from Lady Madonna, 1975)

16. Mark Hollis — "A New Jerusalem" (from Mark Hollis, 1998)



clarifications/errata: The other musician's on Chloë Herrington's VÄLVE EP #2 [cycles] are Elen Evans (vocals, harp) and Emma Sullivan (vocals, microKORG, bass). Mother Superior didn't quite "vanish without a trace and give up" after their album failed to get much attention — they carried on gigging, shifting lineups and lasting until '77. You can find out more about their story here.



Uncut article on the recording of "I'm a Believer"

   

fax from Moscow Jazz Festival cancelling festival due to coup in Russia
fax from Moscow Jazz Festival to Lindsay Cooper re: Coup

Head Heritage piece on Mark Hollis' eponymous solo album



Saturday, 9 February 2019

Episode 68

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell" (from Flying Teapot, 1973)

3. Sun Ra and His Arkestra — "Door of the Cosmos" (from Door of the Cosmos, 1979)

4. Kevin Ayers — "May I?" (from BBC TV's The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972-04-04)

5. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — "Kinematic Wave" (online release, 2019)

6. Haiku Salut — "Cold to Crack the Stones" (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

7. Thing — "Chimey" (online release, 2019)

8. Jacob Brant — "Valerian" (from Stark EP, 2019)

9. Lapis Lazuli — "And Stay Out!" (from Brain, 2018)

10. you me & us — "Hopeful Impressions of Happiness" (from Rain Check DVD, 2018, recorded live in Tokyo, 2013-10-31)

11. Can — "Tango Whiskyman" (from Soundtracks, 1970)

12. The Artaud Beats — "Platform" (from Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11, 2018)

13. Bruno Tocanne, Sophia Domancich, Antoine Läng and Rémi Gaudillat — "C(arla) Song" → "Du Clair au Sombre" (from Sea Song(e)s, 2018)

14. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble featuring Robert Wyatt — "Re-Arranging the 20th Century" (from musiK/Re-Arranging The 20th Century, 2004)

15. Robert Wyatt — "Alien piano excerpt" (recorded at Robert's home, featured in Italian documentary Little Red Robin Hood, 1998)

16. Jack Hues and the Quartet with Syd Arthur — "Nobody's Fault But My Own" (one-sided 12" vinyl, forthcoming March 2019)

17. Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets — "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" (live in Düsseldorf, 2018-09-11)

18. Kraftwerk — "Numbers" [live] (from Minimum-Maximum, 2005, recorded live in San Francisco, 2004-04-28)

19. Pharaoah Sanders — "Astral Traveling (Boozoo Bajou remix)" (from Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked, 2005)

20. Miles Davis — "Sanctuary" (from Bitches Brew, 1969)

21. Led Bib — "Is That a Woodblock?" (from Bring Your Own, 2011)

22. Ozric Tentacles — "The Om Riff" (live at Stonehenge Free Festival, 1984-06-21)

23. The Soft Machine — "Fred The Fish" (aborted single, 1966)



clarifications/errata: The Artaud Beats' track "Platform" wasn't a studio recording, but rather a live recording from a venue in Kobe, Japan called Big Apple.



Thursday, 17 January 2019

Episode 67

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1. Owen Hewson — “Facelift” theme

2. Caravan — “Golf Girl” (from German TV programme Beat Club, 1971-07-24)

3. Khan Jamal — “The Known Unknown” (from Infinity, recorded 1982, released 1988)

4. Lapis Lazuli — “Low Key” (from Brain, 2018)

5. Frank Zappa — “Dupree’s Paradise” (from Road Tapes, Venue 2, live in Helsinki 1973-08-24)

6. Garrett List — “Your Own Self” [side one] (from Your Own Self, 1972)

7. Robert Wyatt — “Salt/Ivy” (from Airplay, Japanese mini-CD, 2002)

8. Robert Wyatt — “I Wonder How Your Breath Can Last” (bonus track on vinyl reissue of Shleep, 2007)

9. John Coltrane — “One Up, One Down” (from Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, recorded 1963, release 2018)

10. Centipede — “Septober Energy, part 4” (from Septober Energy, 1971)

11. mv & ee — “Freight Train” → “East Virginia Galaxy” (from Lunar Blues, 2004)

12. Gilli Smyth — “Time Of The Goddess” (from Mother, 1978)

13. Nancy Berserk — “Angelfish” (online release, 2019)

14. Haiku Salut — “Occupy” (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

15. The Artaud Beats — “Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11 III” (from Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11, 2018)

16. Miles Davis — “John McLaughlin” (from Bitches Brew, 1969)

17. Steve Hillage — “The Salmon Song” → “Solar Musick Suite (Part 2)” (from Rainbow 1977, recorded 1977-11-03, released 2014)

18. Syd Arthur — “Chariots” → “Singularity” (live in Nashville 2014-07-28)

19. King Crimson — “Starless” (partial) (from Red, 1974)

20. Soft Machine — “Hope For Happiness” → jam (on French TV programme Dim Dam Dom 1967-10-08)

21. Kevin Ayers — “Am I Really Marcel?” (live on Spanish TV programme Tal Cual, 1988 or ’89)



former Syd Arthur drummer Fred Rother's writing and photography


 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Episode 66

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Kevin Ayers — "Am I Really Marcel?" (from Falling Up, 1988)

3. Daevid Allen Weird Quartet — "Dim Sum" → "In Alphabetical Order" (from Elevenses, 2016)

4. The Muffins — "Chronometers" (from Chronometers, recorded 1976, released 1993)

5. Soft Machine — "Kings and Queens" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-12)

6. John McLaughlin — "This Is For Us To Share" (from Extrapolation, 1969)

7. Miles Davis — "Violet" (from Aura, 1989)

8. Hatfield and the North — "Further Dances" → "La Barbe Extract" → "Confiture de la Barbe" (from Hattitude: Archive Recordings 1973—1975, Volume 2, 2006)

9. Dire Wolves — "In And Out Of den Gärten He Goes" (from Paradisiacal Mind, 2018)

10. Moondog — "Heimdall Fanfaire" (from In Europe, 1977)

11. Anaïd — unknown excerpt (from French local TV, c.1987)

12. Anaïd — "Arabesque" (from Belladonna, 1989)

13. Henry Cow — "March" → "Erk Gah" (recorded live in Vevey, Switzerland for Swiss TV's Kaleidospop, 1976-08-25)

14. Theodore — "Towards (Koloto Remix)" (online release, 2018)

15. Caravan — "With an Ear to the Ground You Can Make It" (from If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You, 1970)

16. Lapis Lazuli — "Falling Line" (from Brain, 2018)

17. Luo — "Aardvarks" (recorded live at Brighton Dome, 2014)

18. Miroslav Vitouš — "Infinite Search" (from Infinite Search, 1970)

19. Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral — William Byrd, Mass for Four Voices: "Kyrie"; "Gloria"; "Credo"; "Sanctus" (recorded live in a secret woodland location near Canterbury, June 2017)

20. Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen — "What a Wonderful World" (from The Ghosts Within, 2010)



errata/clarifications: My claim that Moondog married a German woman seems to be unfounded. He settled there in 1974 based on an idealised view of the country and its culture. The Anaïd French TV broadcast was from 1988, not '87. Theodore is a multi-instrumentalist/producer based in Athens — find out more here. Luo played Canterbury's Crash of Moons Club back in October 2016 — time flies! "Vitouš" is pronounced like "Vitoshe" (sorry Miroslav!).



Friday, 23 November 2018

Episode 65

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Soft Machine — "Tales of Taliesin" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-12)

3. Nubya Garcia — "Contemplation" (from Nubya's 5ive, 2017)

4. Centipede — "Septober Energy, part 2" (from Septober Energy, 1971)

5. Lapis Lazuli — "The Slug" (from Brain, forthcoming, 2018)

6. Camembert — "Skwitch" (from Negative Toe, 2018)

7. Psicomagia — "El Memoriosa" (from Psicomagia, 2013)

8. Accordo dei Contrari — "Eros vs Anteros" (from Violato Intatto, 2017)

9. Inner Ear Brigade — "Targa Florio" (from Dromology, 2017)

10. Yugen — "As Matter of Breath" (from Death by Water, 2016)

11. Aidan Shepherd — synthesiser improvisation (secret woodland location near Canterbury, 2018-11-04)

12. Hugh Hopper and Alan Gowen — "Waltz For Nobby" (from Two Rainbows Daily, 1980)

13. Soft Machine — "The Man Who Waved at Trains" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-16)

14. Garrett List — "Your Own Self" (side 2) (from Your Own Self, 1972)

15. Stray Ghost — "Fear of a Silent Spring" (from A Shade Under Thirty, 2018)

16. National Health — "Clocks and Clouds" (live in Dundee, 1976-02-02)



errata/clarifications: The Lapis Lazuli track is called "The Slug" (not "Slug")



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Episode 64

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Robert Wyatt — "Maryan" (from Shleep, 1997)

3. Nubya Garcia — "Fly Free" (from Nubya's 5ive, 2017)

4. Koloto — "Lyra" (online release, 2018)

5. Hippo — "No Fly Zone" (live in Bude, April 2017)

6. Caravan — "For Richard" (live in Denver, Colorado, 1974-11-13, from A Hunting We Shall Go: Live in 1974, 2008)

7. Kevin Ayers — "Interview" (live in London, 1974-06-01)

8. Callum Magill/Nelson Parade guest mix:

  • Soft Machine — "A Concise British Alphabet, Pt. II" → "Hulloder" → "Dada Was Here" → "Thank You Pierre Lunaire" → "Have You Ever Bean Green?" (from Volume 2, 1969)
  • Gentle Giant — "Interview" (from Interview, 1976)
  • Hatfield and the North — "Share It" (from The Rotters Club, 1975)
  • Caravan — "Waterloo Lily" (from Waterloo Lily, 1972)
  • Gong — "Eat That Phone Book Coda" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)
  • Gong — "You Can't Kill Me" (from Camembert Electrique, 1971)
  • Egg — "The Song of McGillicudie the Pusillanimous (or Don't Worry, James Your Socks Are Hanging In the Coal Cellar With Thomas)" (from Egg, 1970)
  • Hatfield and the North — "Bossa Nochance" → "Big Jobs No. 2" → "Lobster in Cleavage Probe" → "Gigantic Crabs in Earth Takeover Bidd" → "The Other Stubbs Effect" (from Hatfield and the North, 1974)
  • Robert Wyatt — "Pigs...(In There)" (from compilation Abuse: Artists For Animals, 1986)
  • Gong — "Percolations" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)
  • Camel — "Rhayader" [instrumental] (from The Snow Goose, 1975)

9. Nelson Parade — "Go Home Nelson" (from Nothing in Particles EP, 2018)

10. The Claudia Quintet — "Coping Song" (from September, 2013)

11. Mary Jane Leach — "Foi de Joie" (from Celestial Fires, 1993)

12. Hugh Hopper and Alan Gowen — "Every Silver Lining" (from Two Rainbows Daily, 1980)

13. Terry Riley — "A Rainbow in Curved Air" (from A Rainbow in Curved Air, 1967)

14. Penguin Cafe Orchestra — "Chartered Flight" (from Music From the Penguin Cafe, 1976)

15. Amoeba Split — "Those Fading Hours" (from Second Split, 2016)

16. Slapp Happy — "Haiku" (from Casablanca Moon, 1974)



errata/clarifications: "Maryan" was jointly composed by Robert Wyatt and French jazz guitarist Philip Catherine. I mispronounced Nubya Garcia's name — it's "noo-bai-ya". Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues came out in 1976.



Sunday, 23 September 2018

Episode 63

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — "Lady Rachel" (live on John Peel's Sunday Show, BBC Radio One, 1970-05-17?)

3. The Papylonian Babooshkies — "For the Space of the Time Being" (live at Smugglers Festival near Deal, Kent, 2018-08-30)

4. Jimi Hendrix, Robert Wyatt, Andy Summers and Zoot Money — studio jam, TTG Studios, Hollywood, CA, late October 1968

5. Itsuroh Shimoda — "Everybody Anyone" (from Love Songs and Lamentations, 1973)

6. Hugh Hopper — "Miniluv" (live in Amsterdam, 1989-09-29, from Meccano Pelorus, 1991)

7. The Muffins — "Come What Molten Cloud" (from Chronometers, recorded 1975, released 1993)

8. Gong — "Escape Control Delete" (from 2032, 2009)

9. "Local Hoot" radio takeover playlist for Max Martin (RIP)

  • Kevin Ayers — "Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes" (from Whatevershebringswesing, 1971)
  • The Wilde Flowers — "Those Words They Say" (1966 demo)
  • Soft Machine — "As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still" (from Volume Two, 1969)
  • Caravan — "Winter Wine" (from In the Land of Grey and Pink, 1971)
  • Gong — "And You Tried So Hard" (from Camembert Electrique, 1971)
  • Steve Hillage — "Aftaglid" [excerpt] (from Fish Rising, 1974)
  • Matching Mole — "O Caroline" (from Matching Mole, 1972)
  • Robert Wyatt — "The Sea Song" (from Rock Bottom, 1974)
  • Hatfield and the North — "Shaving is Boring" (from Hatfield and the North, 1974)
  • Soft Machine — "Slightly All the Time" (from Third, 1970)
  • National Health — "Squarer For Maud" [excerpt] (from Of Queues and Cures, 1978)

10. My Cat Is An Alien — "Let Their Voices Speak Through The Wind" (from RE-SI-STEN-ZA!, 2016)

11. Robert Wyatt speaks on music, communication and breaking down cultural barriers

12. Syd Arthur — "The Berber Mountain Song" (from Kingdoms of Experience EP, 2008)

13. Syd Arthur — "Night-Shaped Light" (from On An On, 2012)

14. J.J. Cale — "Durango" (from Anyway The Wind Blows, recorded 1976, released 1997)



errata/clarifications: Zoot Money's real name was George (Money). The live Hugh Hopper piece is from a 1989 gig in Amsterdam, whereas the Amsterdam recording played last episode was from a 1991 gig. Daevid Allen added guest vocals to Muffins member Michael Zentner's 1983 Present Time album. The backing vocals on Itsuroh Shimoda's album was disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson. My Cat Is An Alien consists of brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio.



Friday, 24 August 2018

Episode 62

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. John Peel talking to Robert Wyatt on BBC Radio One, December 1969

3. Soft Machine — "Kings and Queens" (live in Brussels, 1971-01-15, broadcast on Belgian TV programme Pop Shop)

4. John Coltrane — "Untitled Original 11386 (take 1)" (Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, recorded 1963, release 2018)

5. Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — "We Did It Again" (live on John Peel's Sunday Show, BBC Radio One, 1970-05-17?)

6. Hatfield and the North (expanded band) — "Son of 'There's No Place Like Homerton'" (live at The Roundhouse, London (?), 1974-04-13)

7. The Boot Lagoon — "L'apperaill Doux" (from The Boot Lagoon EP, 2012)

8. Canterbury Legends (In Their Own Lunchtime) — "Wanglo-Saxon" (soundcheck, Cluny, France, 2007-05-05)

9. Nelson Parade — "You Make The Human Race" (from Nothing In Particles EP, 2018)

10. Nelson Parade — "Moonrise, part 3" (unreleased, 2016)

11. Mike Ratledge — piano standards (recorded by Brian Hopper in Canterbury, 1960 or '63)

12. Arlet — live in the woods near Canterbury, August 2017
"Final Sixteen", "For The Boy who Dreams of Flying in a Magical Pirate Ship", "Bowerhouse", "Samsong", "Big Red Sun", "V12", "The Woodturner", "Bowerhouse II", "Soundtrack", "The Big Ship", "Mattematix"

13. Hugh Hopper — "2P.M." (from Hooligan Romantics, 1994, recorded live in Amsterdam, 1991-02-22)

14. Kavus Torabi — "Radio To Their World" (from Solar Divination EP, 2018)

15. Steve Hillage — "Radio" (from Live at the Rainbow '77, 2014, recorded live in London, 1977-11-03)

16. Gong — "Crystal Machine" (from Pre-Modern Wireless, 1995, recorded for BBC Radio One session 1973-05-29)

17. Hawkwind — "Assault and Battery" → "The Golden Void" (from Live in Nottingham, 2002, recorded 1990)

18. De Lorians — "On the Hills of Red Kochia" (studio session recorded 2018-04-01)

19. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Banknote" (live at Zappanale festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, 2018-07-21)

20. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — live excerpt from Cafe Oto, London, 2018-06-16



clarifications/errata: I forgot to mention Ben Insall (guitar) when I gave the lineup for Arlet, sorry Ben! Alan Davey played bass with Hawkwind from 1984-96 and 2000-06. Harvey Bainbridge was with the band 1984-91. Simon House's tenure went back to the Hall of the Mountain Grill album (1974). And the wind player in Lindsay Cooper Songbook was Tim Hodgkinson (ex-Henry Cow), NOT Geoff Leight...sorry Tim!



Hatfield big band live '74 (Aymeric's dynamic slideshow)

Canterbury Legends soundcheck footage

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Episode 61

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Robert Wyatt — "Cancion de Julieta" (from Comicopera, 2007)

3. Koloto — "Hana" (online release, 2018)

4. Caravan — "A Hunting We Shall Go" (live at The Marquee, London, 1983-07-28)

5. Sunbirds — "Sunrise" (from Sunbirds, 1971)

6. Peter Michael Hammel — "Colours of Time (Part 1)" (from Colours of Time, 1980)

7. Björk — "The Anchor Song" (from Debut, 1993)

8. Humble Pious — "The Grids" (from Down the Rabbit Hole, 2018)

9. Nelson Parade — "Kevin Crashed and then Woke Up" (from Nothing in Particles EP, 2018)

10. Paisley Mess — "Cube" (online release, 2018)

11. Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — "Love Is" (live on John Peel's Sunday Show, BBC Radio One, 1970-05-17?)

12. Kavus Torabi — "Slow Movements" (from Solar Divination EP, 2018)

13. Steve Hillage — "Meditation of the Snake" (from Fish Rising, 1974)

14. Yes — "I See You" (from Yes, 1969)

15. Gong — "Syllabub" (from I See You, 2014)

16. Hatfield and the North — "Psychic Warrior" (live at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, 2006-06-25)

17. Soft Machine — "Facelift" → "Virtually" → "Slightly All The Time" → "Fletcher's Blemish" (from Live at Henie Onstadt Arts Centre 1971, recorded in Oslo, 1971-02-28, released 2009)

18. The Watts and Canterbury Favourites — "Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road" (live in Tokyo, 2017-12-04)

19. Jon Hassell — "Gift of Fire" (from Dream Theory in Malaya, 1981)

20. Syd Arthur — "Hometown Blues" (from Live in Brighton, EP, 2017)

21. Jamie Dams — "In Limbo" (from Rush of Souls, 2016)

22. Cardiacs — "All Spectacular" (from There's Too Many Irons In The Fire EP, 1987)



clarifications/errata: The drummer with The Whole World in May 1970 was Mick Fincher — Robert Wyatt replaced him a few months later. Both Sunbirds and Peter Michael Hammel were from Germany (PMH is still with us). The story of the Eno/Hassell dispute is more complex, I've learned. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was meant to be a trio album involving the two of them with David Byrne, but the project fell apart over musical direction and logistics. Byrne and Eno carried on, and Hassell felt (and remains) "bitter about what he consider the project's un-credited appropriation of his musical signatures". So perhaps I got it all back-to-front when I suggested that you could still hear Eno's signatures on that subsequent Hassell album... thoughts, anyone? And it seems the Nelson Parade EP release date may have been moved back to September...



Hatfield and the North live at Bowery Poetry Club, NYC 2006-06-25 (full video)


 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Episode 60

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Caravan — "Love Song With Flute" (from Caravan, 1969)

3. Elvin Jones — "P.P. Phoenix" (from Genesis, 1971)

4. Brian Eno — "Julie With..." (from Before and After Science, 1977)

5. Julius Brockington — "Forty-Nine Reasons" (from The United Chair, 1973)

6. Souljazz Orchestra — "Lotus Flower" (from Rising Sun, 2010)

7. Vels Trio — "The Wad" (online release, 2018)

8. Gong — "Guitar Zero" (from 2032, 2009)

9. Mikrosaivo [feat. Didier Malherbe] — "Om Twi Tara" (live in Moers, 2018-05-20)

10. Humble Pious — "Alice in Swampland (The Red Queen)" (from Down the Rabbit Hole, 2018)

11. The Muffins — "Writing Blind" (from Double Negative, 2004)

12. Soft Machine — "The Moon in June" (live at Plumpton Racecourse, 1969-08-08)

13. Tony Coulter's "Belgian Canterbury" guest mix:

  • Lagger Blues Machine — "Darknessly" (from Lagger Blues Machine, 1972)
  • Arkham — "Eve's Eventful Day (part 3)" (recorded 1971, from Arkham, 2002)
  • Cos — "L'Idiot Leon" (from Viva Boma, 1976)
  • Pazop — "Airport Formalities and Taking Off: Stewardess and Breakfast" (recorded 1973, from Psychillis of a Lunatic Genius, 1996)
  • Recreation — "Music for Your Dog" (from Music or Not Music, 1972)
  • Mad Curry — "Music, the Reason of Our Happiness" (from Mad Curry, 1971)
  • Solis Lacus — "Remake" (from Solis Lacus, 1975)
  • Arkham — "Tight Trousers" (recorded 1972, from Arkham, 2002)
  • Shampoo — "Hot Dog" (from Volume 1, 1972)
  • Malachi — "Little Victim" (from Malachi, 1970)
  • Cos — "Good Wind" (from Babel, 1978)
  • Placebo — "Tanga" (from Placebo, 1974)

14. Ex Eye — "Xenolith; The Anvil" (from Ex Eye, 2017)

15. Ellen Arkbro — "Three" (from For Organ and Brass, 2017)

16. Robert Wyatt — "You You" (from Comicopera, 2007)

17. Lapis Lazuli — "Inneres Reich [Music Is a Place remix]" (from Wrong Mixing EP, 2018)

18. Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt — "Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh" (7" single?, 1970)

19. National Health — "Squarer for Maud" (live in Maasluis, Netherlands, 1979-02-13)

20. Kevin Ayers — "Ballbearing Blues" (live at the Cobden Club, London, 2006-05-04)



clarifications/errata: I called the Gong proto-song from '71 "Never Start Another War" (it should have been "...Fight..."). I forgot to mention Brian Hopper was playing saxophone with the Soft Machine for their Plumpton festival set. Tom Liwa is from Germany, and Moers is in Germany too...sorry Tom! I mistakenly gave the venue of the '79 National Health set as "Maaluis" rather than "Maasluis".





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