4 am rabbitholes are always the best…
4 am rabbitholes are always the best…
The first song on their third album, After Bathing At Baxter’s. Used words from A A Milne’s poems “Spring Morning” and “Halfway Down”.
This is for Gareth.
Estonian animated film by Rein Raamat, Tallinnfilm, 1983. The film brings to life in one nightmarish vision three detailed engravings from the early 1930s created by Estonian artist Eduard Viiralt: “The Preacher”, “Cabaret”, and “Hell”.
1970s psychedelic horror animation out of Japan. Pure, filthy, abject escapism, with a fantastical synth soundtrack.
Album: Cable Hogue Soundtrack (1992)
Been listening to this band a lot lately. They originally began in 1962 as a musical theatre troupe, however the formation of the band was not until 1967 at Kyoto University. The band’s style is typified by simple, repetitious instrumental passages, shrieking, cacophonous guitar feedback, extensive improvisation reminiscent of free jazz, and folk arrangement. Their discography is made up mostly of live bootlegs, soundboard archives and even a few rare aborted studio recording attempts as they have never officially released any of their own material. [SOURCE]
Album: Caress & Violence (1987)
About their faux-French name:
“Les rallizes dénudés” is their international name, in Japan they’re known as “Hadaka no rariizu”… Hadaka no translates to nu or dénudé; rariizu is a foreign word (or combination of sounds?) that was transliterated to the French-sounding “rallizes” when they got their international, French-sounding name.So… From a mysterious foreign word to a Japanese approximation, then to a French approximation of the Japanese. May well have been Larrys… Might have been another word… Could be something else entirely, that has meaning only for them… In any case, better not look for a French meaning in it!
“The Naked/Stripped/Bare Larries/Rallies” would be the English approximation.
From Absolutely Live, the first live album released by The Doors in July 1970.
Aaah– aaah… That head-shattering chorus! (NSFW.)
“Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain” meets “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” — read the story behind the video HERE.
“What a drag it is getting old…”
Released as a single in 1966, this song was also the first track on the Stones’ album Aftermath, their first full record of original songs – their previous offerings to date had been larded with blues covers.
Mick Jagger on the song: “It’s about drug dependence, but in a sort of like spoofy way. As a songwriter, I didn’t really think about addressing things like that. It was just every day stuff that you I’d observe and write about. It’s what writing is for really. There is a sort of naivety, but there’s also a lot of humour in those songs. They’re a lot based on humour. It was almost like a different band, a different world, a different view when we wrote them.” (SOURCE)
Off The Madcap Laughs (1968), slowed down 800%… Haunting. The original is HERE.
Ross Campbell wrote this heartfelt song for our extraordinary, mercurial friend, the visionary artist and musician Alex van Heerden, who was killed five years ago this morning in a car accident. The hole he left will never be closed.
HERE is another tribute written by Righard Kapp at the time of Alex’s passing.
And here is Alex talking with his singular insight at a workshop on Cape music held in Basel in 2006:
The perfect song for South Africa today. From the album The Wozard Of Iz, released on A&M in 1968.
“Shit on your whole mortifying, imaginary, and symbolic theatre!”
― Gilles Deleuze/Felix Guattari – Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
At last I’ve got around to posting something on Mixcloud again. Here’s a crazy pot-pourri of tunes with a French connection, compiled from selections for a set I played on the Wrong Rock Show back in August 2011.
Listen to Francophonics by Cherry Bomb on Mixcloud.
Rare 8mm footage of Japanese ’70s psychedelic rock group Flower Travellin’ Band (フラワー・トラベリン・バンド) playing their last show in April 1973 at Maruyama Park in Kyoto, Japan.
“There is no up or down
Your truth is the only master
Death is made by the living
Pain is only intense to you
The sun shines every day
So, so sad to hear Lou is gone. I have no words to begin to describe how influential his work has been to me since I first heard the Velvet Underground at 14.
1988. Enigma Records. Essential.
00:00 Teen Age Riot
06:58 Silver Rocket
10:46 The Sprawl
18:29 ‘Cross the Breeze
25:29 Eric’s Trip
29:18 Total Trash
36:52 Hey Joni
48:55 Rain King
56:44 Trilogy: a)The Wonder b)Hyperstation c)Eliminator Jr.
A collaboration between Stereolab and UI, covering Brian Eno’s song in 1998.
Yeah… hypnotic immersion. BRING IT. Off their new album, From Tomorrow.
HITD 020 – Vinyl LP
Co-Release: Hands In The Dark / All Time Low
Release date: 30th September 2013
From Faces in the Rocks (Grass Roots Records, 2007).
Original version was from Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Duophonic, 1996) – but this is a incredibly immersive alternative version, and the video is the bomb, too (har har, sorry).
From Electric Ladyland (Reprise Records, 1968).
So great sans Billy’s whine for a change…
Produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan
Recorded at Triclops Sound Studio, Atlanta, GA, USA
December 1992 – March 1993
Mixed by Alan Moulder, Butch Vig and Billy Corgan
Unreleased until 2011
Studio album, released in 1970
1. Baby night (16:24)
2. Silly Sally (16:22)
Total Time: 32:46
– Andrew Dershin / bass
– Jay Dorfman / drums, percussion
– Marvin Kaminowitz / lead guitar, vocals
– Michael Paris / tenor saxophone, alto recorder, vocals, percussion
– Steve Rosenstein / rhythm guitar, vocals
LP EMI/Electrola 1C 064-28886 / LP EMI/Electrola 1C 062-28886 / LP EMI/Harvest 054-24311 / CD EMI CDP 538-7 48871 (1990)