The Normal - Warm Leatherette (1978, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Sunday, September 24, 2006, 10:25 AM - Music, - UK, English
A hit for Grace Jones, but written and first performed by Daniel Miller as 'The Normal', the first release on his own Mute label.
Very minimalistic.
B-side: T.V.O.D.



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The Sound of Criss Cross - Classics Moog Indigo (1973, FR, electronic) 
Saturday, September 23, 2006, 07:40 PM - Music, - FR, English
The coming weeks I try to upload an electronic record every day.
Electronic for me means synthesizers, sound effects, weird noises.
Once a week an lp, the other days singles.

Today I start with an lp with popular classic melodies performed by an orchestra and an arp synthesizer, not a moog as the title might suggest.



Side 1:
1 L'Arlésienne (Ouverture) [2:47]
2 Sonate XI [2:39]
3 Le Tambourin [2:31]
4 Le Barbier De Séville (Air De Figaro) [2:31]
5 Danse Norvégienne N° 2 [2:46]
6 Guillaume Tell (Ouverture) [2:28]

Side 2:
1 Sonate Pathétique (Adagio Cantabile) [3:38]
2 Marche Turque [2:14]
3 Habanera (Extrait De Carmen) [2:44]
4 The Fifth Season [2:40]
5 Badinerie (Extrait De La Suite En Si Mineur) [2:16]
6 Symphonie N° 40 [3:21]

All arranged by 'Johnny Glider'.
More odd than good.

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From behind the cabinet: Eddie and the Hot Rods - Live at the Marquee on 9th July 1976 (UK, punk/pub rock)  
Friday, September 22, 2006, 10:30 PM - Music, - UK, English
A real good one, you can feel the drive and the live atmosphere.
I saw them once in Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Very solid band, nice covers.



1 - 96 Tears [2:53]
2 - Get out of Denver [3:52]
3 - Gloria / (I can't get no) Satisfaction [5:21]

You can read more here.

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From behind the cabinet: Rebel Force - Mix Gone (reggae/dub) 
Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 09:14 PM - Music, - ??, English
Deliberately vague.
A-side is Root's Man by Ta-Teacher Love.
B-side is Mix Gone by Rebel Force, but clearly a dub version of Root's Man.
Arrangement by Bob West, no writer mentioned.



Got it on a clearance sale.

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Nice idea: a Commodore 64 orchestra 
Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 06:15 PM - Music, English


But I expected an orchestra whose instruments are Commodore 64s.
This is a concert where a traditional ensemble plays melodies of Commodore 64 games.
:-(


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From behind the cabinet: Those Naughty Lumps - Iggy Pop's Jacket (1978, UK, Punk/New wave) 
Monday, September 18, 2006, 07:04 PM - Music, - UK, English
A fairly unknown Liverpool band. Sounds much like the Members, but who knows them. Short punky songs with fender guitar.
I heard it on the radio. Every Saturday I listened to John Peel's Music on BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) that was aired by a nearby military station in Germany.



I don't know how I got it. Maybe in Amsterdam (No Fun on the Rijnstraat) or Nijmegen or somebody brought it from London. No internet shops at that time.

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From behind the cabinet: Instant Composers Pool (1972, NL, Weird) 
Sunday, September 17, 2006, 06:13 PM - Music, - NL, English
When rearranging my living room, I discovered some hidden records.
Most of them are odd, I will publish them the next days.

Starting with this 5" flexi of the Instant Composers Pool, a dutch improvisation band. Most of its members are now in the Willem Breuker Collectief.
This record was distributed for free at high schools as promotion for the CJP (Cultural Youth Passport).



A combination of psych, weird, blues and free jazz.
I think it's very rare.
On the other side was a song of Solution, another fine dutch band, taken from their lp Divergence, still available on cd in the shop.

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