Vpro Piknik (1970/71, Hippie music) 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 09:04 PM - Music, - NL, - UK, - US, English
Today no electronic record.

I stumbled upon a self made double cd with music from the dutch television programs called Piknik (1970) and Campus (1971).
It was broadcasted live by the alternative television organization VPRO. Two bands played live every episode.

After 25 years the VPRO broadcasted some audio recordings again, there are no video recordings left. What I post are these audio recordings.
Information is still available on the VPRO site (in dutch).



1 - Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die 6:24
16-7-70 Bio Vakantieoord, Bergen Aan Zee

2 - Michael Chapman: Mozart Lives Upstairs 5:27
16-7-70 Bio Vakantieoord, Bergen Aan Zee

3 - Sweet Smoke: Mirrors 7:29
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

4 - Ccc Inc: Midnight Special 8:02
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

5 - Cochese: The 59'th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 4:12
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

6 - Canned Heat: ? 1:58
10-9-70 (Last Piknik) Kasteel Groeneveld - Baarn

7 - Canned Heat: ? 5:02
8 - Canned Heat: Let's Work Together 4:01
Arcen (Campus)

9 - Richie Havens: Minstrel Came Down From God 3:51
10 - Richie Havens: Gonna Die Blues 3:41
De Promers, Naarden (Piknik)

11 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Night Train 3:44
12 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Five Long Years 6:28
13 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Simple Man 7:28
Camping Stania State, Unkerke (Friesland)

14 - Brainbox: Mobilea 5:21
15 - Brainbox: Baby What You Want Me To Do 4:27
1-7-71 (1st Campus)

16 - Slade: Hear Me Calling 4:40
17 - Slade: Know Who You Are, Know Where You're Going To 3:17
18 - Slade: Sweet Little Rock & Roller 2:48
19 - Slade: Know Who You Are,Sweet Box 6:59
20 - Slade: Get Down & Get With It 4:30
1-7-70 Dijkschatsbos, Wieringerwerf

21 - Dr. John: Gris Gris 14:54
22 - Dr. John: I Walking On Guilded Splinters 8:12
23 - Dr. John: Mama Roux 4:38
2-7-70 Ruïne Van Brederode, Velsen

24 - Sly & the Family Stone: Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself 5:59
10-9-70 (Last Piknik) Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn

25 - Slade: Born To Be Wild 1:00
Only the beginning, 1-7-70 Dijkschatsbos, Wieringerwerf

You can hear some more of Sly & the Family Stone and Dr. John's performance in a Real Audio stream on the 3 voor 12 site.

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Gershon Kingsley - Pop Corn (1969, US, electronic) 
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 04:21 PM - Music, - US, English
This was the original one, still available on the cd "Music to Moog by".



Gershon Kingsley recorded it in 1969, but only after three years it became a huge hit, not in his version but in the versions of Hot Butter and the Popcorn Makers, that sounded much like the re-recording of Kingsley, done with his First Moog Quartet.

It is covered a lot of times, you can find a list of all versions at popcorn-song.com.
I included three covers in the post.
One by Klaus Wunderlich as part of a medley with Apache and Corn-Flakes. (not my rip)
An other one is a version by James Last. (not my rip)
And the last one a cover by Gershon Kingsley himself, done on a Groovebox in 2000, on the sampler 'At home with the Groovebox', a beautiful relaxed version.

Kingsley is most well known in his collaboration with Jean-Jacques Perrey with the albums 'The In Sound From Way Out' (1966) and 'Kaleidoscopic Vibrations' (1967).

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Anarchic System - Pop Corn (1972, FR, electronic) 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 06:12 PM - Music, - FR, English
A vocal version of this well known tune by Gershon Kingsley.
Tomorrow more about Pop Corn and Kingsley.

I bought this single for two euro in a little restaurant in Amsterdam: Latei. This a place at de Zeedijk 143 which not only is a restaurant, but also a second hand shop. Everything you see, including the furniture, you can buy.



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Drinking Electricity - Cruising Missiles (1980, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 02:30 PM - Music, - UK, English
Here is the second single of Drinking Electricity I own.
On the b-side a version of 'Shaking all over' that deserves more the label electronic. I knew that song from the Who (Live at Leeds). But it is written and first performed by Frederick Heath using his pseudonym Johnny Kidd.



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Drinking Electricity - Shake some action (1980, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Monday, September 25, 2006, 01:43 PM - Music, - UK, English
Not much known about this band.
Formed by Anne Marie Heighway and David Rome.
Produced by Bob Last and issued on his pop:aural label.

Overview of pop:aural records.
The Discography of Drinking Electricity.



On the b-side a cheap version which is more electronic.
Tomorrow I'll post another single of them.

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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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