A Certain Ratio - Greetings Four (1986, UK, new wave/funk) 
Sunday, January 14, 2007, 10:41 PM - Music, - UK, English
Almost all the work of A Certain Ratio is issued on cd. Almost. I have some recordings that are only available on 12". I will post them and I start with Greetings Four. The first song, The Runner, is never released on cd. The 12" came out on The Italian label Materiali Sonoti, based in San Giovanni Valdarno (Greetings from S.G.V. says the inner sleeve). Management, design and photos are done by Italian people. It was recorded in England, 13/14 March 1986.



1 The Runner [5:09]
2 Inside [3:58]
3 Bootsy [4:32]
4 Fever 103° [5:48]

In this clip you can see them playing Inside in 1985 with Donald Johnson on bass (usually he plays the drums) and Martin Moscrop (guitarist) on drums.
I saw A Certain Ratio once in Doornroosje in Nijmegen, they just (or maybe just not) released their first lp (25-10-1980? Then I knew them only from the 12" Flight). Very impressive. It was a strange combination: all those shy white guys fiddling on their instruments and effects, making a kind of soundscape, and the black funky drummer who hold this all together.

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update:
The Runner is available on sampler The Greetings Compact.
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The Danse Society - There is no shame in death (1980, UK, new wave/electronic/gothic) 
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 07:29 PM - Music, - UK, English
The first 12" of the Dance Society.
What kind of music would they have made if there were no echo machines?



1 - There is no shame in death [12:19]
2 - Dolphins [3:06]
3 - These frayed edges [4:18]

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Genesis - BBC master dat (1972, UK, symphonic rock) 
Friday, January 12, 2007, 06:37 PM - Music, - UK, English
In my post of Supersister live in Meerlo I mentioned that Genesis was playing at that festival too. A Genesis fan club picked this up, they have a list of all the Genesis performances, but the concert at the Midsummer Pop Festival 1972 in Meerlo was not on that list, even not on the gig list of Phil Collins. After some investigation they managed to find a copy of a collage with a newspaper print of a photo of the appearance of Genesis on stage in Meerlo, July 8th 1972, made by Joeps van Hees!

So I was not hallucinating (and neither did my ticket).



Their request is:
Does anybody have more photos or recordings of the performance of Genesis in Meerlo?
If so, or you know a nice story about it, please mail pcn<at>live<dot>nl or leave a comment here.
They will be grateful and probably reward you with a rare recording of Genesis, just as they gave me.
And they didn't mind if I shared this recording, so here it is.

In Concert
March 2, 1972, Paris Theatre, London
- The Fountain Of Salmacis [7:43]
- The Musical Box [9:39]
- The Return Of The Giant Hogweed [7:58]

Top Gear
September 25, 1972, BBC Studio, London
- Twilight Alehouse [7:56]
- Get 'em Out By Friday [8:41]
- Watcher Of The Skies [7:38]

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Vinyl flexi's (1982-1983, UK, new wave) 
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 09:37 PM - Music, - UK, English
In a previous post I requested some rips of Vinyl magazine flexi discs.
Toon from Belgium was kind enough to send me those.
I hereby share them.
Thanks to Toon!



Cabaret Voltaire - Over And Over
Gang Of Four - Lord Make Me A Cowboy
Mark Stewart And The Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice (Exclusive Version)
The Mekons - Guardian
The Sound - Mining For Heart Golden Soldiers
Theatre Of Hate - Poppies
Thomas Leer - Who's Fooling Who

Does anybody know if Lord Make Me A Cowboy of the Gang Of Four is available on a cd?

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Another Absurd Record (1979, UK, new wave/weird) 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 08:14 PM - Music, - UK, English
In October I posted Gerry & the Holograms on Another Absurd Record.
Without me knowing it, the guy(s) of Mein Walkman Ist Kaputt posted in November six other releases of that label.
I just found out.


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Listen temporary removed 
Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 09:23 AM - Music, English

I have to do this, it costs too much data traffic.



The possibility to listen comes back, but then with fragments.

Sorry,
wieL.

De Minuut van Ruud laatste deel (Jaap Aap Show - Media-Mangel, 1989) 
Monday, January 8, 2007, 07:15 PM - Fun, Nederlands
Eindelijk alle Minuten van Ruud die ik heb op YouTube gezet.









Geinig hè?

Op verzoek heb ik een aantal afleveringen op mediafire en megaupload gezet:
(in video-cd mpeg1 formaat)

Animal Crackers compilatie [mf] [mu]
Jaap Aap compilatie [mf] [mu]
Wegtrekkers en Animal Crackers, incl Ruud met fluitketel [mf] [mu]
Wegtrekkers en Animal Crackers, incl the Making of de Minuut van Ruud [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Deetman als voorzitter [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - In plaats van plassen [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Optreden Ruud Lubbers [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Ruud Lubbers Film [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Ruud gaat stemmen [mf] [mu]
Jaap, Ruud en Guus - Verkleedpartij Jaap [mf] [mu]
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