Jah Wobble + Ollie Marland - Neon Moon (1985, UK, funk/electronic/dub) 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 06:05 PM - Music, - UK, English
Like Snake Charmer released on Island Records and never put on cd.
This time in cooperation with Ollie Marland (keyboards & percussion) and the vocal talents of Shara Nelson, Norma Lewis, Lisa Sullivan and Lorna Rowe.



Side one:
1 Love mystery [5:50]
2 Love mystery instrumental [4:04]
3 Running away [5:35]

Side two:
1 Neon moon [5:19]
2 Life on the line [2:34]
3 Life on the line dub [2:22]
4 The beast inside [4:25]
5 Despike [5:27]

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Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (1983, UK/DE, new wave/funk/electronic) 
Monday, April 2, 2007, 11:27 PM - Music, - DE, - UK, English
On this mini lp, Jah Wobble works again with Holger Czukay (Can). He did that before in 1981 on the excellent 12" How Much Are They? Also available on the Full Circle cd.
The Edge (U2) performs slide guitar on Snake Charmer and lead guitar and atmospherics on Hold On to Your Dreams. This was a one time collaboration.



Side one:
1 Snake charmer [6:09]
2 Hold on to your dreams [8:21]

Side two:
1 It was a camel [5:26]
2 Sleazy [3:43]
3 Snake charmer (reprise) [6:49]

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Jah Wobble - Samsara (2005, UK, world/electronic/dub) 
Sunday, April 1, 2007, 06:21 PM - Music, - UK, English
This video of a masterpiece from the Mu cd is online available.



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Jah Wobble - V.I.E.P. (1980, UK, new wave/electronic/dub) 
Friday, March 30, 2007, 06:35 PM - Music, - UK, English
Together with Betrayal, this is the best Jah Wobble lp/ep, to my taste. Totally weird.
I once wanted to do the Wobble version of Blueberry Hill at Paradiso's Latente Talente Show in Amsterdam, but the band didn't know where to begin. At the Debutistenfestival in S61, Roermond, the band did a better job, they saw it as a big joke (but I didn't know where to end).
Anyway, Blueberry Hill is different from the version on the Betrayal lp/cd and Blood Repression never made it to cd.



Side one:
1 Blueberry Hill [3:51]
2 Blueberry Hill (Computer Version) [4:19]
3 I Need You By My Side [3:34]
4 I Need You By My Side (Message From Pluto) [4:44]

Side two:
1 Sea-Side Special [7:37]
2 Something Profound [6:02]
3 Blood Repression [3:57]

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Jah Wobble - Island Paradise (1987, UK, new wave/ethnic/dub) 
Monday, March 26, 2007, 06:05 PM - Music, - UK, English
Despite some re-issues (Betrayal, Psalms) and samplers (Early Years, Anthology), a lot of the music of Jah Wobble never came available on cd and probably never will. He is too busy with producing new music on 30 Hertz Records.
I will post some 12"s with earlier work that (at least some songs) isn't released on compact disc.
Lead vocals on Island Paradise by Bim Sherman.



1 Island Paradise (club mix) [6:02]
2 Alcohol/Jihad [5:25]
3 Island Paradise (white mix) [2:42]

Both Island Paradise versions differ from the lp/cd Psalms version.

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Mike Hankinson - The Unusual Classical Synthesizer (1972, UK/US, electronic/classical) 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 08:45 PM - Music, - UK, - US, English
Mike Hankinson was born in Great Britain and lives in South Africa, but this lp was produced in the United States. I got the mp3's and scans from a visitor, who was so kind to allow me to share them.



from the sleeve notes:
This record is the first L.P. ever recorded using only the Electronic Music Studios "Synthi" VCS-3. This instrument has the capability of producing virtually any sound, but was used purely as a straight musical instrument on this L.P. The only modification - a potentiometer control was added, which gave a sliding octave up or down, by rotating the control, thus extending the keyboard to 5 octaves.



Side one:
1 Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach) [7:05]
2 Variations - Mein junges Leben hat ein End (Sweelinck) [3:29]
3 Sonata in D major (Scarlatti) [2:46]
4 Sonata Rondo (Clementi) [3:20]

Side two:
1 Concerto in A minor (Bach) [2:59]
2 Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) [3:37]
3 Italian Concerto (Bach) [3:37]
4 Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) [5:08]

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Blueprint - Prototypes (1980, UK/CA, pub rock/new wave) 
Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 07:50 PM - Music, - CA, - UK, English
Prototypes was a sampler by the Blueprint label. On it, 2 songs each of four acts: Fabulous Poodles, Karel Fialka, The Crooks and B.B.Gabor. The bands had not much in common and Blueprint was not a success and disappeared soon.
I personally like the dark synthesizer work of Karel Fialka the best.



Side one:
1 Fabulous Poodles - Mirror Star [4:25]
2 Fabulous Poodles - Pink City Twist [2:17]
3 Karel Fialka - Armband [3:27]
4 Karel Fialka - People are Strange (Doors cover) [3:02]

Side two:
1 The Crooks - Modern Boys [2:45]
2 The Crooks - Sound of Today [2:46]
3 B.B. Gabor - Soviet Jewellery [2:35]
4 B.B. Gabor - All the Time [5:02]



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