Gerry & the Holograms - Meet the Dissidents (1979, UK, electronic/new wave/weird) 
Friday, October 6, 2006, 09:35 PM - Music, - UK, English
gramm...gramm...gramm...gramm...gramm...gramm...
I wish I wrote those words.
Another Absurd Record.
'Did I say there were 16 of me? / I'm sorry, there's only 1 / The others are just fragments / Of Gerry and The Holograms...'



I read somewhere that they also produced a 7" called 'The Emperor's new music', which you couldn't play because it was glued to the sleeve.

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Passage - New Love Songs (1978, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Sunday, October 1, 2006, 01:25 PM - Music, - UK, English
Passage was a band from Manchester and produced the first years two 'concept singles': 'New Love Songs' and 'About Time'.
For the first one they were accused of sexism and, well, if you listen to the lyrics on 'Love Song' and you don't have humor, you can understand that.
Only '$lit Machine' of 'New Love Songs' is a bit electronic, and that e.p. I post, but all songs are very good.



Dick Witts - drums
Tony Friel - bass
Lorraine Hilton - keyboards

1 Love Song
2 Competition
3 $lit Machine
4 New Kind of Love

The record label 'Object Music' has a nice 60's style logo, you have to download the post to see it.

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........and the Native Hipsters - There goes Concorde again....... (1980, UK, electronic/weird) 
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 08:15 PM - Music, - UK, English
Very weird record.
I think most people find it irritating.
........and the Native Hipsters are Nanette Greenblatt and William Wilding.
Typical 'do it yourself', they even stamped the label themselves.



1 - There goes Concorde again........
2 - Stands, still the building
3 - I wanna be around (Paul)

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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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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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