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Monday, September 1, 2014

Mott the Hoople Part 1

Argueably my favorie of all bands, one of a handful anyway.....once did a "rarities" post on them, this
time I am going to give them the "XTC/Hendrix" treatment and throw ya pretty much everything I got.

The wonderful 1969 debut album proudly wears it's influences, namely Dylan and the Rolling Stones, covering material as diverse as The Kink "You Really Got Me" (done as an overpowering instrumental), Sonny Bono's "Laugh at Me", and Doug Sahm's "At the Crossroads".....all of which are fantastic interpretations, and the original material "Rock N Roll Queen" and in particular they Dylan-esque "Backsliding Fearlessly" sparkles as well......the classic lineup was guitarist Mick Ralphs, drummer, Dale Griffin, bassist Overend Watts, keyboardist Verden Allen, and, most notably, vocalist/pianist/resident genius Ian Hunter. The album is brilliant and not nearly appreciated enough.

The follow-up, "Mad Shadows" is something of a letdown, although it does include a good one in "Walkin' With a Mountain", and a great one, one of the heaviest rockin tracks of the era, "Thunderbuck Ram".......likely one wishing to dabble could find these on one of the comps I am going  unleash the next few days, the album is for fans........

Speaking of.....album #3 "Wildlife", is in a word, awful......partially acoustic and hardly rocking in the least, it contains the respectable "Angel of Eighth Avenue" and NOTHING else of merit......if ever a band looked as if its run were over, this was it.......I was/am a huge fan of the group and rate this disc as  1/2*, being charitable.

The comeback, part , was "Brain Capers" a flatout
tremendous maturation and honestly one of the best and hardest rocking albums of the mid-70's......not only do you get titles such as "The Wheel of Quivering Meat Conception", and of course "Death May Be Your Santa Claus", but great numbers such as "Darkness Darkness", "The Journey", "Sweet Angeline", and one of the greatest hard-rock songs of them ALL, "The Moon Upstairs".......one of the first songs to use the word "fuck" in a non-shocking context ("We ain't bleeding you, we're feeding you, but you're too fucking SLOW!" (another great lyric: "For those of you who always laugh, let this be your epitaph", among others, this is one GREAT song on one spectacular hard rock album. NOT to be missed under any circumstances.

Then along came Bowie......Bowie saw something he liked in them, and wth his input, they became leaders of the glam rock scene......Bowie got them Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane", also a favorite song of mine which works perfectly in this context, and gave them the wonderous "All the Young Dudes", which features' Hunter's spoken bit near the end which seemed to give the band credibility in the gay community ("Hey you up there......you in the glasses......I want you".......a tremendous song and an anthem for a movment/era, the album also includes other gems, "Jerkin' Crocus", "One of the Boys", "Sucker"........one of the finest albums of the 1970's.......(note: I once read that the band preferred Bowie's "Drive In Saturday" to "All the Young Dudes".......I hear  version exists SOMEWHERE, not sure, but wouldn't THAT be amazing, and it might have changed musical history for better/worse.)

However, not even the best Mott the Hoople album of the 1970's, because these guys thier stride with the classic "Mott".....nearly every track here is a wonder......leading off with the classic "All the Way From Memphis" ("It's a mighty long way down rock n roll, and your name gets hot so your heart grows cold") (some lame ass hair band covered it in the late 80's or so, chnging the lyric "Some spade" to "some guy" or something, Good Lord).........."Whizz Kid" is a fine one, "Hymn for the Dudes" is majestic ("you ain't the Nazz.....you're just a buzz......some kinda TEMPORARY")......."Honaloochie Boogie" shoulda been a hit single, "Violence" is a sort of overlooked "semi-classic", "Drivin' Sister" is a great track with some excellent drumming (also referencing Mott's all but unknown "Half Moon Bay".......the autobiographical "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" is quite insightful as Hunter lays out his soul as well as those of hi mates in just a few lines, and finally, the Dylanesque "I Wish I Was Your Mother" ........THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS, NOT JUST OF THE 1970's, NOT JUST HARD-GLAM ALBUMS, THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ALBUMS EVER PRODUCED......I give out only 5 star ratings, this is one of those albums I think deserves more........

Well, all good things come to an end.......Allen and Ralphs left (Ralphs to form Bad Company), the
bad took on Morgan Fischer and Ariel Bender to replace them for "The Hoople" (these guys did NOT lose a lot of sleep on album titles).......not a horrible album, but after the past two, what could we realistically expect.....It contains one really great one "Marionette" ("I ain't one yet!"), "Crash Street Kids", "Born Late '58", and a few more are passable.......this is though the end of the road for stdio work.....Hunter departed, and the leftovers issued "Drive On" and "Pointing and Shouting" which I don't have and wouldn't post if I did, they are simply awful......we do have a vinyl rip of a decent live (commercially available) album, it features the Bender/Fischer lineup, really does rock hard, in particular "Sweet Angeline"........there was a 30-year double disc reissue which we'll get to eventually, with some of the other live stuff.....what were doing today is 1) getting the basic discography out of the way, and 2) establishing my love for the band. LOTS and LOTS of live stuff, comps, demos, Hunter solo stuff, etc, yet to come, probably most of the week.......I love this band, always did, and if you have anything to contribute that you think I may be lacking, PLEASE, now is the time.......

Remember I used to title my posts "The Best _________ Post Ever"?  I stopped doing that because someone from another blog (who never did like me or my blog anyway) took offense to it and didn't understand the sarcasm/self deprecating humor.......point being, if you can find a BETTER Mott the Hoople post than you will see here the next 3-4 days, I'll eat Drew Barrymore's undergarments.

Be well, LOTTS of MOTT to come this week, I am excited, if you are a fan, I hope you are too......tomorrow: LOTTS of COMPS crammed with rare stuff!

"Some spade said rock n rollers, yer all the same.......man, that's yer instrument, I felt.......SO ASHAMED!"

MOTT THE HOOPLE-01You Really Got Me/02 At the Crossroads/03 Laugh at Me/04 Backsliding Fearlessly/05 Rock and Roll Queen/06 Rabbit Foot and Toby Time/07 Half Moon Bay/08 Wrath and Wroll

MAD SHADOWS-01 Thuderbuck Ram/02 No Wheels to Ride/03 You Are One Of Us/04 Walkin' With a Mountain/05 I Can Feel/06 Threads of Iron/07 When My Mind's Gone

WILDLIFE-01 Original Mixed Up Kid/02 Angel of Eighth Avenue/03 Wrong Side of the River/04 Waterlow/05 Lay Down/06 It Must Be Love/07 Whiskey Woman/08 Home Is Where I Want To Be/09 Keep a Knockin'

BRAIN CAPERS-01 Death May Be Your Santa Claus/02Your Own Backyard/03 Darkness
Darkness/04 The Journey/05 Sweet Angeline/06 Second Love/07 The Moon Upstairs/08 The Wheel of Quivering Meat Conception

ALL THE YOUNG DUDES-01 Sweet Jane/02 Momma's Little Jewel/03 All the Young Dudes/04 Sucker/05 Jerkin Crocus/06 One of the Boys/07 Soft Ground/08 Ready For Love/After Lights/09 Sea Diver

MOTT-01 All the Way From Memphis/02 Whizz Kid/03 Hymn For the Dudes/04 Honaloochie Boogie/05 Violence/06 Drivin' Sister/07 Ballad of Mott the Hoople/08 I Wish I Was Your Mother

THE HOOPLE-01 The Golden age of Rock N Roll/02 Marionette/03 Alice/04 Crash Street Kids/05 Born Late 58/06 Trudi's Song/07 Pearl and Roy (England)/08 Through the Looking Glass/09 Roll Away the Stone

LIVE-01 All the Way From Memphis/02 Sucker/03 Rest In Peace/04 All the Young Dudes/05 Walkin' With a Mountain/06 Sweet Angeline/07 Rose/08 Medley: Jerkin' Crocus/One of the Boys/Rock N Roll Queen/Get Back/Whole Lotta Shakin/Violence

Little slow going with a couple of the CD uploads, try to get MOST of the links tonight, hopefully all of them.......please a little patience.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Greek Punk Part 4

I know  told Sweet Jane that I would start a Mott the Hoople thing today, gonna have to wait ONE
more day (worth it, I have TONS of Mott/Ian Hunter)......but today, Apanta Bapanta returns from along abscence and translates some more Greek punk albums for us........these are NOT exactly popular, as much as I'd like them to be, but I happen to love them, in fact they are a favorite semi-regular feature here. Apanta Bapanta does an EXCELLENT JOB with the translations/write-ups, PLEASE give these a try, you may enjoy them, at least they are something different. Tomorrow: Mott the Hoople: The Complete History , begins.......growing up in the 1970's, they, Bowie, and Roxy Music were some of my VERY favorite bands, so I DO have some goodies......but for now, take it away my brother in Greece!:
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OK. I'm gonna have to do a little work, for some reason I cannot copy/paste Apanta Bapanta's work in the mail attatchement, so I'm going to pretty much copy by hand.......here we go.....

The first band translates to English as Beginning of the End. I can't exactly print the Greek name as there are Greek font in the name,(try  AΡΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΕΛΟΥΣ and as I said for some reason I can't copy/paste......anyway the zippylink for this band is:

http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/31111862/file.html

They have several demos and stuff on their Bandcamp page, free of charge......they were formed in
Athens 2000......here is the Bancamp link......http://arxi-tou-telous.bandcamp.com/     

Checking the Zippylink, however, will get ya the album "Movement In Two Steps" (track list: 01 Hands In Wounds/02 Hate Outbreak/03 Movement In Two Steps/04 Waking In Darkness/05 Blind in Gaza

There are three remaining songs for which we don't have titles, they come from the album "A Modern Babel" (2003)

Next up we have
http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/43697910/file.html
Γ.ΤΣΙΓΚΟΣ & ΜΑΥΡΟΙ ΚΥΚΛΟΙ, also known as (In English), George Tsigos and the Black Circles, they were formed in Athens ca. 1990. The album provided here("City of Immortals") gives us five tunes, 01 Wounded Dragons/02 Want/03 Pierce Silence/04 Pretending/05 Girl......for whatever reason the rest of the album is not included, and track 01, Wounded Dragon, is incomplete.

Next stop is
http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/79029042/file.html  ΓΕΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΑΟΥΣ, or Chaos Generation......
First up we have a 1984 album entitled "Chaos Generation-Wish You Good Appetite"......track list: 01 Death Rattle/02 War For Whom/03 Bastarokratia/04 Church-Hypocrisy/05 Irony/06 Tax Blood

The remainder of the tracks are from a large 1984 demo tape-01 Fraud War/02 Unknown Soldier/03 No Hope/04 Social Byproducts/05 Generation of Chaos/06 For Life Alone/07 Wake Workplace/08 401 GNA/09 Honorable Citizen/10 Despair/11 Introduction In Paradise/12 Black-The Color of Deprivation/13 Disused Meat/14 Speckle/15 Death Rattle/16 Speckle2/17 The Message of Defeat/18 Requiem/19 Introduction Requiem/20 Late In the Evening/21 Amok

So there ya are......next link is

http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/42982221/file.html
which conjurs up the band ΣΠΛΙΤ, (Negative Space)......what we have here is a split/vinyl rip, the first side featuring a band called KC Hismet, the flip including the band Negative Space. The Album is entitled " Love Is Our Strongest Weapon".....not sure WHERE the split occurs, but here are the tracks-01 You Don't Exist/02 Nights/03 Self-Censorship/04 No More Fear of Your Feelings/05 You're My Hell/06 Parallel Monologue/07 Experiments/08 The Myth of Power


One more for today and PLEASE expand your horizons and check this stuff out, NOT the stuff you can pick up every day...........

http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/87726255/file.html

This band is called ΓΚΟΥΛΑΚ (Gulag)......what we have here are a set of songs from an album entitled "Emergency Entry 0 C"......01 Mad Musician/02 Lost Hours/03 Dangerous Guest/04 Carniverous Lamb/05 The Dead Selves (note, another track exists on the album, "Dream", which for whatever reason does not appear here.

The remainder of the songs here are from an EP entitled "Big Talk" 01 Big Talk/02 Nomads/03 Apology/04 Mad Musician/05 Carniverous Lamb.

So, that's gonna wrap it up for Greek Punk for now, I'll be sending Apanta Bapanta 5 more bands to decode for us soon (also sending him a bunch of Eddie and the Hot Rods stuff he has reqeusted for his trouble, look for it this week, my friend!).......Also thanks to Dave Sez for the cool gift, this one will truly be enjoyed by myself and my son, we are both fans of this kind of thing!

As for you Sweet Jane, just wait for tomorrow when the skies open and rain Mott the Hoople!






Saturday, August 30, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 5

OK, I am pissed......PISSED because I cannot find my "25 O'Clock" from the Dukes Of the
Stratosphere, one of the two fine psychedelic albums released by XTC under that name.....normally if I cannot find it, I check the Bay or whatever, but I simply cannot locate it.....I KNOW I have it, it kicks ass, but I cannot find it, on my shelf, on the web....CERTAINLY one of the blog friends will have it, I just happen to KNOW I have it and can't find it, this pisses one off in the share-blog game.

So, SOMEONE, please bail me out on this one......enjoyed the Ohio State Buckeyes taking out Navy today, thinking it might be a difficult season for the Bucks without QB Braxton Miller, but if there is one thing I love, it is football, Ohio State and Minnesota Vikings,and would LOOOOOVE fo you guys to discuss "your" football teams while we discuss music........ahhhhhhhhhh, autumn in Ohio, football, RETIREMENT........oh, heaven!

OK, I do have the OTHER Dukes album, "Chips From the Chocolate Fireball", a fine psychedelic album in it's own right, while I think "25 O'Clock" is better, this one is quite good as well...."Bike Ride the Moon", "Have You Seen Jackie", and lots more, another display of partridge/moulding's unreal versality.

OK, someone (See comments yesterday) contributed the dub album I was searching for, as well as some other goodies, thanks........if someone will please contribute "25 OClock", we'll pretty much have the XTC experience down pat......today, I am going to add a tribute album (haven't heard it, I don't think), and another demo set I uncovered from the whole "Apple Vennus" thing........

Come on folks, there have been some fine contrbutions here, if ya have anything else, now is the time......tomorrow we switch directions (to where? God only knows), but I hope you have enjoyed the XTC, an if you have anything to add, please do, ESPECIALLY (APB) "25 OClock" by Dukes of Stratosphere!

DUKES OF STRATOSPHERE-CHIPS FROM THE CHOCOLATE FIREBALL-01 25 O'Clock/02 Bike Ride To the Moon/03 My Love Explodes/04 What In the World/05 Your Gold Dress/06 The Mole From the Ministry/07 Vanishing Girl/08 Have You Seen Jackie/09 Little Lighthouse/10 You're a Good Man Albert Browne (Curse You Red Barrel)/11 Collideascope/12 You're My Drug/13 Shiny Cage/14 Brainiac's Daughter/15 The Affiliated/16 Pale and Precious

HOMESPUN-THE APPLE VENNUS HOME DEMOS-01 River of Orchids/02 I'd Like That/03 Easter Theater/04 Knights In Shining Karma/05 Frivilous Tonight/06 Greenman/07 Your Dictionary/08 Fruit Nut/09 I Can't Own Her/10 Harvest Festival/11 The Last Balloon


A TESTIMONIAL DINNER-THE SONGS OF XTC-01 FREEDY JOHNSON-Earn Enough For
Me/02 SPACEHOG-Senses Working Overtime/03 CRASH TEST DUMMIES-Pretty Girls/04 THE VERVE PIPE-Wake Up/05 THE REMBRANDTS-Making Plans For Nigel/06 SARAH MCLAUGHLIN-Dear God/07 RUBEN BLADES-The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul/08 P. HUX-Another Satellite/09 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS-25 O Clock/10 TERRY & THE LOVEMEN-The Good Things/11 JOE JACKSON-Statue of Liberty

That's gonna wrap up the XTC from here, hope ya enjoyed it......BUT PLEASE if you have anything to add please do, I love XTC, think they were great, and would love ANYthing else I could get to hear from them (espcially that elusive 25 OClock album!).....have know idea where we're going next week, but I hope you enjoy it, as always, and of course, ANY suggestions for music or to make things better are always appreciated........this is YOUR blog, not mine, I just supply the content.......feel free to tell me ANYTHING y'd like to see, and to contribute ANYTHING you wish.......THAT is what it is all about, I want this blog to be "free form", much like FM radio was back in the early-mid 1970's (you don't remember it, junior, but it was phenominal and gave me MY musical education!

Love ya all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 4

Hope you are grooving on the XTC classics and rarities, LOTS of good and unusual stuff
here....thanks to Julian Porter for contributing the "I'd Like That" single, check yesterday's comments for link (another minion came though with another vintage Tom Petty concert, check comments for link to that one.......ALSO, thanks to my cyber-brother, DaveSez, for sending me something (not for share) that proves how much in tune with each other we are........thanks brother!

So today, let us start on the pile ofin-concert stuff from the band, never saw them (they ceased touring in 1982), but in the meantime, it seems they played live quite often and varied their set lists quite a bit (something that wins points with the BigBoy)......I'm gonna throw these out really not partcular order, should take to days to get them out.....still looking for the dub album by "Mr. Partridge" (can't recall the title) but it's a good/rare one I'd like to have (paging fellow Buckeye Doug Wofsey).

Lets begin with a 1980 simulcast, not sure from where, but a VERY good one, nice job of hitting on the career highlights as well as the smash-up finale "Radios In Motion"/"Are You Recieving Me"......good set. Please identify the city origin if you can  may be noted in the audio, haven't listened in quite some time.

"Drums and Wireless" are a collection of various BBC tracks, most, if not all, of which appeared on the "Transistor Blast" set. If you already picked up on that one, please procede with caution, if you wish to avoid overlap.

Up next, the imaginatively titled "XTC LIVE 1980", a nice set, again, and yet another which I never took down the location of origin......very good peformances throughout, though, including a fried-out "Living Through Another Cuba".

Now I THINK is one is somewhat rare, at least I haven't seen too many of m....."3D-CD" contains a live set fom Rebecca's Birmingham from 1977....considering the age, a VERY fine performance, and I've always loved XTC' "All Along the Watchtower" (inclded here and seriously one of my favorite covers ever, especially for a cover-of-a-cover.) This disc also includes a 1977 set from Eric's in Liverpool, highlighted by a frantic "Neon Shuffle"....the disc also includes a couple Helium Kidz demo (including "Neon Shuffle), XTC Demos (all total obscurities unfamiliar to me), as well as a brief interview and a pair of "Go2" outtakes, also extreme rarities......this is an ESSENTIAL rarities collection for the XTC fan.

From My Father's Place, Old Roslyn NY, 1980 comes a good live set, a lot of "Go2" and "Black Sea" material, probably highlighted for me by "Crowded Room", an old, underappred favorite of mine, a relative cross-section of the classic albums and singles, but, to nitpick. where is "Radios in Motion", can't have everything ya know....

"Rainbow Drops and Finger Pops" is a fine set fom 1979, London, a few tunes that didn't generally
pop up in the set lists suh as "Instant Tunes", and "Roads Girdle the Globe" (these guys had SO VERY FEW poor tunes that they had always interesting and varied, surprising set lists.......the "Statue of Liberty" finale smokes!

"Fab Four I Philly 1980" is a nearly completly differnt set lit from the other 1980 sets here.......they took chances and did no play it safe......"Generals and Majors" as encore? Not a single track om "White Music?",.....and you harly notice, THAT is how much excellent maerial the boys had at thier disposal. "Living Through Another Cuba" generally works well on stage, and this is no exception.

What else, what else.....as I said before they stopped touring in 1982 (Amsterdimo Holland) here is a show from August of that year, I assume at least one of their final shows, glad to see "All Along theWatchtower" turn up, and "No Thugs In Our House" was rarely done live. This set is from Amsterdam Holland.

From 1980, a WBCN simulcast, from the Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA...a good long set, pretty frentic......rave-ups of great live standards "Radios in Motion", "Crowded Room", "Statue of Liberty", as well as, in XTC fashion, some lesser performed live shows, "Complicated Game", "Homo Safari".......really do like this one, for what it's worth.

Just by chance, recorded the day before in Boston, we have another set......very similar in content to the above listed show, quite similar indeed, other than the replacement  of the opener "Homo Safari" for "Looking For Footprints/Beatown"......stilll a good high enegy set, from one of the great bands of the era.

1980 RADIO SIMULACAST-01 Real By Reel/02 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/03 Life Begins at the Hop/04 The Rhythem/05 Roads Girdle the Globe/06 Ten Feet Tall/07Helicopter/08 This Is Pop/09 Battery Brides/10 Instant Tunes/11 Crowded Room/12 Complicated Game/13 Making Plans For Nigel/14 Radios In Moton/15 Are You Recieving Me?

DRUMS AND WIRELESS-01 Opening Speech/02 No Thugs In Our House/03 Runaways/04 You're the Wish You Are I Had/05 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/06 Crosswires/07 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her/08 Real By Reel/09 Into the Atom Age/10 Meccanik Dancing/11 Ten Foot Tall/12 Scarecrow People/13 I'm Bugged/14 Dance Band/15 Jason and the Argonauts/16 One of the Millions/17 Roads Girdle the Globe

XTC BBC LIVE 1980-01 Life Begins at the Hop/02 Burning With Optomism's Flame/03 Love at First Sight/04 Respectable Street/05 No Language In Our Lungs/06 This Is Pop/07 Scissors Man/08 Towers Of London/09 Battery Brides/10 Living Through ANother Cuba/11 Generals and Majors/12 Making Plans For Nigel/13 Are You Recieving Me?

3D-CD-01 Hang Onto the night/02 Crosswires/03 Let's Have Fun/04 Radios In Motion/05 I'm
Bugged/06 New Town Animal/07 Atom Age/08 All Along the Watchtower/09 She's So Square/10 Do What You Do (1-10 Rebecca's Birmingham 11/17/77)/11 Dance band/12 Science Friction/13 Neon Shuffle/14 Traffic Light Rock (11-14 Eric's Liverpool 11/26/77)/15 Yabber Yabber Yabber/16Neon Shiffle (14-15 Helium Kidz Demos)/17 Refrigeration Bues/18 Quicksilver/19 Saturn Boy (17-19 XTC Demos)/20 Cheap Perfume/21 I Overheard/22 Bonus Inerview (20-21 Go2 Outtakes)

MY FATHERS PLACE NY 12/2/80-01 Intro/Outside World/02 Life Begins at the Hop/03 Helicopter/04 Love at First Sight/05 Respectable Street/06 No Language In Our Lungs/07 Mccanik Dancing (Oh We Go)/08 This Is Pop/09 Scissor Man/10 Towers of London/11 Real By Reel/12 Battery Brides/13 Living Through Another Cuba/14 Generals and Majors/15 Making Plans For Nigel/16 Crowd/17 Crowded Room/18 Are You Recieving Me?

RAINBOW DROPS AND FINGER POPS-01 Beatown/02 Real By Reel/03 The Rhythm/04 Roads Girdle the Globe/05 Science Friction/06 Life Begins at the Hop/07 Helicopter/08 Battery Brides/09 Making Plans For Nigel/10 Scissor Man/11 Instant Tunes/12 Outside World/13 Life Is Good in the Greenhouse/14 Crowded Room/15 Radios In Motion/16 Are You Recieving Me?/17 Set Myself On Fire/18 Meccanick Dancing/19 This Is Pop/20 Dance band/21 Statue of Liberty

FAB FOURSOME PHILLY 1980-01 Real to Reel/02 Life Begins at the Hop/03 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/04 Respectable Street/05 Sgt. Rock/06 No Language in Our Lungs/07 Ball and Chain/08 Paper and Iron/09 Love at First Sight/10 Roads Girdle the Globe/11 Scissor Man/12 Towers of London/13 Burning With Optomism's Flame/14 Making Plans For Nigel/15 Living Through ANother Cuba/16 Generals and Majors

AMSTERDAM HOLLAND 8/3/82-01 Ball And Chain/02 No Thugs In Our House/03 Senses Working Overtime/04 All Along the Watchtower/05 No Language In Our Lungs/06 Towers of London/07 Making Plans For Nigel/08 Living Through Another Cuba/09 Generals and Majors/10 Real By Reel/11 Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)

BOSTON 1/29/80-01 Looking For Footprints/Beatown/02 Real By Reel/03 When You're Near Me I ve DIfficulty/04 Life Begins at the Hop/05 The Rhythm/06 Meccanick Dancing (Oh We Go!)/07 Ten Feet Tall/08 Helicopter/09 This is Pop?/10 Battery Brides/11 Crowded Room/12 Complicated Games/13 Making Plans For Nigel/14 Radios In Motion/15 Are You Recieving Me?/16 Outside World/17 Dance Band/18 Statue of Liberty

BOSTON 1/30/8- WBCN FM-01 Homo Safari/02 Beatown/03 Real By Reel/04 When You're Near
Me I Have Difficulty/05 Life Begins at the Hop/06 The Rhthym/07 Meccanik Dancing/08 Ten Feet Tall/09 Helicopter/10 This Is Pop?/11 Battery Brides/12Crowded Room/13 Complicated Game/14 Making Plans For Nigel/15 Encore Break/16 Radios In Motion/17 Are You Recieving Me?/18 Encore Break/19 Outside World/Dance Band/20 Statue of Liberty/21 Radio Announcer Outro


We'll see if I have some stuff left for tomorrow, I think I at least have the "Dukes of the Stratosphere" albums, we'll just see......this has been a little bit of work to be honest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Thursday, August 28, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 3


NOTE-Sorry, a couple days away, some family issues came up......still should be worth the wait, some good and rare stuff tomorrow......start the live shows tomorrow!
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A lot of the stuff in his post is not "my" original stuff, I checked Pirate "XTC Discograpy" and there was a good bit of stuff I din't have that I though I'd add to both MY collection, and to yours as well......fo now we will deal with the HUGE demos package that the original poster created......tw dics worth of stuff (thoe originl post was not split into discs or parts, some fine and rare stuff here, I hope you guys like stuff......

After that we have a lot of exended singles all of which contain additional tracks that are kinda hard to find, you should enjoy these as well......what else, what else,........Well, Andy Partridge has  a 4-disc demo set, "Fuzzy Warbles", lots of odd-ball tracks you will be wanting to check, as well as an album, "Monsterance", which has a few interestin tracks to say the very least......

Finally up is "Homegrown", afin setof demos which will eventually be incorported into the "Venus Apple" thing.........so little detail here....know WHY? Cause I wrote the whole thing up andmy computer "ATE", so yu get the Cliff Notes Version as I wanna go beddy bye.....

5 SENSES SINGLE-01 Smokeless Zone/02 Officer Blue/03 Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down/04 Don't Lose Your Temper/05 Strange Tales, Strange Tails

BALLAD OF PETER PUMPKINHEAD SINGLE-01 The Ballad Of PeterPumpinhead Album Version/02 The Smartest Monkey (Home Demo)/03 My Bird Peforms (Home Demo)/04 Always Winter, Never Christmas (Home Demo)

DEAR GOD-01 Dear God/02 Homo Safari/03 Bushman President/04 Eyptian Solution/05 Mantis On Parole/06 Frost Circus/07 Procession toward Learning Land

DISAPPOINTED (SINGLE)-01 The Disappointed/02 The Smartest Monkeys (Demo)/03 The Smartest Monkeys/04 Humble Daisy

KING FOR A DAY SINGLE-01 King For a Day 7"/02 King For a Day 12"/03 My Paint Heroes (Home DEmos)/04 Skeletons (Home Demo)

THE BALLAD OF PETER PUMKINHEAD-01 The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (LP Version)/02 The Smartest Monkeys (LP Version)/'03 My Bird Performs (Home Demo)/04 Always Winter, Never Christmas (Home Demo)


THE LOVING (SINGLE)-01 The Loving/02 Cynical Days/03 The World Is Full Of Angry Young Men

HOMEGROWN-01 Playground/02 Stupidly Happy/03 In Another Life (Excerpt From Original)/04 In Another Life (Jugband Version)/05 Some Lovely/06 Boarded Up/07 I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (Early Other Song)/08 I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (Tamala Version)09 I'm the Man WHo Murdered Love/10 We're All Light (Early Cassette Demo)/11 We're All Light/12 Standing In For Joe (Lounge Version)/13 Standing I forJoe/14 Wounded Horse/15 You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful/16 Lie For a lie (Cassette Demo)/17 Church of Women/18 The Pot Won't Hurt Our Love (Early Cassette Demo)/19 Everything Decays (Early Cassette Idea)/20 The Wheel and the Maypole

DEMO COLLECTION DISC 1-01 Where Have All the Ordinary People Gone (Colin Moulding)/02 Bags of Fun With Buster/03 Blue Overall/04 Books Are Burning/05 Brainiac's Daughter/06 Broomstik Rythem/07 Bungalow/08 Candymine/09 Cherry In Your Tree/10 Church of Women/11 Didn't Hurt a Bit/12 Down a Peg/13 Dripping Basin/14 Dying/15 Everything Will Be Alright/16 Gangway Electric Guitars/17 Glow/18 Goodbye Humanosaurus/19 I Don't Wanna Be Here/20 I Overheard/21 Jump the cup/22 Monkeys in Humanskin Suits

DEMO COLLECTION DISC 2-01 Moonlit Drive/02 My Bird Performs/03 My Train is Coming/04 Now We All Dead/05 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/06 Prince of Orange/07 Purple Haze/08 Raising a Family In a House Full of Mice/09 Rip Van Ruben/10 Rook/11 Someone's Been In my Room/12 Spare a penny/13 Strawberry Fields Forever/14 Supidly Happy/15 Summer' Cauldron/16 Susan Revolving/17 The Beautiful People/18 The Smartest Monkeys/19 Then She Appeared/20 Visit to the Doctor/21 Where Have All the Ordinary People Gone/22 Young Cleopata

ANDY PARTIDGE FUZZY WARBLES DISC 1-01 Dame Fortune/02 Born Out Of Your Mouth/04 Don't Let Us Bug Ya/05 That Wag/06 That Wave/07 Ocean's Daughter/08 Everything/09 Mogo/10 Merely a Man/12 Epns/13 Summer Hot as This/14 Miniature Sun/15 I Bought Mysef a Liarbird/16 Compicated Game/17 Wonder Annual/18 Space Wray/19 Rocket (as recievd this disc had no track 4)

ANDY PARTRIDGE FUZZY WARBLES DISC 2-01 Ridgeway Path/02 I Don't Wannae Here/03 Young Marrieds/05 Obcene Procession/06 Miller Time/07 You're the Wish You Are I Had/08 Ra Ra Rehearsal/09 Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse/10 Everything Will Be Alright/11 25'O'clock/12 Goom/13 Chain of Command/15 Summer's Cauldron/16 Then She Appeared/17 It's Snowing Angels/18 Ship Trapped In the Ice (As received this disc hadno track 4 or 14)

ANDY PARTRIDGE FUZZY WARBLES DISC 3-01 My Train Is Coming/02 Light Headed/03 Goodbye Humanosaurus/04 Humble Daisy/05 You Like Me/06 Great Fire/07Work/08 Mopti Fake 1/09 Colleideoscope/10 Mopti Fake 2/11 When We Get To England/12  Train Running Low On Soul Coul/13 Holly Up On Poppy/14 Strawberry Fields Forever/15 Autumn Comes Around/16 Child's Crusade/17 Little Lighthouse/18 This is the End/19 Put It On Again

ANDY PARTRIDGE FUZZY WARBLES DISC 4-02 Bumbercars/03 The Art Song (Somthing Good With Your Life)/04 I'm Playin' My Fano/05 Zonked Right Out On Line/06 All I Dream of is Friend/07 Peck the Ground Like a Chicken/08 That's Really Super, Supergirl/09 Brainiac's Daughter/10 Blue Beret/11 Gangway, Electric Guitar is Comng Through/12 Mechanical Planet/13 Helicopter/14 The Ugly Underneath/15 Omgo/16 Where Is Your Heart/18 Season Cycle/19 Countdown to Christmas Partytime (As recieved this disc had no track 1 or 17)

ANDY PARTRIDGE-MONSTERANCE D1-01 Lovely Cosomonaut/02 Winterwerk/03 Black Swam Black/04 Mig/05 Oodoo/06 Ur Tannoy/07 Little Field


ANDY PARTRIDGE-MONSTERANCE D2-/01 Pagoda  Tailfin/01 Chain Gang/03 Torturetainment
04 The  Floating World/05 The Priapple














Sunday, August 24, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 2

Hope you enjoyed yesterday's slew of XTC, nothing difficult to loacate, but maybe some of you
young pups perhaps got an education on them if you were unfamiliar......got a lot more stuff here over the next 2-3 days so let us get to it.

First up, "Transistor Blast", a four disc set released in 1998, a mixture of studio sessions/live rcordings taken from various BBC sessions. The first two discs are studio efforts, mostly Peel sessions, interesting and highlighted by a fine "Atom Age" on Disc 2. The other two discs are live stuff, Disc 3 culled from a couple of shows, 1978-79, and Disc 4 a 1980 show from Hammersmith Palais which concludes with a fairly smoking "Are You Recieving Me?"

"Fossil Fuel-The Singles 1977-1992" is two discs which have a LOT of overlap with yesterday's stuff, I have included them here in the interest of a few alternate "single versions", notably a decidedly inferior (IMO) version of "This Is Pop".

A somewhat companion piece is the single disc "Beeswax-Some B-Sides 1977-1992",  which  includes a BUNCH of, well, B-Sides, most of which are not compiled elsewhere, this one essential for fans of the band.

Fairly rare from what I understand is "The Tiny Circus of Life", a limited edition French collection from 1992,  a few tracks exist in only this form......according to which source one believes, the release was somewhere between 1000 and 3000 copies, so in any case I guess it's a rarity.

The oldest thing I can come up with is a really cool 1977 Peel Session, from before the release of "White Music",  fun to hear such early versions of "Radios In Motion" and "Statue of Liberty".

"Jules Verne's Sketchbook" is a fan club release (1986) of Andy Partridge's home demo recordings,
again, ANOTHER slew of songs which don't appear much of anywhere else. It is possitively staggering the amount of material these guys not only released but DIDN'T release, I am stunned that I personally even have so much.

Yet another large rarities collection is "Rag N Bone Buffet", a collection of B-Sides and other obscurities among them a Colin Moulding solo effort, "Too Many Cooks In the Kitchen", which he recorded/released under the name "The Colonel"......

I have to stop somewhere for today, there is still a good amount of material yet to come, like I said, I didn't even realize myself how much of this stuff is on the "X" shelf back there, haven't really gone into a ton of detail here but the bottom line is, if you are a fan of these guys you will probably find some stuff here you didn't have, if you just discovered them from yesterday's post, junior, procede with caution because as I said, these boys put out a LOT of material, officially and otherwise.

Got a bunch of extended singles, demos, some stuff Andy Partridge compiled, and some other stuff tomorrow BEFORE I even get to the mountain of live recordings. I will NEVER do such a big post again without doing any preparation, ie sorting stuff out and the like but I TRULY didn't realize how much of thier stuff I have.......so if you do happen to be an XTC fan, hope you enjoy something here.

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 1-01 Intro/02 Life Begins at the Hop/03 Scarecrow People/04 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her/05 Ten Feet Tall/06 Garden of Earthly Delights/07 Runaways/08 Whn You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/09 I'm Bugged/10 Another Satellite/11 You're the Wish You Are I Had/12 Crosswires/13 Roads Girdle the Globe

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 2-01 No Thugs In Our House/02 One of the Millions/03 Real By Reel/04 The Meeting Place/05 Meccanic Dancing/06 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/07 Atom Age/08 The Rythm/09 This World Over/10 Snowman/11 Danceband/12 Making Plans For Nigel/13 Jason and the Argonauts

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 3-01 Radios In Motion/02 Crosswires/03 Science Friction/04 Statue of
Liberty/05 The Rythm/06 I'll Set Myself On Fire/07 New Town Animal/08 All Along the Watchtower/09 Beatown/10 This is Pop/11 Danceband/12 Neon Shuffle

TRANSISTOR BLAST DISC 4-01 Life Begins At the Hop/02 Burning With Optimism's Flames/03 Love First Sight/04 Respectable Street/05 No Language In Our Lungs/06 This is Pop/07 Scissor Man/08 Tower of London/09 Battery Brides/10 Living Through Another Cuba/11 Generals and Majors/12 Making Plans For Nigel/13 Are You Recieving Me?

FOSSIL FUEL-THE SINGLES 1977-92 DISC 1-01 Science Friction/02 Statue of Liberty/03 This Is Pop (Single Version)/04 Are You Recieving Me?/05 Life Begins at the Hop/06 Making Plans For Nigel/07 Ten Feet Tall/08 Wait 'Til Your Boat Goes Down/09 Generals And Majors/10 Towers of London/11 Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)/12 Love at First Sght/13 Respectable Street (Single Version)/14 Senses Working Overtime/15 Ball And Chain/16 No Thugs In Our House

FOSSIL FUEL-THE SINGLES 1977-92 DISC 2-01 Great Fire/02 Wonderland/03 Love on a Farmboy's Wages/04 All You Pretty Girls/05 This World Over/06 Wake Up/07 Grass/08 The Meeting Place/09 Dear God/10 The Mayor of Simpleton/11 King For a Day/12 The Loving/13 The Disappointed/14 The Ballad of Peterpumpkinhead/15 Wrapped In Grey

BEESWAX-SOME B-SIDES 1977-92-01 She's So Square/02 Dance Band/03 Hang On to the Night/04 Heatwave/05 Instant Tunes/06 Pulsing Pulsing/07 Don't Lose Your Temper/08 Smokeless Zone/09 The Somnambulist/11 Blame the Weather/12 Tissue Tigers/13 Punch and Judy/14 Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass

THE TINY CIRCUS OF LIFE-01 History of Rock N Roll/02 The Mayor of Simpleton/03 Scarecrow People/04 Dear God/05 Season Cycle/06 Grass/07 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her/08 Great Fire/09 Runaways/10 Senses Working Overtime/11 Knuckle Down/12 Fly on the Wall/13 Blame the Weather/14 Respectable Street/15 Making Plans For Nigel/16 This Is Pop

PEEL SESSIONS 1977-01 She's So Square/02 Crossed Wires/03 Radios In Motion/04 Science Friction/05 Atom Age/06 Dance Band/07 Heat Wave/08 I'm Bugged/09 Statue of Liberty

JULES VERNE'S SKETCHBOOK-01 Young Cleopatra/02 Motorcycle Landscape/04  Happy
Families/04 Glow/05 Moonlit Drive/06 Broomstick Rhythm/07 Work/08 Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse/09 Disque Bleu/10 Mopti Fake/11 Little Lighthouse/12 When We Get To England/13 Shaking Skin House/14 Obscene Procession/15 Dripping Basin

RAG N BONE BUFFET-01 Extrovert/02 Ten Feet Tall/03 Mermaid Smiled/04 Too Many Cooks In Our Kitchen (The Colonel)/05 Respectable Street (UK Single Version)/06 Looking For Footprints/07 Over Rusty Water/08 Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass/09 The World Is Filled With Angry Young Men/10 Punch and Judy/11 Thanks For Christmas (The Three Wisemen)/12 Tissue Tigers/13 I Need Protection (The Colonel)/14 Another Satellite (Sunday Live Show)/15 Strange Tales, Strange Tails/16 Officer Blue/17 Scissor Man (Peel Show 1979)/18 Cockpit Dance Mixture/19 Pulsing, Pulsing/20 Happy Families/21 Countdown to Christmas Party Time (The Three Wisemen)/22 Blame the Weather/23 Take This Town/24 The History of Rock N Roll
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Super Mega XTC Part 1

Not sure how many days/parts this is going to entail, I have a BUNCH of material, I'll try not to
overlap TOO much and also try to avoid some of the lesser (IMO) opinion material, I really haven't prepared for this post the way I generally do on these BIG ones (I also wouldn't be surprised if Dave Sez checked in with some surprises, UK new wave/punk of the late 70's early 80's rarities, he is the ABSOLUTE man!!!!), I just got the idea of doing an XTC post this morning and then looked at the sheer volume of material I have from them........but still, I'm in an XTC frame of mind.

From Swindon, England, ca. 1975, XTC began as guitarist/vocalist Andy Partridge, bassist/vocalist Colin Moulding, dummer Terry Chambers, and keyboardist Barry Andrews. Like so many others, with me, personally,thier most well known works are not necessarilly the most enjoyable, they did have some successful singles ("Dear God", "Senses Working Overtime") that, to me, are not anywhere near the quality of some of the earlier work, but to each his/her own.

OK, I guess I will sort this stuff out as follows, a "proper" discography, followd by some comps and EP's and stuff, followed by a bunch of live shows from thier prime years, and we'll see what else I can come up with....I'm thinking 4-5 days, let's consider today a "primer" for the novice, the more rare stuff (and there is quite a slew) will start tomorrow I guess.

So, the album releases start with an abolute bang, 1977's amazing "White Music", of which we have a wonderful vinyl rip here......certainly one of the greatest albums of the 1970's, for my money a five-star classic without question.....while (IMO) a couple of Moulding's tracks ("Cross Wires", "Do What You Do") are nothing tremendous, Partridge's stuff is of legend.....leading off with one of the great new wave singles, "Radios In Motion", there are also the classics "This is Pop", "Statue of Liberty", "Atom Age", "Neon Shuffle", PLUS a wonderful cover of "All Along the
Watchtower".......highlighted by Partridge's stuttering guitar work and quirky vocals and especially Andrews' amazing hockey arena keyboards, this is an album you will not want to miss if you are not already familiar. By the way, it's one of "those" handful of albums that, to me, the vinyl version, for whatever reason, just sounds better than the CD version.

The follow up, "Go 2" with it's goofy cover, emerged in 1978, and is actually a semi-classic as well....Mouldin's songwriting improves tremendously, his "Buzzcity Talking", "Crowded Room", and "The Rythem" are all standouts, Partridge contriubtes his usual slew of great songs ("Are You Recieving Me", "Life is Good in the Greenhouse", "Jumping in Gomorrah", and Andrews even shows HIS writing chops with a pair of fine contributions, "My Weapon" and "Super Tuff".....this is another excellent album, probably a bit underappreciated.

1979's "Drums and Wires" is something of a letdown, although it does include on of their biggest singles, the great "Making Plans For Nigel", and also "When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty" and "Life Begins at the Hop"......this is another vinyl rip which if you already have you will want for some bonus tracks, including fairly hard to locate "Blame the Weather" and "Tissue Tigers", taken from, I remember it like it was last night, a Trouser Press Magazine "Flexi-Disc".

I consider 1980's "Black Sea " to be thier final really great album, something of a comeback from "Drums and Wires", it is a bold attempt to develop and expand their sound....."Respectable Street", though, sounds like classic XTC, a bold anthem of hypocrisy ("Sunday church and they look fetching, Saturday night saw him wretching over our fence"), we also get the oddball "Living Through Another Cuba" and "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)", as well as the truly bizarre "Travels In Nihilon".....also included on THIS vinyl rip is a live "Respectable Street", taken from "Urrgh: A Music War!"

"English Settlement" is a somewhat ambitious 1983 double LP release (that was the end of my vinyl
rips it's digital from here out), it's ok, a bit long and clumsy, there is some good stuff here ("Senses Working Overtime", "No Thugs In Our House").....for fans, not really essential from here. "Mummer" is also a solid, professional, and IMO somewhat dull effort, standouts include "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" and "Wonderland".

In my decidedly non-expert opinion, I consider the seventh album "The Big Express", to be maybe their most under-appreciated disc, and a bit of another mini-comeback......still some fine songwriting here ("I Bought Myself a Liarbird", "Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her").....NOT an essential album, but a quite good and listenable one.

In case you were wondering, I DO have the fine psych albums that the band released under the name "Dukes of the Stratosphere", look for these a little bit later in this series (reason: they are on a different shelf and I dont feel like going back and getting them right now), the next "proper" XTC album was "Skylarking", I'm not too crazy about it, the CD version does include "Dear God" which was a major single, and one that I don't care that much for, either.

They plugged on...."Oranges and Lemons" (whose title comes from a poem liberally quoted in my favorite book, "1984"...."Oranges and Lemons, say the bells of St. Clemmons....."), and for a band's tenth or eleventh or whatever you consider this, it isn't awful, you have to give them some credit, this came along in 1989, "King for a Day" and "Mayor of Simpleton" are decent XTC, give Mouldin and Partridge props, they could crank out the songs if nothing else.

"Nonsuch" is from 1992 (!), I've only listened to it a few times and don't really recall anything
REALLY standout, it's here if you want it......the final efforts were 1999's "Apple Venus Volume 1", a pretty weak effort (IMO) that experiments with chamber music and folky stuff, and 2000's "Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)" which I think is even worse.....didn't even have copies of them, had to go on the web and snatch some for you guys to evaluate if yer so inclined.

OK there is a LOT of material here, and you have seen NOTHING yet, wait and see what I have the next few days, if you are a fan of these lads you probably have everything HERE, but for certain a rare piece or two may find you the next couple posts......but i REALLY have a BUNCH of stuff from these guys and I am going to go all "Hendrix" and empty out the vault.......enjoy!

WHITE MUSIC-01 Radios In Motion/02 X Wires/03 This is Pop/04 Do What You Do/05 Statue of Liberty/06 All Along the Watchtower/07 Atom Age/08 Set Myself on Fire/09 I'm Bugged/10 New Town Animal/11 Spinning Top/12 Neon Shuffle

GO 2-01 Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)/02 Battery Brides/03 Buzzcity Talking/04 Crowded Room/05 The Rythem/06 Are You Recieving Me?/07 Red/08 Beatown/09 Life Is Good in the Greenhouse/10 Jumping In Gommorah/11 My Weapon/12 Super Tuff/13 I Am the Audience

DRUMS AND WIRES-01 Life Begins at the Hop/02 Helicopter/03 Making Plans For Nigel/04 Ten Feet Tall/05 When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty/06 That is the Way/07 Real By Reel/08 Millions/09 Outside World/10 Roads Girdle the Globe/11 Scissor Man/12 Complicated Game/13 Limelight/14 Day In Day Out/15 Chain of Command/16 Blame the Weather/17 Tissue Tigers

BLACK SEA-01 Respectable Street/02 Generals and Majors/03 Living Through Another Cuba/04 Love at First Sight/05 Rocket From a Bottle/06 No Language In Our Lungs/07 Towers of London/08 Paer And Iron (Notes and Coins)/09 Burning With Optimism's Flame/10 Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me)/11 Travels In Nihilon/12 Respectable Street (Live)

ENGLISH SETTLEMENT-01 Runaways/02 Ball and Chain/03 Senses Working Overtime/04 Jason
and the Argonauts/05 No Thugs In Our House/06 Yacht Dance/07 All of a Sudden (It's Too Late)/08
Melt the Guns/09 Leisure/10 It's Nearly Africa/11 Knuckle Down/12 Fly On the Wall/13 Down In the Cockpit/14 English Roundabout/15 Snowman

MUMMER-01 Beating of Hearts/02 Wonderland/03 Love on a Farmboy's Wages/04 Great Fire/05 Deliver Us From the Elements/06 Frost Circus/07 Jump/08 Toys/09 Gold/10 Procession Toward Learning Land/11 Desert Island/12 Human Alchemy/13 Laybird/14 In Loving Memory of a Name/15 Me and the Wind/16 Funk Pop a Roll

THE BIG EXPRESS-01 Wake Up/02 All You Pretty Girls/03 Shake Your Donkey Up/04 Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her/05 This World Over/06 Red Brick Dream/07 Washaway/08 Blue Overall/09 The Everyday Story of Smalltown/10 I Bought Myself a Liarbird/11 Reign of Blow/12 You're the Wish You Are I Had/13 I Remember the Sun/14 Train Running Low on Soul Coal

SKYLARKING-01 Summer's Cauldron/02 Grass/03 The Meeting Place/04 That's Really Super, Supergirl/05 Ballet For a Rainy Day/06 1000 Umbrellas/07 Season Cycle/08 Earn Enough For Us/09 Big Day/10 Another Satellite/11 Mermaid Smiled/12 The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul/13 Dying/14 Sacrificial Bonfire/15 Dear God

ORANGES AND LEMONS-01 Garden of Earthly Delights/02 The Mayor of Simpleton/03 King For a Day/04 Here Comes President Kill Again/05 The Loving/06 Poor Skeleton Steps Out/07 One of the Millions/08 Scarecrow People/09 Merely a Man/10 Cynical Days/11 Across This Antheap/12 Hold Me My Daddy/13 Pink Thing/14 Miniature Sun/15 Chalkhills and Children

NONSUCH-01 The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead/02 My Bird Peforms/03 Dear Madam Barnum/04 Humble Daisy/05 The Smartest Monkeys/06 The Disappointed/07 Holly Up On Poppy/08 Crocodile/09 Rook/10 Omnibus/11 That Wave/12 Then She Appeaered/13 War Dance/14 Wrapped In Grey/15 The Ugly Underneath/16 Bungalow/17 Books Are Burning

APPLE VENUS VOLUME 1-01 River of Orchids/02 I'd Like That/03 Easter Theater/04 Knights
in Shining Karma/05 Frivilous Tonight/06 Greenman/07 Your Dictionary/08 Fruit Nut/09 I Can't Own Her/10 Harvest Festival/11 The Last Balloon

WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOLUME 2)-01 Playground/02 Stupidly Happy/03 In Another Life/04 My Brown Guitar/05 Boarded Up/06 I'm The Man Who Murdered Love/07 We're All Light/08 Standing In For Joe/09 Wounded House/10 You and the Clouds Will Still Beautiful/11 Church of Women/12 The Wheel and the Maypole

Bon appetite!