Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Playlist for July 12, 2006

R.I.P. Syd Barrett

I first heard of Pink Floyd when the movie Zabriskie Point came to Binghamton (they did several pieces for the soundtrack). I thought to myself, "Gee, that's an awfully weird name for a rock band".

In fact, they'd named themselves for two American bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

Oh yes, when Hurricane Floyd hit the eastern seaboard a few years ago, USA Today showed a satellite image of the storm. It was rendered in computer-generated false color as with storm systems on other weather maps. The dominant color was of course, pink.

Floyd fans or not, we owe Syd a lot. Just ask Robyn Hitchcock, Tangerine Dream, and any number of other prog-rock, space-rock and "Kraut-rock" acts.

Bootleg of the Week Number 1

John Fahey - Teatro Cristallo, Milano, Italy, March 6th 1982, from master.

Set One.

1. Intro > Tuning
2. On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
3. Spanish Two-Step > Spanish Fandango
4. The First Noel
5. Lion
6. Steamboat Gwine Round Da Bend
7. Silent Night
8. The Approaching of the Disco Void

Disc Two :

Set Two.

1. Gaucho > Guitar Lamento > In Christ There is No East or West
2. Melody McBad > The Grand Finale

Encore :

3. Life & Death in L.A. Motels (with Maurizio Angeletti)

Excellent audience recording from master.

Bootleg of the Week #2

IAN DURY and the BLOCKHEADS playing the Paradiso in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on March 3. 1978

Recorded by VPRO Radio and broadcast on May 19. 1978

source : FM > Cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Line up :

Ian Dury vocals
Norman Watt-Roy bass
Charley Charles drums
Davey Payne saxophone
Chaz Jankel guitar
John Turnbull guitar
Mickey Gallagher piano

Setlist :

01 Sex and drugs and rock and roll
02 Upminster Kid
03 I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
04 Wake up and make love with me
05 Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself Around London)
06 If I was with a woman
07 Billericay Dickie
08 Sweet Gene Vincent
09 What A Waste
10 Blockheads
11 England's Glory

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (EMI)
Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne - Relics (EMI)
Syd Barrett - Terrapin - The Radio One Sessions (Strange Fruit)

Robyn Hitchcock - Vegetable Man - Underwater Moonlight (2 CD reissue - Ryko)
David Bowie - See Emily Play - Pinups (Ryko)
Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (EMI)
Syd Barrett - Effervescing Elephant - The Radio One Sessions (Strange Fruit)
Pink Floyd - Matilda Mother - The Best of the Pink Floyd (EMI)

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