Yes, I am still here, but I have not written anything ahead at all. I have 2 x Dr. Appts. coming right up and I feel it is better for me to take care of those, rather than this website. Thank you for understanding.
Working through all of my books, it became time to read about The Slits. The only book I have ever been able to find is “Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits” by Zoe Street Howe (Omnibus Press).
I was intrigued by the famous “mud tits” cover of a fairly major label LP “Cut” (Island Records UK) – but the music was good!
At nearly the same time as “Cut”, there was a less than legitimate “Live” LP that was around – “Typical Girls Live in Cincinnati & San Francisco”, but it seemed to sound good, too.
Also at the same time, there was an LP of ‘demos’ that was around on Y Records, the label famous for having been set up by Dick O’Dell. It doesn’t have a proper cover, just the “Y” logo and a bunch of names scrawled on it.
Much later, there was a 2nd proper LP “Return Of The Giant Slits” (Epic Records UK), which, to my obviously limited knowledge, has only ever been released on CD in Japan (with a bonus track, “Earthbeat” sung in Japanese). Not as good as “Cut”, but still rather good.
Flash forward many years: Ari Up’s “Dread More Dan Dead” CD appeared in front of me in Toronto, Canada, about 2005/6, as she had been “touring”.
I never remember seeing them play around here, perhaps they did?
1910 FRUIT GUM COMPANY – GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS (PS), BUDDAH JPN 7″ W/PS
BAJA MARIMBA BAND – COMIN’ IN THE BACK DOOR, ALMO US 7″
BLACKFOOT SUE – CELESTIAL PLAIN, A&M US 7″ promo
CLARKE, STANLEY – JOURNEY TO LOVE, EPIC UK LP re-issue
CRAMER, FLOYD – YOUR LAST GOODBYE (PS), RCA US 7″ W/PS
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN (PS), JET JPN 7″ W/PS
FAME, GEORGIE – SITTING IN THE PARK, EMI / COLUMBIA UK 7″
FARLOWE, CHRIS – OUT OF TIME / BABY MAKE IT SOON, MGM US 7″
FARYAR, CYRUS – BROTHER FRIEND, ELEKTRA US 7″ promo
FERRY, BRYAN – SLAVE TO LOVE (PS), E.G. UK 7″ W/PS
FIRESIGN THEATRE / etc. – PLAYBACK, COLUMBIA US 7″ W/PS promo-only
FRAMPTON, PETER – DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO? (PS), A&M JPN 7″ W/PS test pressing
GENESIS – FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME (PS), CHARISMA DE 7″ W/PS
GUESCH PATTI – ETIENNE (PS), PATHE FR 7″ W/PS
HARMONICATS – EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo
HENDRIX, JIMI – CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC / ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, REPRISE US 7″ re-issue
HERMAN’S HERMITS – EAST WEST / WHAT IS WRONG WHAT IS RIGHT, EMI / COLUMBIA UK 7″
HOT BUTTER – TEQUILA (PS), MUSICOR DE 7″ W/PS
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – PRETTY AS YOU FEEL (PS), RCA US 7″ W/PS promo
LEWIS, GARY / PLAYBOYS – LOSER, THE (PS), LIBERTY US 7″ W/PS
MANFRED MANN – MIGHTY QUINN (PS), PHILIPS JPN 7″ W/PS
MILLER, STEVE / LOL COXHILL – MILLER’S TALE, MATCHLESS UK 2LP
PLANER, NIGEL (as ‘NEIL’) – MY WHITE BICYCLE (PS), WEA UK 7″ W/PS
PROCOL HARUM – SALTY DOG, A (Live), A&M US 7″ promo
PROCOL HARUM – WHITER SHADE OF PALE, (PS), DERAM JPN 7″ W/PS
RHINOCEROS – YOU’RE MY GIRL, ELEKTRA US 7″ promo
SHOW OF HANDS – STANLEY’S THEME, ELEKTRA US 7″ promo
VANITY FARE – EARLY IN THE MORNING (PS), PHILIPS JPN 7″ W/PS
VILLA, CLAUDIO – ADDIO…ADDIO… (PS), CETRA IT 7″ EP W/PS
VIVABEAT – MAN FROM CHINA / ON PATROL (PS), CHARISMA UK 7″ W/PS
WARD, CLIFFORD T. – I GOT LOST TONIGHT (PS), MERCURY UK 7″ W/PS
WHEELER, BILLY EDD – DUST MARKS, CAPITOL US 7″ promo
Sorry I haven’t really been keeping up with this blog / website…I haven’t felt 100% lately, PDX was so COLD!
I promise to get back to it shortly…
Mott The Hoople’s bassist has died, aged 69 years. The Mott I knew died last month, so big guns out for Steve “Mott” Hernandez, whose photograph is now in a Mott The Hoople CD from Japan. I also watched the Mott The Hoople film in Steve’s honor, and played some music.
I read that comedian Irwin Corey died at age 102 on 2/6/17 – “The World’s Foremost Authority”; I have several records by him. Amazing to get that much opportunity to stay alive etc. Respect!
1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY – WHEN WE GET MARRIED (PS), BUDDAH JPN 7″ W/PS
CYMBAL, JOHNNY – MR. BASSMAN (PS), MCA JPN 7″ W/PS promo
DEEP PURPLE – STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN (PS), WARNER JPN 7″ W/PS
EARTH, WIND and FIRE – GETAWAY (PS), CBS / SONY JPN 7″ W/PS promo
EARTH, WIND and FIRE – SING A SONG (PS), CBS / SONY JPN 7″ W/PS promo
GREENBAUM, NORMAN – CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE (PS), REPRISE JPN 7″ W/PS promo
HEATWAVE – GROOVE LINE (PS), G.T.O. JPN 7″ W/PS
LEVEL 42 – IT’S OVER (PS), POLYDOR US 7″ W/PS
LEWIS, GARY / PLAYBOYS – SHE’S JUST MY STYLE (PS), LIBERTY US 7″ W/PS
SAWADA, KENJI – AMAPOLA (PS), POLYDOR JPN 7″ W/PS
VILLAGE PEOPLE – CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC (PS), ARRIVAL NL 7″ W/PS
I will never forget finding Mogul Thrash, before I knew who was in them. It was a terrible album on RCA UK.
Later, I discovered John Wetton was the bassist of Family, a band I loved very much. I still think his best work was with Family.
Later still, he joined King Crimson…then Asia…had a solo career…while there are those who favor his K.C. activities, I always loved his work on “Fearless” and “Bandstand”, making my favorite Family 45 “Burlesque”.
I met Jaki Liebezeit once in Koln, many years ago, but I have always believed he was a magnificent drummer. He passed on 1/22 at the age of 78. Respect!
Peter “Overend” Watts, the bass player of Mott The Hoople died also on 1/22, aged 69. Respect!
Happy birthday Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick)!
Found recently on vinyl:
ADAMSON, BARRY – MOSS SIDE STORY, MUTE UK LP
ADAMSON, BARRY – OEDIPUS SCHMOEDIPUS, MUTE UK LP
DALTREY, ROGER / WILKO JOHNSON – GOING BACK HOME, CHESS EU LP
GILMOUR, DAVID – RATTLE THAT LOCK, COLUMBIA US LP
LODGE, JOHN – 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO, ESOTERIC UK LP
MANDEL, HARVEY – GAMES GUITARS PLAY, PURPLE PYR US LP re-issue
MELEE, GIL – NEW FACES – NEW SOUNDS, BLUE NOTE US 10″ W/PS re-issue
NUMAN, GARY – PREMIER HITS, BEGGAR’S BAN UK 2LP collection
OLDFIELD, MIKE – VOYAGER, WARNER UK LP
PABLO, AUGUSTUS – THIS IS AUGUSTUS PABLO, 17 NORTH PARADE US LP re-issue
STEWART, ROD – GASOLINE ALLEY, VERTIGO UK LP re-issue
TANGERINE DREAM – MONOLIGHT – PART II, VIRGIN US 7″ promo