Anthony Moore

Happy birthday Anthony Moore (of Slapp Happy)!

 

On 8/14, Happy birthday to Reg Mombassa of Mental As Anything (1951), Peter Blegvad (1951). Yet again tomorrow, happy birthday to David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame) (1941).

 

I absolutely love the works of Anthony Moore! His experimental albums with Faust are wonderful examples of that style, and his “pop” albums are unclassifiable! What do you think of his latter day works?

 

7″                 CATCH A FALLING STAR / BACK TO THE TOP            VIRGIN UK                 VS 144               1976

2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD               FLYING DOESN’T HELP                                                     VOICEPRINT UK      VP 177CD         1994

10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                FLYING DOESN’T HELP                                                     QUANGO UK             HMG 98             1979

10 TRKS stereo LP silver cover

LP                FLYING DOESN’T HELP (DE)                                            METRONOME DE    60.287               1979

10 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD               FLYING DOESN’T HELP / WORLD SERVICE                 FLOAT UK                  FLOATM 6163  2012

21 TRKS stereo 2CD

 

12″               INDUSTRIAL DRUMS                                                          PARLOPHONE UK   12R 6072          1984

3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

7″                 JUDY / LUCIA (PS)                                                               QUANGO UK             HMGS 10          1980

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                ONLY CHOICE, THE                                                            PARLOPHONE UK   MORE 1             1984

10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, supposedly he was signed to EMI UK via David Bowie

 

12″               ONLY CHOICE, THE (12″)                                                  PARLOPHONE UK   12R 6081          1984

3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

CD               OUT                                                                                         VOICEPRINT UK      VP 165CD         1997

12 TRKS stereo CD not originally released as an LP, it was declined by Virgin UK – great album!

 

CD               PIECES FROM THE CLOUDLAND BALLROOM            POLYDOR JPN         POCP 2402      1997

3 TRKS stereo CD with Faust members

LP                PIECES FROM THE CLOUDLAND BALLROOM            POLYDOR DE           2310 162           1971

3 TRKS stereo LP with Faust members

LP                PIECES FROM THE CLOUDLAND BALLROOM (re)    POLYDOR JPN         23MM 0238      1983

3 TRKS stereo LP insert, with Faust members

 

CD               SECRETS OF THE BLUE BAG                                          POLYDOR JPN         POCP 2403      1997

3 TRKS stereo CD

LP                SECRETS OF THE BLUE BAG                                          POLYDOR DE           2310 179           1972

3 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                WORLD SERVICE                                                                DO IT UK                    RIDE 7               1981

8 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                 WORLD SERVICE / DIVING GIRLS (PS)                          DO IT UK                    DUN 16             1981

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 WORLD SERVICE / RUN RIGHT BACK (PS)                  DO IT UK                    DUN 22             1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue of A-Side

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson has his birthday today, but not sure which year. Anybody care to guess? Wikipedia says 1954.

 

I don’t mind Joe Jackson, despite his having once been the poor man’s Elvis Costello. I even kept some records by him! For the casual observer, “The Millennium Collection” would suffice.

 

CD               AFTERLIFE – LIVE                                                                                 RYKODISC US   RCD 10665    2004 13 TRKS stereo CD Live album

 

7″                 BEAT CRAZY / IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? (PS)     A&M UK              AMS 8100       1980

2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

CD               BODY AND SOUL                                                                                   A&M US              CD 5000         1984

9 TRKS stereo CD ‘DDD’

 

7″                 BREAKING US IN TWO / EL BLANCO (PS)                                       A&M UK              AMS 8247       1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 BREAKING US IN TWO / EL BLANCO (PS) (re)                               A&M UK              AM 101            1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo; re-issue

 

7″                 BREAKING US IN TWO / TARGET (PS)                                              A&M US              2510-S            1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               HARDER THEY COME, THE                                                                A&M UK              AMSP 7536    1980

3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

CD               I’M THE MAN                                                                                           A&M US              CD 3221         1979 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                I’M THE MAN                                                                                           A&M US              SP 4794          1979 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

7″                 I’M THE MAN / COME ON                                                                     A&M UK              AMS 7479       1979

2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD               JUMPIN’ JIVE                                                                                          A&M US              CD 3271         1981 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                JUMPIN’ JIVE                                                                                          A&M US              SP 4871          1981 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                LIVE AT ROCKPALAST                                                                         MIG DE                MIG 90441      2013 15 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, “Rockpalast”, Germany

 

LP                LOOK SHARP!                                                                                         A&M US              SP 4743          1979 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                 MAD AT YOU / ENOUGH IS NOT ENOUGH (PS)                             A&M UK              AMS 7563       1980

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

CD               MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE                                                      A&M US              490775.2        2001 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

LP                NIGHT AND DAY                                                                                    A&M NL               AMLH 64906  1982

9 TRKS stereo LP, fold-out cover

CD               NIGHT AND DAY – LOOK SHARP                                                       A&M UK              CDA 24121    1993 20 TRKS stereo 2CD 2 albums, 2 CD’s

 

CD               RAIN                                                                                                          RYKODISC US   RCD 10921    2008 10 TRKS stereo CD

DVD             RAIN (DVD)                                                                                              RYKODISC US   RCD 10921    2008

6 TRKS DVD video

 

CD               STEPPIN’ OUT                                                                                        A&M UK              AMCD 583      1990

3 TRKS stereo CD Single CD5 from the “Greatest Hits” LP / CD

 

DVD             STEPPIN’ OUT – THE VIDEOS (DVD)                                                 A&M US              089866.9        1990 12 TRKS DVD video

 

12″               STEPPIN’ OUT (12″)                                                                               A&M US              SP 17201        1982

2 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 STEPPIN’ OUT / ANOTHER WORLD                                                  A&M UK              AMS 8262       1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve, original issue

7″                 STEPPIN’ OUT / CHINATOWN (PS)                                                    A&M US              AM-2428         1982

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                 SUNDAY PAPERS / LOOK SHARP (PS)                                            A&M UK              AMS 7413       1978

2 TRKS with pic sleeve

Allan Holdsworth

Happy birthday Lee Hazelwood (1929) and Bon Scott (of AC/DC).

 

Allan Holdsworth – I first encountered him on the Tempest LP, about 1973 or so; I bought that album because of the Colosseum members. Holdsworth had no influence on my youthful decision. Well, surprise, surprise! He’s a damned good ‘hard rock’ guitarist!

 

Next time I encountered him was almost a decade later – the record distributor I was working for was going to carry his then-new album “I.O.U.” – and he was still working with Tempest’s vocalist, Paul Williams (the Juicy Lucy Paul Williams, not the songwriting elf!).

 

I saw Mr. Holdsworth play at The Roxy, without a vocalist. This was right about the time he got his first synthaxe. “Hey, what in hell is that thing?” he was asked – “Fucked if I know!” was his approximate answer.

 

I continued to see new Allan Holdsworth LP’s, but I had no idea he had so many albums! Recently, in Japan, I bought some new-to-me Allan Holdsworth album on CD:

 

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN – SAND, BELLE A JPN CD kami

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN – HARD HAT AREA, BELLE A JPN CD kami

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN – FLAT TIRE – MUSIC FOR A NON-EXISTENT MOVIE, BELLE A JPN CD kami

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN – NONE TOO SOON, BELLE A JPN CD kami

 

So, I’m listening as I write.

 

British jazz? Syntheaxe oddities? Instrumentals?

 

Entirely instrumental albums, those listed above. There might be some incidental talking, but no singing. And rather impressive guitar playing! The style is “jazz”, but really “progressive rock”-style jazz.

 

An Allan Holdsworth album is about his guitar / syntheaxe playing, and not about the sidemen, dexterous they do sound. They all just seem to vanish, leaving you in the dust, wondering if all of the music comes from a synthaxe?

 

It certainly seems that Allan Holdsworth coaxes some particularly un-guitar-like sounds from his guitar. Some of those runs he is playing lightning fast – Alvin Lee fast! And I cannot pretend to understand what Mr. Holdsworth does, my musical language does not extend to what he does. It just sounds so super cool!

Grace Jones

Happy birthday UK guitarist / singer / songwriter Pete Townshend (of The Who) (1945); sax player Tom Scott (1948); singer Grace Jones (1952).

I could actually do all three today, but I’ll focus on…Grace Jones! Approx. discography from 1980 to present, with the Capitol / Manhattan stuff left out…

CD                WARM LEATHERETTE                                                                            ISLAND US        842611.2          1985? 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                WARM LEATHERETTE (Jpn)                                                                 ISLAND JPN      20S-72              1980 8 TRKS stereo LP insert

7″                 DEMOLITION MAN / WARM LEATHERETTE (PS)                              ISLAND UK        WIP 6673          1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 FEEL UP / USE ME                                                                                  ISLAND US        IS 49776           1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 I’VE SEEN THAT FACE BEFORE (PS)                                                  ISLAND UK        WIP 6700          1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                NIGHTCLUBBING                                                                                    ISLAND EU        2368.1               1999? 9 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                NIGHTCLUBBING                                                                                    ISLAND US        ILPS 9624        1981 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

CD                NIGHTCLUBBING (2CD Deluxe)                                                          ISLAND UK        48060                2014 22 TRKS stereo 2CD re-master

LP                NIGHTCLUBBING (2LP Deluxe)                                                           ISLAND UK        480540             2014 17 TRKS stereo 2LP re-issue collection

12″               PULL UP TO THE BUMPER                                                                   ISLAND UK        12WIP 6696     1981 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 PULL UP TO THE BUMPER / BREAKDOWN                                      ISLAND US        IS 49697           1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 PULL UP TO THE BUMPER / FEEL UP (PS)                                      ISLAND UK        WIP 6696          1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               WALKING IN THE RAIN                                                                           ISLAND UK        12WIP 6739     1981 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 WALKING IN THE RAIN / PEANUT BUTTER (PS)                              ISLAND UK        WIP 6739          1981 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 APPLE STRETCHING, THE (PS)                                                          ISLAND JPN      7S-72                1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               APPLE STRETCHING, THE / NIPPLE TO THE BOTTLE                  ISLAND UK        12WIP 6779     1982 2 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve

12″               JA GUYS                                                                                                     ISLAND US        99964-0            1982 2 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve

CD                LIVING MY LIFE                                                                                         ISLAND US        90018.2            1985? 7 TRKS stereo CD

LP                LIVING MY LIFE                                                                                         ISLAND US        90018.1            1982 7 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

7″                 MY JAMAICAN GUY / EVERYBODY HOLD STILL (PS)                      ISLAND JPN      7S-83                1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               NIPPLE TO THE BOTTLE / APPLE STRETCHING, THE                  ISLAND EU        600 687            1982 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               CRY NOW, LAUGH LATER                                                                     ISLAND US        99916-0            1983 3 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve

7″                 MY JAMAICAN GUY / CRY NOW, LAUGH LATER pic disc                ISLAND UK        ISP 103             1983 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, pic disc

7″                 I NEED A MAN / NIPPLE TO THE BOTTLE re-issue                          ISLAND US        7-94994            1985 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

CD                ISLAND LIFE                                                                                             ISLAND US        842453.2          1985 10 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                ISLAND LIFE                                                                                             ISLAND US        90491.1            1985 10 TRKS stereo LP collection

12″               SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM                                                                        ZTT UK               12IS 206           1985 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               LOVE IS THE DRUG                                                                                ISLAND UK        12IS 266           1986 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               PULL UP TO THE BUMPER                                                                   ISLAND UK        12IS 240           1986 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

CD                SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM                                                                        ISLAND US        90640.2            1987 8 TRKS stereo CD

12″               SEX DRIVE                                                                                                ISLAND US        535500.1          1993 4 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

CD                SEX DRIVE                                                                                                ISLAND UK        535500.2          1993 4 TRKS stereo CD Single CD5

CD                COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, THE                                                     ISLAND US        24501                1998 26 TRKS stereo 2CD collection

12″               PRIVATE LIFE SAMPLER                                                                        ISLAND US        PR12 7842.1   1998 5 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve, promo-only

CD                MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE                                                        ISLAND US        B0000729.2     2003 11 TRKS stereo CD collection

CD                HURRICANE                                                                                             WALL OF EU     LOVECD 50     2008 9 TRKS stereo CD

CD                LIVE                                                                                                             IMMORTAL EU  56798                2010 14 TRKS stereo CD Live

CD                HURRICANE – HURRICANE DUB                                                        PIAS US              PIASA 41CD     2011 19 TRKS stereo 2CD + “Hurricane Dub” CD

Yes – Jon Anderson

Happy birthday to TV star Johnny Carson (1925); Greg Ridley (of Spooky Tooth) (1941); songwriter Ellie Greenwich (1939)!

 

On 10/24 Happy birthday to Bill Wyman (of The Rolling Stones) (1936)! So, run and get your “In Another Land” 45 and observe this institutions’ influence / persuasion.

 

On 10/25, Happy birthday to singer / songwriter Jon Anderson (of Yes) (1944)! Bring on the “Olias Of Sunhillow” 5.1 SA-CD!

 

I actually got the Hans Christian (Jon Andersen) 45 (“Never My Love”) on a Japanese CD (“Rock Rare Collection” Toshiba TOCP-71486, 2013)! And, yes, as a matter of fact, I do enjoy “Olias Of Sunhillow”! Boy, Yes seem to really be going to town with their audiophile releases, that Japanese SA-CD boxed set (“High Vibration”), and those 5.1 discs on Blu-ray (“The Yes Album”, for instance).

 

While it’s nice to have SA-CD’s for the Trevor Horn albums, they’re ‘stereo only’. How about a 5.1 disc for “90125” or “Big Generator”? And, oh the many DVD’s! Do you have a “Yessongs” DVD? Or a DVD with Trevor Rabin? That one of all of their music videos is sort of amusing, “Greatest Video Hits”!   “Musik Laden” (Live in ’69 and ’71).

 

And the last few years have prided me with Yes 45’s for “Sweetness”, a wonderful edit for “All Good People” and the unthinkable, 45’s for “Soon”, “America” (edit, of course) and “And You & I”!