From 1980. How like Elvis Costello he was in his early days.
Further Hunnery, this time more of the prog persuasion, from the 1978 album Solar Music Live. I particularly like the bass player.
Continuing the German theme, this is the opening track from the 1974 album Zuckerzeit. The Cluster boys also teamed up with Brian Eno a few times.
From the krautrockers’ 1973 album Wintrup. And here’s a bizarre live version on a TV talkshow. Dig the presenter’s barnet.
From one of Ry’s less disappointing albums of the 21st century, Chavez Ravine, about the bulldozing of a Latino haven in LA.
As Whispering Bob says in his intro, JR was in Bronco and the Butts Band before branching out on his own. One of the more interesting early-70s British white-soul singers. … Continue readingJess Roden: What the Hell
The first hit for John Peel’s Dandelion label, this went to No 22 in the 1971 singles charts for the psychedelic twosome of John Fiddler and Peter Hope-Evans. Peel apparently … Continue readingMedicine Head: Pictures in the Sky
Krautrock meets punk on this track from the album 75 which inspired many a British act, Bowie and Joy Division to name but two.
This is indeed one of the Gillster’s stranger songs. From the album Boots No 2 Volume 3.
Apparently this was one of the songs Taylor played for Paul McCartney and George Harrison at his successful audition for Apple Records. As we know, Harrison used the first line … Continue readingJames Taylor: Something in the Way She Moves