Wednesday 19 January 2011

Episode 3

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1. Kevin Ayers — "Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes" (from Whatevershebringswesing, 1971)

2. Gong — "It's Only The World Said The Girl" (from Glastonbury Fayre '71)

3. Soft Machine — "Out-Bloody-Rageous" (from Third, 1970)

4. Terry Riley — "A Rainbow in Curved Air" (from A Rainbow in Curved Air, 1967)

5. Kevin Ayers — "Decadence" (from Bananamour, 1973)

6. Hugh Hopper and Phil Miller (live on VPRO Desmet Radio 6, 2007-08-29)

7. Frank Zappa — "King Kong" (live on BBC TV, 1968)

8. Caravan (feat. Frank Zappa) — "If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You" (live, Amiouges, Belgium, 1969-10-26)

9. Robert Wyatt — "Sonia" (from Ruth is Stranger than Richard, 1975)

10. Robert Wyatt (feat. the SouthWest African People's Organisation Singers) — "The Wind of Change" (from Flotsam Jetsam, released 1994)

11. Mr. Lovebucket — "Shakara" (live on the Furthur stage, Lounge on the Farm festival, Canterbury, 2008-07-12)

12. Delivery — "Nan's True Hole" (live at The Dome, Brighton, 1972-09-29)

13. Matching Mole — "Waterloo Lily" (live, somewhere in Europe, 1972)

14. Caravan — "Feelin' Reelin' Squealin'" (live at the BBC, Radio One in Concert 1971-05-16)

15. Soft Machine — "I Should've Known" (from Dutch VPRO TV programme Hoepla 1967-09-22)

16. The Wilde Flowers — "Almost Grown" (from The Wilde Flowers compilation, released 1994)

17. Hatfield and the North — "Mumps" [excerpt] (from The Rotters Club, 1975)

18. Björk (feat. Robert Wyatt) — "Submarine" (from Medúlla, 2004)

19. The Raincoats — "And Then It's OK" (from Odyshape, 1981)

20. Gong — "Bambolay"/"Ya Sunne" (from Glastonbury Fayre '71)

21. Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" [acapella hidden track] (from Middle Earth Masters, released 2006)

[voiceover ambience: Hatfield and the North — "The Stubbs Effect" (from Hatfield and The North, 1974)]

Richard Sinclair on jamming with Frank Zappa:

"Just before the concert got going he spoke to every group that he'd seen doing a quick rehearsal. He just said 'Hello I'd like to play with you for about ten minutes, have you got a tune that could work with us?' I think Pye suggested that we play 'If I Could Do It All Over Again'. We made it last ten minutes and he played a solo on it. He was quite a small man actually and he looked very stoned indeed, but actually he made a good job with everybody he played with. I remember him climbing onstage with us and it was like someone putting in the handle to start up a vintage car engine. He just wound it up and it was amazing, just incredible. We were just playing a 7/4 figure over a small amount of chords and Dave was rocking it up. It was really good."

Errata: In this episode I erroneously claim that: A Rainbow in Curved Air was released in 1969 (it was 1967); that Nico's real name was "Christine" (it was "Christa"); that Zappa takes three minutes to come in on guitar when jamming with Caravan (you can hear a squall of his feedback near the beginning); that there was "a little bit of an African influence" in Robert Wyatt's "Sonia" (it features Mongezi Feza, the South African trumpeter, who wrote the piece!!); that Christian Tritsch played guitar with Gong at Glastonbury '71 (he played bass — Daevid was the sole guitarist...and I mispronounced his name too). Sorry, everyone...


Anonymous pip'eaux caravan said...

with loof from Ghenterbury
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20 January 2011 at 05:27  
Blogger Alex Lippisch said...

I had no idea Zappa played with Caravan - fascinating! Thanks for your blog, a fabulous resource on music that I love!

21 February 2011 at 21:12  

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